Xbox 360 was first out of the gate in this generation's console race, but it's still far from winded. The head start and relatively affordable price are two keys to its success. It's got a huge library of excellent games -- and that library will only grow through 2009...especially since Sony's lost Final Fantasy exclusivity. Indeed, Final Fantasy XIII will be coming to the 360, a surprise E3 twist from Square Enix that still has Nintendo fans seeing Final Fantasy VII behind their eyelids.
Still, some problems continue to plague the console. Gamers still whisper about the "Red Ring of Death" as if it were some malevolent baby-snatching angel. It's not as much of an issue for newer 360s, but the problem's far from resolved.