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Encyclopedia > Xbox 360
Xbox 360
Manufacturer Microsoft
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
First available November 22, 2005 (details)
System storage 20 or 120 GB hard drive, 64 or 512 MB memory cards
Controller input 4 maximum (wired or wireless or combination of either)
Connectivity 3 × USB 2.0, IR port, 100Mbit Ethernet
Online service Xbox Live
Units sold Flag of the United States United States: 5.4 million consumer sales as of May 18, 2007.[3]
Flag of Japan Japan: 420,000 consumer sales as of July 18, 2007.[4]
Units shipped Flag of World Worldwide: 11.6 million as of July 2007.[1] [2]
Top-selling game Gears of War[5]
Backward
compatibility
394 original Xbox games (requires hard drive and the latest update)
Predecessor Xbox

The Xbox 360 is a video game console produced by Microsoft, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, Samsung, and SiS. Its Xbox Live service allows players to compete online and download arcade games and content such as game demos, trailers, TV shows, music videos, or rented movies. The Xbox 360 is the successor to the Xbox, and it competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of gaming systems. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The Xbox 360 Elite console. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Xbox_360. ... A console manufacturer is a company that manufactures and distributes video game consoles. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... 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The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It is the first console to provide near-simultaneous launch across the three major regions, and to provide wireless controller support at launch. The console sold out completely at release (with the exception of Japan) and as of Q2 2007, shipped 11.6 million units worldwide. A new SKU entitled the Xbox 360 Elite features HDMI output, a 120GB HDD and a matte black finish. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... The Xbox 360 launch marks the release of the first high-profile seventh generation video game console. ... The Xbox 360 Elite console. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ...

Contents

Overview

Development

Known during development as Xenon, Xbox 2, Xbox Next or NextBox, the Xbox 360 was conceived in early 2003.[6] In February 2003, planning for the Xenon software platform began, and was headed by Microsoft VP J Allard.[6] That month, Microsoft held an event for 400 developers in Bellevue, Washington, to recruit support for the system.[6] Also that month, Peter Moore, former president of Sega of America, joined Microsoft. On August 12, 2003, ATI signed on to produce the graphic processing unit for the new console, a deal which was publicly announced two days later.[7] The following month, IBM signed on to develop the triple-core CPU for the console.[6] Before the launch of the Xbox 360, several alpha development kits were spotted using Apple's Power Mac G5 hardware. Microsoft chose to use these systems for their PowerPC architecture, which is similar to that of the Xenon CPU used in the system. Unfortunately, the framerates suffered running the Xbox 360 games on the G5. A rough estimate placed the G5 at about one-third as powerful as the 360, and not powerful enough to properly run the Xbox 360 titles on display at full speed.[8] On October 24, 2005, Microsoft shut down Xbox Live for a day to upgrade it for the Xbox 360.[9] In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... J Allard, in 2006 J Allard (born James Allard on January 12, 1969 in Glens Falls, New York)[1] is a Corporate Vice President and the Chief XNA Architect at Microsoft. ... Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Peter Moore Peter Moore (Born 1955 in Liverpool, England) is the head of Microsofts Interactive Entertainment Business division, which includes the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up alfa, alpha in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Apple Inc. ... The Power Mac G5 is Apples marketing name for models of the Power Macintosh which contain the PowerPC 970 CPU. The professional-grade computer was the most powerful in Apples lineup when it was introduced, and was touted by Apple as the fastest personal computer ever built. ... PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... Waternoose processor (with remaining thermal paste) Xenon is a CPU that is used in the Xbox 360 game console. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ...


Launch

v  d  e
Selected home game consoles
First generation
Magnavox OdysseyPongColeco Telstar
Second generation
Fairchild Channel FAtari 2600Interton VC 4000Odyssey²IntellivisionArcadia 2001Atari 5200ColecoVisionVectrex • SG-1000
Third generation
NESMaster SystemAtari 7800
Fourth Generation
TurboGrafx-16Mega Drive/GenesisNeo GeoSNES
Fifth generation
3DOAmiga CD32JaguarSaturnPlayStationNintendo 64
Sixth generation
DreamcastPlayStation 2GameCubeXbox
Seventh generation
Xbox 360PlayStation 3Wii
Main article: Xbox 360 launch

The promotional campaign for Xbox 360 began on March 14, 2005, with the opening of an alternate reality game called OurColony. Throughout March and April it offered challenges to its community, rewarding solutions with cropped pictures of the console and game screenshots. The end of OurColony came on May 12, 2950, with the release of a video where J Allard of Microsoft showed off the Xbox 360 console. The official unveiling of the Xbox 360 occurred the same day on MTV in a program called MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed. In October 2005, a similar alternate reality game was created, Hex168, to promote the system before launch. This is a list of video game consoles by the era they appeared in. ... The first generation of video game consoles lasted from 1972 until 1977. ... The Magnavox Odyssey was the worlds first commercially sold video game console. ... PONG helped bring computerized video games into everyday life. ... 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The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... Emerson Arcadia 2001, intended as a portable game console, the Arcadia 2001 was released by Emerson Radio Corp in mid-1982. ... The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, or simply Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari as a replacement for the famous Atari 2600. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Vectrex is an 8-bit video game console developed by General Consumer Electric (GCE) and later bought by Milton Bradley Company. ... The SG-1000, which stands for Sega Game 1000, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. ... In the history of video games, the 8-bit era was the third generation of video game consoles, but the first after the video game crash of 1983 and considered by some to be the first modern era of console gaming. ... “NES” redirects here. ... 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The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, in the United States and Canada; December 2, 2005, in Europe and December 10, 2005, in Japan. It was later launched in Mexico, Colombia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, India, Brazil, Poland, and Czech Republic. Microsoft has additionally announced official launches in: Hungary, Slovakia,[10] and the Philippines.[11] In its first year on the market, the system launched in 36 countries, more countries than any console has launched in a single year.[12] Due to its early launch, the Xbox 360 has a one-year lead on both of its competitors, Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii. is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is a video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


