Before writing my first blog a few days ago, I didn't think I was going to do this often. I'm on blog #3 now and it's quite fun so I might end up doing this daily...at least until I run out of interesting topics. Now let's get back to the subject title.
PSWii60 FTW! Well, kind of. I only own a PS3 and Wii but you know what I mean. Honestly, it's difficult to imagine being a single-console owner this generation since the Wii and PS3/360 belong in two separate worlds. One's a social and physical gaming machine while the other two are high-end entertainment systems. Personally, I can never skip a Nintendo console since I love too many of their franchises. That's why I camped out for it on launch day - taking a bus to Target and then waiting in the freezing cold for 8 hours - to get my beloved Zelda. A year and a half later, I still find myself having a blast and turning the Wii on almost daily.
At the same time, too many things irked me this generation based on Nintendo and third-party decisions. This includes optimizing at only 480p resolution, below-average online system, and third parties straying their key franchises away from the Wii due to its weak graphical capabilities. The final straw for me was when Capcom said no Resident Evil 5 and Harmonix declared no DLC for Wii.
That's why I eventually bought a new 40GB PS3 for $280. I couldn't believe how much I was missing out! There are so many things I love about the PS3: the XMB interface, weekly PSN updates, Blu-Ray, HD graphics, multimedia features, Rock Band, and SingStar. Most of all, I am enamored with the PS3's ability to gameshare. It feels amazing to know that all DLC you buy could cost you only 20% of the actual price. Now that's cheap ass gaming!
Technically, I've owned more than one console per generation, but the second one always came near the end of its lifespan. Regardless, I still think this is my first generation being a true multi-console owner. If you haven't made the jump yet, I would highly recommend you do so if you can afford it. Besides, it will help you stop complaining and spend more time playing!
In my next blog, I'll be discussing about the stigma associated with video games as a hobby. We all know it's hard to admit you're a gamer to non-gaming enthusiasts. So stay tuned blog readers because this will be a good one!