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Ok been doing the lists to Santa with my boys. They have ignored my pleas to get a Wii and want either a PS3 or XBOX360. What I want to know is which is better for kids, they are 9 and almost 6 an…
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Ok been doing the lists to Santa with my boys. They have ignored my pleas to get a Wii and want either a PS3 or XBOX360.

What I want to know is which is better for kids, they are 9 and almost 6 and currently have a PS2 and PSP's. I have check the games for both and alot seem to be 12+. The console will be shared.

I have searched previous threads on this subject but they tend to be adult gaming orientated so I would like to hear the pro's and con's of each if possible.

Also the games I have seen for the PS3 seem very expensive and I would the XBOX would be the same.

Btw they will NOT be playing online - not sure if this is relevant.

Any opinions would be appreciated.
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1 Like #1
if theyre not playing online then get an xbox.
suspended 1 Like #2
Id prob say ps3 so you can play the kids games from ps2 ps1.

Xbox is better online although you say they wont be going online.

Game prices, i normally see them cheaper on ps3, although as long as you are not buying brand new games the old ones can be picked up on the cheap

Def go for ps3 if you have ps2 and psp.
#3
Starr
Id prob say ps3 so you can play the kids games from ps2 ps1.

Xbox is better online although you say they wont be going online.

Game prices, i normally see them cheaper on ps3, although as long as you are not buying brand new games the old ones can be picked up on the cheap

Def go for ps3 if you have ps2 and psp.


you need a 60gb to play ps2 games mate.
The ps3 is by far a better console, but if your not going online then the xbox will probably be cheaper after the wireless adapter and xbox live.
1 Like #4
i would try and persuade them more to get a wii, a lot more games and more fun for all the family. Take them round to a friends house that has one and have a wii night, make sure they realy love and are left wanting their own. Good luck and PS dont we parents just hate santa!!!
#5
Have you checked to see which games they prefer from a list?

The PS3 has more platform orientated games, which they may enjoy and since they already have a PS2 and PSP, they sound like they've become Sony fans. :)

The 360 is definitely the cheaper console in terms of price of the actual console and they seem to offer better deals for the same games as well (most of the games are identical in every way), so if you're looking for value, then the 360 will probably be a better choice. :)

Also, since they're not going online, you won't need to purchase a wireless adapter or online subscription, which costs nearly £100 in the first year alone (the PS3 already includes this for free but it'll be a waste if they don't go online)

Let me know if you need anymore help. :)
#6
Starr
Id prob say ps3 so you can play the kids games from ps2 ps1.

Xbox is better online although you say they wont be going online.

Game prices, i normally see them cheaper on ps3, although as long as you are not buying brand new games the old ones can be picked up on the cheap

Def go for ps3 if you have ps2 and psp.


ps1
#7
deborahdargie06
i would try and persuade them more to get a wii, a lot more games and more fun for all the family. Take them round to a friends house that has one and have a wii night, make sure they realy love and are left wanting their own. Good luck and PS dont we parents just hate santa!!!


I think if they played some of the best Wii games, they would want one desperately but I think they'd need to experience that for themselves before they can make a decision, as most kids just want what's cool. :)
#8
just so you know the ps3 is better value for money
1 Like #9
xbox 360 everytime, my kids love it
#10
Starr
Id prob say ps3 so you can play the kids games from ps2 ps1.

Xbox is better online although you say they wont be going online.

Game prices, i normally see them cheaper on ps3, although as long as you are not buying brand new games the old ones can be picked up on the cheap

Def go for ps3 if you have ps2 and psp.


I didn't know this and was reluctant to let the PS2 go as I use it for Singstar and bought a few games for myself :oops:

tony_dudz
you need a 60gb to play ps2 games mate.
The ps3 is by far a better console, but if your not going online then the xbox will probably be cheaper after the wireless adapter and xbox live.



