which console was your main during this generation of consoles? and did the dreamcast effect this generation for you? i have to assume most people made the ps2 their main console due to it playing dvds, but was anyone gamecube or og xbox?
the ps2 was weird for me because my house already had a stand alone dvd player before the ps2 came out, and i had a dreamcast since launch. basically my first impression of ps2 wasn't mind blowing. most gamers coming from ps1 to ps2 probably shit their pants, but for me the dreamcast stole its thunder (at least early on). the ps2 didnt really start to distance itself from the dreamcast till its incredible 2001 holiday season, but at that point we also had gamecube and xbox to choose from.
i eventually owned all 3 of these systems, but i personally made the gamecube my main console. it was more powerful then the ps2 which was impressive because of the tiny physical size of the console, and it had a few other advantages i liked as well (faster load times, wavebird wireless controller) the gamecube also more often then not had better ports of multiplatform stuff than ps2. the og xbox was soooo big and ugly bros, and the original duke controller was maybe the worst controller i ever touched. the xbox did not impress me even with the awesome halo combat evolved. the graphical gains from the xbox were not worth it for me considering how hideous the thing looked. the og xbox is interesting now considering it has a decent amount of 720p hd games, and every box had an ethernet port, but the things that set the og xbox apart were maybe a bit a head of there time. only like 8 people in the world had an hdtv between 2001-2005.
gamecube was my main consoles bruhs, i still love the box and its games. i own something like 40-50 gamecube games. i bought my first hdtv in 2006 cause i was rolling in dough back in the day. the first thing i did was buy gamecube component cables for 60 bucks on ebay. thank fuck i did then cause those things now are like 200 bucks on ebay. real gamecube 480p is a lot better then the gamecube through wii 480p too, so for collectors its important. i also own the wii and wii u but for me the last great nintendo console was the gamecube.
which console were you between 2000-2006? any cool stories from this generation? talk to me brehz