So the XBox360 is now on shelves in the US, and will be on shelves in Europe in 2 weeks. Although the hardware is pretty awesome (although not as awesome as the spec for the upcoming PS3), the new console is still missing anything considered a ‘killer game’.
The original XBox made it based on the success of Halo. Halo was the killer games for the XBox which arguably generated more XBox sales than any other game. The XBox360 is currently lacking that killer game. Hardcore gamers are going to buy the new console ‘just because’, but in order to acheive deeper market penetration there has to be at least one awesome game, and from the reviews as summarized on The Register, it is just not there yet.