Retail configurations

Microsoft's retail strategy involves providing choice to customers. The Xbox 360 is available in three variants; the 'Xbox 360 Core', the 'Xbox 360 Premium' and the Xbox 360 Elite. At launch, the Xbox 360 Premium was priced at US$399 and the Core System was priced at US$299. The Elite package was not launched with the rest of the platform. The Xbox 360 Elite console. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


BusinessWeek magazine compiled a report that estimates the total cost of components in the standard bundle at US$525 at launch,[13] excluding manufacturing costs, meaning that Microsoft initially lost money on every Xbox 360 system sold. The strategy of selling a console at a loss or near-loss is common in the console games industry, as console makers expect to make up the loss through game licensing. Since Microsoft owns the intellectual property rights to the hardware used in the Xbox 360, they can easily switch to new fabrication processes or change suppliers in the future to reduce costs. Thanks to streamlined processes and ample component supplies, a report from iSuppli released on November 16, 2006, estimates the total cost of components in the pro bundle is US$323.30.[14] This flexibility stands in contrast to the situation Microsoft faced with the original Xbox, where manufacturing costs were never reduced below the break-even point.[15] Microsoft is predicting that with the Xbox 360, a greater market share, yearly revenue through their Xbox Live service, and falling hardware costs will eventually make system sales profitable.[16] BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Tying is the practice of making the sale of one good (the tying good) to the de facto or de jure customer conditional on the purchase of a second distinctive good (the tied good). ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The breakeven point in economics is the point at which cost or expenses and income are equal - there is no net loss or gain, one has broken even. The point at which a firm or other economic entity breaks even is equal to its fixed costs divided by its contribution... Market share, in strategic management and marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available market or market segment that is being serviced by a company. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ...


All three can support all optional accessories like the Wireless Racing Wheel, Universal Media Remote, Xbox Live Vision, Xbox Live Wireless Headset and HD DVD Player. The Xbox Live Vision is a webcam designed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. ...


All configurations include one year warranties: although consoles purchased in Canada and the United States before December 21, 2006 originally had 90 day warranties (which were upgraded to one year), they were later retroactively extended to match the one year policies in newer regions.[17]. However any unit that exhibits "General Hardware Failure" 3 Red Light condition will be covered for 3 years from date of purchase. It should be noted that the 3 year warranty only covers this issue, all other issues are limited to the standard 1 year warranty. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Each SKU contains different video cables; the core system comes with composite cables, the pro includes a hybrid composite and component cable with optional optical out, while the elite includes the aforementioned cables with the addition of an HDMI cable.


Microsoft is moving to the 65 nanometer manufacturing process (from the current 90 nm) later this year,[18] for both the CPU and GPU. This would reduce the amount of heat the console produces, meaning it can run quieter and cooler than current models. The 65 nanometer (65 nm) process is (as of 2006) the most advanced lithographic node for volume semiconductor manufacturing, however it will soon be eclipsed when 45 nanometer lithography becomes commercially viable. ... The 90 nm node refers to the level of semiconductor process technology that was reached in the 2002-2003 timeframe, by most leading semiconductor companies, like Intel, Texas Instruments, IBM, and TSMC. The origin of the 90 nm value is historical, as it represents a 70% scaling every 2-3...

Features Xbox 360 Elite Xbox 360 Premium Xbox 360 Core
Exterior finish Matte black + chrome Matte white + chrome Matte white
Detachable hard drive 120 GB 20 GB None
Controller Wireless, 2.4 GHz Wireless, 2.4 GHz Wired, 3 m breakaway cord
Ethernet cable Yes Yes No
Xbox Live headset Yes Yes, excluding Oceania, Mexico No
Xbox Media Remote No Launch (all regions), Oceania, Mexico No
HDMI(v1.2) Out Port Yes Yes[19] (From August 2007) No
Component cables[1] Yes Yes No
Composite cables[1] Yes Yes Yes
TOSLINK output port[1] Yes Yes No
Stereo RCA cables[1] Yes Yes Yes
Separate TOSLINK and RCA out cable[7] Yes No No
Xbox Live Silver Yes Yes Yes
Month of Xbox Live Gold Yes Yes No

Xbox 360 Core

The Xbox 360 Core is the entry level Xbox 360. It was not originally available in Japan, but was released on November 2, 2006.[22] In Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico[23] a Media Remote was included as a substitution for the Xbox Live headset in the Xbox 360 Package. The same remote was included for a limited time at launch in the standard white-box package.[24] The Core system comes bundled with composite video cables, capable of only SDTV resolutions. The Core may output HD signals up to 1080p when connected to separately sold Component or VGA cables. It may also use a separately sold 20 or 120 GB hard drive. BestBuy has announced that they will discontinue selling the Core package[25]. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ...


