What is your favorite Xbox console?

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Posted by charizard1605 (56958 posts) 2 months, 24 days ago

Poll: What is your favorite Xbox console? (85 votes)

Xbox 38%
Xbox 360 58%
Xbox One 5%

Microsoft's history in the console space may be the shortest, but it's also been incredibly influential. Microsoft's consoles changed the game, changing how third party and multiplatform game development was approached, bringing online to consoles in a big way, and generally being responsible for the rise of western gaming to a large extent.

But which of these did you like the best? And why?

Here's how I would rank them:

  1. Xbox 360
  2. Xbox
  3. Xbox One

The original Xbox was great- it brought a kind of gaming to consoles that simply didn't exist until then. Not only were its legitimate exclusives, like Halo or Shenmue 2 or Project Gotham Racing or Fable great, but the games that it shared with the PC- stuff like The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, games that were an entirely new kind of game for console gamers back then. And Xbox Live! It was a whole another world. But then the Xbox was succeeded by the Xbox 360, and that was definitely the best Xbox console ever, and one of the greatest consoles of all times. It definitely had a better first half of its life than it did a second half, but god damn was it an incredible console to own. Xbox Live came into its own, the console evolved into becoming a true online ecosystem, the games- Mass Effect, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed, Lost Planet, Saints Row, Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, The Elder Scrolls, Dead Rising, Gears of War, Halo, Fable, Forza, Crackdown, Viva Pinata, Devil May Cry, Alan Wake, Final Fantasy, you name it- it was the one stop system to own last generation. It also had what might be the greatest controller ever made. The Xbox One by contrast is so far an underwhelming disappointment, as it looks like Microsoft has given up on everything that made the first two Xbox consoles as great as they were. Nevertheless, the system is too young for it to be properly judged right now, so my opinion of it may yet change.

What about you, what are your rankings?

If you haven't already, be sure to vote for your favorite Nintendo and PlayStation consoles as well.

#51 Posted by Ballroompirate (22778 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Lol the RROD machine is winning

The original Xbox was probably the only console MS didn't fail marketing or developing.

They got their asses handed to them in the sales department and created a device that bled money every year.

Actually it did pretty well against a console that sold over 100 million world wide and it beat the GC, also being MS first console release was pretty remarkable.

#52 Posted by gameofthering (10205 posts) -

The only Xbox I've owned is the X360 and it didn't exactly leave a good impression.

#53 Edited by PAL360 (26833 posts) -

360 was amazing hardware and library wise. Xbox was also a great console and very underrated. Never played Xbox One.

#54 Posted by scottpsfan14 (4765 posts) -

1) Xbox 360

And the other 2 are trash lol.

Just the way it is.

#55 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (6796 posts) -

Wow so tough to choose a favorite. I guess the 360 for its long run but the other consoles are right there in my heart too.

By the end of this generation or even another year or two, THE ONE should be almost everyone's favorite.

#56 Edited by SolidTy (42823 posts) -

Original Xbox for me.

I had more fun with Phantom Dust online and Steel Battalion than the entire 125,000+ Gamerscore I acquired on 360. I logged many hours into Halo 2 online and Halo LAN as well.

#57 Posted by intotheminx (598 posts) -

Easily the 360, for the time being. It was the best social gaming console to ever exist. I have fond memories playing Gears, L4d1 and 2, HL2, MK9, Oblivion, FO3, and SFIV. A couple of years ago my buddies and I migrated to PC. It hasn't felt the same since.

#58 Posted by funkmaster1233 (164 posts) -

XBox.

Amazing online

The best console for modding

GOAT at emulating

1TB HDD is possible and works great on mine

XBox media center

Really good exclusives that don't get the credit they deserve

16 player system link

loads of cool nuances

#59 Posted by Heirren (16870 posts) -

Even though the game library doesn't hold up that well, I'd say the original Xbox. That console had the best online of any gaming device in existence. Halo 2 holds the crown of greatest multiplayer game ever made. Now, I'm referring to Xbox Live before it started to go a bit sour towards the end. However when Halo 2 launched it reinvigorated the entire industry--there was a sense of excitement every time a match started. It was a community like no other.

