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Platform Nation’s “A Simple Question” – 6/23/10

You’ve had a week to digest all of the specs, pics, blogs, and previews.  You’ve followed keynotes, commercials, trailers and pricing estimates (or announcements).  So now comes the question.

If you had to buy only one, what would you buy: Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, or Playstation Move?

3 very different choices, with a full motion, no controller Kinect, the controller enhanced motion of Move, and the already established Wii.  I’m not ready to write off the Kinect like many out there; I think Microsoft has too much invested in this product to let it fail out of the box, so I remain cautiously optimistic.  I think the Move has the best package of the offered motion options from the big 3, and while the Wii has the advantage of being out the longest, it’s also the oldest dog on the block.

ChaCha.com’s response:  “I’d buy the wireless racing wheel fro [sic] $100 and a great racing game with the rest.” – So I guess that’s a vote for the Wii?  A nonsense response this time, ChaCha…

My response to last week’s ASQ: What E3 announcement has been the biggest deal for you?

I think the details and game lineup for the Nintendo 3DS have won me over. It goes hand-in-hand with my E3 hype article I guess (hardware makes for the biggest announcements), but I am the most excited about that right now. Can’t wait to see it in action!


A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation.  Each week, you’ll be posed a question.  These may be topical, funny, insightful, or just plain strange, and we want to hear from you.  Give a response and let the world know what you think.  There is no right or wrong answer here.  I will post my response on Friday in this post, and repost it next week. You’ll also see ChaCha’s response to the question each week.  If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.

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  • Based on what I’ve seen so far, I’m inclined to say the Playstation Move – it incorporates motion utilizing a small controller that I think is necessary for some games, along with a camera, which allows for greater flexibility in the kinds of games that can be done, as well as greater immersion.