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The Xbox 360 launched on November 22nd, 2005 – that's almost 17 years ago. Its rival, the PS3, arrived on November 11th, 2006, while the eventual victor of that hardware generation – the Nintendo Wii – hit store shelves on November 19th, 2006. There are teenagers hurling insults at one another on Call of Duty: Warzone right now who weren't even alive when these machines arrived on the scene.

However, despite the amount of time that has elapsed between their releases and today, there are many people who feel that none of these consoles can truly be considered 'retro' in 2022.

It's an odd situation, especially when you consider that, back in the mid-to-late '90s, many people were referring to the Master System, NES, SNES and Mega Drive as retro – and some of those machines weren't even a decade old at that point.

Clearly, what is considered to be retro is all down to personal preference. If you're in the 30s or 40s, then the PS3 launch probably feels like it happened yesterday, but if you're in your mid-20s, then it will feel like a lifetime ago. It's all relative.

Do you consider these platforms to be retro now? Vote in the poll below and leave a comment to tell us.

Are the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 retro now?