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Back: Arcade/Core, Pro and Elite models.^ As for the price drops, I might just get an elite since my other 4 360's are pros and arcades and the 120 hd is the main selling point for me.
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Front: White and black wireless controllers
Manufacturer Microsoft
Product family Xbox
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
Retail availability United States Canada November 22, 2005
Europe December 2, 2005
Japan December 10, 2005
Colombia Mexico February 2, 2006
South Korea February 24, 2006
Hong Kong Singapore Republic of China March 16, 2006
Australia New Zealand March 23, 2006
Chile July 7, 2006
India September 25, 2006
South Africa September 29, 2006
Czech Republic Poland November 3, 2006
Brazil December 1, 2006
Russia February 11, 2007
Peru February 25, 2008
United Arab Emirates October 28, 2008
Seychelles Spring 2010
Units sold Worldwide: 39 million (as of January 6, 2010)[1] (details)
Media DVD, Compact Disc, Download
Add-on: HD DVD (discontinued)
CPU 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
Storage capacity Detachable Hard Drives
  • 20 GB
  • 60 GB
  • 120 GB
  • 250 GB
  • 64 MB
  • 256 MB
  • 512 MB
On-board storage chip (later models)
  • 256 MB
  • 512 MB
Memory 512MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700MHz
Display
Graphics 500 MHz ATI Xenos
Sound
  • Analog stereo
  • Stereo LPCM (TOSLINK and HDMI)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (TOSLINK and HDMI)
  • Dolby Digital with WMA pro (TOSLINK and HDMI)
Controller input .4 maximum* (any combination): Xbox 360 Controller (USB wired, 2.4GHz wireless), Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, Rhythm game controllers, Big Button Pads*, Xbox 360 Arcade sticks, Ace Combat 6 Flight Stick.^ Black Xbox 360 Wireless Controller .

^ Xbox 360 Wireless Network Adaptor .

^ Xbox 360 wireless problem?
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*4 Big button pads may be used in addition to other controllers.
Connectivity 2.4GHz wireless, 3 × USB 2.0, IR port, 100 Mbit Ethernet
Add-on: Wifi 802.11a/b/g, Wifi 802.11n[3]
Online services Xbox Live
Best-selling game Halo 3
Backward
compatibility
478 original Xbox games[4] (requires hard drive and the latest update)
Predecessor Xbox
.The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, and the successor to the Xbox.^ How do you play videos on my xbox 360 console?
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^ Xbox 360 videos ?
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^ Xbox 360 Console Premium 60GB .

.The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1371 .
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^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
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^ Xbox 360 Game Reviews: 150 .
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.Some 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 and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities.^ Most Recent Xbox 360 Trailers / Movies .
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^ Even downloaded Media Center connect and recorded tv of my xbox.
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^ Xbox 360 live ?
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The Xbox 360 also offers region specific access to third-party media streaming services such as Netflix in the USA or Sky TV in the UK.
.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 (E3).^ Xbox 360 Games: 1371 .
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^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
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^ Xbox 360 Game Reviews: 150 .
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.The console sold out completely upon release in all regions except in Japan,[5][6][7] and, as of January 2010, there are over 39 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide.^ I have 3 xbox 360's and again i have had to replace all of them.
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^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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^ View All Xbox 360 Trailers .
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.The Xbox 360 is currently available in two configurations—the "Arcade" and the "Elite"—each with its own selection of accessories.^ Heat-less xbox 360 elite?
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^ Xbox 360 System Elite 120GB .

^ Xbox 360 elite price?
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Contents

Overview

Development

.Known during development as Xenon, Xbox 2, Xbox FS,[8] Xbox Next, or NextBox, the Xbox 360 was conceived in early 2003.[9] In February 2003, planning for the Xenon software platform began, and was headed by Microsoft's Vice President J Allard.^ The Next Generation Now: The Xbox 360, in my opinion, is a must-have system right now because it's the most powerful, sophisticated, and dedicated game system on the planet.
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^ The Xbox 360 will be in stores before Sony??s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Co Ltd.??s Revolution, which are both expected next year, leaving Microsoft free of competition for several months.
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^ Microsoft provided one Xbox 360 Elite Bundle for review purposes and will be providing one for prizing.
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[9] That month, Microsoft held an event for 400 developers in Bellevue, Washington to recruit support for the system.[9] 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.^ August 28, 2009 at 4:12 AM the PS3 was a better deal than the elite when it was $100 more expensive.
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^ August 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM @Ben Nadler: I think it has to do with how long you've owned a console.
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^ Koda89 August 28, 2009 at 2:53 AM @davincij: The thing is, prior to this generation, what usually moved the consoles forward was new graphics, in an attempt to catch up with PC graphics.
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[10] Before the launch of the Xbox 360, several Alpha development kits were spotted using Apple's Power Mac G5 hardware. .This was due to the system's PowerPC 970 processor running the same PowerPC architecture that the Xbox 360 would eventually run under IBM's Xenon processor.^ An Xbox 360 would be a dream win.
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^ I would like to win this Xbox 360.
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^ I would love to have an Xbox 360.
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The cores of the Xenon processor were developed using a slightly-modified version of the PlayStation 3's Cell Processor PPE architecture. According to David Shippy and Mickie Phipps, the IBM employees were "hiding their work from Sony and Toshiba."[11]

Launch

.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.^ Xbox 360 512MB Memory Unit .

^ Xbox 360 64MB Memory Unit .

^ BestBuy hoarded over 10 Xbox 360's .
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It was later launched in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, and Russia. .In its first year on the market, the system launched in 36 countries, more countries than any console has launched in a single year.^ On my first console got it at launch too.
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^ He purchased his first machine a month after the console launch, but, since then, Justin has not had a working system for longer than a month or two.
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^ Xbox 360 is an American system so we get it first and therefore we get the defects with the earliest launch .
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[12]

Retail configurations

Current models

.The Xbox 360 is currently available in two standard variants; the "Xbox 360 Arcade" and the "Xbox 360 Elite."^ Xbox 360 System Elite 120GB .

^ Tags: Xbox 360 , Xbox 360 Elite , Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
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^ Xbox 360 Arcade .

[13] .A discontinued SKU, the "Xbox 360 Core," was replaced by the "Xbox 360 Arcade" in October 2007.[14] The 60 GB version of the Xbox 360 Pro was released on August 1, 2008. At launch, the Xbox 360 was available in two configurations: the "Xbox 360" package, priced at US$399 or GB£279.99, and the "Xbox 360 Core," priced at US$299 and GB£209.99. The original shipment of the Xbox 360 version included a cut-down version of the Media Remote as a promotion.^ Check back every morning to see the latest Xbox 360 prices.

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
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^ Mundus August 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM @Covertghost: Same could be said about Xbox 1 and PS2, it all comes down to games in the end.
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.The Elite package was launched later at US$479. The Pro package was discontinued and marked down to US$249 on August 28, 2009 to be sold until stock ran out, while the Elite was also marked down in price to US$299.[15][16] Since then xbox models only came with S.D. AV cables.^ August 28, 2009 at 5:16 AM @ryancoke: agreed.
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^ August 28, 2009 at 12:32 AM Unfortunately the price drop came too late...
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^ August 28, 2009 at 6:34 AM My elite came with an HDMI cable.
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Xbox 360 Arcade

.The Xbox 360 Arcade[17] is the entry level for the Xbox 360. On October 23, 2007, it replaced the "Xbox 360 Core" and maintained the price of $279.99.[18] It was publicly revealed (though it was available in stores far earlier)[17] by Microsoft's president of Entertainment Devices division Robbie Bach to the Financial Times on October 18, 2007,[19] and officially announced on October 22, 2007.[14] It includes a wireless controller, composite AV cable, HDMI 1.2 output, an internal 512 MB[20] memory chip (units released prior to summer 2009 had 256 MB internal memory[21] while those prior to fall 2008 included a 256 MB memory unit), and 5 Xbox Live Arcade titles:[22] Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Pac-Man Championship Edition, and Uno on a single disk, which also includes a "Welcome Video" and several game trailers/demos.^ Release Oct 23, 2007 .
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^ Xbox 360 Achievements Achievements: 19,588 .
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^ Welcome to Next Gen gaming on the Xbox 1.5.
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[23] .Like its predecessor the "Core" it does not include a hard disk drive, which is required for Xbox software backwards compatibility.^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
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^ Will an xbox hard drive work for the xbox 360?
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^ Is the hard disk the same thing as a hard drive?
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Holiday 2008 consoles were bundled with Sega Superstars Tennis.[24] With the September 4, 2008 price cuts, the Arcade fell from $279 to $199.[25] In the UK, with the 2009 Elite price drop and discontinuation of the "Premium" Pro bundle, the Arcade price rose from £129.99 to £159.99.[26]

