Cross Generation Console Wars Part 2: Wii vs Xbox

Wii, the console that revived Nintendo’s dominance in the home console business, versus the Xbox, Microsoft’s first attempt to get into the console market. Which one is better?


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BRIEF BACKGROUND STORY ABOUT THE HARDWARE
The Wii was released in 2006, 5 years after its predecessor, the Gamecube.
Much like the Gamecube, the Wii’s hardware sports a PowerPC CPU and an ATI GPU, both chips having full backwards compatibility with Gamecube code. The Gamecube’s Optical Disc technology was further improved to allow 4.7GB single layer discs and 8.5GB dual layer discs, a much better improvement over the Gamecube’s 1.4GB mini DVD-like discs, without loosing compatibility for the older Gamecube discs. Hardware wise, the Wii is essentially a simple upgrade of the Gamecube (some people go as far as calling the Wii a Gamecube 1.5), but software wise the OS is much more complex than the Gamecube, mostly due to the use of a NAND chip to store upgradeable system files rather than a read-only BIOS. The Wii’s biggest upgrade from the Gamecube was the controller, a motion sensor controller capable of detecting movements in 3D space. An innovation that made the Wii the best selling console of the 7th generation. Aside from this, the Wii is the only home console in its generation incapable of outputting HD content in HDMI, although it is compatible with component cables. This makes the Wii see like a mix of two generations, making the hardware look 6th gen and old, while the software and innovations make it look 7th gen.

The Xbox was Microsoft’s first home console, released in 2001, soon after the Dreamcast’s demise. While not much is known as to why Microsoft suddenly entered the console wars, and how development started, there are more than enough reasons to believe that the Xbox was initially developed by Sega as the Dreamcast 2, and that Sega sold out the system to Microsoft when it got out of the hardware business.
The Xbox had basically all the Dreamcast lacked: two analog sticks, DVD drive, Hard Drive, and more power. Microsoft also helped with the development of the Dreamcast’s OS by supplying a modified version of Windows CE, which makes you wonder why would Microsoft help the competition if it was going to enter the console market? this leads to believe that the Xbox was not thought up to exist until the Dreamcast’s demise, and that development of the console was short and quick. This might explain why they reuse some Dreamcast features, like the memory card being connected to the controller rather than the system, and why the Xbox was essentially a glorified PC using an Intel Pentium III CPU and nVidia NV2A GPU.

GAMES

We all know what types of games are popular amongst the Nintendo community: Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, etc. And the Wii is no different, but unlike other Nintendo consoles, the Wii was famous for games that made exclusive use of the new controller technology for more realistic gameplay: Wii Sports, Wii Party, Wii Fit, etc.
With this said, here are the best selling games for the Wii:
- Wii Sports
- Mario Kart Wii
- Wii Sports Resort
- Wii Play
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Wii Fit
- Wii Fit Plus
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Wii Party

On the other hand, the Xbox set out to be a direct competitor of the PS2, and as such, most Xbox games are also available on the PS2, except a few new titles that have really made history, mostly Halo and Fable. The problem is, not even these tittles were Xbox exclusives, they were also available on PC, making buying an Xbox pretty much useless. Here are the best selling Xbox titles:
- Halo 2
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
- Fable
- Project Gotham Racing
- Grand Theft Auto Double Pack
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Counter-Strike
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Need for Speed: Underground 2

Winner: the Wii
While I feel Xbox games are better than Wii games, the fact that they are not exclusives is a downside and makes buying the system pretty much useless, add that to the fact that people never grow tired of Mario games, and you have the reason why the Wii wins in this category

GAMEPLAY
In this category I mostly compare controllers and their functionality.

The Xbox controller was highly criticized for its huge price, so much that it was given the title of the Biggest Controller by the Guinness World Records in 2008 and the second worst controller by IGN. The controller was then redesigned to a smaller, lighter version, which “fixed” the huge size of the original, making it a lot more comfortable and usable. But aside from its bulkiness, the controller was praised for it’s shoulder buttons, and the placement of the joysticks was far better than the PS2 for some people.

A comparison of the original fat controller and the redesigned version.