Xbox 360 Premium

The Xbox 360 Premium, available at launch, includes all the features of the Xbox 360 Core. The Xbox 360 Premium also includes a detachable 20 GB Hard Disc Drive to store Xbox Live Arcade games, game demos, Xbox Live Marketplace TV and Movies, provide compatibility with Xbox games and store game data. The included hard drive comes preloaded with game demos, video clips and a free Live Arcade game, Hexic HD. (These items cannot be recovered if the user chooses to delete them from the drive.) The Xbox 360 Premium also includes a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller, Xbox Live headset, while some regions feature an Xbox Media Remote or pre-paid 12 month subscription to Xbox Live Gold.[citation needed] In July 2007, the premium SKU of the Xbox 360 began featuring HDMI output.[26] The console's packaging displays the HDMI logo to reflect this addition.[citation needed] Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners. ... A screenshot of Hexic HD, a new version of Hexic only available on the Xbox 360. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Xbox 360 Elite

Main article: Xbox 360 Elite

In 2007, Microsoft announced a revision to the Xbox 360's hardware, designed to take advantage of the console's popularity as a media-delivery system.[27] The Xbox 360 Elite is the third and most expensive variation of the console. By making variations of the console, Microsoft hopes to appeal to all types of gamers. The Elite is different from the other variations in that it includes HDMI output, a 120 GB hard drive included, and a black case. The Elite retail package also includes an HDMI cable, and a black controller and headset to match the system's black finish.[28] This version of the console was previously known under the codename Zephyr. On March 27, 2007, Microsoft confirmed that the Elite would be released in the United States on April 29, 2007[29] and in Canada on May 4, 2007 as a mainstay to the Xbox 360 line and not a 'limited edition' version as originally speculated. The initial release price was US$479.99[30] and C$549.99.[31] On July 10, 2007 at E3 2007, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 Elite will be coming to Europe on August 24, 2007, and is expected to be priced at £329.99 in the UK.[citation needed] The Xbox 360 Elite console. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For other uses, see Elite (disambiguation). ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Loonie. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Special Editions (retail)

Edition Description Image
Halo 3 At the E3 2007 press conference, Microsoft announced the Halo Special Edition of the console to be released in September. It sports a new Halo theme color scheme (on the console, wired headset, and wireless controller) and shares the innards of the Xbox 360 Elite version, including an HDMI output port. However it includes a 20 GB hard drive and cabling of the standard edition.[32] It is priced at $399.99 [33]

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Special Editions (promotional)

Edition Description Image
The Simpsons Movie To promote The Simpsons Movie, Microsoft created a specially-designed, yellow Xbox 360 console.[34] This configuration is based on the Xbox 360 standard package, with the only difference being the color of the Xbox 360 console and wireless controller. The console is to be given out to winner of drawings taking place between July 18, 2007 and July 27, 2007, in which a name was randomly drawn each day in the "10 days and 10 chances to win" sweepstakes.[35] This edition is limited, as only a number of consoles were produced.
300 Engadget has a competition running at the moment where the winner receives one of 20 300-Edition Xbox 360 Elite.[36] The console has signatures from Frank Miller and Zack Snyder. The winners will also receive a DVD / HD DVD Combo of the 300 movie which release coincides with the competition.
MILK This SKU was announced in Hong Kong by the magazine MILK as an anniversary edition celebrating for the publication's 6th year. Only two were produced, and was auctioned off on the Hong Kong edition of Yahoo! Auctions, starting off at 7544 Hong Kong dollars (about $964 USD). The proceeds from the auction go to the World Wildlife Foundation.

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Xbox Live

Main article: Xbox Live

When the Xbox 360 initially launched, Microsoft's online gaming service Xbox Live went through a major upgrade, adding a basic non-subscription service, Silver, to its already established premium subscription-based service, Gold. Xbox Live Silver is free of charge and allows users to create a user profile, join on message boards, as well as access Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade and Marketplace and talk to other members.[37] An Xbox Live Silver account does not generally support multiplayer gaming; however, some games that feature their own subscription service can be played with a Silver account. Xbox Live supports voice communication along with video communication, a feature possible with the Xbox Live Vision; an add-on USB web camera designed specifically for the Xbox 360.[38] Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners. ... The Xbox Live Vision is a webcam designed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. ...


Xbox Live Gold has the same features as Silver, plus integrated online game playing capabilities outside the third-party subscriptions previously mentioned. Microsoft has allowed for previous Xbox Live subscribers to maintain their profile information, friends list, and games history when they make the transition to Xbox Live Gold. To transfer an Xbox Live account to the new system, users need to link a [[Windows Live ID to their gamertag on Xbox.com.[39] When users go to add an Xbox Live enabled profile to their console, they need to provide the console with their passport account information and the last four digits of their credit card number, which is used for verification purposes and billing. An Xbox Live Gold account has an annual cost of US$49.99, C$59.99, GB£39.99, or 59.99. As of July 11, 2007, Xbox Live has over 7 million subscribers.[40] Online games refer to video games that are played over some form of computer network, most commonly the Internet. ... A Buddy List is a collection of screen names in an Instant Messenger (IM) program. ... The numbers found on credit cards have a certain amount of internal structure, and share a common numbering scheme. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Loonie. ... “GBP” redirects here. ... “EUR” redirects here. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Xbox Live Marketplace

Main article: Xbox Live Marketplace

The Xbox Live Marketplace is a virtual market designed for the console that allows Xbox Live users to download purchased or promotional content. The service offers movie and game trailers, game demos, Xbox Live Arcade games, gamer tag images and Xbox 360 Dashboard themes as well as in-game content (items, costumes, levels etc). These features are available to both silver and gold members on Xbox Live. A hard drive or memory unit is needed to store products purchased from Xbox Live Marketplace.[41] In order to download priced content, users are required to purchase Microsoft Points for use as scrip.[42] Some products are free to download. Users are able to view items available to download on the service through a PC via the Xbox Live Pipeline website.[43] An estimated seventy percent of Xbox Live users download items from Marketplace.[44] The Xbox Live Marketplace is a virtual market designed for Microsoft s Xbox 360 console that allows Xbox Live subscribers to download purchased or promotional content. ... Demo disc released with a magazine. ... Scrip is any substitute for currency which is not legal tender, and is often a form of credit. ... The Xbox Live Marketplace is a virtual market designed for Microsoft s Xbox 360 console that allows Xbox Live subscribers to download purchased or promotional content. ...