Xbox 360 Elite

.The Xbox 360 Elite is the second most expensive variation of the console.^ Heat-less xbox 360 elite?
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^ Xbox 360 elite price?
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^ Most Popular Xbox 360 Achievements .
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.It includes a 120 GB hard drive and a matte black finish.^ Only thing I have noticed is that the Hard Drive reports that I have 11 gb of space.
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^ With the PS3, instead of spending $100 on a 60gb hard drive or $150 for a 120, you can find a decent sized hard drive for cheap and simply swap it out.
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The Elite retail package also includes a controller and headset that match the system's black finish.[27] .The initial release price was $479.99 USD,[28] C$549.99,[28] £299.99, and AU$729.95. The Elite was released in North America on April 29, 2007,[29] Europe on August 24, 2007, and Australia on August 30, 2007. Early Elite models shipped using the Zephyr motherboard, though later models used the Falcon 65 nm chipset instead.^ Release Feb 28, 2007 .
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^ Release Mar 29, 2007 (JP) .
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^ August 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM @mystic54: link or it didnt happen.
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.These Elites (and other Xbox 360 models using the Falcon) can be identified from earlier versions by a re-designed power connector and a power supply rated to 175 W. As of 2009, Elite models using the Jasper chipset have become available.^ Heat-less xbox 360 elite?
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^ Xbox 360 elite price?
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^ Tags: Xbox 360 , Xbox 360 Elite , Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
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These can also be identified by their power supply, which is rated at 150W and has a 12.1A 12v rail. .Holiday 2008 consoles were bundled with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda.^ LEGO Indiana Jones - Got lost in his own museum.
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^ Lego Indiana Jones sold 3.4 Million copies and is the 10th best selling game?
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^ LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (2) .
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[24] The Elite's price tag was cut from $449 to $399 on September 4, 2008.[15][16] It currently sells at $299.99 USD.

Xbox 360 250GB Elite

.The Xbox 360 Elite has also been configured with a 250 GB hard disk drive and 2 wireless controllers on special limited editions of the console.^ It's all about the Xbox 360 wireless controllers.
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^ Tags: Xbox 360 , Xbox 360 Elite , Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
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^ Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle!
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.This "Super" Elite version (nickname used by some retailers) retails at US$399.99, UK£249.99 and AU$599.00[30] as of 10 November 2009. A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 bundle includes a special limited edition console design and a flat black finish.^ August 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM @Ben Nadler: I think it has to do with how long you've owned a console.
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^ JahB August 28, 2009 at 12:43 AM @Alann648: but you're getting a lesser version of 99% of all multiplat games...
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^ August 28, 2009 at 3:30 AM @Aprotosis: My elite didn't come with a play and charge kit.
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.Other bundles include a standard Elite finish and either the game Forza Motorsport 3[31][32] or both Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST.[33] On March 9, 2010, alongside the release of Final Fantasy XIII, Microsoft will release another Elite 250 GB bundle with the same extras as the Modern Warfare bundle (excluding the Modern Warfare print on the console) except bundled with the Final Fantasy XIII game.^ Release March 2010 .
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^ Microsoft Gets Modern Warfare 2 Content First published by: wes213 .
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^ All big names games like wolfenstein, bioshock, call of duty 4, fallout 3, grand theft auto 4, final fantasy 13, modern warfare 2, batman arkahm asylum, madden 10, assassins creed 2, ghostbusters and so on are on both systems and will continue to be on both.
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.It will also include exclusive downloadable items for use with Xbox 360 avatars.^ I'm still using the $30 wireless bridge I got for my Xbox 1 with my 360 and it works just fine with no lag.
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^ Adhominem August 28, 2009 at 7:49 AM @x-kamui-x: Sounds like you just like the Xbox 360 exclusives over the PS3 ones.
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^ My Xbox 360 headset doesn't get as loud as I want it too EVER, so I used my old Halo branded headset.
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[34]

Discontinued models

Xbox 360 Core

.
  • The Xbox 360 Core was an entry level Xbox 360. The SKU was later replaced with the "Arcade". It was not originally available in Japan, but was later released on November 2, 2006.[35] The Core system came bundled with composite video cables, capable of only SDTV resolutions.^ Tags: Xbox 360 , Xbox 360 Elite , Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
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    ^ Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle!
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    ^ I have 3 xbox 360's and again i have had to replace all of them.
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    .It was however capable of the same HDTV resolutions (up to 1080i) as the other models when connected to a separately sold Component cable.^ However fact is, Is that its still just a fucked up computer inside, and when dell releases their new xps / dimension / inspiron models.
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    ^ I eventually sold my ps2 that i had at the time and put the component cables in the package.
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    ^ On the other, having the lowest up-front price will give them an edge even if their real cost is still the same or higher.
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    .In October 2006, 1080p support was added for all models in a system update,[36] including the "Core" using either the component cable, or the new VGA cable (although 1080p via component was not widely supported by televisions).^ I later bought a all-in-one component that had cables for the xbox, wii and ps2/ps3 for $20.
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    ^ My system was bricked after the GoW acheivement update and that is how i can still use my xbox.
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    ^ It is a very good idea to buy insurance on any and all forms of electronics, including videogame systems.
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    .It may also utilize a separately sold Xbox 360 hard drive.^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
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    ^ Will an xbox hard drive work for the xbox 360?
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    ^ Switching hard drives on 360, not so cheap.
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    Unlike all other SKUs, it shipped with a wired version of the Xbox 360 controller, instead of the wireless version found in other SKUs.

Xbox 360 Pro / Xbox 360 Premium

.
  • The Xbox 360 Pro[37] (sometimes referred to as Premium and packaged as simply Xbox 360 with the subheading "Go Pro") included all the features of the Xbox 360 Arcade and included a hybrid composite and component cable with optional optical out instead of a composite cable.^ I have 3 xbox 360's and again i have had to replace all of them.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I am going to get my premium box after all.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Elite console + Lego Batman and Pure Xbox 360 120GB hard drive Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black) Xbox 360 Headset (black) Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable $299 for the entire bundle (2 games for free) Features including Last.fm, Twitter and Facebook To enter please leave a comment below.
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This model also included a detachable Hard Disk Drive (initially 20 GB, while later models had 60 GB) to store downloaded content, provide compatibility with original Xbox games, and store game data.^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What is the capacity of the 120 GB hard drive?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How do I download Xbox games to my hard drive?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    .The included hard drive came with game demos, video clips and a free Live Arcade game, Hexic HD.^ Elite console + Lego Batman and Pure Xbox 360 120GB hard drive Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black) Xbox 360 Headset (black) Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable $299 for the entire bundle (2 games for free) Features including Last.fm, Twitter and Facebook To enter please leave a comment below.
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So I don't know if the PS3 has many direct-to-hard drive games yet (like full retail games) like the Xbox is starting to do.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ I was offered a free game, my choices were PGR3, Kameo, Viva Pinata and 1 month of xbox live.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .In July 2007, this version of the Xbox 360 began appearing with the Zephyr motherboard (the motherboard used in the Elite) which features HDMI 1.2 output and an improved GPU heatsink.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Senninha Posted: 2007-06-26 18:41:50.063 I bought my first Xbox 360 in March of '06.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For $US299 a happy gamer can land themselves a PS3 Slim or an Xbox 360 Elite .
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    .Although this package did include an HDMI output, it did not come with an HDMI cable.^ It also includes a HDMI cable.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Ash-LGP August 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM The 360 Elite doesn't come with an HDMI cable with the price drop.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Enkur August 28, 2009 at 5:17 AM Actually, my Elite did come with an HDMI cable.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    [38][39] Starting at the end of September 2007, the newest systems were shipped with the new "Falcon" motherboard. .This motherboard includes the new 65-nm CPUs, making them quieter and cooler than the older systems.^ I miss my Xbox 360 a lot, especially now that Forza 2 is out, but I will NOT buy another one until the new 65 nm chipset is implemented, the unit runs cooler and quieter, and until they are more reliable and cheaper.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    [40] .On August 1, 2008, the 20 GB version was discontinued and was replaced by a 60 GB HDD model at the same price.^ August 28, 2009 at 2:25 AM You forgot to add that PS3 , our HDD can be switchable with a cheaper price.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ TheVegetarianBurgerKing August 28, 2009 at 1:55 AM @msimmons: Now that the ps3 and 360 are the same price I guess he's going to have to take back what he said, right?
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Is it possible to get a 60 GB HDD and a transfer cable?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    .Holiday 2008 consoles were bundled with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda.^ LEGO Indiana Jones - Got lost in his own museum.
    • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Lego Indiana Jones sold 3.4 Million copies and is the 10th best selling game?
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (2) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    [24] Price cuts that took effect on September 4, 2008 reduced the price from $349 to $299.[25] The Xbox 360 Pro will, following its discontinuation, retail for $249.99 until it sells out.

