Game Console Fatigue

Now that Nintendo has come out with the Wii U, I have had to think about whether or not to buy that new console. It did not take long to decide that I would not. You see, even though we have all three game consoles, we do not use them much at all.

We used the Wii quite a bit when it first came out, and then again when Mario Galaxy came out. But I would say that it has been months since it was last turned on; and probably that was just done to upgrade the firmware. I am not sure that I can even remember how the home theatre system is supposed to be configured for us to play with it.

Our XBox360 does not see much use either. The last time I turned it on was to make sure that it could connect to our new wireless router. And besides my son playing games on it when he comes over, the only time it sees any use is when the family decides to play Rock Band, otherwise it just sits there unused.

The PS3 is the console that sees the most use, but not for playing games. We use it as our Bluray player, and also to watch TV programs and movies on Netflix. I did buy games for it, but I basically never play them.

So a new console system would have to make a very compelling argument before we would consider buying it since the only thing we do on any of them is watch movies and TV programs.

My wife plays games on her iPad and on her 3DSXL, and I play games on my iPad and WOW on my laptops.

What kind of use do you get out of your game console(s)?



About cthibodeau

I am a baby-boomer who is now in his second career after spending 10 years in the military. I now work in the computer field, which also happens to be one of my hobbies. I also like to sing, play the guitar to accompany my singing, and play the piano when I practice (which is pretty much never these days)
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