Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Is Xbox 360 a next-generation Gaming Console :
One of the greatest Questions that i've heard is that ' Is the Microsoft Xbox 360 really a "next-gen" gaming console? '. I was stunned when I heard that question, I was thinking about it and I landed on a struggling revealation. The Xbox 360, is a next-gen console but I would say due to its early launch last year, it may be considered as what Ken Kutagari said a Xbox 1.5, because it does not have anything new compared to the early generation. If wireless Gaming and a Good GPU is considered to be next-gen, then even I can make one by upgrading my computer. But the other two contendors, The Nintendo Wii and The Sony PlayStation 3 have something new, that is motion-sensing controllers and PlayStation 3 has a blu-ray drive which itself is a Next-Generation Optical device. The Nintendo Wii has that Casual Gaming element attached to it, while the PlayStation 3 is considered for serious Gaming. The Xbox 360 turns out to be a Online enabled PC, that just has a few exclusive titles and has a great fan following due to its promotions and buy outs, hyping and other cheap methods of attracting consumers, The Halo Game was orginally a PC Game that became a Xbox title. So my conclusion is that while the Xbox 360 provides eye-pleasing graphics and stuff it definitely is not next-generation stuff.
Posted by Ameen at 12:04 AM