Xbox Live Arcade

Main article: Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox Live Arcade is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute arcade video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners. In addition to classic arcade games such as Ms. Pac-Man, the service offers some new original games like Assault Heroes. In addition it features games from other consoles, such as the PlayStation's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and PC games such as Zuma. The service was first launched on November 3, 2004,[45] and offers games for about US$5 to $15. Items are purchased using Microsoft Points, a scrip used to reduce credit card transaction charges. On November 22, 2005, Xbox Live Arcade was re-launched with the release of the Xbox 360, in which new games and features were offered. The games are generally aimed toward more casual gamers; examples of the more popular titles are Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting, and UNO.[46] Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer game be merged into this article or section. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Ms. ... Assault Heroes is an arcade style, top-down shooter video game developed by Wanako Studios. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) is a Japanese action-adventure game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and published by Konami for the Sony PlayStation video game console. ... Zuma is a fast-paced puzzle game developed by PopCap Games. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Street Fighter II ) is a 1991 competitive fighting game by Capcom. ... A deck of English Uno cards from 1995. ...


Xbox Video Marketplace

On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced Xbox Live Video, an exclusive video store accessible through the console. Launched in the United States on November 22, 2006, the first anniversary of the Xbox 360 launch, the service allows users in the United States to download high-definition and standard-definition television shows and movies through Xbox Live onto an Xbox 360 console for viewing. At launch the service offered 800 hours of standard footage, and 200 hours of high definition. With the exception of short clips, content is not currently available for streaming, and must be downloaded. Microsoft has also announced that its Microsoft TV service will add IPTV functionality to the console, giving users the ability to stream 2 simultaneous HD and 2 simultaneous SD channels.[47] Movies are available for rental. They expire in 14 days after download or at the end of the first 24 hours after the movie has begun playing, whichever comes first. Television episodes can be purchased to own, and are transferable to an unlimited number of consoles. Downloaded files use 5.1 surround audio and are encoded using VC-1 for video at 720p, with a bitrate of 6.8 Mbit/s.[48] Content is offered from MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Turner Broadcasting, CBS for television; and Warner Bros., Paramount, and Disney for movies along with others.[49] The Xbox Live Marketplace is a virtual market designed for Microsoft s Xbox 360 console that allows Xbox Live subscribers to download purchased or promotional content. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered by using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... VC-1 is the informal name of the SMPTE 421M video codec standard initially developed by Microsoft. ... In telecommunications and computing, bitrate (sometimes written bit rate, data rate or as a variable Rbit) is the number of bits that are conveyed or processed per unit of time. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner), based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Robert Edward Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Warner Bros. ... Look up Paramount on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Paramount can refer to: Paramount, California, a city in Los Angeles County Paramount Pictures, a motion picture company Paramount Records, a record label United Paramount Network (UPN), a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...


After the Spring 2007 update, the following video codecs will also be supported:

  • H.264 video support: Up to 15 Mbit/s, Baseline, Main, and High (up to level 4.1) Profiles with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 8 Mbit/s, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.

During Microsoft Press Conference at E3 2007 on July 10, 2007 it was announced that Xbox Live users in Europe and Canada would be able to use the exclusive video store that is a major hit in the United States by the end of 2007. is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Software

Dashboard

The Xbox 360 dashboard
The Xbox 360 Guide

The console's graphical user interface is the Xbox 360 Dashboard; a tabbed interface that features five "Blades" (formerly only four blades). It can be launched automatically when the console boots up without a disc, or when the disc tray is ejected. However, the user may choose to launch a game automatically if a disc is inserted. A simplified version of it can also be accessed at any time via the Xbox Guide button on the gamepad. This simplified version shows the user's gamercard, Xbox Live messages and friends list. It also allows for personal and music settings, in addition to voice or video chats. Image File history File links Xbox360DashboardLive. ... Image File history File links Xbox360DashboardLive. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A graphical user interface (GUI) is a type of user interface which allows people to interact with a computer and computer-controlled devices which employ graphical icons, visual indicators or special graphical elements called widgets, along with text labels or text navigation to represent the information and actions available to... A tab in graphical user interfaces is a typically rectangular small box (usually containing a text label and/or an icon) associated graphically with a view pane. ... In computing, booting (booting up) is a bootstrapping process that starts operating systems when the user turns on a computer system. ...


The Base Kernel Version of the dashboard is 2.0.1888. The first major update, version, 2.0.2857, was released on June 6, 2006.[50] This version gave users the option to resume DVD playback from where it was last stopped as well as the option to boot to either a disc or the dashboard. New slideshow options were added for Photo Viewing, which can save folder layout between sessions. Xbox Live Marketplace was reorganized and users can now have concurrent downloads, allowing multiple downloads as background tasks. is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ...


Dashboard version 2.0.4532.0 was released on October 31, 2006.[51] It allows the Xbox 360 to output video at 1080p and installs support for Zune and the external HD DVD drive attachment. WMV files can be streamed from a computer through the use of Windows Media Connect, connected USB device or a CD. Windows Media Player 11 was added as a supported streaming program. Macintosh users can stream audio and video using Connect360. Xbox Live Arcade can now be set to automatically download trial versions of any newly released titles. Cosmetic changes to the dashboard were also made. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... Zune is the name of a brand of digital music products and services sold by Microsoft. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... Windows Media Video (WMV) is a generic name for the set of streaming video technologies developed by Microsoft. ... Windows Media Connect (WMC) is a Microsoft technique for sharing media content on (mostly in-home) networks. ... Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ... Windows Media Player (WMP) is a digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. ... Connect360 is a shareware application for Mac OS X, developed by Nullriver Software. ...


