Wii: Hi-ya! So, I love good family-friendly interactive games, especially ones where people get up and move-games like bowling, golf or tennis. I don't like to brag, but Wii Sports software comes bundled in my package, while the other hardware consoles fly solo. My motion-sensitive controller responds to your every move, and it's just loads of fun.
PS3: Yo, what up? Sleek black box. Cell processor. Bluetooth. Blu-ray high-definition player. Get it? And I don't mind bragging about the fact that no one else had the cohones to make HD internal. My wireless six-axis controller senses movement along all 3-D axes.
Wii: Zelda, Mario, Pokemon and an entire kennel full of Nintendogs
PS3: Sgt. Nathan Hale, Tony Hawk, the Call of Duty brothers and all the Grand Theft Auto series thugs
In line waiting to buy on launch night:
Wii: Lots of friends-some dressed as Nintendo characters-who had fun in mostly orderly stakeouts. The Times Square Toys "R" Us midnight line was the bomb: more 3,000 fans waiting for the more than 4,000 boxes inside the store. Wii reps handed out free T-shirts and hats. Sell myself on eBay? No way!
PS3: Shootings and robberies kept late-night lines short and dangerous-and fairy tale free. Most retail outlets received fewer than a dozen boxes, resulting in fights, shout downs and general chaos. Want to make a deal on eBay? For the right cash-$1,000 or more-I'm in.
Wii: $200 million budget to push hands-on family play with mall tours, sponsored music tours and tie-ins with Pringles and 7-Eleven. TV ads star two earnest Japanese guys knocking on doors in Middle America and inviting consumers with the polite come-on "We would like to play."
PS3: Baby dolls crying backward tears, eggs that smash against a wall to release flying black crows, and Rubik's cubes that levitate and explode are just some of the images at the core of my hipper-than-hip $100 million-plus push tagged "Play B3yond."
Wii: Love the reasonable $250 price and lots of kid-friendly content, moms say. Gotta have it, Nintendo fanboys say. Analysts wonder if the novelty will last. I say: jealous meanies!
PS3: Killer graphics with high-definition built in, game critics say. Amazing speed from cell processors, current PS owners say. Some cry foul over $599 price tag. I say: Cash-poor whiners can f-off!
Wii: A little slippery on the controller. Already there's a report of one user bowling, losing his grip on the Wiimote and cracking his 60-inch TV screen. Ooopsy!
PS3: None. C'mon, what's a little bullet spray to true gamers?