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Old 07-03-2013, 03:11 PM
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I would like to buy my 5 year old girl a video game system. Which one is best Wii or Xbox? I'm not looking for a discussion on whether she should have one or not. She has 2 four wheelers, a go cart, a chocolate lab, and 10 chickens. She does plenty of stuff outside but it is going to rain all weekend and I thought I would buy her a video game console. She likes playing games on my iPad so I am certain she will like it. I also have a 2 year old but isprobably too little too enjoy one.

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id get her a Wii, its more aimed at kids. That or id get her a handheld setup
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I have to agree with Mars on this one.
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Probably the Xbox 360 but I'd take a close look at this...

http://www.ouya.tv/discover/
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Super Nintendo from ebay. Seriously. The games are fun, harmless and can be beat by a kid. Great starter that you will enjoy as well.
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Atari!
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forget kids -xbox is great for adults ....... All the sports games are amazing - and forget about the first person shooters - I am a an assassin one minute and a seal team the next ...

Wish they had this stuff when I was doing drugs .... Would never have left the room ....

Xbox

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5 year old? Wii U.
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We chose the Wii for our kids(7 & under).
The games are more age apropriate and most require physical movement to play.
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Wii U for portable.


For home system, you could go with a Standard Wii, modded with an external harddrive and USB Loader. That way you can rent games from your local RedBox, load them on a harddrive, and play them whenever.


My boys have something like 90 Wii games on the hard drive. No discs to mess with. And I dont get sore for paying $40 for a game that they might not like.
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I would go with a wii or a 3D DS for a handheld
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My girls like the Wii, they have some pretty cool games. Nintendo DS for a handheld, they have a lot of the old school games from when we were kids.
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We've had the Wii for about 2-3 years and we still use it. My favorite is Mario Kart and the golf game on Wii sports. With Wii points you can download many of the SNES games and get the classic controller so it plays just like SNES.
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Originally Posted by FL Marine Plastics View Post
I would go with a wii or a 3D DS for a handheld
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Originally Posted by franklinscar View Post
I would like to buy my 5 year old girl a video game system.
how bout you send her outside to play?
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Originally Posted by nate. View Post
how bout you send her outside to play?
x100000000 and then some.....
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Originally Posted by nate. View Post
how bout you send her outside to play?
Did you even read the op?

Gee, hey why don't you sign your daughter up for dance lessons or something physical. You shouldn't buy no video games. I know better than you, so listen to me.

Please!
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Did you even read the op?

Gee, hey why don't you sign your daughter up for dance lessons or something physical. You shouldn't buy no video games. I know better than you, so listen to me.

Please!
How bout a good old fashion game of Go Fish then. Video games are way over rated. My 6 year old daughter and I played WhizKids card game the other day and to me the interaction is worth our time together.
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Yes, no argument here. I play board games, card games, legos, matchbox pretend play, and just about everything else with my son, including coloring, drawing, reading books, etc. Outside we play golf, even go to the driving range weekly, play in the dirt, swimming, bike riding, walks, exploring, chasing the dog around the yard, etc.

My point is that many people here jump to conclusions about what they think, about what they know nothing about! Happened to me when I posted about an online game for my son. I am not a big fan of electronic entertainment (to include TV), but in today's times they are part of a kid's life, like it or not.

The op clearly started he wasn't looking for advice about outdoor activities, and even took it a step further to list some things they already have/do. Just my .02
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
Yes, no argument here. I play board games, card games, legos, matchbox pretend play, and just about everything else with my son, including coloring, drawing, reading books, etc. Outside we play golf, even go to the driving range weekly, play in the dirt, swimming, bike riding, walks, exploring, chasing the dog around allthe yard, etc.

My point is that many people here jump to conclusions about what they think, about what they know nothing about! Happened to me when I posted about an online game for my son. I am not a big fan of electronic entertainment (to include TV), but in today's times they are part of a kid's life, like it or not.

The op clearly started he wasn't looking for advice about outdoor activities, and even took it a step further to list some things they already have/do. Just my .02
Yeah, Word. Thanks for having my back homie. I actually think too much technology is terrible for kids. I wasn't a kid who sat inside and played video games our watched much tv. I grew up on a large piece of property and we fished, hunted, played in the woods, rode bikes and played on all my family's heavy equipment sitting in the barn. Plus we all had to work . I prefaced the question the way I did because I knew my general feelings on the subject. I have resisted buying anything like this because of my feelings but I know my kids and an comfortable with the limitations I will put on its use. My kids spend lots of time outside and have responsibilities. Given a choice they willl go work in the garden or play with the chickens rather than staying inside. By the way I bought a Wii. They played with it for about an hour then we went and built a princess castle out of pillows and sheets.

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