#60 Posted by SecretPolice (21776 posts) -

Was wondering when someone would make this thread. Tough question but even though the Xbox had IMO the very best launch line up of games for any system, I gotta go with 360 and the incredible library of games and almost perfect controller and nearly ten years later it's sill my primary gaming system. Good stuff.

#61 Posted by RR360DD (11802 posts) -

Has to be the 360, one of the greatest consoles of all time.

Proven to have the best library, controller and online service of last gen. Cows should respect the console for shaping the PS4.

#62 Posted by SolidGame_basic (17395 posts) -

I remember Bill Gates showing the original Xbox at a WWF event. That alone makes it better. It was awesome for the time, and exciting.

#63 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (4235 posts) -

The 360, but it's a little unfair to compare the X1 to the completed life cycles of the Xbox and Xbox 360. The X1 could look like a decent console in a year or so.

#64 Edited by Lucianu (9389 posts) -

The console with Panzer Dragoon Orta, Jet Set Radio Future and Gunvalkyrie on it.

#65 Posted by cainetao11 (17360 posts) -

As an owner of all three of them, I do recognize the 360 as being MS' best but I will always love the original Xbox. Playing Fable, Halo, Jade Empire, KOTOR, Splinter Cell for the first time were some great gaming times.

#66 Posted by cainetao11 (17360 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Lol the RROD machine is winning

The original Xbox was probably the only console MS didn't fail marketing or developing.

They got their asses handed to them in the sales department and created a device that bled money every year.

Guess a career in market analysis isnt in his future

#67 Edited by pyro1245 (772 posts) -

Xbox, because I modded it to the point where it's basically not an Xbox anymore

#68 Posted by B4X (4306 posts) -

Not voting for X360 at this point... Content alone.

Xbox had some amazing games though.

X1 is an infant.

#69 Posted by B4X (4306 posts) -

1) Xbox 360

And the other 2 are trash lol.

Just the way it is.

Xbox had amazing games.

X1 is an infant. I could say the PS4 is garbage because the of lack of content. That would be a lie.

#70 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7156 posts) -

The Xbox, mostly due to it having Ninja Gaiden.

#71 Edited by mems_1224 (46971 posts) -

This is a lot harder than the Nintendo and Sony one. Gonna have to go with the 360.

#72 Edited by Suppaman100 (3863 posts) -

Hmm hard to choose what kind of trash I liked the most.

The first had some original games but it still sucked...

#73 Edited by ChristianGmr14 (155 posts) -

I do not own an Xbox One so can't comment, but I really like the 360 because of the controller and whatnot, but I had too many RROD issues with it that stain my memories with the system. I do own a 360 slim so it's all good now, and I still have plenty of fun with the platform, but compared to the original Xbox I can't say that I like the 360 better. The original Xbox was quite revolutionary for it's time, it was the first system that did FPS gaming on consoles right, and introduced an actually good online service for consoles. It also uniquely bridged the gap between PC and consoles as the Xbox had many PC ports which opened the door to the console market for PC developers, and the games played well and sold well.

The Xbox was a great system, still is despite the hate that it gets. I wouldn't say the Xbox has ever been my favorite platform though, I think the PS2 is still my personal favorite. You just cannot beat that massive library of great titles.

#74 Edited by blackace (20601 posts) -
@inb4uall said:

Can't decide which one I hate the least.

You're in the wrong thread. Go to www.nintendo.com or www.playstation.com and post your results there. lol!!

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The correct answer is the XBox 360. Sure the first XBox had some original games (who remember NFL Fever, Mad Dash & Blinx: The Time Sweeper?), many SEGA games (after the Dreamcast died) and the great exclusives like Halo, Crimson Skies, Panzer Dragoon Orta & MechAssault. The Xbox 360 however had even more games and sold almost 3x's more systems. It also had a much better controller and the best online service for the generation with XBL & XBLA games.

