Xbox shows importance of consolesMicrosofts entry into the console wars last week signified more than an attempt to tap into a lucrative market. It also reflects the realization by Microsoft that, when it comes to games, consoles are often a better way to play.
Its not that console games are necessarily better. In fact, the quality and versatility of console games have often lagged behind products available on the personal computer.
But when you plug in a console product, it usually works. You dont have to wonder whether your video card has enough memory, your hard drive has enough space, theres enough RAM, or whether some other application is going to create a software conflict and give you the dreaded Windows blue screen. In addition, you dont need more than one copy of the software for a multi-player game.