Microsoft launched the original Xbox to combat the PlayStation 2. It was successful in some ways, but if failed to make a dent in the armor of Sony’s juggernaut system.
Having learned a lot, Microsoft were prepared with their launch of the Xbox 360. During the early years of the console war, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 had a considerable lead over the PlayStation 3 and solidified the Xbox as being one of the primary game consoles in the video game market. The future of the system looks bright and will remain a strong player in the market for years to come.