The whole console gaming community are going gaga over the head to head battle between the Next Generation Gaming Consoles. Just go to digg and see how many digg stories are about Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii. Looks like Wii is gaining more head up points against PS3. But here in the Philippines, I don’t think Filipino gamers would prefer Wii over PS3. I could think of 5 reasons why PS3 would be preferred by Pinoy gamers rather than Wii.
- There were more PS1 and PS2 sold than Nintendo’s 1st and second generation consoles (how are they called again?, I can’t even remember). And Pinoys are overly fond of completing anything in a series. So expect PS1 and PS2 owners to buy the PS3 to complete their Playstation trilogy collection
- The next Final Fantasy game, (if ever there will be one) maybe released on PS3 and definitely not in Wii. FF games is very popular among Pinoy gamers.
- Similarly, Pinoys would be anticipating the next Boxing game to be released for PS3 which would likely include Pinoy boxing hero Manny Pacquiao. Many Pinoy gamers would love to repeat the Pacquiao-Morales fight in their PS3 consoles,
- PS3 is easier to pronounce than Wii. The uncertainty in how to properly pronounce Wii might turn Pinoy gamers to buy PS3 instead,
- And the top reason why, Pinoys would prefer Wii over PS3? Hmmm, i’d rather not post it here. Just visit your favorite local video game stores. The ones not located in the malls but those located in Greenhills, Makati Cinema Square or St. Francis Square