The XBox One is just starting out and may pass the original XB1 with more great games in the future. Right now it's just getting started and isn't equal to the first 2 Xbox systems that came before it.

#75 Posted by inb4uall (5469 posts) -

@blackace said:
@inb4uall said:

Can't decide which one I hate the least.

You're in the wrong thread. Go to www.nintendo.com or www.playstation.com and post your results there. lol!!

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The correct answer is the XBox 360. Sure the first XBox had some original games (who remember NFL Fever, Mad Dash & Blinx: The Time Sweeper?), many SEGA games (after the Dreamcast died) and the great exclusives like Halo, Crimson Skies, Panzer Dragoon Orta & MechAssault. The Xbox 360 however had even more games and sold almost 3x's more systems. It also had a much better controller and the best online service for the generation with XBL & XBLA games.

The XBox One is just starting out and may pass the original XB1 with more great games in the future. Right now it's just getting started and isn't equal to the first 2 Xbox systems that came before it.

Nah I'm in the right thread. You see the one I have the least amount of animosity towards would be my favorite.

#76 Posted by delta3074 (18104 posts) -

All the games that i Loved the original Xbox for (Doom 3, Half life 2, chronicles of Riddick and Fable) all have better versions on the 360 now so it will have to be the 360.

#77 Posted by delta3074 (18104 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Lol the RROD machine is winning

The original Xbox was probably the only console MS didn't fail marketing or developing.

They got their asses handed to them in the sales department and created a device that bled money every year.

Not to mention getting stupidly ripped off by Nvidia, the only company that actually made any Money from the original Xbox

#78 Edited by starwolf474 (613 posts) -

I vote for the Xbox 360. It had an excellent library of games, the greatest controller of all time, and an amazing online service that showed the world that online gaming was the future and this is how you do it well. It was the best console of it's generation and my 3rd favorite console of all time after the N64 and SNES.

The original Xbox also deserves a lot of praise and was also the best console of it's generation. It was far more powerful than any other console at the time and was responsible for popularizing western gaming on consoles. It also laid a great foundation for the modern controller design and online service that they would go on to perfect on the Xbox 360.

It's far too early to rank Xbox One at the moment.

Now, when is somebody going to make the "What is your favorite Sega console" poll?

#79 Posted by YD_11 (1762 posts) -

So hard to choose... The original xbox is what made me a fan of MS consoles to begin with. It was the best console of that generation just as the 360 was last generation. It is still early for X1 to judge against the other two but it's already ahead in terms of features, online, support, and games.

I'll probably have to say the original from nostalgia. Halo CE, Halo 2, Brute Force, Crimson Skies, Phantom Crash, PGR, KOTOR, Conker Live and Reloaded, Forza, DOA Beach Volleyball (yeah i went there), Mech Assault, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Chronicles of Riddick, and on and on.

#80 Posted by AzatiS (7525 posts) -

None. If i had to choose one though just for fun itd have been X360.

#81 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I don't have a favorite. Never owned one. Never played a 360 or an X1. The first Xbox controller sucked, so I didn't bother after a few times playing it at a friend's house.

#82 Edited by KingsofQueens (2214 posts) -

(1) The Original XBOX, in my opinion, it literally represented Generation 6 as the definitive Next Generation console of that generation:

  1. Better controller (imo)
  2. Better Multiplatform games
  3. Standardizing Online Console gaming and having the best infrastructure.
  4. CD Burner and play YOUR music while gaming
  5. Breakaway cord

(2) 360 comes in 2nd, because it is basically an extension of the OG XBOX.

(3) I don't have an X1 yet. So no comment.

#83 Posted by CTR360 (7040 posts) -

xbox 360 by far i like original xbox and i dont have xbox one for the moment

#84 Edited by silversix_ (14299 posts) -

Has to be the original since it had no weaknesses