There's no question that the Xbox 360 is a different machine from the start of the year. Microsoft seems far more focused on delivering a family friendly experience, while still catering to the hardcore fans. It's a difficult balance to strike and it'll be interesting see how they choose to expand the brand in 2009. But for now, looking back at the year that was for Microsoft's machine, it's hard to see it as anything but a huge success. Netflix integration, high quality exclusive titles and solid online offerings.