Community Newsletter: Q&A forum: To Wii or not to Wii? That is the question.

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) December 7, 2007 8:43 AM PST

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To Wii or not to Wii? That is the question.

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 12/7/07 8:43 AM

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My 12-year-old son has been begging my husband and I for a
Nintendo Wii this entire year. And as part of an agreement
with him, we said we would consider it, only if he received
good grades in school. So far he has been keeping up his end
of the bargain. Christmas is approaching fast and we would
like to buy one of these for him, but when I spoke to my
brother-in-law, he threw me a curve ball saying that he may
quickly grow out of the Wii and should consider buying him a
Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 instead. He says that while the Wii
is fun, the game titles are less mainstream for the
adolescences and more for younger ones and the older
generation. I don't pay much attention to this gaming stuff,
but this is of a concern for us. I know my son wants one, but
is the Wii a right fit for him or should I take my
brother-in-law's advice and consider a PlayStation or Xbox
where it may not be so susceptible to sitting there to
collect dust after a while? What are the differences? I
also have heard many people also say the Wii is fun for all
ages and while that sounds great, the game console would be for my son. Please help me out in this dilemma.

Submitted by Rhonda E.

If you have any advice or recommendations for Rhoda, please click on the reply link and post away. Please keep this discussion civil and on topic to the question above, as this is not a console war debate. Thank you!

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