I started this uncanny tradition 3 years ago. Two weeks after my first child was born, I picked up all of my Playstation 2 and Xbox games on a whim. Notfying my wife of the possibility of another addition to the family, my diabolical plan was formed. Trade in everything I could to purchase an Xbox 360. The 60 gigabyte pro was $399.99 at the time and all of my friends,(Sam, Scott, and Allen) all ponied up the big dollars already. Gamestop offered me a paltry $200 dollars for a PS3 slim, roughly 10 PS2 games, an Original Xbox, and 6-10 Xbox games. Ok, I know I got ripped off, but I was happy to walk out of the store with a brand new XBox 360 and no games! I was just glad to be in the now, and all of those cool graphics that I heard about could now be experienced on my 27 inch Daewoo T.V. Oh yeah, since my TV was standard def, I didn’t really get to experience those Hi-Def crisp graphics, that the box mentioned. But at least I had a 360 and could do cool 360 things like Xbox Live revamped.
Now, it has been 3 years since that impulse purchase and i have reached that eclipse again. Being a new parent causes many emotional responses. It’s truly a life changing experience, and I won’t begin to embark on explaining the joys and pitfalls of parenthood. But, I must pose a question to the community. I just had my second child a few days ago, and it’s time to keep the tradition going and purchase another system. The PS3 price drop has my impulse trigger finger tingling, and I spent the past week convincing the wife why I must buy one. Walking through Gamestop a few days ago and contemplating my inevitable Playstation 3 purchase, scheming Alfred took over. Thumbing through games, adding up costs, I had an epiphany; do I really want a Playstation 3. There were only a few games that look interesting, which I couldn’t get on the 360. Scary thought. here’s my thought process;
*I’m at the point where I can buy a PS3 after waiting for years.
*It would be great to have a different perspective for the show.
* A Blu – Ray player is nice, but not mandatory, but cool
* Home sounds interesting, Having a Batcave sounds cool. In a geek sort of way.
*Unchartered 2, Warhawk, Killzone 2, Socom - ok, Socom is stretching it.
Don’t know if this justifies $220+ Dollars, but I keep telling myself that this will add depth to the show.
I kept walking through the store and saw the Wii setup in the corner. Wii sports resort was loaded up on the Demo Unit. Well, maybe I can play a round of frisbee Golf and try out the Wii Motion Plus Accessory. 1 hour later I have to unglue myself away from it. Maybe 50+ million people knew secretly how fun the Wii is and I was extremely late to the party. So, now I want a Wii, and here’s my reasoning
*Wii Motion Plus is very accurate, and Tiger Woods 2009(Wii) might be awesome with the accessory.
*Games drop in Price faster than other games, and the library is deep.
* Legend of Zelda:TP, MadWorld, Resident Evil Exclusives, Punchout, Animal Crossing….Mario
*Wife and Kids will Love it.
Okay, so there’s my reasoning. What are your reasons why you would prefer one over the other?