Gaming with Girlfriend: Xbox with Kinect or Wii?

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#1 Posted by TheXboxgamer73 (1200 posts) -
Hey guys! My girlfriend and I have recently decided it might be a fun idea to start gaming together. She isn't much of a gamer, so we initially had the idea that purchasing a Wii would be our best option, especially for games like The Michael Jackson Experience, Just Dance 1-4, and every other mini game collection ever made. Alternatively, I've seen some fairly positive reviews for Kinect-based games such as Dance Central and the modified 360 version Michael Jackson Experience. What do you guys think?
#2 Posted by Archangel3371 (15358 posts) -
Gotta go with Kinect on this one especially with dance games. There are also some really enjoyable non-dance games as well.
#3 Posted by Megavideogamer (5323 posts) -

If you get Xbox with Kinect. Then if your girlfriend likes Kinect you will be ready to switch over to Xbox 720 with Kinect 2.

The wii is no longer having new games made. Even though it is cheap. The kinect is a better bet. As for games rent lots of Kinect games with Gamefly. So you won't have to spend lots of money on games She might not enjoy.

#4 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Wii seems to have a lot more casual friendly party games.

You can't beat Mario Kart.

#5 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

My brother and his girlfriend seem to have fun with their Kinect. Also, its worth keeping in mind that the Kinect is a living (still selling, still supported) system while the Wii has been dead for two years.

#6 Posted by xxBenblasterxx (70 posts) -

the Wii you may be a little to Girlfriend friendly and u'll be stuck playing Just Dance and the like for eternity, Kinect however is simply a gateway drug to eventually chainsawing a locust through the gut. The desired destination for any relationship I'm sure :) 

#7 Posted by Blueresident87 (5336 posts) -

Wii seems to have a lot more casual friendly party games.

You can't beat Mario Kart.


These are some of the most 'women-friendly' games ever made.

#8 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

If you're biggest concern is social/dancing games and tracking, I'd recommend Move. It's more accurate than the other two in tracking (maybe because of the light?). But if you're thinking she would be using it more to intro into gaming--i.e. she'll be doing some solo casual games--Kinect would be a good fit.

#9 Posted by sukraj (22133 posts) -

I would go with Wii

#11 Posted by Shame-usBlackley (18266 posts) -

Why would you want to do that to your girlfriend? Take her out to dinner and buy her a SNES instead. 

#12 Posted by True_Chaos_UK (2570 posts) -

Try her with some couch co-op my GF likes Gears and Lego Lord of the Rings, Played through Resi 5 as well.