This column was originally published on RealMoney on March 22 at 12:59 p.m. EST. It's being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.The tide is turning in the video-game sector, and recent news events have made this clear. There's no doubt that Sony ( SNE) has been the clear victor in video games for the past decade, with phenomenally successful products like the PlayStation 2 and PSP portable. However, Microsoft's ( MSFT) Xbox franchise has a clear opportunity to take the video-game crown, or at the very least take market share and do some serious damage to Sony. Microsoft's seized some advantage in gaming by having brought the first next-generation video-game console to market, the Xbox 360, in November 2005, a full year ahead of the Sony PlayStation 3, which was recently delayed until November 2006 due to technical issues involving Blu-ray, Sony's next-generation DVD technology. While the Xbox 360 launch itself was a mess due to a lack of console supply and quality software, that situation is quickly changing. First off, the games lineup is clearly improving. At the Xbox launch, there were only two games (racing game Project Gotham Racing 3 and World War II simulation Call of Duty 2) that clearly deserved the title "next-generation," according to most video-game review sites. However, newer games have since come out that show off the Xbox 360's graphics power, like military combat game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and boxing game Fight Night Round 3. These titles should help sell the system.