There are people who will only play Nintendo consoles. There are others who are all about Xbox. And there are others who would only touch a PlayStation. Other people don’t care for any of the major 3 and play the niche consoles like Ouya, or just play smartphone games. Some people are annoying fanboys who only exist to troll you if you don’t like their favorite console. Some are genuinely only interested in that particular console and games, so they simply stay there. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if you’re just getting into gaming I’m going to tell you right now: you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you only stick with one console. There are a few reasons I say this. Just to name a few: Mario. Master Chief. Nathan Drake. Sackboy. Link. Forza. And the list goes on.
Each of the big 3, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, offer great games for gamers. Each console has kid friendly games, and each has games more geared for teenagers and adults. So why limit yourself and be a fan of only one console or the other? Sometimes it does make a bit of sense. Say you don’t have a large budget. Which console will you go towards, in all likelihood? Likely it’ll be the cheapest console available, which in the current generation of consoles is the Wii U. That’s understandable, and I’ve done the same thing more than once in my decade plus of gaming. But if you have the ability to purchase a bit more then I definitely recommend that you don’t just keep one. Don’t buy all of the consoles all at once; only get what you can afford before moving on. But don’t restrict yourself to only one great console. When you ask somebody why they prefer one company to another, say Nintendo to Microsoft, they may give a generic answer that usually involves Mario and kid friendly. And yes, only Nintendo has Mario. But guess what? You can play other consoles and enjoy their offerings and simply plug the Wii U back in when you want your Mario.
You don’t have to stick with only one console. You can have the Wii U for family and kid friendly games, like Mario and Pokemon. You can have the PS4 for Uncharted and Gran Turismo. You can have the Xbox One for Halo and Forza. Just switch the consoles when you want to play something else. It’s that simple! I love the Wii U and PS4. I think they are both great consoles that have strengths and weaknesses. I play the Wii U when I want the more “classic” games from my childhood like Mario and Sonic. I play the PS4 when I want a taste of great online games and new favorites like Batman. I don’t have an Xbox One yet, but I already have a list of games I’d love to play there if I get the chance. I overall prefer Sony. I firmly believe the PS4 is much better overall than the Wii U. But that doesn’t stop me from loving what Nintendo has put out there. Why not do the same thing, if you can? Play whatever you want, it’s obviously your choice. If you only want Nintendo then you have no real need to get the others. But you miss out on the other incredible games they offer, and that’s a real shame.