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Buying a video game system
Video gaming has become as popular as movies when it comes to home entertainment. Trying to choose the right console for you and your family can be daunting. Each system has its own features and benefits.
Currently, the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U are your available choices. How will you know which one to choose? Most important is to consider who's going to be playing. Hardcore gamers will want speed and high-end graphics. Casual players will be more concerned with ease-of-use and simple game play.
You definitely want to consider the games available for each console, as well. Some titles are exclusive to certain consoles. Give some thought to which titles are "must haves" for you and your family, as well as other games they're likely to prefer, and this will also help you choose the best console for your purposes.
Nintendo's Wii U ($300 for 8GB/$350 32GB and includes a game) is Nintendo's attempt to move back into "traditional" gaming. It takes away the movement-based gaming of its Wii predecessor and replaces it with better graphics.
The big difference is the Wii U's innovative controller that comes with a large built-in touch screen. Gamers will be able to see menus, maps and other extra content on the controller's screen. There's a built-in webcam, too.