About the 360 didn't have good titles when it launched, I bought the COD2
BEFORE the system came out and got 100% thrilled with both when I got the system 3 days later.
Right after I bought the system, next day I went to EB games and got PDZ
, went to blockbuster and rented Kameo
(rent? Yes, my money is not infinite, you know?), signed for gamefly and got Condemned
and couldn't be more happy with all of them, except for GUN
, that was 100% same looks as Xbox version.
Are those games the pinnacle of next gen and/or better than what PS3 has on it's launch? Definetelly NO
Were those games WAY ABOVE of everything else on the game stores at that time? Definetelly YES
That's one of the advantages of finishing your homework a year earlier than everybody else like M$ did: It's easy to get the "prettiest games availiable on the market" top of mind on the consumer.
And that trouphy is a very valuable on this war.
So important that I believe that if PS3 came out together with Xbox 360 showing the same launch lineup (genji, RR7, RFOM, etc), the 360 wouldn't have sold even 6 millions in a year.
But the PS2 was turning out profit and Sony
on it's job.