Game consoles are not suitable for the average family

    Although it has already burned out with computer toys for a long time, but still there is a desire from time to time to be distracted and play something. In large supermarkets, I watched with interest the growth of expositions of game consoles and accessories for them. In the end, I decided to consider buying home one of the consoles of the modern generation (PS3, XBOX360 or Wii).
    At the preliminary analysis stage, the Nintendo Wii option was dropped because it seemed very weak in technical terms and using it with a FullHD TV would be blasphemous. Moreover, the Nintendo add-on has lost the exclusivity of its revolutionary controllers after the announcement of Sony's Move from Microsoft and Kinect from Microsoft.

    Of the two remaining applicants, the most promising system from Sony seemed to be due to more efficient electronics, which allows us to hope for better graphics, and due to the use of Blu-Ray as a carrier, which should open up more opportunities for game developers. Yes, and Move controllers are cheaper than Kinect, although of course they do not look so revolutionary.

    Well, I decided on a favorite for myself - I’m going to the supermarket to see the prices. And here the picture is certainly far from rainbow. If consoles all cost about the same (10-15 thousand rubles) and are significantly cheaper than a good gaming computer, then something absolutely incredible is going on with the prices of games. For a toy for XBOX360 or PS3 ask from 1 to 3 thousand rubles. Disks for Wii are a little cheaper, but also usually cost more than a thousand rubles. Those. the purchase of each game should be a real financial event for the family budget. And if for some games that you can play endlessly (simulators, strategies, fighting games), you can give such an amount, then for toys with the passage of this money it is simply a pity, because after several hours of play, this disc may no longer be needed.

    It’s clear that you can start bothering with the search for supported disks or their pirated versions (with all the troubles on chipovka consoles), but consoles were invented so that they could entertain without these extra gestures.

    Nearby racks with games for PC liked much more. Here, for example, I got a gorgeous gift edition of the 5th civilization with a lot of bonuses for 800 rubles. At the prefix, you probably would have to pay 5,000 for this.

    As a result, I came to the conclusion that at such prices the average family with average incomes would rather choose a computer as a gaming platform and only change the price of games to a reasonable level like this happened to the PC games market.

    It would be interesting to read the reviews using the consoles about how much this pleasure costs and how much everything is convenient.

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