IGN says PS3 is the best game console: *cocks head curiously*

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IGN surprisingly announced the PS3 as the 2006 console of the year, beating out the Wii for the head spot. Many of you might be infuriated or elated depending on your opinions of each respected console, we all know everyone has their own opinion. So let’s see how IGN clarifies their situation.

Nintendo’s Wii launched to massive mainstream applause and a lot of hope has been placed in the potential for gaming innovation via the console’s unique controller. Nintendo disappointed some, however, by choosing not embrace HDTV or to compete with Sony and Microsoft in processing power. The Wii can’t even play normal DVDs.

Judging the consoles based upon a broad perspective that includes software now available and coming in the future an entirely different argument could be formulated. However, from a hardware perspective, the PS3 is by far the more interesting console. Though the launch software hasn’t blown anyone away, the 360’s launch titles were equally unimpressive, and the system will certainly mature. Sony’s embrace of the PS3 as a computer rather than just a console, and the availability of supported Linux distributions for the console will also develop and will likely bear entirely unexpected fruit in future.

The reason between the winners relies mostly on extra stuff and not the gameplay? Blasphemy we say! Pure blasphamy! The proof is in the Wiimote. With both the innovation and coolness of ingenuity, the Wii seems like the winner through and through. Add in its potential for exercise and the fact that it’s plain a lot of fun to play, and you have yourself a winning console. Not the PS3.

Of course IGN does have a point as dissing the Wii a bit for not having added hardware capabilities such as the ability to play DVDs or to embrace HDTV, but these factors do not eliminate the fact that the Wii is new, unique, and a true cultural cannon, as displayed through the fandom of both the young and the elderly. — Andrew Dobrow

IGN.com presents The Best of 2006 [via Joystiq]

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6 comments

  1. i wonder how much Sony paid Ign for saying that… lol..

  2. I think you’ve missed the point of the article. It’s Best NEW console, and it’s in the IGN Gear section, rather than the Overall section, which tells me blueray and hdmi were more important than games and public perception.

  3. I think IGN just named it best of the year so they could get some extra publicity when everyone on the PS3 Hate Bandwagon posted their OMG!WTF!s on Digg, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, and all the other gaming sites.

  4. honestly the Wii is the best console. It is just fun. You get to move around and exercise. especially on the Wii Sports. So what if it doesn’t have those extra features. The Wii has the best gameplay ever and thats what matters most, not the dvd, hardware crap.

  5. I think that wii is a awesome and unique console but, thats not the only reason that a console can be named the best. I think if they had a section of unique-ness, then yes they would win ^.^

    But gotta admit, Playstation is and will always be the best….Yeah thats going to hurt lots of people might disagree…But yeah who cares get mad

  6. I have to say, the Wii is a very fun console and I am considering on getting one, but if you are rating a game console, your rating should be focused on the performance of the system and not just the features.. I own a PS3 and a 360, and both systems are awesome, BUT the cons of the 360 are GREAT!! The 360 gaming performance is great, but the console performance is the most crappiest design ever… If the system falls over, their is a tariffing scratch all around the disk that cost you $60, well $68 if your including tax, and I have talked to many people, and every one of them said that after six months the system stops working, and that RED ring appears. To pay $428.00 on something that wont last you a good bit of time to even experience the system in its full effect, thats plane GAY!! Overall I think that the PS3 wins because of the outstanding gaming performance, and system performance with features….

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