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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:45

Between a PS4 and an Xbox One, which one would be best for a 8-10 year olds? and why?




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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:10

The one with the games your family wants?



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:24

For an 8-10 Year old I'd recommend neither. I think Wii U should be the system of choice for that age group.

 

Edit: This leads me to believe the question is actually, which system should I buy that I want that I can also share with my 8-10 year old children. In that case, the answer is, pick the system with the games you want, or the one your friends have. They are both very similar devices



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:37

The Wii U it has a big library of games now and many many more on the way. Currently Mario kart 8 but go watch the Zelda u trialer

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:54

I think you'd be best off getting a Super Nintendo. It is cheap and has excellent games. There are no online interactions, so no paedophiles to worry about. Lots of kid friendly games. No monthly service charges, patches, DLC, DRM, or games that no longer work because the server is shut down.

 

Plus your kids will appreciate games and technology better if they play the classics.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:56

I think you'd be best off getting a Super Nintendo. It is cheap and has excellent games. There are no online interactions, so no paedophiles to worry about. Lots of kid friendly games. No monthly service charges, patches, DLC, DRM, or games that no longer work because the server is shut down.

 

Plus your kids will appreciate games and technology better if they play the classics.

 

Yeah, actually screw the Wii U, do what Enron said :).



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:13

I think you'd be best off getting a Super Nintendo. It is cheap and has excellent games. There are no online interactions, so no paedophiles to worry about. Lots of kid friendly games. No monthly service charges, patches, DLC, DRM, or games that no longer work because the server is shut down.

 

Plus your kids will appreciate games and technology better if they play the classics.

 

Or get a Wii U and still be able to play many of the classics.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:27

I'm seriously considering getting a Wii-U for the Nintendo titles.  They have lots of kid friendly games seems like.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:48

The only current gen console that has any games I want is the Wii U.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:54

Xbox One has good parental controls so you can easily limit their access to what ever you want. I am not sure how the PS4 is for that but Microsoft usually does a good job with anything like that. Also the gold sharing is great for family's so you only have to buy it once for one account then everyone on that console has it. I would just go over the features of each and find which has the features you are looking for and what you think your kids would like.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 14:59

First, it's for my nephews, so not much fun for me. :)

Second, I have no clue want games they want/like. But I can tell you this, they like minecraft. They play block heads on my phone too.

 

 

**i was under the impression that the wii is losing market and dying. is that true?



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 14:16

First, it's for my nephews, so not much fun for me. :)

Second, I have no clue want games they want/like. But I can tell you this, they like minecraft. They play block heads on my phone too.

 

 

**i was under the impression that the wii is losing market and dying. is that true?

 

The Wii U hasn't sold very well and big publishers are skipping it for some of their titles, but Nintendo only make games for their console (Wii U) and their games are always family friendly.

 

Minecraft will be available on both the PS4 and Xbox One. (Set for August/September release)

 

Ask them what they would prefer? or ask their parents if they've been asking for one?

 

The PS4 is the more popular console with close to 9 million sales,, but the xbox one is also doing pretty well with 5 million sales.

Both will have a selection of family friendly games but currently the only exclusives I can think of are Knack and Resogun for the PS4 and Kinect Sports Rivals for the Xbox One. There are a few multiplatforms ones.

 

I think either would be a good pick, I personally bought my nephew and niece a xbox one and they were very happy with it. But that was because the PS4 was sold out at the time and the only choice was Wii U or Xbox One.

 

p.s Kids don't seem to like playing kid games.



#13 Jason S.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 14:24

for an 8-10yr old, i dont think either is appropriate at this point. The Wii U has many more kid-friendly games as well as great games for adults.

 

whoever said to buy an SNES is hilarious. it's completely true! an 8yr old wont know the difference!



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 14:30

A PS3 or 360 would be a better choice IMO (if neither is owned).



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 18:12

A PS3 or 360 would be a better choice IMO (if neither is owned).

 

Was just about to say the same thing.

 

A young kid won't care about the latest graphics/games. So a PS3/360 would do. They're cheap to pickup and have a huge range of games for it... also cheap.