Is it only a 60gb as I don't understand this part. I have seen 250gb, 120gb and 80gb and the usual retailers. Do I specifically need a 60gb to make the games work?

deborahdargie06
i would try and persuade them more to get a wii, a lot more games and more fun for all the family. Take them round to a friends house that has one and have a wii night, make sure they realy love and are left wanting their own. Good luck and PS dont we parents just hate santa!!!


Well I am hoping Santa says he doesn't have either and only has a Wii lol. Having consulted the list it seems they want a "Slim". Does this make a difference other than the size of the box thing?

realfriendlyman
Have you checked to see which games they prefer from a list?



So long as there are WWE games they seem happy, I have drawn the line at the other games they wanted.

cs_elvis
xbox 360 everytime, my kids love it



How old are your kids? My only concern is either console may be too "old" for them if you get me.



Sorry for the all the questions everyone but its all new to me and you will be rewarded with rep :thumbsup:
#11
fireheaven
I didn't know this and was reluctant to let the PS2 go as I use it for Singstar and bought a few games for myself :oops:




Is it only a 60gb as I don't understand this part. I have seen 250gb, 120gb and 80gb and the usual retailers. Do I specifically need a 60gb to make the games work?



Well I am hoping Santa says he doesn't have either and only has a Wii lol. Having consulted the list it seems they want a "Slim". Does this make a difference other than the size of the box thing?



So long as there are WWE games they seem happy, I have drawn the line at the other games they wanted.




How old are your kids? My only concern is either console may be too "old" for them if you get me.



Sorry for the all the questions everyone but its all new to me and you will be rewarded


I can't 100% remember but I think Sony are trying to get rid of the backward capabilities of the PS3 (which means they can play games from the PS2) so I think the new "slim" version doesn't allow this but double check on this. :)

The Slim is the newest version, so it means it's newer incase of resale, uses less electricity and I think it's less likely to break down, as there was fan (an actual fan inside the console) issues in the past....and obviously weighs a little less incase you have puny muscles. lol

There's wrestling games on all consoles, so they don't have to worry about that but maybe checkout a larger list of games to see what else takes there fancy...what type of games do they generally play?

The Wii is definitely better for younger kids, so yours would love it but it's not a TRUE gaming console if you know what I mean....more of a novelty with the innovative controls but they'll have a lot of fun playing Smash Bros, Mario Kart and all the party games....whcih I'm sure you'll love too. :lol:

The other consoles (PS3 and 360) both have a lot of 18 games but most kids play GTA anyway, which is one of the most adult orientated games out there, so if that's fine, then most of the other games will be too. :thumbsup:

The best games on the 360 are mainly shooting games, which I doubt would be suitable for your kids but you can always adjust the settings, so there's no blood or limbs being torn off etc. :)

Hope that helps.
suspended#12
fireheaven
I didn't know this and was reluctant to let the PS2 go as I use it for Singstar and bought a few games for myself :oops:


I think its actually only the 60GB ps3 which you can play old games on, not 40GB 80GB or the new slims, so you would have to purchase it second hand from somewhere:thumbsup:
#13
Before i comment, i should disclose that i'm a Microsoft Xbox Community Developer, so i have obvious conflicts on interests here, BUT i have a PS3 and a 360, and the 360 is the one i use the most.

It's worth remembering Xbox Live Arcade is awesome, especially for younger kids. Loads of small, cheap games, as kids don't tend to have the attention span to finish games anyway.

You can check out the xbox live marketplace without having an account, etc, online, at http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/catalog.aspx?d=6

The prices varies from about £4 - £20 depending on how long, etc, but most would be around £6-8 (i can't remember the exact conversion rate)

You do need to have the xbox online to download these games though. If you have broadband and a router, you can just connect it via. a wired without buying anything extra. I'd recommend to every 360 owner to have the console online. (You don't have to pay!), purely for the world of extra (and in lots of cases, free) content you get.

