Xbox 360 logo.
Ok, let's just set the record straight before I get any upset comments. First off I consider myself a hardcore gamer. I still own an operating Atari 2600, various Nintendo systems and others that are no longer around.
I do not own an Xbox because I did not like the thought of "The Red Ring of Death" happening and because the titles that I want to play on Xbox perform better on my PC. Also the controller does not feel right since I have larger hands. I do not have a personal hatred toward Xbox nor the owners of Xbox, the following is just an observation I had a few days ago.
While I was watching TV and surfing the internet on my laptop, various game commercials came on in the background. The commercials got me thinking of friends of mine who recently ran into some bad luck with their Xbox and had to send it in. This is the 5th go around with sending their Xbox in with "The Red Ring of Death". The bad luck comes into play now because they do not have one but two Xboxes they picked up just in case this happens to them, however it just so happened that both Xboxes were down. This got me thinking that if even half the amount of Xbox owners are like my friends and own multiple Xboxes, then what is this saying in regards to the sales of Xbox?
Suddenly a question that has been in my mind for years was slightly answered. Xbox sales reflect sales, not the number of owners. Granted I am not taking away anything from Xbox or the owners of Xbox, this is just an observation that I had. While the Xbox chip set has been replaced and Microsoft assures us that there will no longer be any Red Rings of Death, I am now looking to the future toward the next gen game systems, since I would rather put that Xbox money toward a game like Beatles: Rock Band.