Gaming Consoles: Review and ComparisonOn February 17, 2017 by abah guru
There are many gaming consoles currently available from a number of different companies. Some of these games consoles are as follows:
- Sony PlayStation 1, 2 and 3
- Nintendo Wii
- Xbox and Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
The Sony PlayStation (PS) series of gaming consoles is widely considered to be a popular choice for gaming enthusiasts. One thing to note about these consoles is that, apart from the PS1, this series of consoles can play DVDs as well as games, meaning that owners of these consoles have essentially two devices in one.
One major flaw however, is that the PlayStation platform ceased to be fully backward-compatible when the PlayStation 3 came out. By this I mean that most of these consoles will not play PS2 games, and will display an error message if this is attempted.
One very useful feature of the PS3 however, is the ability to download games for the PSP console, in addition to PS3 games, from the PlayStation Network (PSN) Store, which is accessible through both PS3 and PSP consoles, via the Internet, meaning That it can be accessed worldwide.
The Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, has a similar set of features, but has one major flaw, which is that unlike most competitive consoles, it can not be used as a DVD player, meaning that for anyone wanting a combined console and DVD player , A console such as the Sony PS3 or an Xbox would most likely be a better choice to purchase.
One notable feature of the Wii is that its controllers are designed to allow users to physically interact with games by simply moving around. For example, one such game is the Bowling one included within the Wii Sports CD.
Rather than pressing buttons to control games, the user uses the Wii Remote as if it were an actual gaming tool, ie for this example, as if it were actually a bowling ball.
This adds a new dimension to the user's gaming experience, and gives the Wii a significant advantage over competitors within this particular area, especially among people who want to exercise at the same time as enjoying their favorite games.
Finally, the Xbox series of consoles are very similar in nature to the Sony PS consoles in that they have more or less the same feature set. One advantage that Xbox does have however, is that it has the ability to connect to computer systems running Windows Media Center, meaning that anyone wanting to use their Xbox as a hi-fi system can do so reliably easily.