360 or Wii?

Discussion in 'Games' started by tominated, Mar 30, 2007.


What should I get

  1. Wii, lol, like penis...

    25 vote(s)
  2. 360. PWN U N00B AT HALO!

    27 vote(s)
  1. macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    I was just wondering if anybody could help me on this. I am not buying yet, but will sometime this year. I like fps and wanna get halo 3, crackdown and GoW, but I played the wii at some friends houses and quite like it. Should I get a wii or is it only the nintendo games for wii that are good?
  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
    360 is great fun so I would go with it if I was you, it also has some great games coming soon such as Mass Effect, Halo 3 and Forza 2.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2006
    they are 100% different.

    Everyone should have a Wii AND either a 360 or PS3

    If you like sports games, fun mini games and downloading retro games then get the Wii.

    If you like FPS, Role Play, Driving, and all the other games get a 360 or PS3.

    I have a Wii and love the fun Nintendo games and it is great for that, once i try FPS games, which i also love, it is just so hard to control.

    I will be getting a PS3 and a 1080p TV when i have the money, the graphics are much better. I am just worried because i won't be able to buy gears of war or Halo.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    my view on the console world.

    360= the fps decent-hardcore gammer. with good game base
    wii= family console with no super blow your mind games
    ps3= rich kids toy/cheap man's blueray player

    edit: These are generalizations, and very stereotypical. Yes hardcore gammers use the wii as main system, families probably use the 360 and its non fps games (cant imagine grandma playing gears of war), and yes even non-rich kids buy the ps3.
  5. thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    thanks for your help. I reckon i'll go for the 360. I like my fps games and my friends (that live just down the road) have the wii, so i can play with them!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2006
    I'd get 360 now...since you can find them and there are good deals...then get the Wii once the hype is down and more games are out. I love the 360, but prefer the easy to get into Nintendo type games if that makes sense. The 360 is what a gaming system should be these days and should offer: online and off...Wii is great in house with friends mostly (though that will change)

  7. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I'm actually kind of insulted. I'm certainly not rich (although I'd like to be), I only own one Blu-ray Disc, and I own a PS3. Damn, I must have missed the memo that this game system isn't for me! :rolleyes:

    Personally, the 360 and PS3 are near identical systems. Once you factor all the extras into the price of either system, we are now looking in the $850 range and we aren't even talking about games yet. Not everyone needs all the extras, and most won't purchase them right away, but over the life of the system more of us will buy one accessory/upgrade at a time and then the next thing you know we've all paid over a $1000 bucks anyway.

    360 has more games, but I'm sure PS3 will start to catch up. When the original Xbox came out people always spoke about the PS2 having more games. After a year or so, people forgot all about it because new games came out for both systems at approximately the same time.

    As for the Wii. I loved playing it at friends houses so I purchased one. Once I had one for myself, it started to suck. The Wiimote's novelty wore off and I haven't really touched it since the first week I purchased it. The only reason I haven't sold it is because I'm holding on to the hope that eventually a game will come out that keeps my attention for more than 10 minutes.

    If I had to do it all over again, I'd get a 360 or a PS3 (I couldn't care less which one). I'd eventually get a Wii, but I'd wait a year or two (maybe even for the first price drop). That way I'd actually have some games that I'd like to play.
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    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  9. thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    I am going to hold out until the elite comes out and the price drops for the premium pack. i guess i'll probably get bored with the wii with it's cutesy-wutsy games (i have the attention span of a peice of sh*t). I don't get bored with a good fps with online play!:D
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA

    I don't believe that there will be any price drop on the premium, but right now at Walmart I believe if you buy the premium for 400 you get a $50 gift card that you could turn around and use on a controller/game.

    I, for the longest time, wanted a Wii. I even bought a wii remote for it before I had the console. In the end, I played my friend's wii for a couple weeks and decided that I'd get the 360 instead. I am very happy with that decision. I'm not saying that the Wii isn't a fun console, it just isn't for me.

    Now I can play my soccer games, stream music/pictures/videos to my hdtv, and play forza2 when it comes out.
  11. macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    If you were buying now, I'd say the 360. Because of the games available, nothing else. I would give a warning though, there do seem to be a lot of 360s going back for repair (mine is) so you might want to bear that in mind.

    Later in the year, you'd have to see how the games that come out stack up at that point. I love my Wii, but bar Zelda the game lineup looks weak to me so far. Little Big Planet looks like the game that'll get me to buy a PS3. YMMV.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    360 ftw, pwn t3h n00bs!!! Woot woot
  13. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    If it weren't for my son's enthusiasm for Wii Sports, I might be regretting the console purchase. Not a huge Zelda fan [bought it at launch and haven't even put it in the console yet:rolleyes:], so there isn't too much out now that makes me really glad I got it. Wii Sports is a lot of fun, and Excite Truck is, too.
    I get about as much mileage from my 360 as I do my PS3, and I'm getting antsy for the next wave of big PS3 releases like Lair, Heavenly Sword, and MGS4 to make me happy. I don't own a single BR-DVD yet, but The Fifth Element and Casino Royale keep calling my name.
    That being said, I'm still glad I have all three.

