Nintendo Wiips PS3’s butt, says Washington Post

consolesFirst of all, we are neither anti-anything nor pro-anything. Except for money and being broke. We’re definitely pro-money and anti-being broke. Second of all, we have not yet fiddled enough with the PS3 and Wii so we can neither agree nor disagree with Mike Musgrove‘s article. The third thing, well, save that for the end of this article.

Anyways, Washington Post columnist Musgrove invited his friends at The Post’s game testing lab last weekend in a PS3 vs. Wii session. We were not invited. But we’re featuring the match results as reported by Musgrove:

Graphics Department
The Wii graphics as described by a participant looked “cheesy”. The PS3 graphics was definitely better. But then again the PS3 console was hooked to a new US$ 4,500 50-inch Pioneer plasma TV set. The Wii used an “old tube set” half the size of the plasma screen. Could be an unfair advantage for the PS3, says Musgrove.

Well, yeah, that’s like comparing a BMW with a Hyundai, dont you think? But then again the PS3 is built for power so maybe it does have better graphics than Wii.

Controller Department
The Wii controller was quite a hit with non-gamers. One tester, who disliked video games, was surprised at how much he liked the Wiimote. “The controller is so intuitive,” he said. The PS3 controller scored poorly unless you give points for frustration factor. In that case the PS3 got a higher score.

Most testers ended up frustrated with the PS3 because it required memorizing button locations making it harder to have a good time. “Some of the verdicts they offered are unprintable.”

The PS3 does get bonus points for the quality of the Blu-ray movie format. But getting online with the PS3 was compared to “filling out a mortgage application on a cellphone” if you don’t have a USB-compatible keyboard and use the game controller to enter user information instead.

Bottom line: Getting started on the PS3 requires significant prepping. Wii was “just darn fun” right out of the box.

Like we said, we weren’t there and we haven’t done our own PS3 vs. Wii test so we cannot really say anything about Musgrove’s findings. And for the third thing we saved for last: If you’re a Wii fan, send your love to Musgrove. If you’re a PS3 Fanboy, send your box of African killer bees to him, not to us.

Via Washington Post

consolesFirst of all, we are neither anti-anything nor pro-anything. Except for money and being broke. We’re definitely pro-money and anti-being broke. Second of all, we have not yet fiddled enough with the PS3 and Wii so we can neither agree nor disagree with Mike Musgrove‘s article. The third thing, well, save that for the end of this article.

Anyways, Washington Post columnist Musgrove invited his friends at The Post’s game testing lab last weekend in a PS3 vs. Wii session. We were not invited. But we’re featuring the match results as reported by Musgrove:

Graphics Department
The Wii graphics as described by a participant looked “cheesy”. The PS3 graphics was definitely better. But then again the PS3 console was hooked to a new US$ 4,500 50-inch Pioneer plasma TV set. The Wii used an “old tube set” half the size of the plasma screen. Could be an unfair advantage for the PS3, says Musgrove.

Well, yeah, that’s like comparing a BMW with a Hyundai, dont you think? But then again the PS3 is built for power so maybe it does have better graphics than Wii.

Controller Department
The Wii controller was quite a hit with non-gamers. One tester, who disliked video games, was surprised at how much he liked the Wiimote. “The controller is so intuitive,” he said. The PS3 controller scored poorly unless you give points for frustration factor. In that case the PS3 got a higher score.

Most testers ended up frustrated with the PS3 because it required memorizing button locations making it harder to have a good time. “Some of the verdicts they offered are unprintable.”

The PS3 does get bonus points for the quality of the Blu-ray movie format. But getting online with the PS3 was compared to “filling out a mortgage application on a cellphone” if you don’t have a USB-compatible keyboard and use the game controller to enter user information instead.

Bottom line: Getting started on the PS3 requires significant prepping. Wii was “just darn fun” right out of the box.

Like we said, we weren’t there and we haven’t done our own PS3 vs. Wii test so we cannot really say anything about Musgrove’s findings. And for the third thing we saved for last: If you’re a Wii fan, send your love to Musgrove. If you’re a PS3 Fanboy, send your box of African killer bees to him, not to us.

Via Washington Post

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