My wife has decided that she wants to buy a games console for the girls (the oldest is six (almost seven), the middle one is five. The youngest doesn't really count yet, being only 10 months old). The two girls that count for this decision are both very much into girly things - Disney, princesses, lots of pink, that kind of stuff. The younger of the two loves music and dancing, albeit in a very lazy pick-me-up-and-dance-with-me kind of way. I need some advice, since I have zero experience with either Move or Kinect. Which would be better for kids that age? Some points I need to keep in mind:
- Which console has more (and better quality) kid-friendly games available?
- What system (Move vs. Kinect) is just more fun to play around with?
- Which console has better exclusives - both kid-friendly and slightly more hardcore? I'm a PC gamer at heart, and probably always will be, but if I have a console in the house I might as well get some use out of it too!
My wife asked on her facebook page, and most of her friends seem to lean towards PS3. Personally, I have no pony in this race, though I like that the PS3 will do both Bluray and HDMI out of the box. Also, I'm a huge fan of the Uncharted games, and I have copies of both 1 and 2 back in Europe - but buying a console just for one game series is kind of silly. As an addendum to that, is the PS3 region locked? Could I get the folks back home to send me the games I own and will they play on an American PS3?
I know that there is a lot of love for the Xbox 360 here. The PS3 is villified for its many updates, for instance, but that is not a problem for me. I'm slightly OCD about keeping my systems up to date, so I check quite frequently for updates anyway, be it on my PC, PSP, or Android phone. Are there any other major problems I need to be aware of in either system?
Please, GWJer hivemind, help me. Do it for the children!