The Wii controller on the other hand was a new world. Not only did it have a shape never seen before, but it was mostly based on motion gaming rather than traditional buttons. This was the best selling point of the Wii, but was also the most criticized feature in the system aside from its last-gen hardware. Gamers were split in opinions about this new controller, many complained that it was hard to handle, the battery life was horrible (and the fact that it used AA batteries rather than built-in rechargeable batteries didn’t help much), and the lack and positioning of the buttons deemed many games unplayable. All this criticism by some fans made Nintendo create a new type of controller: the Classic controller, and some games allowed the use of a Gamecube controller, for gamers who prefer playing games as they have been doing for a long time. The downside is, many games still required the motion controller, so this was not a definite “fix”.

Different ways to play with the Wii. Most games only use the motion controller, but games like Super Smash Bros Brawl allow you to use any of these methods.

Winner: tied.
Both controllers have their downside, and while the Xbox’s “fixed” controller does a better job, we can’t forget that there’s still a lot of people who like the Wii’s motion controller and it was the mayor selling point of the system.

MARKET SHARE

When it comes to market share we know the PS2 dominated its era, while other competing consoles greatly lacked behind, here are the units sold of each consoles:
- PS2: 150 million
- Xbox: 25 million
- Gamecube: 24 million
- Dreamcast: 10 million
This leaves the Xbox with around only around 10% to 15% market share.

On the other hand, the Wii was the dominating console in the 7th generation. But unlike the PS2, it didn’t surpass the other console by such a big margin. Here are the units sold of each console:
- Wii: 100 million
- PS3: 75 million
- Xbox 360: 78 million
This leaves the Wii with roughly around 40% market share.

Winner: the Wii.
Not only did the Wii sold 4 times as many copies as the Xbox, it also had 4 times as much market share, making it the clear winner of this category.

FUNCTIONALITY
Back in the old school a console could do nothing more than playing games. All this changed when the PS1 popularized playing audio CDs and games on the same apparatus, and later the PS2 impulsed this initiative by allowing gamers to also play DVD movies on their system, having an all in one place device (back then digital stuff wasn’t so popular, movies where mostly watched in DVD format and most people tend to have both the console and a DVD player hooked to the TV, the PS2 changed this).

When it comes to media capabilities, the Xbox far surpassed any console, and even any device, of its time. Allowing you store multimedia in the internal hard drive, as well as ripping audio CDs, playing video DVDs, and downloading content from Xbox Live.
With this said, the Xbox became the player’s choice when it came to games + media functionality as it far surpassed any other console to date.

The original Xbox allowed you to rip audio CDs to the hard drive,a s well as playing video DVDs and other content downloaded from Xbox Live.

On the other hand, the Wii’s media functionality was basically nonexistant. The system at one point was designed to read video DVDs, as the proprietary laser Nintendo created was nothing more than a modified DVD laser (and this became even more certain when hackers were able to play Gamecube backups burned to standard mini DVDs), but the idea of the Wii reading video DVDs was scrapped, perhaps Nintendo didn’t want people to know that the Wii can read standard DVDs just fine. Playing CDs was also impossible on the system, and the lack of any good storage media such as a hard drive made playing digital media impossible. Neither the SD card slot nor the USB ports were used to play multimedia either. basically the Wii was designed for games and games only, much like classic console, really classic consoles. Compared to the PS1, the Wii is in the stone age when it comes to media other than games.

Even though Gamecube (and subsequently Wii) discs are essentially modified DVDs, and both systems are fully capable of reading standard DVDs, we still haven’t seen a single system update that makes the Wii capable of reading Video DVDs directly. We can’t even put the SD card slot and USB ports to good use with what Nintendo gives us.

Winner: the Xbox.
Not only was the Xbox the most capable media console of its time, but the fact that the Wii, a 7th gen console, had no media functionality at all, makes the Xbox the clear winner of this category.

DESIGN

The Xbox’s design was criticized, much like its controller, for its bulky size, as well as overheating issues, problems with the DVD drive failing to read discs and small capacity of the internal hard drive coupled with the fact that it’s hard to replace it without voiding the warranty. What made the Xbox so big was mostly the oversized DVD reader, and the use of a 3.5 hard drive instead of a 2.5 one. This could be to cut prices on the system, 2.5 hard drives weren’t as cheap as 3.5 ones, but this doesn’t exclude its small capacity (4GB). As mentioned, the system also suffered from overheating, mostly caused by bad ventilation, and even if the system didn’t break you still had a very noisy fan. Unlike the PS2, which also suffered from a noisy fan, the Xbox never got a hardware revision, so original Xbox fans gotta put up with all these problems.

ok, ok, I’m exaggerating a bit, but you get the idea.

