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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearNintendo Wii · 3 months ago

Are Xbox 360/Wii/PS3 retro?

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  • 3 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.

  • 3 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.

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