I always used to have consoles - i was a Nintendo freak! However lately and since going to university i don't play consoles anymore.
However for christmas i might get one and i am torn between the xbox360 (for fable 2 and ninja gaiden) or the wii (for zelda).
My friend said that the xbox 360s have so many problems with them it's almost unbelievable and that around 1 in 3 that leave microsoft are bugged or go red circle...
Is it going to be a waste of my money?
Someone help me!?
Not true. It used to be a big problem but the newer models don't have as high a failure rate. You also get 1 years warranty, and an extra two years against the "red ring of death"
I've had a Wii and a 360 and I would strongly advise against the Wii whatever you decide. You'll love it for the first few months but the novelty wears off and the motion sensing isn't really up to scratch imo.
Buying a Wii would be a waste of money due to getting bored with it.
you say you are a nintendo freak? then surely you had a gamecube and you can get twilight princess for it without having to get a wii? or are you talking about future zeldas...
anyway reliability isn't as bad as it was and customer service is good.
I wouldn't say 360's are reliable. Mine's broken twice now, and has just been sent off to MS for repair again. But when they work, they are very good consoles.
Copy/paste from an earlier thread:
I've had a Wii since launch, and just recently got a 360. Though I'm usually a Nintendo fan, in all honesty I'd probably have to recommend the 360 overall. The Wii has some absolutely superb games - Zelda, Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3 are, in my opinion, just about the best games on any current system, and Smash Brothers and Mario Kart are also excellent; however, beyond these, I'd say the calibre of most of the rest of the games tails off dramatically. While none of the 360 games I've played quite measure up to the Wii's big three, there are a huge amount of excellent games for the 360, and many more on the horizon. I can't really see anything in the Wii's release schedule that excites me right now (Except for Wii Zelda, but no-one has any idea when that's coming ).
However, as a sole console, I'd go for the 360 or Wii over the PS3, as they both offer great backwards-compatibility as well as current games, dramatically expanding the selection of games available.
In summary: 360 > Wii > PS3