The CJR Daily blog has an excellent analysis of how some business media didn’t just take what Microsoft was spoonfeeding them in covering the debut of the new Xbox 360 game console. You can read it here.
If I can add in my own unscientific 2 cents, it would be this: I have two boys, ages 13 and 9. They are serious gamers, and my house includes every game console known to man, including the Sega Dreamcast that came out before they were BORN! However, neither of my kids has expressed an interest in getting the new Xbox 360. From what they have seen, they don’t think that it’s much better than the Xbox they already have.
Right now, they’re sitting up in their hotel room playing their PlayStation 2. What they’re really waiting for is the PS3 due out in 2006.