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Playstation/Gameboy/XBox???what do I buy?

(15 Posts)
KatyMac Wed 29-Jun-05 10:29:16

I'm running an after school club and holiday playscheme and I'm being continually advised to buy one of the above....but which one

I know nothing about games....and thought in my ignorance I could buy games for the computer

Help what do I get

elsmommy Wed 29-Jun-05 10:53:40

Playstation, definatly

jayzmummy Wed 29-Jun-05 10:57:20

PS2....they are on special offer in woolies atm.

Iklboo Wed 29-Jun-05 10:59:33

DH has PS2 AND Gamecube (greedy boy!). You can get a wider range of games for PS2 and places like "Game" and "Gamestation" do pre-owned ones at really good prices with loads on 'multi-buy' offer. Plus the children could bring their owm favourite games from home?

essbee Wed 29-Jun-05 11:00:24

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nicm Wed 29-Jun-05 11:08:55

i childmind and got a ps2 with an eyetoy. this means that the kids aren't sitting playing the games but it is interactive and they have to jump/move about. they all love it. i got it in game. hth.

KatyMac Wed 29-Jun-05 11:45:38

thanks for the information everyone....I'll have to find a cheap playstation then....and some games I guess

lilaclotus Wed 29-Jun-05 11:47:31

ps3 comes out in spring or summer next year if you can wait that long

lilaclotus Wed 29-Jun-05 11:48:08

though that will cost a fortune at first.

lou33 Wed 29-Jun-05 12:29:12

we have an x box and a gamecube

Iklboo Wed 29-Jun-05 12:30:50

Katy - if you have a Gamestation in your area they do pre-owned consoles & games at really reasonable prices. Or try ebay, Loot, something like that.

1980louisiana Sun 03-Jul-05 15:52:48

definetly get an xbox there the best my husband has two!

serenity Sun 03-Jul-05 21:04:50

We've got a PS2, XBox, Gamecube, and a Dreamcast and I would say that , although it doesn't have as many games in total, a Gamecube has far more childfriendly games than any of the others. I find that PS2 and XBox games are far more adult in content, whereas the bulk of GC games are aimed at children.

Game and gamestation are great for secondhand games, and ebay is excellent as well!

Xena Sun 03-Jul-05 21:15:41

DH has an xbox but wishes he had a playstation. We never pay the full price for games either we get them on ebay or on play . com

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