In today's Gamasutra feature
, we print the answers to our latest Question of the Week in which we asked our audience of game professionals: "As a video game professional, are you buying a Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo's Wii or both on their North American launch later next week? How are you securing your console (eBay, pre-order, queue?), and what underpinned your buying decision?"
In this excerpt, GarageGames' Alex Swanson mirrors an interestingly high number of responses in saying that the promise of new interactions makes Wii the clear choice:
"I have absolutely no intention of purchasing a PS3. It redundancy and expense make it difficult for me to imagine ever owning one. I learned some time ago that more gadgets isn't necessarily better. The Wii, on the other hand, offers me something I can appreciate - new gameplay, fun gameplay, and a great way to interact with friends. I will purchase one at launch, and likely be happy with it as the only console I purchase this generation."
And though clearly the minority, Activision's Dale Mulcahy reflects a number of other responses from those that intend to sit out this double-console launch entirely:
"Neither, I'm happy with my 360. The supposed benefit of a Blu-Ray player in the PS3 isn't enough to make me break the bank to buy it. And despite the weak graphics and lack of HD support, I was tempted to buy the Wii. But then Nintendo packed in a game I didn't want and vied to charge me fifty bucks for it. I've already bought the 360, and there's more games for it than I have time to play, so getting another system would just be gluttonous."
You can now read the full Gamasutra feature on the topic
including many more thoughtful responses on the topic (no registration required, please feel free to link to this feature from external websites).