The Wii is completely different, being as powerful as the Xbox, it’s a lot smaller, does not overheat and the fan makes no noise. The DVD drive is also much stronger, as well as having much faster read rates than standard DVDs. The system can be placed horizontally or vertically, unlike the Xbox having to be always horizontal.
The Wii has no internal capacity (no hard drive, no flash memory, nothing except the NAND for the firmware), but it does have two USB 2.0 ports and a SD Card slot, something the Xbox lacked, although as I’ve mentioned in the FUNCTIONALITY category, there is not much use for these ports (at least, officially).

Winner: the Wii.

Compared to other consoles, even more powerful ones, the Xbox is a monster.

VOX POPULI
Just as the previous iteration of Cross Generation Console Wars, in this one I take users’ opinions into consideration, doing so by making a poll in /talk’s offtopic thread, . Here’s the result of the votes:
- Wii: 7/13
- Xbox: 6/13

Although the Wii wins this one, it’s not by a large margin as it was with the NES vs PS2 article. Some of the comments are really nice in expressing their opinions, like jc_gargma’s comment:

Wii, no contest.
The Wiimote made mane titles even more wonderful, like Mario Party. It also had full gamecube backwards compatibility (games, controls, and memory cards,) which made it viable to buy even early in its life. The addition of Miis as personal avatars were cool, and it was nice to be able to use them in various games that were fun.

Xbox was the worst console I ever owned. Laughably oversized controller, pointless proprietary memory card, controller cables that on the slightest tug split on the system saver crease, payment required online play.
And for technical problems, oh, failing to render most games at a playable speed, constant disc read errors, freezing, overheating, RROD.
The only thing this system had going for it was the neato green goup system UI, and DOAXBV.

- jc_gargma

or fate6′s comment:

I have had both and have modded both
I like the Wii for having fun games that not only I could enjoy but so could the younger kids
but honestly I don’t like motion controls or the vast majority of the Wii games and in fact I only ever really played RE4 and Mario games

The Xbox on the other hand I really love because not only does it have my lost love Halo but what could be done with it was just plain awesome!
even today I still use it and no not for media even tho I put a 120GB HDD I had but for modding

I mostly use it for modding Halo 1 and 2 (RTH FTW!) but also I like that it had the better BLACK plus I like Forza over GT
You can use PC mods for Morrowind or GTA games and heck Fable was also modifiable

Yes you can mod Wii games but for me its just not the same plus like I said I don’t like motion controls >__<

I feel like I just typed a lot of nothing but mhee hope someone finds it useful :/

- fate6

or the more extensive comment by Tonakai, which you can read .

Some people thought it was a way too hard decision, so they preferred to drink a beer:

Hmm, the Wll or the Xbox thingy. Decisions, decisions, so difficult or not. I think I’d rather fancy grabbing myself a drink instead.

- Xian Nox
lmao

Winner: the Wii.
By a very small margin, the Wii came on top in people’s choice.

CONCLUSION
Winning 4 categories and tying up in one, the Wii comes out as the definite winner against the Xbox winning only one category and tying up in another.
The Xbox came short in the fact that most good games were multiplatforms, the design being somewhat flawed compared to the Wii, having no redesign that fixed these problems, and not selling nearly as much consoles as the Wii. On the other hand, the Wii had Mario games to support it, a new controller that attracted a lot of users, and a much smaller size.

The Wii is the Wiiner, ok that was bad…

If you liked the article, give the older one a try:

Cross Generation Console Wars Part 1: PS2 vs NES

and stay tuned for more.
I would also like your feedback, recommendations, what you like, what you dislike, etc, in the comments bellow.

  1. John’s avatar

    PS2 and PS3 where on my top list.

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    1. John’s avatar

      and still they are.

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  2. Esude’s avatar

    Okay seriously! The Wii was a next generation from xbox, of course it is going to win. Now, Wii vs Xbox360, Wii def. loses. So really you shouldn’t compare one generation with another, especially two different consoles from different generations.