Dashboard revision 2.0.4548 was released on November 30, 2006.[52] It improved performance on wired headsets when used with a wireless controller and fixes video output issues on VGA connections. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The next Dashboard revision is 2.0.4552, released on January 9, 2007. It fixes a buffer overflow that would have allowed non-signed code (such as the Linux operating system) to run on the Xbox 360, with direct hardware access. As with all updates, this one is mandatory if the user signs into Xbox Live; this update also ships with games released after that date.[53] is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... In computer security and programming, a buffer overflow, or buffer overrun, is a programming error which may result in a memory access exception and program termination, or in the event of the user being malicious, a possible breach of system security. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ...


The latest dashboard update, revision 2.0.5759, was made available on May 9, 2007.[54] A fifth blade was added for the Marketplace (which was also given a more consistent interface), and the Dashboard also includes Windows Live Messenger integration. The update also makes the "Achievement Unlocked" message more specific, as it will detail the achievement unlocked and how many points it was worth. It also added support for MPEG 4 based videos though several containers. It also added a low-power background download function that would put the player's console in a low power mode if he/she turns it off with downloads going (will turn off the fans) and will fully power the system off once downloads are complete. Two new languages, Russian and Polish were added as well, an option to boot straight into Media Center Extender mode (as well as changing the MC logo to the Vista version),and an option to automatically download all free Xbox Live Arcade games, and added "Reference Levels" to the video support. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the instant messaging client included in Windows XP, see Windows Messenger. ... Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners. ...


Microsoft XNA

Main article: Microsoft XNA

Microsoft XNA is a set of tools and technologies that includes XNA Studio, which provides versions of key production tools such as asset management, defect tracking, project automation and work lists. These tools are designed to work together to automate common development tasks and present interfaces tailored to the different functions within the team. John Carmack stated at QuakeCon 2005 that the Xbox 360 has "the best development environment I've seen on a console".[55] Microsoft XNA also includes other components such as the XNA Framework and XNA Build. Microsoft XNA (XNAs Not Acronymed[1]) is a set of tools, complete with a managed runtime environment, provided by Microsoft that facilitates computer game design, development and management. ... Asset management is the method that a company uses to track fixed assets, for example factory equipment, desks and chairs, computers, even buildings. ... In engineering, defect tracking is the process of finding defects in a product, (by inspection, testing, or recording feedback from customers), and making new versions of the product that fix the defects. ... John D. Carmack II (born August 20, 1970) is a widely recognized figure in the video game industry. ... The Official QuakeCon logo QuakeCon is a bring-your-own-computer computer gaming event held every year in Dallas, Texas, USA. The event, which is named after id Softwares game Quake, sees thousands of gamers from all over the world attend every year to celebrate the companys gaming... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Anyone can develop a game using XNA Game Studio Express, an IDE for homebrew developers, which was initially released in beta form on August 30, 2006. A second, near feature complete beta version was released on November 1, 2006.[56] The final feature complete version, 1.0, was released on December 11, 2006.[57] For a US$99/GB£65 yearly subscription fee users can join a "creators club" which lets them transport code onto their 360 and share their content with others. In the UK, there is also a 4 month subscription to the "creators club" which costs £30 GBP. Binomial name Leuciscus idus Linnaeus, 1758 The Ide or Orfe, Leuciscus idus, is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae found across northern Europe and Asia. ... Homebrew is an album by Paul Lansky. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Typically, in software development, a release is called feature complete when the product team agrees that functional requirements of the system are met and no new features will be put into the release, but significant software bugs may still exist. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Backward compatibility

For more details on this topic, see List of Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360.

Backward compatibility is achieved through software emulation of the original Xbox. Emulated games offer graphical enhancements because they are rendered in 720p, 1080i, or 1080p HD resolution with anti-aliasing enabled rather than the Xbox standard of 480p;[51] anti-aliasing is also applied when the output resolution is 480p. Some games also benefit from an improvement in the rendered draw distance, possibly due to the system's greater memory bandwidth. However there are also games that do not perform well in emulation; these often exhibit a lower framerate on the Xbox 360,[58] as well as various sound bugs and occasional gameplay glitches. A hard drive and the downloading of an emulation profile is needed in order to play original Xbox games. Updated emulation profiles are automatically obtained through Xbox Live, or alternatively they can be burned to a CD with files downloaded from Xbox.com, or by ordering a free update disc from Microsoft. The full list of backward-compatible games is maintained at Xbox.com. A list of Xbox games that are backward compatible on the Xbox 360 stands at the heart of this article. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about emulation in computer science. ... Draw distance is a computer graphics term, defined as the distance in a 3 dimensional scene that is still drawn by the rendering engine. ... Memory bandwidth is the amount of data per second that can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by a processor. ... Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of how quickly an imaging device can produce several consecutive images, called frames. ... In computing, CD authoring or DVD authoring is the process of recording source material—video, audio or other data—onto a compact disc or DVD in a particular format. ...