Comparison of features

Information is based on current specifications for standard packages. Older or holiday packages may differ from current configurations.
Model Storage HDMI Appearance Accessories/Bundled Items Suggested Retail Price First Available In Prod.
Elite 250 GB HDD[a] Yes Matte black
Chrome disc drive
Ethernet cable
Xbox 360 Headset
Composite video cable[b][g][41]
2 wireless controllers United States $399.99 Canada $399.99
United Kingdom £249.99 European Union €329.99
Australia $599.00
October 23, 2009[32] Yes
120 GB HDD 1 wireless controller United States $299.99 Canada $329.99
United Kingdom £199.99 European Union €299.99
Japan ¥29,800 Australia $549.00
[42][43][44]
April 29, 2007 Yes
Arcade 512 MB[20] onboard Yes Matte white
Matte white disc drive
Wireless controller
Composite video cable[b][45]
Xbox Live Arcade compilation disc[e]
United States $199.99 Canada $199.99
United Kingdom £159.99 European Union €179.99
Japan ¥19,800 Australia $299.00
[26][44]
June 2009 Yes
256 MB[21] onboard December 2008 No
256 MB memory unit October 23, 2007
Pro 60 GB HDD Yes Matte white
Chrome disc drive
Wireless controller
Ethernet cable
Xbox 360 Headset[f]
Hybrid video cable[c]
United States $249.99 Canada $299.99
United Kingdom £169.99 European Union €239.99
Japan ¥29,800 Australia $399.00
[44]
August 1, 2008 No
20 GB HDD After 2007 November 22, 2005 No
Core None No Matte white
Matte white disc drive
Wired controller
Composite video cable[b]
United States $279.99
United Kingdom £199.99
Japan ¥27,800
November 22, 2005 No
.All Xbox 360s come with free Xbox Live Silver membership and a one-month trial of Xbox Live Gold membership (only new accounts are eligible).^ XBOX live gold membership?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ How do i get Xbox live SILVER? .
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Playing games on xbox live with a silver account?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]


.
All Xbox 360s are backwards compatible with supported Xbox titles as long as they have an Xbox 360 HDD attached.^ I have 3 xbox 360's and again i have had to replace all of them.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So the backwards compatibility for me is not a feature at all.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ They are doing anything they can to keep from having to RECALL ALL XBOX 360s.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.This can be purchased separately for the Core/Arcade pack.^ Now imagine if I purchased an Arcade pack with these items using my prices.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]


.
All hard drives (included with a console or bought separately) come with the Xbox Live Arcade game Hexic HD.^ Live Playa Won an Xbox Live game.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ Give Em Twenty Sent 20 lines in a Xbox Live game.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-12-30 08:23:23.663 Read many reports of the xbox 360 gaming console crashing.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]


Included accessories match the color scheme of the console they are bundled with.
All European consoles also include a composite SCART adapter (RGB Scart cable sold separately).
.^ a Elite in this configuration is currently only available as a bundle with Forza 3, a bundle with Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST or as a branded Modern Warfare 2 special edition (see below).^ Xbox Elite and PS3 may be the same price now but getting achievements in Modern Warfare 2 will be priceless...
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Ryguy226 August 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM @mystic54: But that's an Elite Halo bundle in Europe.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ They gave me a $30 gift card plus I got the RE5 special edition Elite WITH a copy of the game.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]


^ b The standard composite cable contains three connectors, for standard left and right channel audio and composite video, supporting a PAL, PAL-60 or NTSC image. It also lacks the toslink connector found on the hybrid cable.
.^ c The hybrid video cable contains six RCA connectors, for standard left and right channel audio, composite video and HD component (YPbPr) supporting up to 1080p image[46] It also has a connector to attach a toslink optical audio cable, which supports either 2 channel (stereo) LPCM or dolby digital 5.1.^ Firstly, if i press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start when the machine is powering up, i get led to a screen prompting me to 'Please insert a PS3 Game Disc'.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]


.^ d The audio dongle contains two RCA connectors for left and right audio and a toslink optical audio connector.^ The power is still on but when I reset it the two left and bottom right lights flash red.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]


^ e Compilation disk includes Boom Boom Rocket, Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Pac-Man Championship Edition, and Uno
^ f Excluding Mexican and older Australian and New Zealand versions, where a Media Remote is bundled instead
^ g Hybrid video cable[c], HDMI cable and audio dongle[d] were included with the 120GB model prior to September 2009

Special editions

.On a few occasions, Microsoft has produced special editions of the console, usually to coincide with the release of a major product.^ Every electronic produced ever released has a few units DOA. Plus if your 360 screws up within the warranty MS will ship you another.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft has just released a rushed, shitty product again, period.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.These special editions are typically custom-colored Xbox 360 models, and are produced in limited numbers.^ Mine is currently with microsoft because it broke, and I seriously have an average of about 1.5 broken xbox 360's every day from customers.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ What's special about Justin, though, is he's currently on his twelfth Xbox 360.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And if it does work, wouldn't it be extremely logical for one to inveat in getting one of these after their first xbox 360 overheated?
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.
Halo 3 Special Edition
  • At the E3 2007 press conference, Microsoft announced the Halo 3 Special Edition console, released September 25, 2007. It sports a Halo 3 theme on the console, a wired headset, a wireless controller, and a Play and Charge Kit.^ I bought play and charge kits because I have 4 controllers and I bought a play and charge for each one.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ The play and charge kit sucks.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ MaximusDM August 28, 2009 at 2:59 AM @telekinesis: Do you play with a wired controller too?
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    .Other than the unique "Spartan green-and-gold" color scheme, exclusive dashboard theme and downloads, and an HDMI port,[47] its features were identical to those of the Xbox 360 system at the time.^ We have all the other gaming systems but we do not have an xbox.
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox Live Gold has a completely separate feature set that we pay to utilize, regardless how anyone of you feels about the usefulness of those features.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    [48] .It is priced at US$399.99 and £279.99 (the original price of the Xbox 360).^ The 360 is not very different from the original Xbox or the PS2.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Times have been tough for us and I havent had the finances to buy them the Xbox 360 they have wanted so maybe I can win it?
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I went to BestBuy where they had 82 Xbox 360's and some inside joke told us that 10 of us beind the final guy wouldn't get an Xbox 360.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    [49]
  • .
  • To promote The Simpsons Movie, Microsoft created a specially designed, yellow Xbox 360 console.^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Multimedia Hub: Along with playable games, rippable CDs and playback movies ready at launch, the Xbox 360 enables players to customize their MPEG music sticks with perfectly designed playlists in addition to connecting to Microsoft's Media Center for a more complete media sensation.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But, bad luck aside, is this reflective of a larger problem with the Xbox 360 console itself?
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    [50] .The configuration was based on the Xbox 360 package of the time, the only difference being the color scheme of the Xbox 360 console and wireless controller.^ Xbox 360 wireless problem?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's all about the Xbox 360 wireless controllers.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What is difference of Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Arcade?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    .The consoles were to be given out to winners 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.^ Vangerdahast Posted: 2007-06-27 18:18:05.357 i can't play Oblivion, but everything else works pretty well.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ TheMadTitan Posted: 2007-06-27 20:00:18.947 What I want to know is why is the media just now jumping on this problem?
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posted: 2007-06-28 10:58:36.027 I cant believe that a company as big as Microsoft is taking this so casually.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    [51] 100 consoles were produced in total.[52]
  • .
  • A Resident Evil 5 bundle containing a red Xbox 360 Elite console was released on March 13, 2009.[53] The bundle also contains a red, wireless controller and a black, wired headset.^ It's all about the Xbox 360 wireless controllers.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox 360 2009 Releases (1) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    [54]
  • .
  • On September 15, 2009 Microsoft announced a special 250GB hard disk limited edition version of the Xbox 360 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Will an xbox hard drive work for the xbox 360?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .The unit is highlighted by special game product branding and includes two wireless controllers and a headset.^ Having a wire running from your headset to your controller is going to seem like a really shortsighted design choice when Natal multiplayer games come out.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ MS has their own proprietary wireless to handle the controllers and headsets.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ The solution we reached, was not to repair my launch unit for the 3rd time, but to send a brand new production unit for free, but with absolutely no warranty.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .This was the first Xbox 360 announced to come with a 250 GB hard drive.^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What is the capacity of the 120 GB hard drive?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Will an xbox hard drive work for the xbox 360?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    [31]
  • .
  • A Final Fantasy XIII 250GB limited edition bundle of the Xbox 360 console was announced on February 11, 2010, for release to coincide with the release of Final Fantasy XIII (March 9, 2010).^ Xbox 360 2009 Releases (1) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tags: Xbox 360 , Xbox 360 Elite , Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Final Fantasy XIII (79) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    .The bundle includes an imprinted white 250GB Xbox 360 (Final Fantasy XIII imprinted where HDD size imprint goes), two wireless controllers, a standard edition copy of Final Fantasy XIII, and exclusive downloadable avatar items.^ Xbox 360 wireless problem?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The standard xbox controller uses any two AA batteries.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ It's all about the Xbox 360 wireless controllers.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    Other than the HDD imprint, this console is cosmetically identical to the (discontinued) Pro models.

