The three most popular gaming consoles on the market today are the Sony PlayStation® 3, the Microsoft Xbox, and the Nintendo Wii. Each has its own unique benefits. Check out the breakdown below to find the gaming console that’s right for the way you play.
PlayStation® 3 offers more than 200 exclusive games. Get titles such as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, God of War: Ascension, Gran Turismo 5 and SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, only on a PS3.
This system is also the only gaming console currently available that plays Blu-ray™ discs. Originally touted as one of the most affordable Blu-ray™ players on the market, the PS3 continues to do double duty as Blu-ray™ player prices have fallen. The PS3 delivers great value as a two-for-one system offering cutting edge gaming and Blu-ray™ capabilities.
Xbox offers gamers more than 240 exclusive games, such as Forza Horizon, Frogger 2 and Dance Central. Gamespot.com lists Forza Horizon and Dance Central 3 among the top Xbox games. Don’t miss these and other titles only on Xbox. Play them with Xbox Live to compete with other gamers from around the globe.
The best feature of Xbox 360 is the concept behind Kinect. Unlike other motion-controlled systems, the Kinect uses a motion sensor instead of a handheld wireless remote to capture your body movements. The motion sensor makes the Kinect a more realistic motion control system because you don’t have to push buttons to control your avatar — simply move your body the way you want your avatar to move. Kinect even offers voice control features furthering your disconnect from the remote.
Fans of old-school Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and Duck Hunt will love that Wii offers access to the original versions through the Wii Shop. Enjoy modern adaptations of old favorites with Super Mario Bros. Wii, Donkey Kong Country Returns and more. Plus, Wii offers more than 350 exclusive games, such as the Just Dance series, Mario Kart Wii and Sonic and the Secret Rings.
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Wii changed gaming forever with the advent of motion control. Wii remote controllers cut the cord that traditionally bound gamers to the console and got players up out of their chairs to move with their onscreen counterparts. PlayStation® 3 and Xbox have joined the revolution and now offer their own iterations of motion control gaming. Check out PlayStation® Move add-ons and games as well as Kinect for Xbox 360.
All of these gaming consoles offer online apps, too. Download games, access Hulu and Netflix® or connect with friends to play live games online. You can even surf the Internet and check out the latest viral videos on YouTube or plug in an SD card to watch a slide show of family pictures.