"In the spring of 2005, we were all introduced to the next generation of gaming, and it came in the form of Microsoft's Xbox 360. Showing off its cutting edge graphics, robust online community and deep lineup of third party developers, it paved the way as far as what to expect from consoles for the second half of the decade. The 360 was off to a great start by launching a year ahead of everyone else. Waiting for their turns, both Japanese console makers we're pretty hush-hush on the details on their plans for the next generation. Nintendo probably more quiet than Sony, for a while was referring to their machine simply by its code name: Revolution."