Holiday bundles

.As with the original Xbox, Microsoft has continued bundling two video game titles in console retail packaging during the holiday season.^ So I don't know if the PS3 has many direct-to-hard drive games yet (like full retail games) like the Xbox is starting to do.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-12-30 08:23:23.663 Read many reports of the xbox 360 gaming console crashing.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ To bad there isn't a lemon law for Video Game Consoles.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.In Holiday 2007, Xbox 360 Pro and Elite packages were bundled with Forza Motorsport 2 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.^ Tags: Xbox 360 , Xbox 360 Elite , Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments on Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle!
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle!
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[55] In the UK and the Netherlands, Forza Motorsport 2 was bundled with Viva Piñata.[56] .Holiday 2008 Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Elite packages were bundled with Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures and Kung Fu Panda, while Arcade consoles were bundled with Sega Superstars Tennis.^ Sega Unveils Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Sonic's 2D revival for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ But, bad luck aside, is this reflective of a larger problem with the Xbox 360 console itself?
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I pre-ordered the original xbox and 3 MS games at launch, so I've supported their console efforts from day one.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[24] .Holiday 2009 packages include an Elite console, Gears of War, LEGO Batman, and Pure.^ Elite console + Lego Batman and Pure Xbox 360 120GB hard drive Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black) Xbox 360 Headset (black) Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable $299 for the entire bundle (2 games for free) Features including Last.fm, Twitter and Facebook To enter please leave a comment below.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nslick August 28, 2009 at 2:02 AM Amazing that the big console war this generation is just for 2nd place, because first is locked down.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ August 28, 2009 at 4:26 AM You forgot that Elites includes free RRODs and PS3s include free YLODs, lol.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

Hardware and accessories

Hardware

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
.The main unit of the Xbox 360 itself has slight double concavity in matte white or black.^ But, bad luck aside, is this reflective of a larger problem with the Xbox 360 console itself?
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ How can I play original Xbox games on my 360 without the black bars on the left and right of the screen?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ So far, all the Xbox 360 units GameSpot staff members have bought at retail since launch have encountered no hardware-related problems.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

The official color of the white model is Arctic Chill. .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, 60, 120 or 250 GB. Inside, the Xbox 360 uses the triple-core IBM designed Xenon as its CPU, with each core capable of simultaneously processing two threads, and can therefore operate on up to six threads at once.^ Switching hard drives on 360, not so cheap.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[57] Graphics processing is handled by the ATI Xenos, which has 10 MB of eDRAM. Its main memory pool is 512 MB in size.

Accessories

.Many accessories are available for the console, including both wired and wireless controllers, faceplates for customization, headsets for chatting, a webcam for video chatting, dance mats and Gamercize for exercise, three sizes of memory cards, and four sizes of hard drives (20 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB and 250 GB (currently Japan only)[58]), among other items, all of which are styled to match the console.^ Elite console + Lego Batman and Pure Xbox 360 120GB hard drive Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black) Xbox 360 Headset (black) Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable $299 for the entire bundle (2 games for free) Features including Last.fm, Twitter and Facebook To enter please leave a comment below.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everything that comes out that is good is on both consoles, and the online, the controller, and my friends are all better on 360.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Commenter 2415A5Q-66A August 28, 2009 at 1:20 AM @fireb0x: Both of my friend's Sixaxis controllers barely hold a charge anymore.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

Project Natal

The Project Natal sensor device.
.Project Natal is the code name for a "controller-free gaming and entertainment experience" for the Xbox 360. It was first announced on June 1, 2009 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.^ Xbox 360 natal project ?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ What games should I get for Xbox 360?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.The add-on peripheral enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without a game controller, but rather through gestures, spoken commands, and/or presented objects and images.^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to buy a pack for each Xbox 360 controller.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The Next Generation Now: The Xbox 360, in my opinion, is a must-have system right now because it's the most powerful, sophisticated, and dedicated game system on the planet.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Project Natal will be compatible with all existing Xbox 360 models.^ Xbox 360 natal project ?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ I have 3 xbox 360's and again i have had to replace all of them.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Viperxl02 Posted: 2005-11-29 15:40:07.027 I have an xbox 360 myself and have been playing Perfect Dark ALL the time and have not had any problems with it.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.A release date has yet to be announced, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stated that the technology will be incorporated into a new Xbox 360, which may or may not have new hardware, due for release in 2010.[59] During their CES 2010 keynote speech, Steve Ballmer and Robbie Bach went on to say that Project Natal is set to hit living rooms during the holiday period (November - January) and it will work with every 360 console.^ Xbox 360 works fine.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ AGAIN* And the guy at Xbox Management that's been talking to me, says I cannot get a new console.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 works fine!!"
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]


Software

Dashboard

Symbol used for notifications
.The Xbox 360's original graphical user interface was the Xbox 360 Dashboard; a tabbed interface that featured five "Blades" (formerly four blades), and was designed by AKQA.^ I had an original 360 showed problems (graphical artifacts) months after launch did not really care expecting it to be a minor thing.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ How can I play original Xbox games on my 360 without the black bars on the left and right of the screen?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ The 360 is not very different from the original Xbox or the PS2.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.It could be launched automatically when the console booted without a disc in it, or when the disc tray was ejected, but the user had the option to select what the console does if a game is in the tray on start up, or if inserted when already on.^ When the games starts up the screen flickers.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Now if only Sony could get some decent games on it's console.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The second one had a electrical malfunction and didn't even boot up when it turned it on, and my third one is just starting to not read certain portions of disks.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

A simplified version of it was also accessible at any time via the Xbox Guide button on the gamepad. .This simplified version showed the user's gamercard, Xbox Live messages and friends list.^ The GamerCard becomes you ID card into the community of Xbox Live and it's how you'll learn and understand the people you play with and against and those you befriend.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live lets you play online with friends also voice chat with them while they're in a different game, watch movies via NetFlix , etc...
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ It quickly becomes more for even a semi-committed Xbox Live user.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.It also allowed for personal and music settings, in addition to voice or video chats, or returning to the Xbox Dashboard from the game.^ On one you pay $50 to play games online, download demos, voice chat, and instant message.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I'm all for a tale of the tape, as I have both, but there are more digital features on 360, like cross game voice chat.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I asked the person in the return department if they are seeing a lot of this, (I asked his for his unbiased visual confirmation, which he assured he was giving) and he said that's mostly what they get, dead XBOX 360s.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

On November 19, 2008, the Xbox 360's dashboard was changed from the "Blade" interface, to a dashboard reminiscent of that present on the Zune and Windows Media Center, known as the "New Xbox Experience" or NXE.
.Since the console's release, Microsoft has released several updates for the Dashboard software.^ SO 5 consoles since the 360 came out.....THERE is a problem and Microsoft needs to address it yikes.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Since we're speaking of software, from what I understand Sony has the largest developer network of all 3 console makers.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.These updates have included adding new features to the console, enhancing Xbox Live functionality and multimedia playback capabilities, adding compatibility for new accessories, and fixing bugs in the software.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Gold has a completely separate feature set that we pay to utilize, regardless how anyone of you feels about the usefulness of those features.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I’m not saying Xbox Live gold is equal to Blu-ray I am saying that they are both features and should be mentioned as such.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

The latest Dashboard update was made available on November 17, 2009.