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    1. Sylen7Nato’s avatar

      uh, wasnt the NES vs. PS2 even more of a gen gap??…but still, its more fun to compare what each system did for its time and how much of an impact it had on the industry…same gen matchups would be boring IMO…another good article.

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      1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

        true, same gen matchups are all over the internet, just type “wii vs xbox 360″ or “xbox 360 vs ps3″ and millions of articles come out, it’s the same old cr*p. Now type “gamecube vs megadrive”, see how many come out (NONE).

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    2. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      sorry but Wii beat the crap out of the xbox 360 and ps3, just look at sales, I say this and I don’t even like the Wii. You clearly missed the entire point of this article.

      the point -> .

      you -> .

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      1. Z’s avatar

        You guys should really start using something like Disqus for your comments, so I can UPVOTE YOUR COMMENT.

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      2. mlc’s avatar

        “The Xbox controller was highly criticized for its huge price, so much that it was given the title of the Biggest Controller”

        Typo alert, “price” should be size.

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        1. mlc’s avatar

          accidental reply alert! this should be a separate post, but was messed up by me clicking reply prior to reloading and attempting to post a regular comment. lol

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  3. TK’s avatar

    I find it odd that you didn’t mention the Wii’s Netflix support in the media category.

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      you are right, totally forgot about that, what a huge fail. But even so I don’t think it would help the Wii much either, I believe the xbox could also stream movies, I’m not 100% sure though

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  4. fate6’s avatar

    You got a few things wrong like the Xbox HDD is 8GB with the later models being 10GB

    The Dreamcast 2 was at one point a real thing but was ditched when SEGA got a new CEO
    (it was to compete with the Xbox 360 and PS3)

    I will try to find the article about the Dreamcast 2
    (it never had a name since it never made it out of concept but mhee)

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    1. fate6’s avatar

      Found it and posted it on the ban thread in the off topic section ^__^

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    2. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      two things:
      - I did say that the idea of the original xbox being the dreamcast 2 was just a rumor. There’s o deny that the xbox WAS based on the Dreamcast, but whether Microsoft just grab the Dreamcast 2 design and finished it, or whether they just improved on the original Dreamcast (i.e. copy their ideas) is beyond me.
      - I do not trust for a second an article that tells me Sega was planning a console to compete with the 360 and ps3. Sega had already started making games for their “competitors” way before the 7th gen was even unveiled.

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      1. fate6’s avatar

        You need to realize how long it takes to make a console
        if the estimated release was Q4 2005 then it still falls in line with them making hardware

        Infact it would seem they started to think up ideas around the time the Dreamcast was still being made
        (2000 – 2001?)

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        1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

          which probably gives more power to the theory of Sega selling their Dreamcast 2 design to Microsoft and them releasing it as the “Xbox”, rather than the Dreamcast 2 being a direct 360-ps3 competitor. I think Sega was just trying to ensure their future in the market by making another system in case the Dreamcast failed, but when it did, they had no choice but to sell them to Microsoft. Think about it, if Sega was planning for the future, they would probably think of the top notch technology in existence in 2000-2001, and if you look closely, the Xbox is basically top notch technology in that era (700MHz Intel Pentium III, DVD drive, Hard Drive, Network, etc) when it comes to consoles.

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          1. fate6’s avatar

            Thats not a bad theory ^__^
            Could be the case but we will unfortunately never know :/

    3. Thrawn’s avatar

      Uhmm weren’t the first versions of the xbox equipped with 10 gb st310211a ?
      Cause this is the drive I removed from my version 1 xbox with the 80mm cooler on the processor.
      And my second xbox is a version 4 with 20 gb, without the cooler.
      And my third box was a version 6 with an 80 gb drive.
      So I was just wondering.

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      1. fate6’s avatar

        Xbox only ever had 8 and 10GB HDD’s and even then the 10GB one only had 8GB available

        (around 5GB after system files)

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  5. the3’s avatar

    I wonder how close the sales would be if you took out all the ppl that only bought a wii for wii sports and never bought another game 4 it I bet they would be alot closer. I likes the wii for shooting games it was awsome 4 those rail type shooters but sucked for pretty much anything else I bought a few differnt games 4 mine but outside of rail shooters, call of dutys, and mario wii most other games were almost unplayable. As far as xbox I bought 1 for halo cause I got it for 25 bucks but anything else ida rather had on ps2 so my xbox really didnt get alot of play time

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  6. JackleJoe’s avatar

    There is no way you can actually agree with this. The Wii, although it sold a crapload of systems, was pretty much a failure. There aren’t more than 10 games that are actually playable with the motion control. Its bogus to think that the Wii could be better. I would take a Xbox any day over a Wii. Gaahhhhh the anger in me is raging!

