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Microsoft XBOX Line (2001-Present)

Microsoft XBOX Line (2001-Present)


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Microsoft XBOX 

The original XBOX (seen here), was released on November 15, 2001 in North America. It was Microsoft's entry into the gaming market, and it faced heavy competition from the Dreamcast, Playstation 2, and Nintendo Gamecube. It was the first console released by an American company since the Atari Jaguar was discontinued in 1996. The name, XBOX, came from the words DirectX Box, which was a reference to Microsoft's graphics, DirectX. Microsoft also released their online subscription service, XBOX Live, in 2002. On it, was XBOX's best-selling game, Halo 2, and was also the most popular online game for the original XBOX system.

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XBOX 360

The Microsoft XBOX 360 was released by Microsoft on November 22, 2005. It was officially unveiled in May 2005 on MTV. It competed with the Playstation 3 and Nintendo's Wii system. It sold for a price of $299 at release. Microsoft released two redesigns to the console, including the XBOX 360 S (2010) and the XBOX 360 E (2013). Its best-selling game was Kinect Adventures, which required the add-on Kinect Motion-Sensing Camera. The console was discontinued in 2016, after 11 years in production, and after 84 million units were sold worldwide.

Banned Commercial (2002)

In 2002, the ITC banned the advertisement after there were complaints that it was offensive and "in bad taste". See commercials on the side. 

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