New Xbox Experience

.At E3 2008, at Microsoft's Show, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg and Marc Whitten announced the new Xbox 360 interface called the "New Xbox Experience" (NXE).^ Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com .
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ What I'm just going to do is call microsoft tech help, or sell my xbox back to ebgames and save up for something better.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

The update was intended to ease console menu navigation. .Its GUI uses the Twist UI, previously used in Windows Media Center and the Zune.^ In the 360's favor is the catalog of games, streaming netflix and connecting to my windows media center pc.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.Its new Xbox Guide retains all Dashboard functionality (including the Marketplace browser and disk ejection) and the original "Blade" interface.^ I had my original xbox from launch with no problems but a few scratches on the exterior of the case, and hopefully it will be the same with my new system.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Nothing new, PS2 PSP Xbox all had problems..
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ What do I do if the Xbox 360's disk tray is stuck open and can not be closed at all?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

The NXE also provides many new features. .Users can now install games from disc to the hard drive to play them with reduced load time and less disc drive noise, but each game's disc must remain in the system in order to run.^ So I don't know if the PS3 has many direct-to-hard drive games yet (like full retail games) like the Xbox is starting to do.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The Next Generation Now: The Xbox 360, in my opinion, is a must-have system right now because it's the most powerful, sophisticated, and dedicated game system on the planet.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ We play to enjoy ourselves and have a good time, isn't that what gaming is anyways?
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

A new, built-in Community system allows the creation of digitized Avatars that can be used for multiple activities, such as sharing photos or playing Arcade games like 1 vs. 100. The update was released on November 19, 2008.[60]
.While previous system updates have been stored on internal memory, the NXE was the first to require a storage device—at least a 128 MB memory card or a hard drive.^ Microsoft : In either an in-warranty or out-of-warranty situation, most customers will now receive their original console back from Microsoft so there is no need for customers to reload profiles, games or other content previously stored on their hard drive.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The hard drive always works and I'm able to play games for hours on end without even a slight glitch in the system.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ That's like saying the hard drive is a feature, the usb ports, the optical drives (you can play things from memory on both systems so technically you dont need optical media to "use" your console).
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

Multimedia

.The Xbox 360 supports videos in Windows Media Video (WMV) format (including high-definition and PlaysForSure videos), as well as H.264 and MPEG-4 media.^ If you're looking for a more multimedia-centric device, I'd recommend PS3, but 360 seems to be more popular in terms of software this generation, so that's definitely worth a look as well.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Shortys Posted: 2005-11-23 23:06:38.65 Well, I hope if I buy an xbox 360 soon it will not crash :S and the sky is falling...
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Which would also support a larger sales in the 360 because of the included mic, and better online service (for a very small fee).
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

The December 2007 dashboard update added support for the playback of MPEG-4 ASP format videos.[61] .The console can also display pictures and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects, and supports audio playback, with music player controls accessible through the Xbox 360 Guide button.^ Ps3 also has superior sound options than the 360 ever had PS3 Slim supports DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD audio.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Multimedia Hub: Along with playable games, rippable CDs and playback movies ready at launch, the Xbox 360 enables players to customize their MPEG music sticks with perfectly designed playlists in addition to connecting to Microsoft's Media Center for a more complete media sensation.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Users may play back their own music while playing games or using the dashboard, and can play music with an interactive visual synthesizer.^ Hand_O_Death August 28, 2009 at 5:36 AM @telekinesis: I used WiFi on my PS3 for a while and saw no differece in speeds for playing games or downloading movies.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ When the PS3 comes out, it too may have faults, but if your a gamer and not a fanbitch you'll get one and play the games that you like on that system.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And on the dashboard where the name of the game in the tray is supposed to show up it says "Play DVD".
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Music, photos and videos can be played from standard USB mass storage devices, Xbox 360 proprietary storage devices (such as memory cards or Xbox 360 hard drives), and servers or computers with Windows Media Center or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher within the local-area network in streaming mode.^ During play the video card is crashing.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And I will fire up my latest version of xbox media center, stick a 300gb hard drive in it, and probly make this piece of shit another tivo, since the games still suck dick compaired to my dual 7800gtx in sli doing 1920x1080p years ago.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[62][63] .As the Xbox 360 uses a modified version of the UPnP AV protocol,[64] some alternative UPnP servers such as uShare (part of the GeeXboX project) and MythTV can also stream media to the Xbox 360, allowing for similar functionality from non-Windows servers.^ Xbox 360's and BestBuy hoarded some.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Scipher August 29, 2009 at 1:17 AM @yanogore: 360 uses a proprietary 2.4GHz protocol.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ You see some fuck ups, but not nearly as much as the xbox 360's...
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.This is possible with video files up to HD-resolution and with several codecs (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV) and container formats (WMV, MOV, TS).^ As Blu-ray players get cheaper, fewer and fewer people will rely on their PS3 to play movies, and Microsoft could always come up with a better HD video codec for game cutscenes..
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[65]
.As of 27 October 2009,[66] UK and Ireland users are also able to access live and on-demand streams of Sky television programming.^ Todge August 28, 2009 at 1:21 AM Unless you live in the UK where you'll find PS3 = £249, Elite = £199 .
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[67][68][69][70][71][72][73][74]
.At the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Consumer Electronics Shows, Microsoft had announced that IPTV services would soon be made available to use through the Xbox 360. In 2007, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stated that IPTV on Xbox 360 was expected to be available to consumers by the holiday season, using the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition platform.^ An Xbox 360 would be a dream win.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would like to win this Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would love to have an Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75] .In 2008, Gates and president of Entertainment & Devices Robbie Bach announced a partnership with BT in the United Kingdom, in which the BT Vision advanced TV service, using the newer Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform, would be accessible via Xbox 360, planned for the middle of the year.^ I would like to win this Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An Xbox 360 would be a dream win.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would love to have an Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76] .BT Vision's DVR-based features would not be available on Xbox 360 due to limited hard drive capacity.^ An Xbox 360 would be a dream win.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would like to win this Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would love to have an Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[77] .In 2010, while announcing version 2.0 of Microsoft Mediaroom, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned that AT&T's U-verse IPTV service would enable Xbox 360s to be used as set-top boxes later in the year.^ Perhaps I'm not as informed as i hope to on Xbox Live, as I last used it with my normal Xbox 4 years ago.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2007-06-27 11:47:11.59 My exbox broke about two months ago so I called xbox costumer service and they set up a box for me.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Now, to say you still want to play games using an XBox and so one, that is amazing because I would have given up at just thrown it on E-Bay by now.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[78] .As of January 2010, IPTV on Xbox 360 has yet to be deployed beyond limited trials.^ Reason #2: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Remember when we said that the Xbox 360 doesn't have a killer app yet?
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2007-10-29 11:42:45.13 Hi I??m Brandon, My brother got an xbox 360 in the January after the year of release.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ POsted on my blog http://vickiecouturier.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-xbox-360-elite-bundle.html vlbelk(at)hotmail.com .
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

XNA community

.XNA Community is a feature whereby Xbox 360 owners can receive community-created games, made with Microsoft XNA Game Studio, from the XNA Creators Club .^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft has admitted that a number of Xbox 360 owners have had problems, however.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

The games are written, published, and distributed through a community managed portal. .XNA Community provides a channel for digital videogame delivery over Xbox Live that can be free of royalties, publishers and licenses.^ Currently, the Xbox Community Developer Program is not accepting new tools, nor does it provide this type of data at the API level (or so I'm told).
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ Wont have to pay for some bs xbox live service, that should be free.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The GamerCard becomes you ID card into the community of Xbox Live and it's how you'll learn and understand the people you play with and against and those you befriend.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[79][80] .XNA game sales, however, did not meet original expectations.^ However, the PS3 sold faster in its first three years than the 360 did and a lot of those games no one plays anymore.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[81]

