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    Thread: To the people who have all 3 major consoles......

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      04-13-2012 05:37 PM #26
      Had all 3.

      Sold the 360 because none of its exclusives interest me anymore, and the rest of the console is turning into the Wii. The Wii is a volatile machine... Anytime a first party game(Mario/Metroid/Zelda etc.) comes out it gets abusive amounts of use, but collects tons of dust in between. I kept the PS3 mostly for Blu-Ray use, Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime streaming, as well as the PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility. I play lots of classic playstation games.

      Console's are headed in a bad direction IMO. I'm almost exclusively a PC gamer again.
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      04-14-2012 10:16 AM #27
      I have all 3... reason being:

      Wii - girlfriend owns it, she moved in, now I own it
      360 - won it in a contest a year ago that I signed up for
      PS3 - I'm a sony man through and through, 99.99% of the time I'm on my PS3

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      04-15-2012 01:13 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Allsops View Post
      If I bought a PS3 game that's also available on the 360 it means the 360 version was sold out whilst the PS3 version wasn't.
      Fair enough, but you didn't answer the question: why?
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      04-15-2012 08:34 AM #29
      I like my Wii because Nintendo still makes the best platformers, imo. I can't stand metroid games tho, i don't know how the heck you guys can play that mess of 1990's graphics with flat colors and clunky controls.
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      04-15-2012 03:57 PM #30
      metroid was clunky? i thought that was the weight of her space suit... i always liked the sense of momentum samus has.

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      04-15-2012 06:08 PM #31
      Every time I read these threads, I still can't help but wonder why the Wii was and/or is as popular as it is/was. It seems like the vast majority of people who have them don't use them and that's not just from reading this board either

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      04-15-2012 07:10 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by MeineFolks'wagen View Post
      Every time I read these threads, I still can't help but wonder why the Wii was and/or is as popular as it is/was. It seems like the vast majority of people who have them don't use them and that's not just from reading this board either
      Get some friends together, drink some beer/wine/etc. and play some tennis. That is fun and addictive. I think it makes great use of the controls for party-style games. But It falls flat when it comes to traditional videogames, imo.
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      04-15-2012 08:44 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Fair enough, but you didn't answer the question: why?
      Biggest reason: I like the 360 controller more than the PS3 one.

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      04-15-2012 11:02 PM #34
      I got the Wii as a gift when they first came out from a vendor.
      We bought the PS3 for the Blu-Ray player.
      I just bought a 360 a few months ago. I'm not even sure why really...
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      04-16-2012 01:17 PM #35
      Right now my Wii is collecting dust at my dads. The next time I'm there I'm going to pick it up and bring it home for the 8 year old to play.

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      04-17-2012 03:43 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Allsops View Post
      Biggest reason: I like the 360 controller more than the PS3 one.
      Another reason I prefer my 360 to PS3 I find my hand whill want to cramp up if I use the PS3 just because the controller feels to small for me. And I find the convex thumb sticks on the PS3 let my fingers slip to much when I'm racing or plaing fifa/nhl unlike the 360 controller which helps keep my thumbs in place.
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      04-17-2012 07:28 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by ekim vkm View Post
      Another reason I prefer my 360 to PS3 I find my hand whill want to cramp up if I use the PS3 just because the controller feels to small for me. And I find the convex thumb sticks on the PS3 let my fingers slip to much when I'm racing or plaing fifa/nhl unlike the 360 controller which helps keep my thumbs in place.
      Just buy an aftermarket PS3 controller - they have some modeled after the 360 controller

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      04-24-2012 01:39 PM #38
      I bought xbox360 outright

      I ended up getting ps3 for 80 bucks since I worked at toys r us when I got laid off from VW, I had gift cards

      As for the WII, I got that for free when I purchased a TV from Best Buy as a black friday promotion. It's never been out of the box nor has it ever moved since I purchased it 2-3 years ago.

      But I still have all 3
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      04-24-2012 01:57 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Grits 'n gravy View Post
      As for the WII, I got that for free when I purchased a TV from Best Buy as a black friday promotion. It's never been out of the box nor has it ever moved since I purchased it 2-3 years ago.
      You're missin out on some quality first party games!

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      04-24-2012 04:06 PM #40
      ...simple, all three systems have games that I really want to play. Right now the 360 gets all of my attention, but once I have more time that will hopefully balance back out.

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      04-24-2012 05:33 PM #41
      the wii has xenoblade, which is an incredibly good JRPG

      i'm playing through pandora's tower now, which is easily one of my favorite wii games. looking back, and not surprisingly, my best memories of this generation were made on the wii for the most part.

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      04-24-2012 06:10 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by ekim vkm View Post
      I find the convex thumb sticks on the PS3 let my fingers slip to much when I'm racing or plaing fifa/nhl unlike the 360 controller which helps keep my thumbs in place.
      So your thumbs are flat like this? (right side photo)


      On the Playstation controller it helped me to use a ~35* angle approach so my thumb is never on top of the thumbstick. Utilizing the near outer rim of it.

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      05-05-2012 10:38 PM #43
      I have all 3. They all get used....the 360 for Forza and flight sims (because I have a joystick for it), the PS3 for just about everything else and Blu-rays. The Wii is relegated to party nights with friends and Netflix duties - I can only watch in 480, but the lower bandwidth means there's no lag with the wireless which is unfortunately not the case with the PS3.

      I had the original Xbox, so it was only natural that I get the 360. Had 2 red-ringers, then washed my hands of the whole thing and went with the PS3. A couple years later, they fix the problems with the 360, so I go out and get one of those.

      A little while later, I move in with my girlfriend and she wants a Wii, so I trade in the PS3 at Gamestop (rip-off artists) on a new Wii. So now I have a 360 for me and a Wii for her. A couple years later GT5 comes out and at the same time my Blu-ray player just happens to break. Perfect excuse to get a PS3, so I bought a used original one (the cool glossy black one with backwards compatibility, not that ugly slim piece of crap they have now).

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      05-05-2012 10:43 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by horribleR View Post
      So your thumbs are flat like this? (right side photo)


      On the Playstation controller it helped me to use a ~35* angle approach so my thumb is never on top of the thumbstick. Utilizing the near outer rim of it.
      A company called Caps4Stix makes a little pad that slips over the top of the PS3 controller so that you have an indentation for your thumb. If I didn't have that I would've ditched the PS3 a long time ago. Costs about $4.

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