The 360 also has awesome parental controls, so you can stop them accessing stuff you don't want them to access, and you can even set time limits and stuff if you want to let them manage their own allocated times on it.

Sorry if that sounds a bit like an advert :P Hope this helps!

Edit: I appreciate that at the current time, the PS3 gives the best hardware value for money - but i don't believe that applies to the content. Also, i'd recommend waiting a few more weeks closer to christmas before you purchase anyway, whichever console you decide on :) I don't think the christmas hardware lineup is complete yet.

Edit 2: Re-reading your post, i should also point out that you can make different "accounts" (called Gamertags, in the 360 world) for each of your kids. If the console is online (they don't have to be playing online, it just needs an internet connection) this is connected to xbox.com for bragging rights to their friends: Games come with "achievements" which are earned by doing certain things in games. You'll be amazed how much time you spend trying to make sure you do something 10 times, or whatever, in order to get the points added to your Gamerscore.
#14
Small cheap games ...Where ? They are all overpriced even when deal of the week knocks off 30 or 50%


Ps3 price is creeping down especially when you have all the hardware in to connect to internet as standard if you don't want wires

You have to pay the m$ plastic wrap fee for all addons for 360.
suspended#15
Great post Razord

FH if you are looking at the arcade market place use the below link to convert MS points into real money

http://www.mspconverter.com/
1 Like #16
dontasciime
Small cheap games ...Where ? They are all overpriced even when deal of the week knocks off 30 or 50%


Prices are usually set by the game developer, with guidance from Microsoft. You need to realise the cost of development of these games, and the requirement to actually make money. It's business after all. The games are small and cheap compared to retail titles. That was my point :P
#17
Starr
Great post Razord

FH if you are looking at the arcade market place use the below link to convert MS points into real money

http://www.mspconverter.com/


I'm pretty sure that's going to confuse her even more. :w00t:
#18
razord
Prices are usually set by the game developer, with guidance from Microsoft. You need to realise the cost of development of these games, and the requirement to actually make money. It's business after all. The games are small and cheap compared to retail titles. That was my point :P


In all honesty, you can generally purchase current generation full games for quite similar prices if you wait around a year or so for the prices to fall, as there's a lot of brilliant games, that didn't sell as well as they should of.
#19
regardless of all the plus points re:the PS3 and 360 fanboy debate........if your boys are going to play online, what console have their friends got?
My boys have a 360 each because the majority of their friends have them and it enables them to play, chat, fall out online with them.
The younger one said he would like a PS3 for xmas but when I asked him how many friends he would be able to play online with he said just the one.........he has now changed his mind :)
#20
realfriendlyman
In all honesty, you can generally purchase current generation full games for quite similar prices if you wait around a year or so for the prices to fall, as there's a lot of brilliant games, that didn't sell as well as they should of.


I agree on that point. Microsoft are still struggling to find the balance between not irritating retailers and providing good value for money. Games on Demand is a great example of how that is flat-out failing. And if you're just after cheap games, it seems the PS3 games appear to drop in price quicker. (Though that could be that i'm late to the PS3 party and the games i'm looking for are old now!)

I still think having demos of every single arcade game, and demos of lots of retail games on the service (i know the PS3 has the retail demos too) is great for kids. I know my little brother is perfectly happy playing a free hour demo of a game before moving onto the next one!
#21
Can you watch dvd's on a 360?
#22
realfriendlyman


There's wrestling games on all consoles, so they don't have to worry about that but maybe checkout a larger list of games to see what else takes there fancy...what type of games do they generally play?

The other consoles (PS3 and 360) both have a lot of 18 games but most kids play GTA anyway, which is one of the most adult orientated games out there, so if that's fine, then most of the other games will be too. :thumbsup:

The best games on the 360 are mainly shooting games, which I doubt would be suitable for your kids but you can always adjust the settings, so there's no blood or limbs being torn off etc.

Hope that helps.