Games

.The 2007 Game Critics Awards honored the Xbox 360 platform with 38 Nominations and 11 Wins - more than any other platform.^ The Xbox 360, on the other hand, does not.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The Xbox 360 is more powerful than its predecessor and shows games in high-definition.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Now I have a 360 and I have been playing games more than I ever have.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[82] .By March 2008, the Xbox 360 had reached a software attach rate of 7.5 games per console—a record for any console in history, in EU the rate was 7.0 while its competitors were 3.8 (PS3) and 3.5 (Wii).^ Xbox 360 » Hardware » Console Xbox 360 .
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ All games cause the 360 & Wii to break - PS3 RULEZ! .
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ In my case, i have 4 xbox 360 games, 16 PS3 games.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[83]
.The Xbox 360 launched with 14 games in North America and 13 in Europe.^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ What games should I get for Xbox 360?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The console's best-selling game for 2005, Call of Duty 2, sold over a million copies.^ Lego Indiana Jones sold 3.4 Million copies and is the 10th best selling game?
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Reenee Posted: 2005-11-25 11:53:13.18 A console is only as good as its games.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Capt_Seagull Posted: 2005-11-25 10:39:51.4 Consoles are for children and PC gaming is for adults.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[84] .Five other games sold as well in the console's first year in the market: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter,[85] The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,[86] Dead or Alive 4,[87] Saints Row,[88] and Gears of War.^ Fight Night 360, Burnout, Full Auto, Top Spin 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, and more are in the pipeline just getting ready for their glimmering launch days on Xbox 360.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ And if $50 a year for Live is that much of a burden for a service that works amazingly well; you likely shouldn't be spending money on games in the first place.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ They've been pushing it since launch that it's got build-in Blu-ray player; they should've been touting it's other features since the focus has been "it's a gaming machine" for the past year.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[89] .Gears of War would become the best-selling game of the console with 3 million units,[90] before being surpassed in 2007 by Halo 3, with 8.1 million units.^ Except Halo & Gears of War, those are behemoth like exclusives.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ If you have already played and beaten Halo 3, you could trade it in or sell it to Gamestop or Game Crazy, thus adding even more value to the set.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ From what I understand Sony's even selling the slim units at a loss, despite how much more streamlined their production has become.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[91]
.Six games were initially offered in Japan, and eagerly anticipated titles such as Dead or Alive 4 and Enchanted Arms were released only a few weeks later.^ I have a few more games to try, will probably post again later.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ True next generation gaming only starts when Sony and Nintendo release their systems in 2006.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ It's not only fun to create, it's fun to explore other people's GamerCards, which offer their game favorites, game achievements, and their most recent progress on their most recently played games.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[92] .Games more suitable to the region were planned or have since been released, such as Chromehounds, Ninety-Nine Nights, and Phantasy Star Universe.^ Since I have way more original xbox games than BluRays I'll have to say Back Compat for me.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Both PSN and XBLA/XBLIG have their share of quality releases, but it's no contest that there are far more games to be had on 360.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ TheVegetarianBurgerKing August 28, 2009 at 1:24 AM It's true about it's the games that are important, but with alot more games being released on the ps3 nowadays, I think PS3 is the winner.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[93] Microsoft also had the support of RPG developer Mistwalker, founded by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. .Mistwalker's first game, Blue Dragon, was released in 2006 and had a limited-edition bundle which sold out quickly with over 10,000 pre-orders.^ ANY games when they first came out.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Paying $400 for a game console only to have it screw up is like paying $50,000 for a car and having the engine blow out on you as you leave the lot.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyways when he finds out that we don't have extras, and we can't even fill our pre-orders, he said something funny.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[94] .Blue Dragon became the best-selling Xbox 360 game in the region, with over 200,000 units.^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So, when we got the chance to test out the new Xbox 360 Elite Bundle , you can imagine the screams of joy and gratitude: “You have the BEST job Mom!!!” .
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mistwalker's second game, Lost Odyssey also sold over 100,000 copies.^ Lego Indiana Jones sold 3.4 Million copies and is the 10th best selling game?
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Have we mentioned the Japanese games Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Ninety-Nine Nights, and the others?
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[95]
.At E3 2007, Microsoft announced that Disney movies would be coming to Xbox 360 Live Marketplace.^ An Xbox 360 would be a dream win.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would like to win this Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would love to have an Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.New trailers were shown for Halo 3 and Halo Wars, as well as the announcement of a Halo-themed Xbox 360. Demos were also displayed for BioShock, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Assassin's Creed.^ All big names games like wolfenstein, bioshock, call of duty 4, fallout 3, grand theft auto 4, final fantasy 13, modern warfare 2, batman arkahm asylum, madden 10, assassins creed 2, ghostbusters and so on are on both systems and will continue to be on both.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com .
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.At E3 2008, Microsoft demonstrated a number of titles for their 2008 line-up, including Fallout 3, Gears of War 2, Fable II, and Resident Evil 5, among other games.^ I love the 360’s line up of games.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trailer for Platinum Games' Vanquish The new game from the creator of Resident Evil.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The only titles that I have picked up for PS3 are the exclusives, but they are all GREAT games.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

A television-style gaming feature known as Primetime was shown with a game based on the game show 1 vs. 100 shown as an example, there were also hints at a Big Brother type game and also a Deal or no Deal one. .Final Fantasy XIII was also announced to be released for Xbox 360 in Europe and North America.^ And the Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy series 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9 all playable on the 360 without hacking it and...
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ It certainly isn't like it was last gen where the PS2 would get the Final Fantasy games and Resident Evil games and the Xbox would get the Oddworld games, for example.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I had been holding off on buying a PS3 for Tekken 6 and Final Fantasy XIII as they were the console exclusives I truly wanted and now, since they are coming out on the 360, I don't really have a good enough reason to buy a PS3.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.E3 2009 saw the exclusive announcements of Crackdown 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Halo: Reach, as well as live demos for Halo 3: ODST, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction and Alan Wake.^ Posted: 2007-06-26 21:55:04.993 Mass Effect, BioShock, Too Human, Halo 3, Eternal Sontra*,Halo Wars, Blue Dragon, Huxley, Left 4 Dead, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Alan Wake, plus many more great XBL arcade games.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Hand_O_Death August 28, 2009 at 5:35 AM @BlueBeard: Well it also has to do with most people not having Cat 5 running to their HDTVs in the living room.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ KichiGuy August 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM @thegriefer: While Sony has some good exclusives, MS does as well with Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Halo, Alan Wake, Lost Odyssey etc.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

Metal Gear Solid: Rising was also unveiled, making it the first Metal Gear game to appear on the Xbox 360.
SentUAMessage (the multi-BAFTA-winning Inside Xbox show) have announced that original Xbox games will be unplayable on Xbox live on April 15, 2010.[citation needed]

Xbox Live

Xbox Live Dashboard
.When the Xbox 360 was released, Microsoft's online gaming service Xbox Live was shut down for 24 hours and underwent a major upgrade, adding a basic non-subscription service (Silver) to its already established premium subscription-based service (which was renamed Gold).^ I figure the equation basically comes down to - features = ps3, online gaming = 360.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
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^ Xbox 360 2009 Releases (1) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

.Xbox Live Silver is free of charge and is included with all SKUs of the console.^ The PS3 certainly has the better hardware, but I don't think a simple free/not free comparison is fair to Xbox Live.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ To me PSN is the same as Xbox live silver, except for the obvious exception of online play.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Wont have to pay for some bs xbox live service, that should be free.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.It allows users to create a user profile, join on message boards, and access Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade and Marketplace and talk to other members.^ UP: Reports are surfacing of users getting refurbished Xbox 360s with additional heat sinks installed in them...can Microsoft confirm?
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft is really taking Xbox Live places.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Everyone i talk to on xbox live has had zero problems with it..."
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[96] .A Live Silver account does not generally support multiplayer gaming; however, some games that have rather limited online functions already, (such as Viva Piñata) or games that feature their own subscription service (e.g.^ Supporting Actor Won a round in a multiplayer game .
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^ And if $50 a year for Live is that much of a burden for a service that works amazingly well; you likely shouldn't be spending money on games in the first place.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Some online games on PSN work better than others.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.EA Sports games) can be played with a Silver account.^ Playing games on xbox live with a silver account?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ I am careful to limit his time playing video games and make sure he stays active in sports, playing the piano and hanging out with friends, etc., but I do indulge his passion for gaming too.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Xbox Live also supports voice and video communication, the latter a feature possible with the Xbox Live Vision; an add-on USB web camera designed specifically for the Xbox 360.[97] The Gamercard of a player with a Silver account has a silver trim, rather than gold.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live is more than that.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Gold is a feature the PS3 doesn’t have.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.Xbox Live Gold includes the same features as Silver and includes integrated online game playing capabilities outside of third-party subscriptions.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ To me PSN is the same as Xbox live silver, except for the obvious exception of online play.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ My xbox will not play any game anymore ?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft has allowed previous Xbox Live subscribers to maintain their profile information, friends list, and games history when they make the transition to Xbox Live Gold.^ Live Playa Won an Xbox Live game.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ But I have a few friends that still can't play certain Xbox games on their 360s, and that absolutely kills BC for them.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.To transfer an Xbox Live account to the new system, users need to link a Windows Live ID to their gamertag on Xbox.com.^ How do I link my existing gamertag with a new account on Xbox.com?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com .
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[98] .When users add an Xbox Live enabled profile to their console, they are required 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.^ Perhaps I'm not as informed as i hope to on Xbox Live, as I last used it with my normal Xbox 4 years ago.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ "Did they stop renting blu-ray discs and can you borrow and share xbox live gold accounts also do you get to keep online play after the year that $50 pays for.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.An Xbox Live Gold account has an annual cost of US$49.99, C$59.99, NZD 90.00, GB£39.99, or 59.99. As of May 14, 2008, Xbox Live has over 20 million subscribers.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Californiairishman Posted: 2005-11-24 14:59:39.557 Top 10 Reasons to Buy an Xbox 360 The next generation has arrived and the clans must be united.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Gold has a completely separate feature set that we pay to utilize, regardless how anyone of you feels about the usefulness of those features.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[99]

