I want to start playing video games.
What platform should I get?
Most Helpful Guy
Depends on what types of games you want to be playing. If you are a beginner, I'd reccomend a console rather than a PC, because although you can play flash games, and other games on websites on a regular PC, it won't run "real" video games as well as consoles unless you buy a $1000 + gaming PC.
In my opinion, an Xbox One or a PS4 would be your best option, because they have the most variety of video game genres to choose from. Xbox One and PS4 allow you to play any game as long as its not made by Nintendo. You can play mini game anniversaries of old arcade Nintendo games, but you can't play the new titles. If you want to play things like New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart, Kirby's Adventures in Dreamland, Sonic The Hedgehog, etc., then a Nintendo WiiU is your only current option. If you buy this console, beware that you will be able to play any Nintendo game, but you will be severely limited in anything else that is not exclusive to Nintendo, especially shooter games.
If you do want a console that plays Nintendo games though, I'd recommend waiting until the Nintendo NX comes out, rather than buying the WiiU.1
Most Helpful Girl
A gaming laptop is really the best choice if you are a college student like me. I couldn't justify buying a gaming system due to the cost of the system plus accessories not to mention the price of games. I could however, justify a decent gaming laptop because I also use it for school work. It was around the same price as a system. I would love to buy a system but right now it's just not in the cards systems are a lot more money than they use to be.
However, if you want to try handheld gaming the Nintendo 3DS is pretty affordable now and since it as been out for quite a while there are tons of games to choose from.1