The Xbox 360 was the first next-gen console to appear, but it could not take full advantage of this head-start. Despite appearing in 2005, it has so far failed to gain massive support - mostly thanks to an unspectacular set of games. Now it seems doomed to fall behind thanks to the sheer power of the PS3 (MGS 4, anyone?) and the supreme originality of the Wii. Halo 3 might prolong its life thanks to fanboys, but Sony and Nintendo are already set to rule the next-gen war in 2007.
'Okay, we've got Dead Rising... and Halo 3, when that comes out... and lots of PS2 games that are prettier on the X-box 360 than on the PS2.'
'Yeah, but... the PS3 has MGS 4. And just look at the Wii's controller.'
'Damn. We're screwed. Still, I can't wait for MGS 4...'