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XBox (with Kinnect) v. Wii

I mentioned on my Twitter thingamajig that I’m thinking of getting my daughter a video console. I want something that is kid friendly and involves physical movement, not just thumb-action, and offer opportunities for whole-family-play. At first, consensus was a Wii, but now there’s some pushback saying that the future is the XBox with Kinnect because, while it’s new (and expensive), it will have even more physical action and has much better graphics. Any thoughts from readers? Ideally in the comments section. But if you can’t handle the Mensa entrance exam required to post comments, feel free to shoot me an email. Thanks!

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