Competition is great for the gaming industry and the consumers of gaming products. In 2008, the battle for best console will be won in many domains including most consoles units sold, best game titles, best multiplayer and brightest future.
For the last few years we've seen the Xbox 360 dominate in many domains of competition. Microsoft has continued to receive key titles on their platform because their development support is extremely friendly and consumers, in the United States specifically, have taken to purchasing the console as the PC-alternative for current generation gaming. Microsoft's LIVE! integration for gaming is tightly built to the 360 experience and allows consumers to quickly purchase add-on content for game levels, rock band and guitar hero songs and silly content such as picture packs and themes.