Upon creating this site I encountered a quandary, something that has puzzled me for a while now; where to draw the line between retro and modern when it comes to gaming. It seems obvious that this generation and the last should be considered modern but then the lines faze slightly when we harp back to the age of the PS2, GameCube and Original Xbox. I've asked friends for their opinions but it seems no-one can agree. So what exactly defines a console as being retro? Opinions I've found include: Any console that hasn't had an official title release for a decade. This would mean 2023 for the PS2, 2018 for the Xbox, 2017 for the GameCube. The Dreamcast being open for debate having been discontinued by Sega in 2001, yet many games releasing far later. Consoles with wired controllers.