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      I understand, and I approve your opinion, I too feel that the Xbox is better, but I try to leave my personal opinion aside and stick with the facts I have at hand.

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  7. Tnutbutter’s avatar

    The Wii begin released after the Xbox and before the 360 in almost in a generation of its own. Sure it did not have media support, but it did have motion controls. Comparing the Wii to an original Xbox is like comparing the ps1 to the nes and snes.

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  8. JAmes Way’s avatar

    Wii. I liked the xbox, had no problems like anyone else, even the controller (and I have tiny mittens). I liked the wii more because once I added homebrew, I could use it for my media. this was before I got PS3 though and ever since, it is just a paperweight. I got it when I was younger and did not make much money, if at all with school bills.No I have a dock for my vaio, hdmi, and my ps3 and 360 hooked up to my receiver, HD content, while the wii is connected via RCA directly to my tv; along with my SNES. When I want to go retro I play the SNES; for which I have a ton of games. When I want to play contemporary stuff I use the PS3 or 360. I would love to get teh WiiU, but I see it becoming a paperweight too, so I’ll hold off until it so cheap I might as well. Plus Nintendo pissed me off when their purchased content could not be transferred over. I had a white wii and then that died so I bought a black wii like 1 month before the WiiU was announced. Lo and behold all the content I bought on the white one could not be transferred, had a ton of purchased band hero songs, or redownloaded for free. That was the day they lost my business. Not for good but will be frugal when it comes to them.

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  9. Arthanis’s avatar

    I have been lurking for some time, but I think now it’s the time to comment. I am a pretty heavy hater of motion controls, but I still love my nintendo Wii. Much because of GC support (there were too many GC titles I would like to have played back then, but I couldn’t afford a GC at the time). As I think that GC controllers are also pretty crappy, I bought ps2 to gc adapters, and used ps2 controls to play every gc and some wii games.

    Aside from the awesome GC support, as crappy as the motion controls are (and many MANY developers thought that using motion controls alone were enough of an excuse to launch a title) still had some pearls that alone were worth buying the system (mostly nintendo 1st party titles, but there were occasionally some gems from other developers), using motion controls or not. Not to mention VC, that have some awesome gems from other consoles (and specially nintendo ones like SNES and N64).

    What we geeks need to understand is that the videogame market is about GAMES, not CONSOLES. What makes a console win or fails are its exclusives, and for that matter, xbox was (and still is) a massive failure. Sorry, but I don’t think that fable and halo are worth of having a console.

    So, as crappy as wii’s motion controls are and dated its graphics seemed, the only way to play some of the most awesome from its generation (like Zelda, Metroid, Pandoras Tower, Last Story, Mario, Donkey Kong and etc) is to have a Wii, and some of these games that were of enough quality to not be dependant of motion controls, allowing the player to use more traditional control methods (like GC or classic controller).

    Also, I think that Acid Snake could put some kind of Appendix talking about some of the console’s features when its modded, like emulators, media support, homebrew and etc. Even if it doesn’t count to the final score. I know that factory support for media features on the wii are pretty non existent, but when its modded it can be quite a cool toy, it even allow some games to be played without its dreaded motion controls. The same would go for the Xbox, it has some awesome homebrew that could be cited

    Thats all and sorry for the long post.

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  10. Kalas74’s avatar

    Talking about the Wii and original Xbox and didn’t mention the homebrew?

    costanza.jpg

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      It’s funny cause at one point I was going to talk about the Homebrew community as one of the categories, but I decided to stick with official material and removed the idea in the last minute.

