"The Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 battled it out for nearly a decade; both consoles seeking to be the go-to gaming platform. The Xbox 360 promised to be the best console to play the multi-platform blockbusters on, while the PlayStation 3 was the home of niche (but excellent) exclusive titles.
No matter where you eventually sided, you were bound to be greeted with exceptional games, and at the end of the day, isn’t that all that matters? Some people continue to write off the last generation as a waste of time, yet gaming has arguably never been better. Brand new IPs sprung up all over the place; old favourites received a new lease of life; and as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fast approached, it only seemed to be getting better – despite many belittling the consoles for their aged hardware."