The current U.S. list includes 394 games as of the July 12, 2007, update; fewer titles are backward compatible in European and Japanese markets, with 295 and 101 titles, respectively. Microsoft has stated that they intend to release more emulation profiles as they become available, with a goal of making the entire Xbox library playable on the Xbox 360. They have since made multiple statements indicating that this may never be complete, and the rate of updates to the backwards compatibility list is in line with this stated attitude.[59] is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Game library

The Xbox 360 launched with a number of games. The console's best selling game for 2005, Call of Duty 2, sold over a million copies.[60] Only five other games sold this amount in the console's first year in the market; Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter,[61] The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,[62] Dead or Alive 4,[63] Saints Row[64] and Gears of War.[65] Gears is also the 360's currently best selling game with close to 4 million copies sold. First-party developer Rare had two games at launch: Perfect Dark Zero, which was Rare's first major commercial success after their acquisition by Microsoft; and was believed by some to be the console's flagship launch title; and Kameo: Elements of Power. Only six games were initially offered in Japan, and eagerly anticipated titles like Dead or Alive 4 and Enchanted Arms were not released until several weeks after launch. Games more suitable to the region are planned or have since been released, such as Chromehounds, Ninety-Nine Nights, and Phantasy Star Universe. Microsoft-backed Mistwalker has since released Blue Dragon in the region, and currently has two other Japanese-style games in development, Lost Odyssey and Cry On. On October 19, 2006, over 10,000 pre-orders of a limited-edition Blue Dragon bundle sold out in Japan on the first day. The pack, priced at JP¥29,800 includes the Xbox 360 core system with a copy of Blue Dragon, along with a table calendar, Blue Dragon faceplate, and five miniature character figures. This is a list of released or upcoming games for the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console, organized alphabetically by name. ... The Xbox 360 launch marks the release of the first high-profile seventh generation video game console. ... This is a list of video games that have sold over one million copies. ... Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and sequel to the critically acclaimed game Call of Duty. ... Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (also known as Ghost Recon 3 or G.R.A.W.) is the third installment in the popular Ghost Recon tactical shooter video game series, published by Ubisoft. ... The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game currently under development by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, Xbox 2, and Playstation 3. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Saints Row is an action-adventure video game, available for the Xbox 360. ... Gears of War is a tactical third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games (the creators of the Unreal series) using Unreal Engine 3. ... In the video games industry, a first-party developer is a developer who is part of a company that actually manufactures a video game console. ... Rare, Ltd is a United Kingdom-based video game development company. ... Perfect Dark Zero is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game console. ... Super Mario Brothers, a launch title for the NES A launch title is a video game that has been made available to consumers synchronously with its respective video game console, meaning they are the only available games at the time of the consoles launch. ... Enchanted Arms (also known as [eM] -eNCHANT arM-) is a science fiction-based role-playing game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. ... Chromehounds is a video game for the Xbox 360. ... N3: Ninety-Nine Nights, (Korean:나인티-나인 나이츠, Japanese: ナインティ ナイン ナイツ), or simply Ninety-Nine Nights, is a fantasy action video game developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 by an alliance between Q Entertainment and Phantagram. ... Phantasy Star Universe ) (PSU) is a video game by Segas Sonic Team for the PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. ... Mistwalker logo Mistwalker (Japanese: ミストウォーカー) is a Japanese video game development studio started by Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of the popular Final Fantasy series) in 2004. ... Blue Dragon ) is a console role-playing game for the Xbox 360 video game console. ... Lost Odyssey is an RPG currently in development by Mistwalker for the Xbox 360. ... Cry On is an Action RPG currently in development by Mistwalker Studios for the Xbox 360. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ...


E3 2006 was the first large-scale show after the console's launch and the first trailer for Halo 3, the sequel to the original Xbox's best selling game, was shown there. Fable 2, a sequel to the Xbox's best-selling RPG, was also shown, along with Alan Wake, Mass Effect and Too Human. Bill Gates spoke of plans to integrate several Microsoft services into one entity with Live Anywhere. This service will allow multiplayer games and communication possible between Xbox 360 and the Windows Vista operating system for the PC. Shadowrun was the first game announced to be compatible with Live Anywhere. Several games originally released on PC have also been released on the Xbox 360, such as F.E.A.R. and Quake 4. Grand Theft Auto IV was shown and will be the first title in the series to be released for the Xbox 360 the same day as its PlayStation 3 counterpart. At X06, Microsoft announced new titles, along with information on future releases. Splinter Cell: Conviction, set to release after Splinter Cell: Double Agent, was announced to be exclusive to the Xbox 360, as were Bioshock and Banjo-Kazooie 3. At the event, Halo Wars was also announced, along with an untitled Halo project. Microsoft is publishing sequels to some of its more successful franchises on the original Xbox, such as Forza Motorsport 2, Project Gotham Racing 3 & 4, and Fuzion Frenzy 2. In addition to sequels, they have published original games based on new IPs such as Viva Piñata and Gears of War. The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... For the Nine Inch Nails release, see Head Like a Hole. ... Fable 2 is an upcoming role playing video game for the Xbox 360, in development by Lionhead Studios and will be published by Microsoft Game Studios. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Wake is a video game being developed by Remedy Entertainment, the Finnish company behind the Max Payne games. ... Mass Effect is an action role-playing game under development by BioWare exclusively for the Xbox 360, which will be the first installment of a planned trilogy. ... Too Human is a video game currently under development by Canadian developer Silicon Knights. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... LIVE Anywhere is an initiative by Microsoft to bring the LIVE online gaming and entertainment network to a wide variety of platforms and devices, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows Vista, Windows Mobile, Zune, and more. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Shadowrun is a first-person shooter developed by FASA for Windows Vista and the Xbox 360. ... This article is about the computer and video game. ... Quake 4 is the fourth title in the series of Quake FPS computer games. ... Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is the upcoming ninth installment of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, announced for release by Rockstar Games on October 16, 2007 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. ... X is the name of a show held every year (except 2004) by Microsoft, showcasing the Xbox range of products, and games designed for the products. ... BioShock is a video game in development by Irrational Games (now known as 2K Boston and 2K Australia) for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and the Playstation 3 (Spring 2008). ... Banjo-Kazooie 3 is the working title for the upcoming platform game in Rares Banjo-Kazooie franchise, announced at the X06 Media Briefing. ... Halo Wars is a real-time strategy video game that takes place in the Halo universe. ... The Untitled Halo Project is an episodic project that was announced at Microsofts Xbox show, X06. ... Forza Motorsport 2, or Forza 2, is a racing game developed by Turn 10 Studios, and the sequel to the original Forza Motorsport, for the Xbox 360 gaming system. ... Project Gotham Racing 3 (PGR3 for short) is an arcade-style racing game that was released with the launch of the Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005 for the US market and December 2, 2005 in Europe, and was released on January 12, 2006 in Japan. ... Project Gotham Racing 4 is the fourth title in the Project Gotham Racing series, developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Microsoft. ... Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a multiplayer party game for the Xbox 360. ... Viva Piñata is a simulation game developed by Rare Ltd. ... Gears of War is a tactical third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games (the creators of the Unreal series) using Unreal Engine 3. ...


