Are Xbox 360/Wii/PS3 retro?
- TStoddenLv 73 months ago
To utilize a standard definition...
* Any console that is at least 2 generations from the present is considered "Retro" (generally 12+ years old)
* Any console that is at least 4 or more generations from the present is considered "Vintage" (generally 24+ years old)
For reference, a console life cycle typically runs on a 6-year main cycle with a 10-year extended cycle... although the industry is trying to extend this.
Under this definition & at time of post...
* PS3 is NOT retro, as it's currently 1 generation from the present (w/ PS4 as it's successor)
* XBox 360 is NOT retro, as it's currently 1 generation from the present (w/ XBox One as it's successor)
* Wii IS retro, as it's currently 2 generations from the present (w/ the Switch & Wii U as it's successors)
Once the PS5 & XBox Series X/S gets released, the PS3 & XBox 360 respectively WILL become retro.
- llafferLv 73 months ago
It varies from person to person. Most people would define a console retro when it's about 20 years old. NES was retro in the early 2000s, etc.
So by that logic, 2020 would add GameCube/PS2/Xbox Prime to that list.