You were the one bringing Xbox Live for the first xbox into it. All I was saying is that Xbox Live got a foothold because it was the first online service for a console and that it didn't have any competition, the Xbox sold 24 million, the PS2 has sold 150 million, then with the next generation it had a full year head start so if you wanted next gen and wanted to play online you HAD to get Xbox Live Gold. Had they launched side by side I think things would have been a bit different.
PS3 is already catching up sales wise despite Xbox having a year headstart and will probably surpass them in the not to distant future.
How many Xbox360s did Microsoft sell before the PS3 came out? 4-5 million xbox360s? How many of those were Live? lets say half. But now there are over 40 million XBOX Live users,therefore even if they launched side by side,it would have made zero of a difference.
And sales wise, PS3 has a good 9 million on XBOX360 in Japan. Its Japan,sonys home turf,and they make software tailor made for that market. And who cares about those numbers anyways when its the software sales that matter. XBOX360 destroys PS3 in software sales. They sell massively more software,and that's where the profit is.