Hardware and Accessories

Hardware

Main article: Xbox 360 Hardware

The main unit of the Xbox 360 itself has slight concavity on both of its longer sides in matte white or black. It features a port on the top (when vertical, left side when horizontal) to which a custom-housed hard drive unit can be attached in sizes of either 20, or 120 GB. Inside, the Xbox 360 uses the triple-core IBM designed Xenon as its CPU. While graphics processing is handled by the ATI Xenos, that has 10 MB of embedded eDRAM. Its main memory pool is 512 MB in size. The Hardware of the Xbox 360 includes many parts, both internally in the console itself and as separate pieces of kit, or accessories. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... IBM redirects here. ... Waternoose processor (with remaining thermal paste) Xenon is a CPU that is used in the Xbox 360 game console. ... ATI may stand for: ATI Technologies Inc. ... This article is about the GPU used in Xbox 360 game console, codenamed Xenos. For other uses, see Xenos (disambiguation). ... MB, Mb, mB or mb may mean: Mb (digraph) Megabit (1,000,000 bits) or mebibit (220 = 1,048,576 bits); the preferred symbols are Mb and Mibit, respectively¹ Megabyte (1,000,000 bytes) or mebibyte (220 = 1,048,576 bytes); the preferred symbols are MB and MiB, respectively¹ MB...


Accessories

Main article: Xbox 360 Accessories

There are many accessories for the console, these include wired or wireless controllers, wireless steering wheel, wired or wireless headsets, an HD DVD player, two sizes of memory cards, two sizes of hard drives and more. All styled to match the console. The Xbox 360 game console, developed by Microsoft, features a number of first-party accessories. ... HD-DVD disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Technical problems

An Xbox 360 showing the three red lights of death, an unrecoverable hardware failure.
An Xbox 360 showing the three red lights of death, an unrecoverable hardware failure.

The Xbox 360 can be subject to a number of possible technical problems. Since the Xbox 360 console was released in 2005 the console gained reputation in the press in articles portraying poor reliability and relatively high failure rates.[66][67][68][69] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Three red lights on the Xbox 360 indicator, representing general hardware failure. The Xbox 360 can be subject to a number of possible technical problems. ...


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Like many modern electronics, the Xbox 360 is equipped to communicate its operational status to its users. This status is normally shown via array of green lights on the Xbox 360's Ring of Light. In the case of an undesirable state, the machine provides indication to the user through one of several means. This display maybe an error message for most minor errors, or a Screen of Death in the instance of an unrecoverable software failure. Rebooting the system relieves most errors, the console booting up fully functional. However, in the case of a hardware condition, the Ring of Light display on the front of the console itself changes from green to red, a case known among Xbox 360 owners as "The Three Red Lights of Death".The number of sectors illuminated informs the user what category the error falls into. On September 29, 2006, Microsoft released a statement saying that they will waive the cost for repairs on all Xbox 360 consoles made before January 1, 2006, and refund any fees already paid.[71] However, as of January 1, 2007, Microsoft has discontinued the policy to fix the pre-2006 consoles for free. On December 21, 2006 the warranty for all consoles purchased in Canada and the United States was extended from 90 days to one year.[17] In many computer operating systems, a special type of error message will display onscreen when the system has experienced a fatal error. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 14, 2007, the Dutch TV program "Kassa", as a reaction of over a thousand customers complaining about the fact that their Xbox 360s had scratched their game discs, broadcasted a program in which they revealed a test they had done. The test indicated that some Xbox 360s, equipped with Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) DVD players, scratch DVDs spontaneously, even when the Xbox is placed on a stable surface, rendering some games unplayable. A reseller (BOL.com) that was sued by one of the gamers that took part in the Kassa program attended the broadcast and provided replacement equipment to the user. Additionally, they informed Kassa "that they had contacted the 1% of users who reported the problem with the offer of replacing all their game discs and consoles". Microsoft itself however refused to take part in the program, but just one day before the program broadcasted they sent Kassa a formal letter in which they told Kassa the customers can contact them whereupon they will "examine the console and make appropriate repairs if necessary in order to restore the console to full working order",[72] and also wrote that “…it is possible that scratches may originate from frequent use."[73][72][74][75] April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters (Center) in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ...


In the beginning of June 2007 the European Commission started an investigation into these scratching problems.[76] The Commission seat in Brussels The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ...


