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How the Massive Appeal of Nintendo Wii Game System Compares With That Of the PS3 And The XBox 360

Aug 20, 2008
When the Nintendo Wii first emerged on the scene, there was such frenzy for it, just as there was with the PS3 and the XBox360. It became hard to find after a hot minute. Its popularity skyrocketed within the first few days. In all three cases, some people wondered why others would be fascinated over a video game system.

With the Nintendo Wii, there are several reasons why:
The Nintendo Wii video game system was made so that people who normally play video games such as those on Xbox360 or PS3 would like it. There was a lot of action like those games. There was quite a bit of excitement in the play.

In the XBox360 and PS3, the games were more fantasy-oriented in many cases. Players took on the identities of imaginary characters and took part in adventures like slaying dragons or fighting battles.

However, the Wii games are different than any of the other games people may have seen. Because of their simplicity and down-to-earth games, Wii game systems sold out very quickly in just a short amount of time. People were hunting all over for them after they sold out.

The Wii video game system appeals to so many people because it is user friendly. Even the person who is not video game literate can get a grasp of these games. Unlike the Xbox 360 or the PS3, the Wii movements are more easily translated from the person's actions to the images on the screen.

The system comes with the Wii Sports collection. This collection consists of baseball, golf, tennis, bowling and boxing. There is a remote which is used to control the movements of the games. Since the remote is in charge of the movements, people don't have to concern themselves with getting a sore thumb.

On the other hand, people who are fond of the PS3 and XBox360 like the complex controls. They enjoy the challenge of seeing what they can do by pushing different buttons and turning the joysticks in different ways.

For the most part, the Nintendo Wii remote control uses one hand. Instead of it being bulky and long like a television remove, it is short and slender. It can be used comfortably in either the left or the right hand. There will be no concerns about losing it because there is a strap attached that can be placed around the wrist.

The same strap can be placed around the arm for another part of its uniqueness; when you make a movement with it, then the object moves. It doesn't matter if you're swinging, rolling or hitting. There is also a nunchuk, which is a device that is used for boxing and other games.

Of course, the PS3 and XBox player would say that their games are set up to move when they move their controllers as well. The difference is that you do not have to memorize what different buttons do. With the Nintendo Wii, you simply have to move in natural ways.

Before a person can play any of the games, the user has to create a Mii character. The Mii program allows a person to customize your own playing character for the games. It comes with a schedule and a memo pad. Many games on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 do not allow customization.

When playing games on the Nintendo Wii, the person will definitely get a workout. In order to play the game, they have to move around with the remote and swing the arm in a certain direction, depending on what game is being played. This is better than playing Xbox 360 or PS3 video games, where a person is are essentially a couch potato.

An important thing to note is that people should not overdo it when playing games on the Nintendo Wii system. All of that swinging can make a person's arm tire out. Even though they can be fun and addictive, those arms should savor any strength for another day. In addition to the basic Wii games that come with the package, there is also Wii Fit, which is a separate entity.

There are also fitness games on some of the other game systems, and people can easily get tired out while playing PS3 or XBox360. It is important when playing those games to take breaks and rest your eyes and your mind.

Another reason why people probably hurried to get the Nintendo Wii video game system is because of the price. Nintendo Wii is affordable, compared to some of the others. Xbox 360 and PS3 were costlier.

Nintendo Wii is considered to be cost-friendly for a lot of people. The price range is about $250 - $300.

In the end, the PS3 and the XBox360 are much more advanced gaming machines when it comes to intricate action. The Wii games are challenging, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
About the Author
Ron Subs works with Clickinplaza.com as a public relations consultant, more information about video game systems can be found at www.clickinplaza.com
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