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Best video game system for 4-8yr olds

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Mar 29, 2010
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Best video game system for 4-8yr olds

PS3 Wii. XBOX other???

Which one is the best for 4-8 yr olds ?
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Deal Guru
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Sep 7, 2006
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console-wise i would say the wii. if we're talking about handhelds too then the ds/3ds could appeal to them too.
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Sep 12, 2011
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Wii for sure. I have a Wii and an Xbox 360 and there are tons of age appropriate games on the wii but I'm having trouble finding ones for the Xbox. Another problem with the Xbox is the ads. Parental controls don't block gruesome ads from the homescreen for some reason.
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Nov 1, 2010
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Wii! No question, lovable characters that have been around for ages!
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Sep 22, 2007
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iOS. Get a refruibished iPad or ipad mini. Cheap games plus video and movies and its portable.
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Apr 23, 2005
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Crayons and coloring books.
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Nov 3, 2007
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Nintendo DS Lite with R4.
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May 12, 2011
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NORTH VANCOUVER
Nintendo Ds lite or Nintendo 3ds ARE GREAT CHOICES

if u want it for the tv then Nintendo Wii
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Nov 4, 2004
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If you decide on the Wii then you may want to consider the Wii U. It's backwards compatible with Wii titles. Plus it's more future proof than the Wii. The Wii for all intents and purposes is a discontinued model with the release of the Wii U (as will the 360 when Microsoft releases their next console. They immediately abandoned the original xbox when the 360 was released.) . As your kids grow up you'll be able to buy new software for them with the Wii U.
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I'd have to say XBOX! My 3 year old loves Dead Space 2, Grand Theft Auto IV and just so he has appreciation for the classics I picked him up the Doom 3 BFG edition. Great games for kids! Although when he went to daycare last week he opened the door to the little tykes car and threw the kid driving it on the ground and jumped in and took off, ran some people over and got out and beat his daycare provider with a baseball bat. When he was Given a time out he started screaming something about his teachers being necromorphs and how "they all needed to be dismembered "! Yep he loves his Xbox!


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Jul 19, 2012
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the best bang for the buck? an old gamecube with a stack of 1st party mario, zelda, kirby, dk games. tons of great kids titles on that and it's very cheap.

if you want current gen then I'd stay far away from the xbox 360 as it has very few little kids games and is child-unfriendly with a shooter mentality (which I love btw). either the ps3 (for the ratchet and clank franchise alone) or the wii (mario city) are better choices. I don't know about the wii u and giving a 4 year old control over that irreplaceable lcd controller. one mishap and you're in line at 1-800 nintendo support to beg for another at 100 dollars+ or who knows how much?
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