Originally Posted by arctic_rogue
Thanks. I know how good the PS3 is. Price being equal, I'd probably go with that. But the PS3 160GB system is $194 while the 360 console with Skyrim/Forza is $199. So the best bang for the buck seems to be the 360.
Any drawback with the 360 (aside from the extras)?
Like bondon said the biggest drawback to the 360 is that you have to pay for your online gameplay. I'm not sure exactly how much xbox live costs since I don't bother with it, but bondon said 60 bucks so assume that. Playing online is free with the PS3 which is a nice bonus. Also some of the Playstation-only titles are awesome.....Gran Turismo and Uncharted come to mind.
I played Playstations for the first two gens, and always loved them. I went with a 360 over the PS3 for whatever reason a couple years ago. I enjoy my xbox, and really I don't think you'll find much difference between the two systems gameplay-wise.
That being said, if your son is still young, and you enjoy games like Mario or Zelda.....maybe the Wii or Wii-U is the best choice. Personally I'm not a huge fan of Nintendo (since the 64 at least), but maybe it works for you.
But if you're looking to play sports, shooters, or big RPGs you have to go with the xbox or PS3.
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