On November 15th 2001, Microsoft
officially launched it’s Xbox console at an event in New York Times Square's Toys "R" Us. Over 18 games were launched with the console, but the main game to drive sales was a game called Halo
reported over 1.5 million units sold from time of launch till the end of 2001. They also reported an average of 3 games sold with each unit. The Xbox is one of the top systems out today. Microsoft
Has annouced the xbox 360
as the next xbox.
Hey jimmy why did you buy a gaystation and a gay cube? You should have got an XBOX.
A system made when Bill Gates realised he didn't have enough money.
Since programmers didn't like the XBox when is was announced, Microsoft bought a bunch of companies to make exclusive games, such as Bungie and Rareware.
Also, the system in competition with the Playstation 2 for people who only buy EA sports games.
Halo was originally going to be for Mac, GCN, and PS2.
The first attempt by Microsoft to enter the console gaming market, the XBOX is, beneath its sleek, black (and OMG HUGE!!!1 LOL) exterior, was simply a mid-range (for the time) gaming PC in a console's clothing.
A 733MHz Intel Pentium III processor and nVidia GPU combined with a regular 3.5" desktop hard disk drive and a modified Windows 2000 operating system constitute a PC by another name, but, perhaps, smells sweeter.
The result - a hot, noisy and (as noted above) OMG HUGE!!!1 LOL - console, but one with remarkable gaming power which secured a solid second place next to Sony's somewhat overhyped PlayStation 2. While the PS2 took the lion's share of the market in the fourth-generation console wars it was far from the walk over predicted in the popular press and Microsoft easily displaced Nintendo who were, a priori, predicted to take a comfortable if disappointing second place position.
The XBOX 360 has broken the trend somewhat, ditching the PC architecture and Windows-derived operating system in favour of something much more console-like (and sadly less OMG HUGE LOL!!!1) and, ariving a year earlier to market than the currently missing-in-action PlayStation 3 may yet provide Microsoft with the dominant position in console gaming. But at this stage the smart money is on a three way tie in the fifth generation console gaming market.
I love my XBOX (even though its OMG HUGE LOL!!!1)
"So I was like playing my x-box..."
The oversized video game system that would have died at launch if it wasn't for Halo
I love Halo, not Xbox.
An object used for comparison to an object of large size.
"Holy shit! that building's almost as big as an X-Box!"
A Halo machine soon to also be a Halo 2 machine. Nothing more.
Dude, let's go play my Halo machine.
The wrong way to spell the name of Microsoft's home console, the Xbox.
"There's no hyphen in the word Xbox, you douchebags."