"Open your eyes"5.0 starson by neocarrillo
Pros: Huge library of games, exclusives, the best period
Cons: Other than the online service it's perfect
Summary: I hate when people say xbox is better then ps2 cause it ain't. First off people forget the ps2 put dvd's on the map, yes dvd's would have eventually been where it is today day but would have taken alot longer. Ps2 has a big user base, so a dvd player was in almost every household thanks to ps2's dvd playback function.
Another thing people forget when they compare graphics is that the ps2 was made to go against the dreamcast which was the only next generation system out at the time. Sony didn't know about the xbox specs, so how your gonna slam sony for something that they had no control over. The ps2 is backwards compatible which you can play all the classic ps1 games on it.
Also it's a fact that xbox 2 won't have backwards compatibility, so if you want to play halo or halo 2 you need your old xbox. Xbox has a hard drive but it took developers a while before they used it for something other then game saves. It's also a fact that by micorsoft putting the hard drive they lost millions of dollars on xbox.
Another thing is that ps2 has all the best exclusive games while xbox has a few multiplatform games and halo.
Where else can you play gta (first), gran turismo, god of war game and also soul calibur 3. The last game on that list is a good example, soul calibur 2 came out on ps2, xbox and gamecube, the reason why soul calibur 3 is a ps2 exclusive is because the other 2 systems didn't provide enough sales for it. Everyone on xbox is just playing halo 2 and gamecube is a kiddie system.
Xbox may have the better online service but you know what they charge for it and when the ps3 hits and has a new and improved online service for free everyone will hop to ps3. My point is the ps2 is a 10 not in graphics but in games and that's what counts. Xbox can have halo but tell me what there gonna do when there's no more halo, they'll fall. You can ask any game reviewer and any real gamer and they will tell you the only thing keeping xbox afloat is HALO.
So guys and gals don't get an xbox because it has better graphics but instead look at it's games and gameplay and you'll see there's nothing there. The ps2 is on top because of great games even though it doesn't have the power of a pc (xbox). The fact is that xbox with all it's power was never able to top an inferior system, not because sony had a year jump (remember dreamcast had a 2 year jump and fell to ps2) but because it's the best gaming platform.