Internet use on all three consoles, Wii, XBOX 360, and Play Station 3, is almost inescapable.
With Street Pass, the 3DS automatically shares certain data with any other 3DS within 90 feet.
This includes high scores and custom game information.
While you’re not necessarily required to tie these logins to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to do so.
The Play Station 3 and Wii have free Internet capabilities, including multiplayer gaming and Netflix streaming.
These features are available on the XBOX 360 for a monthly fee, though chat is available for free.