IGN has a great write-up comparing the launch of the 360, to the launch of the original Xbox. They cover the launch lineups, game versus game, online vs. offline, hardware, and controllers, as well as a few other things, finally coming to the conclusion of which release went better.
Nearly two months after the launch of the Xbox 360, we’ve heard many things positive, and also many negative. For instance, there was and still is a shortage of Xbox 360 units, many complaints of disk scratching and hard drive issues and some even reported their console overheating. Aside from the hardware, there were many that praised the all-around high quality of the Xbox 360 launch, yet there were many others who deemed the launch a failure. How do we know? We’re still getting mail about it.
I won’t give away which system won other than to say, I own one (if that helps).