    For right now, I'd stick with a 360 and wait for more games to come to either of the other two.
  14. macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    360 for sure if you want any real gaming. I have a Wii, but that's because I'm not a hardcore gamer, and I prefer the fun, lighthearted games.. It's a great system, but it's definitely not the "gamer's" system.
  15. macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2007
    United Kingdom
  16. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    Huh? I've been a gamer for the past 17 years and the Wii is my console of choice. :confused:
  17. macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Wii Defenitly!!

    Fun, wifi, nice design!!!
  18. macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    I really could not have predicted that from your name! :p
  19. macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    anywhere, usa
    If you buy a Wii, just know that its promise of sociable gaming won't be enough to compensate for not having friends, or for having alienated those friends, lovers, or family members from you may have become estranged over the years for playing all these reclusive FPS games.

    Put another way, Wii Tennis is fun and four people can play at once, but if your only gaming partners are likely to be your wife, mother or little sister (may these be 3 different people please), I recommend not putting all your eggs in the Wii's basket (or theirs) unless you ALSO are a Zelda fan (long-a$$ adventure), like cutsey minigames, enjoy making 'Miis', or are into retro gaming and playing on a real TV using a classic controller is a big draw for you compared to using emulators.

    As a former 360 owner who was addicted to XBL for a few months and then sold it long before the Wii came out, the Wii represented for me a novel and less captivating way of dipping my toes back into gaming. If anything, the slim pickings in the Wii's library was a plus, not a negative point for buying a Wii. I knew there were several games I'd enjoy, such as Excite Truck and Zelda (plus the VC games), but I also looked forward to lack of online FPS (at least for a while) and the occasional dry spells that plague most new systems.

    The Wii has been just the right amount of fun for my needs. Almost. I would have been more pleased if Zelda and Tennis had had 1:1 motion sensing/movement mapping (after all, what's the point of the sacrificing graphics for control novelty if it's implemented in a gimmicky, tacked on way). For example, the only game in wiisports that uses the nunchuk at all is ironically the one game that many feel plays and controls the worst (i.e. sluggish, imprecise responsiveness, hit detection) of any of the wiisports games. I found that to be true when playing my gf, against the cpu, or against several friends who came by.

    Up until a recently, the only reason I've held on to the Wii a bit longer before selling is to enjoy the $50 worth of VC games I've purchased. However I did recently rent Excite Truck for the first time and, after investing a couple hours in mastering the controls, found it to be a true over-the-top enjoyable entertainment with outstanding controls that rotate through all axes, fantastic artistic conception/track design and pleasing pixels when sitting at least 6 feet away. One cannot fully describe the breathtaking thrill of finally 'getting it' after having been launched so helplessly through the air so many times; having all the controls click in such a way that huge jumps and the craziest turns are suddenly navigable on tracks previously deemed impossible. The braking mechanics and use of little jolts of boost (non-motion sensing functions of the control scheme) to slingshot back on track out of sharp turns are subtleties that help affirm that Excite Truck is indeed a game which rewards the hyper-focussing capacity of "true gamers" using their minds to succeed in cyberspace (in the case, figuring out the fantasy physics - shoulder lean!), moreover the motion sensing steering and chassis pitch adjustment are implemented so well (within the framework of the game's standard for 'success') that i couldn't ever imagine playing THAT game with conventional controls.
  21. macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    360 is the best for now...the wii is not offering anything right now and its just plain boring when you had enough of wii sports.

    XBL is the best thing to happen to consoles since SNES.

  22. macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006


    I'm an 'Oldie', so could someone please translate the poll options for me?

  23. macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    It's light hearted comedy

    "Wii, lol, like penis..." He's mocking teh consoles name, like if you go to the toilet.

    "360. PWN U N00B AT HALO!" -He's saying how you kill amateurs in the game Halo.
  24. macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006

    Thank you.

    I'm not 'down with th' kidz!!'

  25. macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

    Sep 22, 2006
    What the OP has to remember is this:
    if you are waiting to purchase a system, the operative word is waiting

    I do agree that the 360 is a great console and I know some ppl who have one and are probably going to get one.

    That being said, in a few months Nintendo is coming in with guns blazing, their guns being mario, metroid, SSB, etc. if these don't sound interesting to you a few months from now don't get the wii! If you have no reason to buy the wii besides wii sports and the games your friends already have, its better to get something else. Don't try eating steak every night, you will hate it very quickly!!

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