In July 9, 2007 a lawsuit was filed in a Florida federal court by one Jorge Brouwer, who claims Microsoft has received thousands of complaints about the disk scratching problems but has not replaced all scratched disks, and that the consoles are "negligently designed and manufactured." The lawsuit sought class-action status.[77] is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On July 26, 2007 the Law Firms of Wasserman, Comden, and Casselman, LLP of Los Angeles, California and Stritmatter, Kessler, Whelan, Coluccio of Seattle, Washington announced they are investigating consumer complaints regarding the Microsoft Xbox 360 Video Game Console scratching disks.[78] is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


After many complaints about "general failure errors" Microsoft announced changes to their warranty coverage on July 5, 2007. This increased the standard one year manufacturer's warranty to three years, specifically covering general hardware failures indicated by the three red lights. It is also retroactive to any previously purchased systems; original launch consoles are covered until November 2008. Additionally, any customers who have previously paid for repairs for general hardware failures will be reimbursed in full.[79][80] It has also been reported that Microsoft will spend over $1 billion repairing Xbox 360s.[81] In addition, Peter Moore stated in his open letter that "to address this issue, and as part of our ongoing work, we have already made certain improvements to the console," indicating future systems received some design improvements. is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Sales

Quarter Units Shipped
Q4 2005 1.5 million units[82]
Q1 2006 1.7 million units[83]
Q2 2006 1.8 million units[84]
Q3 2006 0.9 million units[2]
Q4 2006 4.4 million units[citation needed]
Q1 2007 0.5 million units[2]
Q2 2007 0.8 million units[citation needed]
Cumulative Totals
to Q2 2007 11.6 million units[85]

The Xbox 360 began production only 69 days before launch.[86] As a result, Microsoft was not able to supply enough systems to meet initial consumer demand in Europe or North America.[87] Many potential customers were not able to purchase a console at launch. This lack of availability caused Xbox 360 bundles to sell on eBay at inflated prices; some auctions exceeded US$6,000. Forty thousand units appeared on eBay during the initial week of release; this was 10% of the total supply.[88] By year's end, Microsoft had shipped 1.5 million units; including 900,000 in North America, 500,000 in Europe, and 100,000 in Japan.[89] eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ...


At E3 in May 2006, Bill Gates announced that Microsoft would have a head start of 10 million units by the time Sony and Nintendo enter the market.[90] Microsoft later specified that goal and estimated shipments of 10 million units by the end of 2006,[91] a target it passed by 400,000 units.[citation needed] 5.4 million consoles have been shipped to retailers in the United States[3] and, as of July 18, 2007, 420,000 units in Japan.[4] Although the console is a success in the United States and Europe it continues to struggle in Japan, placing third in the market. E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


During an earnings call in January 2007, Microsoft's CFO downgraded estimated Xbox 360 sales for the first half of 2007.[citation needed] Cumulative sales from the system's launch until June 30, 2007 were predicted to reach 12 million units, down from 13 to 15 million units estimated earlier. Microsoft later announced they shipped 11.6 million units cumulative to June 30 2007.[85] CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Region Units sold
North America 5,400,000+ as of May 18, 2007[3]
Japan 420,000+ as of July 18, 2007[4]

However, despite these sales figures, Microsoft's gaming division is losing money. Up to 2005, the Xbox gaming division had lost over $4 billion dollars.[92] However, Microsoft expects the console will start making money in 2008.[93] This is due to a market strategy of selling consoles below cost in order to obtain market saturation and turn a profit on software and peripherals that have a much higher profit margin.[94][95]
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Homebrew development

Main article: Free60

Free60 is the successor to the Xbox Linux Project that put Linux, BSD, or Darwin on the new Xbox 360. The dashboard released on January 9, 2007 (version 2.0.4552) might hinder installation of current sold units. This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Xbox Linux booting Xbox Linux is a project that ported the GNU/Linux project to the Microsoft Xbox gaming console. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system. ... BSD redirects here; for other uses see BSD (disambiguation). ... Darwin is a free and open source, Unix-like operating system first released by Apple Inc. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a  b  c  d  On included video cable. The Elite and Pro SKUs come with the Component HD AV cable, and the Core SKU comes with the Composite AV Cable.
  2. ^  The Elite comes with a separate AV dongle for users using HDMI exclusively for video and who need audio from separate cables.

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Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 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Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB) Console reviews - CNET Reviews (4215 words)
When laid horizontally, the 8.8-pound Xbox 360 is 12.15 inches wide, 3.27 inches high, and 10.15 inches deep and is actually slightly smaller than the original Xbox, which also weighed in at 8.8 pounds.
Neither the original Xbox nor the 360 are terribly sexy, especially compared to the slimmed-down PlayStation 2, but at least the 360 is less boxy than the original, and you can always slap on a funky faceplate to liven things up.
Continuing the Xbox 360's customization kick is the Gamer Card, which consists of a personal avatar--a picture chosen from a batch of Microsoft approved images or an image you've captured using the Xbox Live Vision Camera--as well as a motto 21 characters or less in length.
Xbox.com | Xbox 360 - Introducing Xbox 360 Elite (236 words)
Xbox 360™ Elite is the newest addition to the Xbox family that includes a huge 120GB hard drive (the largest available for any gaming console), a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable, and a premium fl finish.
The Xbox 360 Elite also includes a fl wireless controller and fl Xbox LIVE® headset.
Xbox 360 Elite is equipped with a premium fl finish and HDMI cable, and like all Xbox 360 systems, comes with three powerful core processors, full surround sound, and DVD playback with upscaling capabilities right out of the box.
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