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(I have a feeling this has already been done)

I'm not trying to start anything here, it's just that today my friends Xbox 360 failed on him for the third time during the time he's had it, me also being a victiim of RROD, I wonder if MS waited a year longer to release it's console, would their consoles still have the problems that plague the system and MS today.

I'm fully  aware that the PS3 and Wii also have their sytems failures along with previous gen consoles, I guess maybe my main point is that Sony/PS3 fanatics always attack this problem the 360 has, and if MS released it around the time of the PS3 and Wii, and took the extra year to work out any possible kinks, would MS still be troubled by the RROD or E79 erros.

EDIT: after reading most comments on this thread, I guess it's safe to assume that the 360 was rushed, but for the right reasons such as getting a headstart on Sony(their main competition), but now another question comes to mind: if Sony passes Microsoft in hardware sales, would everything MS has done to stay ahead be undone?



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We have an official thread for this I thought...

Regardless, I would say the 360 was rushed for all the right reasons, but with consequences. For Microsoft though, they're ahead of Sony, I'd say for them, it payed off.



                                                                                                                                            

 DUH



It may of been rushed in 2005 but its not rushed now.



rushed? definitely... but if they had waited a year it would have released around the same time a ps3 and probably wouldn't stand a chance



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@newcloud

 

Nah if it was delayed a year and released the same time as the PS3 it would have HD-DVD built in and same with the HDD.

 

They would of been EXACTLY the same.



Next person to misuse the contraction would've as "would of" should be banned.



@Garnett

i dont think so, the xbox brand name wasnt that strong 3-4 years ago while playstation was strong and they both launched at about the same price plus with EU and japan where playstation sell better ps3 would have the lead



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CGI-Quality said:
We have an official thread for this I thought...

Regardless, I would say the 360 was rushed for all the right reasons, but with consequences. For Microsoft though, they're ahead of Sony, I'd say for them, it payed off.

well it might have done them well this gen, but what  about next gen? say if MS comes out with the Xbox 720(unofficial name) don't you think that this 360 fiasco might hurt Microsoft's credibility?