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  11. Somehting Something Somehting Light Side’s avatar

    i have a wii, i use it to run backup game cube games, the wii games kinda suck

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    1. decookaaron’s avatar

      You can mod the xbox original to do the same. UnleashedX was my dashboard and XBMC (XBox Media Center). You can do all the the emulators except PS2, Game Cube, Saturn, Dream Cast and obviously the newer ones. But you wore able to play ps1 cds, and other older game cds, even backups. It even had a wireless adapter and with mods you can browser the internet and many many other things. I was in the Xbox-Scene a long time ago before they started losing people when newer consoles came out.

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  12. Alberto47’s avatar

    The Wii console is an exceptional for those who are beginners or who does not know of consoles, it is a platform for children.

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  13. Chuckthetekkie’s avatar

    I don’t care how powerful a system if the games aren’t fun. Look at the hugely popular game Minecraft. It doesn’t take crisp graphics and an emotional storyline to be a success.

    My all time favorite game is Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES (Not the GBA version).

    I have owed so many consoles over the years and each has good and bad points. I actually bought the Xbox just so I could play Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of Destiny.

    I never had any major issues with my Xbox. As for the noisiest console, that would go to the Xenon version of the Xbox 360. That thing sounded like it was going to take off although mine lasted about 4 years before kicking the bucket.

    My favorite controller is the GameCube’s and my preferred controller for quite a few Wii games.

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      I understand your point, but it’s kind of off-topic. First, both the Wii and Xbox are on par with graphics, secondly, I do not take power or graphics as a valid point, being that this is a “Cross Generation” console wars, so there will be obvious graphics leap between the console. So no, in this article I don’t count graphics either, I count the games.

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  14. tinostar91’s avatar

    Just in case if you want to get some info what was behind the original Xbox, what’s main is that this video isn’t based on rumors -> http://youtu.be/HGBASxXhvsk

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  15. Theredbaron’s avatar

    How about this for comparison:

    Which one will be used longer? I still use my Xbox quite often, as it is a great little media center, since I have XBMC installed on it. My wii? Eh, pass. Havn’t used it in years.

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    1. Thrawn’s avatar

      But you could also compare which will live longer.
      The wii, because it only has a dvd drive which when broken is easily swapped with another.
      The xbox has a bios locked hard drive which when broken prevents the box from booting at all. And the box has a pc dvd drive with a custom firmware which prevents it to be swapped with a new pc dvd drive. Also when the dvd drive from the box is removed it wont boot.
      The box has heat issues which the wii apparently doesn’t.
      So the wii will play in ten years while the xbox last working consoles will slowly but for sure die out.

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      1. fate6’s avatar

        Its been over 10 years and my v1.0 is still working like new :3

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        1. Thrawn’s avatar

          Till your DVD drive dies, the integrated power supply burns through or the bad cooled intel centrino dies or suffers from hot spots or it partly “desolders” itself because this one is bga’d.
          Most common death is due to the power supplies electrolytic capacitors failing, that shoots either the fuse in the power supply or if you have bad luck, like I had with my version 6, it takes the whole motherboard with it. Then XBOX no more. XD

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      2. Acid_Snake’s avatar

        I’ve seen a lot of people changing their Xbox’s hard drive for a bigger one, so I’m pretty sure there’s a way to bypass it, probably by hacking the system.

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        1. fate6’s avatar

          Yes but you have to lock the new HDD with the key on the eeprom

          its extremely time consuming and difficult but it is possible

          if you have a modchip or TSOP flash then you can bypass the check and no lock is needed

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          1. Thrawn’s avatar

            Yeah if you want to change the drive, you need to unlock it, but this is a risky work done on a non modified system.
            You have a good chance to f*ck up the ATAPI controller on the mainboard which is a sever damage and renders the box useless.
            With a modded box, just push in a loader disc or enter your modchips bios, unlock the hdd, shutdown, swap, prepare with a loader disc so that it has the dashboard installed again. Lock or not (does not matter).

  16. I_Disagree’s avatar

    I’m sorry Acid_Snake but it’s impossible to have unbiased opinions from people who have only used one of these consoles. Contests like these are irrelevant. Only one who has used both consoles can make a proper accurate analysis. IMHO. :)

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    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      I have used both consoles, and I have done proper research.
      Even though, I have already said that this is mostly based on the facts that I have at hand, not personal opinion. If I were to give my personal opinion, I’d probably say both consoles are tied (maybe I give the slight edge to the Xbox cause I did enjoy playing halo with my friends back then).

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