They play most games but wrestling is the fave or GT. No 18 games

Starr
I think its actually only the 60GB ps3 which you can play old games on, not 40GB 80GB or the new slims, so you would have to purchase it second hand from somewhere:thumbsup:


Ohhh Santa would be shot if he brought a second hand console

razord
Before i comment, i should disclose that i'm a Microsoft Xbox Community Developer, so i have obvious conflicts on interests here, BUT i have a PS3 and a 360, and the 360 is the one i use the most.

It's worth remembering Xbox Live Arcade is awesome, especially for younger kids. Loads of small, cheap games, as kids don't tend to have the attention span to finish games anyway.

You can check out the xbox live marketplace without having an account, etc, online, at http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/catalog.aspx?d=6

The prices varies from about £4 - £20 depending on how long, etc, but most would be around £6-8 (i can't remember the exact conversion rate)

You do need to have the xbox online to download these games though. If you have broadband and a router, you can just connect it via. a wired without buying anything extra. I'd recommend to every 360 owner to have the console online. (You don't have to pay!), purely for the world of extra (and in lots of cases, free) content you get.

The 360 also has awesome parental controls, so you can stop them accessing stuff you don't want them to access, and you can even set time limits and stuff if you want to let them manage their own allocated times on it.

Sorry if that sounds a bit like an advert :P Hope this helps!

Edit: I appreciate that at the current time, the PS3 gives the best hardware value for money - but i don't believe that applies to the content. Also, i'd recommend waiting a few more weeks closer to christmas before you purchase anyway, whichever console you decide on :) I don't think the christmas hardware lineup is complete yet.

Edit 2: Re-reading your post, i should also point out that you can make different "accounts" (called Gamertags, in the 360 world) for each of your kids. If the console is online (they don't have to be playing online, it just needs an internet connection) this is connected to xbox.com for bragging rights to their friends: Games come with "achievements" which are earned by doing certain things in games. You'll be amazed how much time you spend trying to make sure you do something 10 times, or whatever, in order to get the points added to your Gamerscore.


Thank you for your iput, what is XBOX live arcade? Lots of games I presume. The parentel controls sound good, I am very strictly with the 1 hour gaming rule but controlling what they access would be good. I don't want them chatting to people they are playing against, would I be able to stop this?

dontasciime
Small cheap games ...Where ? They are all overpriced even when deal of the week knocks off 30 or 50%


Ps3 price is creeping down especially when you have all the hardware in to connect to internet as standard if you don't want wires

You have to pay the m$ plastic wrap fee for all addons for 360.


What is this? :? and how much?

Starr
Great post Razord

FH if you are looking at the arcade market place use the below link to convert MS points into real money

http://www.mspconverter.com/


What points :? sounds interesting.


You know there was never any of this with the Commodore 64 lol
#23
razord
I agree on that point. Microsoft are still struggling to find the balance between not irritating retailers and providing good value for money. Games on Demand is a great example of how that is flat-out failing. And if you're just after cheap games, it seems the PS3 games appear to drop in price quicker. (Though that could be that i'm late to the PS3 party and the games i'm looking for are old now!)

I still think having demos of every single arcade game, and demos of lots of retail games on the service (i know the PS3 has the retail demos too) is great for kids. I know my little brother is perfectly happy playing a free hour demo of a game before moving onto the next one!


Sorry but games on demand is a terrible example. (not a go at you razord but your employer) you know yourself its a bad idea.

Who would/ is paying £19.99 for a title you can get for £7.79 or less. You actually also have a proper license when you have the disc.

You simply have no decent license with games on demand. Its useless I bet without xbox live after the event and if you happen to own lots of 360's with lots of 120 gig hard drives there is a big issue as you need to be signed in to use transferred content and you can only use the drm tool once a year.


I have hundreds of games for 360 and lots of games for ps3 but I still prefer my 360 but M$ is out of touch.

