well, there are a couple of super excellent games on the 360 like call of duty 2, perfect dark zero and PGR3. they are amazing. i was in awe of the demos. they may not be the killer app like the upcoming halo 3, but i'm guessing they're a good enough reason to own a 360 right now. i wish i could get one right now
Following up on tbe discussion on yesterdays Podcast - i'd like to comment:
Which is crazier.
Spending $400 on a console to play one REALLY GOOD game
Spending $400 on a console to play a selection of GREAT games, all above average etc.
Personally Id rather have one great game and several great ones, but frankly that does not happen that often, if at all.
The PS2 had a very medeocre launch selection, and the Gamecube didnt have anything worth buying of note. The PSP has absolutely no killer apps, nor does the DS (unless you count Mario DS, but that's a port).
By most accounts, PGR3 seems to be a good reason to want an XBOX 360, but Driving games arent as popular as FPSs or Platformers. Perfect Dark Zero is getting lots of priase, but was too late to build up the hype, unlike Halo - and it's not quite as shiny as PGR3.
It's ironic that most people who bought a PS2 in the early days did so on the promise of GT3 and Metal Gear Solid - but neither game came out for nearly 1 - 2 years after the console. The same is looking like it'll be true for the PS3, but once again, people want to hold out.