That's what I call a hardcore gamer. I could never do that. Let me see, 2000 - 1000 = 1000. 1000 / 79 ~ 13.
So you've put on average, 13 hours play on every one of your other 79 games ? A hardcore gamer can do that, but I would never put so much money in each game, to play them just 13 hours. If a game lasts only 13 hours for me, I'd rather sell it and swallow the money I lost.
Actually, I own about 5 games. The other 75-ish were rented via gamerspasses from blockbuster. In all i've spent very little on the games.
This one has to be one of the most laughable statement.
If your gonig to laugh at me, you might as well post exactly which system, in the US, by 1 year and 3 months had a better library of games. I'm not talking about "game X was better than 360's game Y", but in general over the huge library of games for any respective system.
That just shows that you can't learn anything, or have a very poor memory. In japan, where they're far more knowledgeable than you about console and console games, they seem to know better. They seem to have better memory too (then again, that's not the first time I see MS fanboys having selective memory problems), as even me, who is not a hardcore gamer, see clearly that the XB360 has no such great games. Unless you equate console games to shooters. They have a far better "image culture" too, just like I have, which makes them far less overwhelmed by supposedly "great graphics".
Funny. Just because Japaneese gamers reject the 360 due to its poor lineup of Japaneese games, that means their knowledge about video games is better? They've rejected everything but Nintendo, and their most popular games are games like nintendogs, brain training, pokemon and tamogotchi. Now, if you pefer owning a whole collection of games like that, feel free. But I prefer more mature games, regardless of system.
You're part of the "the bigger the better" crowd, aren't you ?
In my case, the XB360 library is the inferior one. I'm lucky actually, as it makes the choice far simpler. I love JRPG, so the XB360 is out already. I saw "Enchanted Arms" is crap right from the start of the long video of gaming session that was on the net. I was bored right away, and couldn't stand it for more than 10 minutes. This thing is everything that you can do bad in a RPG (reminded me of Legend of Dragoon, one of my worst RPG experience). Only Blue Dragon could have interest to me, but I don't buy a console for 1 game. Zelda TP is not even a great game for me.
So your one of those "I never played the game, but it sucks" crowd, eh? Try EM, it's fun. Is it FFXII? Of course not, but it's enjoyable.
More power to XB360 if they drop the price $100. It woudl still be $300 for the interesting system, and that's a lot of money for such an unreliable console. I like to think that the console I bought has most chances to last 5 years at the very least. This is another bad trend launched with the PS1 : making consoles that are so unreliable they won't work correctly after a few years.
I would agree that MS still needs to imrpove on a supposed flawed design (ie, whatever makes them defective). However, in my experience, and the friends I know that own 360s, and I believe mine is certainly tested quite a bit, that 360s aren't as poor as people make them out to be.
Again, people can always post articles about how some guy on the internet broke 5 PS2s, 10 360s, or 3 PS3s, or anything else, but then there are people like myself that have tons of gaming in on the console without problems. You can't say a system is a POS when you don't own one yourself. I own one, I know how fun they are. Thats why I've played 80+ games. Can the 360 improve? Absolutely. There's still a lack of J-RPGs. However, with Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, Mass Effect, Circle of Doom, Two Worlds, Culdicept Saga and (although you cant consider it an RPG) Fable 2 coming out this year (maybe not Fable 2), it's enough to keep me enthused.
Again, if you think there was a better system 1 year and 3 months into it's lifespan IN THE US, name it.