As mentioned above though OP if your kids friends are all 360 owners or all ps3 owners get the one that allows your kids to play with their friends.
#24
bitseylango
regardless of all the plus points re:the PS3 and 360 fanboy debate........if your boys are going to play online, what console have their friends got?
My boys have a 360 each because the majority of their friends have them and it enables them to play, chat, fall out online with them.
The younger one said he would like a PS3 for xmas but when I asked him how many friends he would be able to play online with he said just the one.........he has now changed his mind :)


Yeah but FH doesn't want her kids to go online at the moment, plus the PS3 includes this for free, so no doubt, the kids will definitely ask to go online sooner or later, since it's already got the capabilities included. :)
I definitely agree with Bits about checking to see which console his closest friends have, as that definitely keeps them more entertained in the long run, as it's no fun playing on a console all your friends slate and they can talk about it at school etc. :)

razord
I agree on that point. Microsoft are still struggling to find the balance between not irritating retailers and providing good value for money. Games on Demand is a great example of how that is flat-out failing. And if you're just after cheap games, it seems the PS3 games appear to drop in price quicker. (Though that could be that i'm late to the PS3 party and the games i'm looking for are old now!)

I still think having demos of every single arcade game, and demos of lots of retail games on the service (i know the PS3 has the retail demos too) is great for kids. I know my little brother is perfectly happy playing a free hour demo of a game before moving onto the next one!


Yep, the demos are great, as there's been many games I was going to purchase and it deterred me from spending £30+ lol
Some of my mates are still playing the Fifa demo without going out to purchase the game because they only want to play multiplayer matches against each other anyway.

lisat
Can you watch dvd's on a 360?


Yep, definitely....but the PS3 includes a Blu-ray player but they're ridiculously overpriced at the moment.
#25
bitseylango
regardless of all the plus points re:the PS3 and 360 fanboy debate........if your boys are going to play online, what console have their friends got?
My boys have a 360 each because the majority of their friends have them and it enables them to play, chat, fall out online with them.
The younger one said he would like a PS3 for xmas but when I asked him how many friends he would be able to play online with he said just the one.........he has now changed his mind :)



Most of their friends have both, or so they say :roll:

It will be in their room so I don't want them going online in all honesty as they are young and one of their friends was telling me the other day he has over a 100 people he plays against and talks to and he doesn't actually know any of them
#26
If not online then it makes no diff what their friends own apart from if you are wanting to swap games etc.

Get a 360 for cheapest option
#27
Thanks realfriendlyman, thanks OP too, lots of my questions answered in this thread.:thumbsup:
#28
fireheaven
Thank you for your iput, what is XBOX live arcade? Lots of games I presume. The parentel controls sound good, I am very strictly with the 1 hour gaming rule but controlling what they access would be good. I don't want them chatting to people they are playing against, would I be able to stop this?


Xbox Live Arcade is a "section" of the xbox which has games which are called "Arcade" games, designed to sorta be like olden style arcade games.. not massively detailed or huge retail games, but just short games you wanna be able to pick up and play for short periods of time and download on your console without having to leave the house.

As for controlling access, each of the kids accounts would be linked to yours, and then you set what you would like to let them do. You can ask for you to enter your password before they add new friends, or disable them accessing things all together, such as downloadable games. It's tough to explain, but i think that gives you a pretty good idea of how it works. Basically the dash team have tried to give you complete control of it all. (the dash = dashboard, and is the name used to mean the xbox "operating" system - basically the first thing you see when you turn on the console and how you navigate to play games, or download demos, etc)

Xbox Live "points" are how you buy things on the console. You can buy full retail games like you would pick up in store (expensive - i wouldn't recommend it), these arcade games i've been talking about, or add ons for existing games you have, like extra levels or new cars, etc. You can also buy clothes for your virtual "person" (called an avatar), but thats just a waste of money, there are plenty of free clothes! Points can be bought in stores, or on the xbox itself, or on xbox.com - don't worry, the kids wouldn't be able to do that, only you! Points vary in cost, as there are sales in store, but its a good estimation to say 2100 points is about £17.

