By Zach Fox
Microsoft pulled off something very strange with the X-Box 360. Something quite special and positively unique: it didn’t piss anyone off. Not really anyway.
PlayStation vs. Microsoft pitiable fanboy patheticness aside, the X-Box 360 performed a veritable Houdini act by both being there (to the tune of roughly 70 Million sales worldwide and a very creditable 2nd place this generation) and also not there for everyone else. No matter what was owned or preferred, the Wii was omnipresent enough to be noticeable, whether for better or worse. The 360 though was a little like Switzerland, amicably standing by, picking up the odd shell from a PS3-headed attack, while making a metric ton of money.