History Of The Xbox Essay

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The history of The Xbox 360 Jennifer Hartfield Eng101 Penny Freeland American Public University The history of the xbox 360 2 The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft and the successor to the xbox. The xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. As of September 30, 2005, 57.6 million xbox 360 consoles were sold nationwide. The xbox was officially unveiled on MTB on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The console sold out completely upon release in all regions except Japan. Several major features of the xbox 360 are its integrated xbox live service that allows players to compete online, download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities. The xbox also offers region specific access to third party media streaming services such as Netflix, and ESPN in the US or Sky Go in the UK. At their E3 presentation on June 14, 2010, Microsoft announced a redesigned Xbox 360 that would ship on the same day. The redesigned console is slimmer then the previous xbox 360 model and features integrated 802.11 b/g/n WI-Fi, TOSLINK S/PDIF optical audio output, 5 USB 2.0 ports (compared to the 3 from older versions) and a special AUX port. Older models of the xbox 360 have since been discontinued. The first new console to be released features a 250 GB hard drive, while later, less expensive SKU features 4 GB internal storage. The xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, in the United States and Canada; December 2, 2005, in Europe and December 12, 2005, in Japan. It was later launched

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