All the content is charged in points (with the OPTIONAL exception of the full retail games for download, they're all £19.99 at the moment, or 2400 points, but this will vary (and still is more expansive than most of the games are in stores!)). The Arcade games i spoke about vary in cost from 400 points to 1600 points for the top of the range ones. But you can expect to pay 800 points for the majority of games.

Any other questions?!
#29
fireheaven
They play most games but wrestling is the fave or GT. No 18 games


The thing is, if you change the settings (very easy, as it's simply one click) changes the game and makes it suitable for kids, so you can still shoot the enemy but the gorey part such as seeing brains splattered or zombies chainsawed (this is the content that makes it an 18) is actually eliminated without missing out on the game itself.

My very overprotective sister uses this on my 13 year old nephew and he's happy to play it this way because it means he doesn't miss out on the games his friends are already enjoying. :thumbsup:

fireheaven
Ohhh Santa would be shot if he brought a second hand console


lol, sounds like they're playing too many shooting games already lol
If that's the case, then you won't be able to play backward compatible games, so no singing practice for you lol

fireheaven
Thank you for your iput, what is XBOX live arcade? Lots of games I presume. The parentel controls sound good, I am very strictly with the 1 hour gaming rule but controlling what they access would be good. I don't want them chatting to people they are playing against, would I be able to stop this?


Xbox Live Arcade is purchasing classic games from decades ago in exchange for points (you must purchase the points, so don't think it's earned via rewards of anything lol) but they're quite expensive.
Some of the games are very addictive but they'll be similar to Sega games collection that your sons have on the PSP etc. :)

fireheaven
What is this? :? and how much?



What points :? sounds interesting.


Read what I said about points above, as you have to purchase them and they're quite expensive in comparison to normal games.

fireheaven
You know there was never any of this with the Commodore 64 lol


I had a commodore 64....that was actually the first computer that I purchased. lol

fireheaven
Most of their friends have both, or so they say :roll:

It will be in their room so I don't want them going online in all honesty as they are young and one of their friends was telling me the other day he has over a 100 people he plays against and talks to and he doesn't actually know any of them


That's the point of online games though, to play with people you know, as well as people you've never met, as I don't know about your kids but I used to be excellent at computer games as a kid and no one could compete with me, whereas now I could play against the best players in the world and keep it competitive.

BTW, your sons can always play online....you just have to make sure they don't use the headset (which is how you can talk and hear other players) but then again, your kids would probably feel like they're missing out on the conversations about the game, so they wouldn't be able to compete at the same level as other players since they can't communicate on strategy.
1 Like #30
lisat
Thanks realfriendlyman, thanks OP too, lots of my questions answered in this thread.:thumbsup:


No worries, always happy to help if I can. :thumbsup:

I hope it's helped the OP too and I'll try and help out in any way possible, as I know a lot about gaming consoles since I've been an addict since I was about 5 years old. :-D
#31
dontasciime
Sorry but games on demand is a terrible example. (not a go at you razord but your employer) you know yourself its a bad idea.


Totally agree - i did say it was an example of how they were failing miserably at finding the balance with not p***ing off retail, and giving consumers good features!

Just another FYI: The XCDP (Xbox Community Developer Program) is a sorta, developer program where we get access to the xbox live data and team in order to build our own applications which use xbox live data. We've got agreements with Microsoft, but we're not actually employed by them. Hence why i'm happy to talk about the bits that suck :P
#32
razord
Totally agree - i did say it was an example of how they were failing miserably at finding the balance with not p***ing off retail, and giving consumers good features!

