The thing I found most interesting in this Microsoft article was their exploration of the video game market. As an avid video game player, I always enjoy reading about Xbox and Xbox 360 for classes. One thing that really surprised me was the stronghold Sony had in this market with the PS2. Having owned both consoles, as well as the Nintendo Gamecube, I have always felt Xbox was the superior video gaming console. Being Playstation 2 came out long before Xbox, I would have expected them to establish a strong user base, but I did not expect them to outsell Xbox three to one.
It doesn’t seem to be getting any better either. Although Microsoft fired out of the gates first with the Xbox 360, most reviews speculate that the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Revolution will both be superior consoles. Unfortunately, it looks like the only bright spot Xbox has on the horizon after PS3 and Revolution are released is the release of Halo 3 (Not surprisingly, Gates has said that Halo 3 will drop the same day as PS3).
P.S. For some weird reason, Gamecube and Playstation are being caught as misspelled words on Microsoft Works but Xbox isn’t. Hmmm…I wonder why?