If you were entering the gaming system market today...

Rob in Arlington

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I'm leaning toward WiiU and adding a Wii remote controller, mainly because the 6 y.o. wants to play Mario games, but also for the Netflix option and maybe browsing on the tv.

Anyone like dislike the system?
 

bobafett

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Haven't invested in the WiiU because I found no compelling reason to do so. That said, if your kid is into playing Mario games, that's a good choice. The other systems provide the same benefits (Netflix, etc.). The big difference is in the games available. Also, Xbox requires a subscription to Xbox Live to access streaming features like Netflix.

My kids love playing LEGO and Minecraft and use the Xbox for that
 

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We have a Wii system for the nieces and nephews to play on when they visit.

I like Mario Kart.

This ends my game system knowledge ...
 

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Wii is an easier controller for young kids (and their old fathers) to learn.

There may be an XBox in our future for Minecraft......but our guys have been more than happy with the Wii for the last 3 years. No plans to purchase a WiiU, because, as Boba said, there didn't seem to be much value in it.
 

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Some pretty actractive deals out there for the XBox360 / PS3 with the imminent release of the 2 new systems.

Proability of an XBox in the hizzle is rsing.
 

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Some pretty actractive deals out there for the XBox360 / PS3 with the imminent release of the 2 new systems.

Proability of an XBox in the hizzle is rsing.

I keep reading things about how the console is dead and that paying $20/$40/$60 for a single title is no longer the model.
 

bobafett

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I keep reading things about how the console is dead and that paying $20/$40/$60 for a single title is no longer the model.
You can rent games, but eventually these things will go digital in that you download the game instead of having it on a disc
 
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