Just another FYI: The XCDP (Xbox Community Developer Program) is a sorta, developer program where we get access to the xbox live data and team in order to build our own applications which use xbox live data. We've got agreements with Microsoft, but we're not actually employed by them. Hence why i'm happy to talk about the bits that suck :P


As long as they don't change the Gamercard:lol
#33
There seem to be different kinds of 360 consoles, which vary in price. which one would you recomend my son is 12 and wants one for christmas, he loves the war and shooting kind of games. and wants to play online.
Also do you think there will be more deals around closer to christmas?
1 Like #34
lisat
There seem to be different kinds of 360 consoles, which vary in price. which one would you recomend my son is 12 and wants one for christmas, he loves the war and shooting kind of games. and wants to play online.
Also do you think there will be more deals around closer to christmas?


Microsoft still have room to cut prices on the 360, and i think they'll decide whether or not to do that in the coming weeks, based on sales and competition from the PS3 slim. There will certainly be new "bundles", both official from Microsoft and unofficial from retailers like GAME and Amazon as the holiday shopping seasons kicks in and retailers start battling for your custom.

Certainly wait until early->mid november before you buy!
#35
Thanks razord. I will hang on a bit before buying.:)
#36
lisat
There seem to be different kinds of 360 consoles, which vary in price. which one would you recomend my son is 12 and wants one for christmas, he loves the war and shooting kind of games. and wants to play online.
Also do you think there will be more deals around closer to christmas?


The xbox consoles haven't been selling very well recently, as most of the people that want it, have actually already purchased it, so the prices are very likely to keep dropping, as the profit is from the games, so they don't mind making a loss on the console itself when they expect to balance it out on the game sales. :)

If your kids isn't going to use the online section, then it's probably best to purchase the Xbox 360 Arcade version, as you're mainly paying for the additional harddrive. :thumbsup:
#37
realfriendlyman
If your kids isn't going to use the online section, then it's probably best to purchase the Xbox 360 Arcade version, as you're mainly paying for the additional harddrive. :thumbsup:


With the recent price INCREASE of the arcade version, the elite is much better value, and certainly worth the extra money, especially with some newer games (like Forza 3) requiring the hard drive for all the features in the game. This is a trend we're only likely to see expand, so having the hard drive is certainly a good future proofing tool. Especially when the elite is only £40, (or maybe even £30, i can't remember the RRPs) more.
#38
razord
Edit 2: Re-reading your post, i should also point out that you can make different "accounts" (called Gamertags, in the 360 world) for each of your kids. If the console is online (they don't have to be playing online, it just needs an internet connection) this is connected to xbox.com for bragging rights to their friends: Games come with "achievements" which are earned by doing certain things in games. You'll be amazed how much time you spend trying to make sure you do something 10 times, or whatever, in order to get the points added to your Gamerscore.


what a load of mince its the same on the ps3
#39
razord
With the recent price INCREASE of the arcade version, the elite is much better value, and certainly worth the extra money, especially with some newer games (like Forza 3) requiring the hard drive for all the features in the game. This is a trend we're only likely to see expand, so having the hard drive is certainly a good future proofing tool. Especially when the elite is only £40, (or maybe even £30, i can't remember the RRPs) more.


If the Elite you buy is one of the new ones limited ed forza 3 or mw2.. These are not high definition out of the box anymore. No hdmi, no component cable, no optical out/dongle. You do get a composite dot crawl cable though to show off the 360 amazing detailed graphics(by that I mean blurred)
#40
fireheaven;6569650
I didn't know this and was reluctant to let the PS2 go as I use it for Singstar and bought a few games for myself :oops:




Is it only a 60gb as I don't understand this part. I have seen 250gb, 120gb and 80gb and the usual retailers. Do I specifically need a 60gb to make the games work?





While you do need a 60Gig "Phat" version of the Ps3 to play PS2 games, if you purchase any of the Ps3 Singstar games, in the game you can swap discs to use your old PS2 Singstar discs if you still have them :thumbsup: This works on any model of the Ps3 including the new slim!

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