You're looking to buy a Nintendo Wii Over the last few months, there has been a lot of fanfare about Nintendo's next video game console, the Wii U. Nintendo was the first brand of the three console giants to offer up information about their next generation video game console. It will produce 1080p high definition graphics, and has a funky new controller with a touchscreen, allowing players to continue gaming sessions even when the television is off. This system will be fully backward compatible with Wii games and Wii peripherals. It won't be backward compatible with GameCube games. How long you might have to wait Nintendo has announced that the Wii U will be released next year, in 2012. Release history November 19, 2006 (Wii) November 18, 2001 (GameCube) September 29, 1996 (Nintendo 64)
Should you buy now or wait Sales of the Wii have been declining this year for the first time since the console launched, so if you're in the market for one, best wait until next year or pick up some healthy bargains if you don't need the latest console.
You're looking to buy a Xbox 360 Thanks to the release of the Microsoft Kinect accessory, the Xbox 360 has been doing well. Microsoft believes that it has injected new life into its console. The Xbox 360 is the perfect platform to accommodate PC gamers and players who enjoy a strong online component. Microsoft's Xbox Live beats the rest of the competition in that aspect. How long you might have to wait Microsoft has said that the Xbox 360's life cycle may last up to 10 years and that the console is about halfway through its life. Although, it remains to be seen what will happen when the Wii U will be released, Microsoft is working on their next console and expects it to be released in 2015. Release history November 16, 2005 (Xbox 360) November 15, 2001 (Xbox) Should you buy now or wait It's safe to say that you can purchase the most recent Xbox 360 without worrying about your console becoming outdated any time soon.
You're looking to buy a PlayStation 3 Just like the Kinect, the PlayStation Move has helped to extend the life of the PlayStation 3 console. The large number of games that are available make this a very interesting console. There are quite a few games that are released only on PlayStation, making it a must for some gamers. How long you might have to wait Sony has said that it will stick to the expected 10-year life cycle of the PlayStation 3. They don't plan on releasing a new console next year. However, we will see what will happen when the Wii U is released. When sales start to decrease because of Nintendo's new console, they will most likely push up the release of their next generation console. The 10-year life cycle of the PlayStation 3 would mean that the next PlayStation would be released in 2016. Release history November 17, 2006 (PlayStation 3) October 26, 2000 (PlayStation 2) September 9, 1995 (PlayStation) Should you buy now or wait Thanks to its long life cycle, it's safe to buy a PlayStation 3, especially if you buy the most recent version of the console.
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