Console Quandary
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2011, 2:48 pm
I'm back from vacation and ready to write.  In other big news I just landed my first full-time salaried job!  I had a good couple of weeks.

I told myself once I got a full-time job one of my rewards would be a new gaming console, so now I have to make a decision.  Should I get a PS3 or a 3DS?  I really can't make up my mind.

The 3DS has a few awesome 3D remakes of some of my favorite games.  Namely, Star Fox 64 and Ocarina of Time.  I'm sure down the line they'll release some new Mario platformers, which I'll eat up.  Nintendo has also announced a new Smash Bros game for the 3DS and I don't want to pass that up, although it may be years away.

The PS3, on the other hand has a HUGE backlog of games already.  It's been out about the same amount of time as the Xbox 360 and has fallen in price many times.  The built in Blu-Ray player would be a cool added bonus.  I've wanted to check out the Uncharted series, Little Big Planet, Infamous, Warhawk, Demon Souls,  and God of War III.  The real draw for me here are the PSN downloadable games.  I haven't regretted any money I've spent on XBLA and I'm sure I would love the downloadable titles from PSN as well.  Off the top of my head I want to try Flower, the Pixeljunk series, Fat Princess, and 3D Dot Game Heroes.  Not to mention the Final Fantasy's available for download as PS One Classics.

Looking at my lists I can tell PS3 has a bigger backlog now, but I just love the potential of the 3DS.  The other reason I hesitate to buy a PS3 is because most of the games I buy are cross-platform and I'll always choose the 360 over the PS3.

So, readers, please help.  I truly can't make up my mind.  If you own a PS3, 3DS, or both, leave me some feedback in the comments.  I'll owe you one.

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