10 reasons why you should skip Microsoft’s 360 and wait for the real gaming revolution.

Ign_2Dwired_2Dnext_2Dgen_2Dbroadband_2Drequirements_2D20050805023618812_2D000We like to consider ourselves equal opportunity gamers. We love Nintendo and we adore its home consoles. But we’ve never been in the practice of ignoring or, worse, proactively picketing competing systems simply because they are not made by Nintendo. That being true, we have naturally followed the launch of Microsoft’s new console from concept to ship date, carefully weighing the pluses and minuses to jumping into the next generation. Our Xbox 360 sister site recently published the article, “Top 10 Reasons to Buy an Xbox 360,” and the piece made some convincing arguments. These were arguments, we’re confident, that the scores of consumers lined up on Monday night to get the new console would heartily second without a moment’s hesitation.

For the record, we have already purchased our Xbox 360 consoles and we would recommend the console to players whose wallets know no boundaries.

And yet, what kind of editors would we be if we didn’t play devil’s advocate? Are there any reasons not to get an Xbox 360? And just as valuable to any Nintendo fan, are there any advantages to passing on Microsoft’s system altogether and getting a Revolution instead? We thought about both questions for a time and came up with 10 legitimate reasons for single-system users to wait it out. Here they are…

Ign_2Dwired_2Dnext_2Dgen_2Dbroadband_2Drequirements_2D20050805023618812_2D000We like to consider ourselves equal opportunity gamers. We love Nintendo and we adore its home consoles. But we’ve never been in the practice of ignoring or, worse, proactively picketing competing systems simply because they are not made by Nintendo. That being true, we have naturally followed the launch of Microsoft’s new console from concept to ship date, carefully weighing the pluses and minuses to jumping into the next generation. Our Xbox 360 sister site recently published the article, “Top 10 Reasons to Buy an Xbox 360,” and the piece made some convincing arguments. These were arguments, we’re confident, that the scores of consumers lined up on Monday night to get the new console would heartily second without a moment’s hesitation.

For the record, we have already purchased our Xbox 360 consoles and we would recommend the console to players whose wallets know no boundaries.

And yet, what kind of editors would we be if we didn’t play devil’s advocate? Are there any reasons not to get an Xbox 360? And just as valuable to any Nintendo fan, are there any advantages to passing on Microsoft’s system altogether and getting a Revolution instead? We thought about both questions for a time and came up with 10 legitimate reasons for single-system users to wait it out. Here they are…

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