My sister asked me which game console I’d recommend. She is thinking of buying one for her sons this Christmas. Her boys are 7, 5, and 2.
My initial response was (not having researched it yet):
Very generally, the XBOX may have the latest technologies and potential for expansion (turning it into a media center for your living room). The competitors have more games to play on it.
Each company tries to get “exclusive” games.
You might want to approach it by anticipating what games you would buy them and see which console they work on. Include very young kids titles, in your research.