It's fantastic that there are so many games consoles out there offering quality gaming experiences to suit all tastes. Well, it's fantastic most of the time, anyway. Unfortunately, if you and your significant other happen to disagree on which console is the games system of choice, you're going to have a bit of a struggle on your hands. Maybe you want a Wii and she wants an Xbox - both of which are radically different systems, yet similar in many ways. For example, both have motion control capabilities thanks to the Wii's unique Wii-mote system and the new Xbox Kinect. So that means you can't argue that one has the advantage of motion control. Similarly, both consoles share many of the same games, and what the Xbox offers in terms of shoot 'em ups and online play, the Wii makes up for with its fantastic multiplayer games and excellent anyone-can-do-it sports and competition-based games. Plus there's the Wii Fit. Unfortunately, while the Wii and the Xbox share plenty of likenesses, there are still crucial differences between the two consoles that makes them just dissimilar enough to prevent agreeing on which to get without a fight. Both consoles have different reputations which affect not only who buys them, but what games come out on them. For example, the Wii is seen as family friendly and the Xbox is seen as the console for those who like first person shooters. But that doesn't mean both consoles don't have games from the other camp: the Wii alone enjoys titles like Resident Evil and Manhunt just as much as the Xbox. But if you really can't decide which console to get and getting both is out of the question - which, sadly, it often is - then it's time to work out a compromise. If she can't live without her first person shooters and you're too keen on the idea of using the Wii-mote to control what's happening on screen, why not combine both of your choices and go for a Playstation 3? Sharing plenty of the same shooting titles as the Xbox and with the brand new Playstation Move controller system, the PS3 combines the best of both worlds and allows you both to have the system you want, keeping both of you happy. With all the great games that are traditionally associated with Xbox coupled with the smart and sophisticated control system of the Wii, the Playstation 3 is bound to quieten down all protests. That is, until the next generation of consoles comes out, anyway!