What is Xbox?
Xbox is a video gaming console developed and manufactured by Microsoft. Xbox is Microsoft’s first venture into the business of video gaming console, and Xbox competed with the more established Sony Playstation 2, Sega Dreamcast, and Nintendo Gamecube. Xbox was first released in November 2001 in North America, followed by a release in Japan, Australia then Europe.
Xbox was the pioneer in introducing internal hard disks which enables players to save data and content within the system instead of in memory cards. Xbox also had the then cutting edge ability to rip music from audio CDs and integrate these onto some games.
Xbox was discontinued in 2006.It was succeeded by the Xbox 360 which had a sleeker look and a more streamlined controller. This new model now competed with Sony’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Xbox 360 features the Xbox live service which allows users to compete against other users online. Xbox 360 was launched in May 2005 and as of January of 2011, there have been 50 million consoles sold worldwide.