Casual gaming is enjoying success, but look who made the grade!
Best Gaming Console
Playstation 3 Slim
Au.playstation.com | $499
Totally engaging and offering incredible graphics, this Playstation 3 complements your hi-definition system set up and takes you on an adventure within your living room. With high definition Blu-ray movies and wireless control over access to your photos, music and catch up TV over internet, it’s a package that’s hard to resist.
Highly Commended: Xbox 360 Slim
Xbox.com/en-au | $499
Best Portable Gaming System
Nintendo DSi XL
Nintendo.com.au | $299.95
With all the features of the Nintendo DS but with the largest ever screen to date, and a wider viewing angle, the DSi XL is Nintendo’s fourth iteration of the original DS which was launched back in 2004. Giving the gamer a much more in-your-face experience, games are far more enjoyable with the improvements in detail afforded by the larger screen, and the choice of both the regular and larger stylus also improves precision when required.
Highly Commended: Sony PSP Go
au.playstation.com | $249.95
Best Gaming Accessory
au.Playstation.com | $99 (starter kit)
Sony has perfected the art of motion control with this accessory for the Playstation 3 which uses real-time motion data from sensors, offering skilful gamers a more intuitive, engaging and fun experience. Emulating Nintendo’s success with handheld motion controllers, the Playstation Move also opens up an avenue for social gamers while enhancing the experience for core movers.
Highly Commended: Microsoft Kinect
microsoft.com/en-au | $199