Ethan Writes: Hello! My family has a Wii, and “Wii” all enjoy it. But I
want a PS3, but my parents say no. I have tried to convince them with
things like showing that this system has games that would appeal to
All of us and I need some help. Do you think that the Playstation 3
is a good family console?
It’s a good family console but it isn’t the best by far.
It depends mostly on if there are young kids involved. For younger kids I’d stick to the Wii. While the PS2 was easily the best family console in the last generation. Sony’s been slow but they do have some fine family games like GuitarHero/RockBand, Karaoke game and my favorite quiz show game “Buzz.” The system also has Little Big Planet, which is a wonderful game. Sony’s online store also has some good kiddie games.
Now if you’re talking about a teenager, the PS3 almost matches the 360 in terms of cool exclusive games. It is more hardcore and of course comes with a Blu-Ray player and the ability to stream movies from your PC – among other things.
So, if your parents are saying “no” because they think having one console is enough, then I can’t say paying for another system is a good idea. If they’re saying “no” because of M-rated games, the PS3 has plenty of E and T games. The Wii is the best for casual gamers and families, so if that’s all they want from a system, they already have what they need.
That said, if they can afford it, tell them that a home with a Wii and PS3 isn’t that common and that the PS3 offers a wider range of top-notch gaming. Sadly, the best reason to get it is because you want it. It’s cool. Oh and the 360 is a better option if money is the problem.
Sorry that I can’t be more helpful.