Tuesday, June 17, 2008

All you need to know about your gaming device

Gaming Consoles or Gaming devices until recently were not a significant segment or industry. In the recent past, the electronics gaint and the big names in the market like Sony, Microsoft unveiled the potential of Gaming Consoles. They came as angels for the game lovers. At one hand, this is a great thing as we will not have to rely on gray market for our consoles or wait for someone to gift them but on the other hand, it would be so many options for the newcomers.

If you are looking forward to buy the latest gaming console and find it hard to differentiate between an Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, we provide you some help in decision making before buying your favourite one.

The Brands

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft. The Xbox 360 comes in three different versions, the "Arcade" console, the "Premium" console, and the "Elite" console, each having its own selection of included and available accessories. Another version of the Xbox 360, called the "Core" which was available from launch, has since been discontinued for retail and replaced with the "Arcade".Bear in mind that the Xbox360 comes equipped with only one controller, so if you wish to play with someone else on the same console, you’ll have to buy another.Ensure that you have a High Definition LCD or Plasma TV to enjoy your Xbox360, because if you’re planning on playing it on a standard definition television set, you might as well not buy it.

Sony PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 (officially marketed PLAYSTATION 3,[5] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game systems.

A major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network,[6] which contrasts with Sony's former policy of relying on game developers for online play.[7] Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities,[8] connectivity with the PlayStation Portable,[9] and its use of a high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium.The PlayStation 3 comes with only one controller and no HDMI cable. As with the Xbox360, you might as well not buy a PS3 if you don’t have a High Definition television.

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii is the most unique of the three consoles. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. Another is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode. The Wii comes with only one controller.

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