Xbox Live Marketplace

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.^ Xbox Live Download assigned to another console?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 video game console fails to propel it to first place in the $25 billion global market, Chairman Bill Gates said Monday.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live - DLC assigned to another console.
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.The service offers movie and game trailers, game demos, Xbox Live Arcade games, gamertag images, and Xbox 360 Dashboard themes as well as add-on game content (items, costumes, levels etc).^ Xbox Live Arcade (50) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 live ?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
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.These features are available to both silver and gold members on Xbox Live.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ XBOX live gold membership?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ How do i get Xbox live SILVER? .
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.A hard drive or memory unit is required to store products purchased from Xbox Live Marketplace.^ So I don't know if the PS3 has many direct-to-hard drive games yet (like full retail games) like the Xbox is starting to do.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Arcade: The most over-looked feature of the system, the arcade marketplace will be the second most visited location on your Xbox 360, after the launch screen.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Im a hard working man who expects, when i pay for a product to work correctly whenever i purchase it!!!!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[100] .In order to download priced content, users are required to purchase Microsoft Points for use as scrip;[101] though some products (such as trailers and demos) are free to download.^ August 28, 2009 at 3:05 AM @telekinesis: Some people use their PS3 online less for gaming and more for downloading demos and games, and streaming media content from elsewhere on the newtork in their house.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Anyway, getting back to the relevant point, Microsoft does not need to lower the price on anything.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ When you're not downloading free stuff like demos, trailers and extra bonus packs from game developers, you'll be spending cash on low-cost items such as bonus levels, expanded levels, episodic content, specialized gamer tiles and GamerCard tag images.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Microsoft Points can be obtained through prepaid cards in 1,600 and 4,000 point denominations. .Microsoft Points can also be purchased through Xbox Live with a credit card in 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000 point denominations.^ Marathon Platinum Medal Got 500,000 points on Marathon.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ I think at this point i should get a brand new 360 elite and any games i want, plus 2 three month xbox live cards to deal with lost time:( 3rd times the charm?
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft is really taking Xbox Live places.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.Users are able to view items available to download on the service through a PC via the Xbox Live Pipeline website.^ Wont have to pay for some bs xbox live service, that should be free.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamers have also embraced the Xbox Live online service, which among other things allows a team of players in one living room to compete against an equally matched team elsewhere.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ A month of Xbox Live service, replacement headsets, some free Microsoft Points and at least one free game were offered at various points.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[102] An estimated seventy percent of Xbox Live users have downloaded items from the Marketplace.[103]

Video store

.On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the Xbox Video Marketplace, an exclusive video store accessible through the console.^ Original Xbox Video Marketplace On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the Xbox Video Marketplace, an exclusive video store accessible through the console.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The console can also display pictures and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects, and supports audio playback, with music player controls accessible through the Xbox 360 Guide button.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Core (basic): It includes the console without a hard drive and Xbox 360 Wired, in addition to a standard cable connecting audio / video adapter EuroScart.

.Launched in the United States on November 22, 2006, the first anniversary of the Xbox 360's launch, the service allows users in the United States to download high-definition and standard-definition television shows and movies onto an Xbox 360 console for viewing.^ The Xbox 360 is more powerful than its predecessor and shows games in high-definition.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gates told Reuters in a telephone interview ahead of the Xbox 360 launch on Tuesday.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.With the exception of short clips, content is not currently available for streaming, and must be downloaded.^ With the exception of short clips, content is not currently available for streaming, and must be downloaded.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Code must be redeemed when the entitlements are available for download.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

Movies are also 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.^ I spend hours a day playing online.

^ Hand_O_Death August 28, 2009 at 5:36 AM @telekinesis: I used WiFi on my PS3 for a while and saw no differece in speeds for playing games or downloading movies.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ He plays pretty much 24/7, and I play a couple hours every once in awhile.
  • Thursday Giveaway: Xbox 360 Elite | Apartment Therapy Unplggd 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.unplggd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Television episodes can be purchased to own, and are transferable to an unlimited number of consoles.^ Television episodes can be purchased to own, and are transferable to an unlimited number of consoles.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.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.^ I love having Netflix on my 360 (i use it to watch TV shows mostly), but it simply does not compare to Blu-Ray in video quality and audio quality.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[104] Television content is offered from MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Turner Broadcasting, and CBS; and movie content is Warner Bros., Paramount, and Disney, along with other publishers.[105]
After the Spring 2007 update, the following video codecs are 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.
.As a late addition to the December Xbox 360 update, 25 movies were added to the European Xbox 360 video market place on the December 11, 2007 and cost 250 Microsoft points for the SD version on the movie and 380 Microsoft points for the HD version of the movie.^ Multimedia Hub: Along with playable games, rippable CDs and playback movies ready at launch, the Xbox 360 enables players to customize their MPEG music sticks with perfectly designed playlists in addition to connecting to Microsoft's Media Center for a more complete media sensation.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft in video game market for long haul .
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2005-11-28 14:15:42.137 The biggest problem with the XBOX 360 is that they rushed the delivery.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[106] .Xbox Live members in Canada featured the ability to go on the Xbox Live Marketplace as of December 10, 2007 with around 30 movies to be downloaded for the same amount of Microsoft Points.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ What I'm just going to do is call microsoft tech help, or sell my xbox back to ebgames and save up for something better.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2007-06-28 10:58:36.027 I cant believe that a company as big as Microsoft is taking this so casually.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.On May 26, 2009 Microsoft announced the future release of the Zune HD (in the fall of 2009), the next addition to the Zune product range.^ August 28, 2009 at 12:26 AM @BGFUSAB: If you search online, you can find HD cables for about $5.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft has just released a rushed, shitty product again, period.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ August 28, 2009 at 12:44 AM @deanbmmv: Don't worry, Microsoft will announce PS2 backwards compatibility anytime soon.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.This is of an impact on the Xbox Live Video Store as it was also announced that the Zune Video Marketplace and the Xbox Live Video Store will be merged to form the Zune Marketplace, which will be arriving on Xbox Live in 7 countries initially, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Spain.^ The Xbox spotlight and marketplace menus take prime position, while my own media resides under My XBox-> Video.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I told the woman i live in Kentucky and she asked me if i was sure that was part of the United States......and she said she was from Texas.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Arcade: The most over-looked feature of the system, the arcade marketplace will be the second most visited location on your Xbox 360, after the launch screen.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[107] Further details will be released at the Microsoft press conference at E3 2009.

Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox Live Arcade
.Xbox Live Arcade is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute downloadable video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners.^ Microsoft has admitted that a number of Xbox 360 owners have had problems, however.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, with Xbox Live , the online gaming and entertainment service for your Xbox 360, you can do so much with your Xbox 360.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

In addition to classic arcade games such as Ms. Pac-Man, the service offers some new original games like Assault Heroes. .The Xbox Live Arcade also features games from other consoles, such as the PlayStation game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and PC games such as Zuma.^ We have all the other gaming systems but we do not have an xbox.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ They've been pushing it since launch that it's got build-in Blu-ray player; they should've been touting it's other features since the focus has been "it's a gaming machine" for the past year.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.The service was first launched on November 3, 2004,[108] using a DVD to load, and offered games for about US$5 to $15. Items are purchased using Microsoft Points, a proprietary currency used to reduce credit card transaction charges.^ And if $50 a year for Live is that much of a burden for a service that works amazingly well; you likely shouldn't be spending money on games in the first place.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ He purchased his first machine a month after the console launch, but, since then, Justin has not had a working system for longer than a month or two.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I've had a sixaxis since launch that was/still is in constant use and it holds its charge without really a noticeable difference compared to when I first had it.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.On November 22, 2005, Xbox Live Arcade was re-launched with the release of the Xbox 360, in which it was now integrated with the Xbox 360's dashboard.^ Gates told Reuters in a telephone interview ahead of the Xbox 360 launch on Tuesday.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I am waiting on my 4th defective xbox 360 now.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I have a 360 Pro (2005) right now and I feel like that price drop is perfect timing for me to buy a PS3 to fill my entertainment unit slot.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.The games are generally aimed toward more casual gamers; examples of the more popular titles are Geometry Wars, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting, and Uno.^ So it would be fair to say the bigger the sales, the more popular/better the game.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ If you're looking for a more multimedia-centric device, I'd recommend PS3, but 360 seems to be more popular in terms of software this generation, so that's definitely worth a look as well.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ VBerg August 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM @Ungruntled: The most recent game I've played on a PS3 is Street Fighter 4, and the loading times before each fight are nearly double what they are on my 360.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[109]

Sales

Region Units sold First available
Canada 870,000 as of August 1, 2008[110] November 22, 2005
United States 19.5 million as of July 1, 2009[111] November 22, 2005
Europe 10 million as of November 13, 2009[112] December 2, 2005
United Kingdom 3.9 million as of June 27, 2009[113] December 2, 2005
Japan 1,235,975 as of March 2, 2010 [114] December 10, 2005
Worldwide 39 million as of January 6, 2010[1] (more...)
.The Xbox 360 began production only 69 days before launch.^ Gates told Reuters in a telephone interview ahead of the Xbox 360 launch on Tuesday.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Mine is currently with microsoft because it broke, and I seriously have an average of about 1.5 broken xbox 360's every day from customers.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm saddened by what has happened but am glad I am not the only one with an Xbox 360 problem.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[115][116] .As a result, Microsoft was not able to supply enough systems to meet initial consumer demand in Europe or North America.^ And it's not a shortage if Microsoft says "we're going to ship this many on launch day" and then the consumers realize that "this many" isn't enough for every one of them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Since the microsoft scam to create demand for the system has been exposed they are going to rush to put the systems on shelves now.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[117] .Many potential customers were not able to purchase a console at launch.^ He purchased his first machine a month after the console launch, but, since then, Justin has not had a working system for longer than a month or two.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Forty thousand units appeared on eBay during the initial week of release; this was 10% of the total supply.[118] 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.[119]
.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 entered the market.^ Obstacle course Microsoft entered the console market in 2001 and grabbed the No.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ True next generation gaming only starts when Sony and Nintendo release their systems in 2006.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ If they were comparing everything that Sony has put out vs Microsoft then, maybe, your point would stand.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[120] Microsoft later specified that goal and estimated shipments of 10 million units by the end of 2006.[121]
.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.^ Bill_Gates Posted: 2007-06-27 12:32:30.953 I thought I'd see more bashing than this from the sony fan boys...
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ FaceF18 Posted: 2005-11-23 18:30:32.98 This isn't unusual for launch systems.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I understand that system launches all have their ups and downs, but this one is the worst I have seen in awhile.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Being released one year ahead of its competitors, the Xbox 360 was the market leader throughout the first half of 2007; however, on September 12, 2007, it was reported by the Financial Times that the Xbox 360 had been surpassed by the Wii in terms of worldwide home console sales.^ KILLZONE_2000 Posted: 2005-11-27 14:53:05.993 Patience 360: Ten Reasons to Wait for PS3 page #3 of #3 Reason #5: The HD IP Camera The EyeToy is one of the all-time most successful peripherals released for a console for a number of reasons -- the biggest being that it works phenomenally well in its simplicity.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ RacerKris Posted: 2005-11-23 14:30:11.883 if the Xbox 360 with its huge cooling fans(in terms of consoles) overheats im worried about the PS3.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I had my first 360 about 2 years sent it back in december for the first time got my first refurb one 3weeks later and it was broken before I got it I sent it back and they sent it right back saying it was a different one but the model number was the SAME! and it still wasn't fixed!
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[122]
.On October 4, 2007, after the launch of Halo 3, Microsoft stated that Xbox 360 sales had more than doubled compared to the previous average.^ So its reflecting more of the sales of the 360 and not the game.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live is more than that.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Bill_Gates Posted: 2007-06-27 12:32:30.953 I thought I'd see more bashing than this from the sony fan boys...
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[123] .According to the NPD Group, the Xbox 360 outsold the Wii for the month of September in the United States, helped in part by the spike in sales seen after the launch of Halo 3, which sold 3.3 million copies in the US in a 12-day period.^ Gates told Reuters in a telephone interview ahead of the Xbox 360 launch on Tuesday.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Sega Unveils Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Sonic's 2D revival for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-12-30 08:23:23.663 Read many reports of the xbox 360 gaming console crashing.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[124] The Xbox had sales of 528,000 units for September, while the Wii had sales of 501,000 units.[125]
.However, despite these sales figures, Microsoft's gaming division was losing money.^ I have traded in a wealth of Microsoft Studios games and picked up Ps3 games, despite the few that are out there.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft needs to take care of this problem asap, before their gaming division ends up back in the red.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Success not about money now While analysts underscored the importance of Microsoft??s vast wealth and stature, Gates said the battle is now about the games.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

Through 2005, the Xbox gaming division had lost over $4 billion.[126] .However, Microsoft expected the console to start making money in 2008.[127] The losses were due to the market strategy of selling consoles below cost in order to obtain market saturation and gain profits on software and peripherals with a much higher profit margin.^ Maybe the it cost an extra $200 to make a console that doesn't have a 25-30% failure rate.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Obstacle course Microsoft entered the console market in 2001 and grabbed the No.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ You can expect Sony to copy much of Microsoft's innovations, but they won??t do it any better, and probably won??t come up with any of their own features.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[128][129] .Additionally, Microsoft has taken a charge of $1 billion dollars on its June 2007 Income Statement to account for the cost of replacing bricked Xbox 360s.^ If Microsoft fixed the 360 failure rate and stopped charging for xbox live then yeah - get both.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In almost five years, Microsoft has spent nearly $5 billion on the Xbox, analysts estimate, making it one of Microsoft??s biggest bets in recent years.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[130]
.In Europe, the Xbox 360 sold 2 million units in 2006 and 1.9 million in 2007 according to estimates by Electronic Arts.^ Gates, referring to estimated sales of around 5.5 million Xbox 360s, accessories and video games.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-12-30 08:23:23.663 Read many reports of the xbox 360 gaming console crashing.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Senninha Posted: 2007-06-26 18:41:50.063 I bought my first Xbox 360 in March of '06.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[131][132] .In 2007, the Xbox 360 sold 4.62 million units in the US according to the NPD Group,[133][134][135] and 257,841 in Japan according to Enterbrain.^ Senninha Posted: 2007-06-26 18:41:50.063 I bought my first Xbox 360 in March of '06.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2007-06-28 17:16:19.32 I had 10 Xbox 360's that broke.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So far, all the Xbox 360 units GameSpot staff members have bought at retail since launch have encountered no hardware-related problems.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[136][137][138] .In 2008, the Xbox 360 sold 317,859 units in Japan, according to Enterbrain.^ Posted: 2008-01-03 17:55:19.167 If only a few Xbox 360's are having a problem the multi-billion dollar MS corporation should have no problem replacing ALL of the malfunctioning units.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ So far, all the Xbox 360 units GameSpot staff members have bought at retail since launch have encountered no hardware-related problems.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Sorry, PS3 sales are like 4:1 xbox 360 in Japan.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[138][139]
.On February 13, 2008, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 suffered shortages in the US in January 2008, possibly continued into February.^ He was taking his 360 around to a bunch of his friends' houses to try and "convert" the ones that weren't into Xbox.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Mine is currently with microsoft because it broke, and I seriously have an average of about 1.5 broken xbox 360's every day from customers.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Justin confirmed to us Microsoft shipped him another working console, but Microsoft continually dodged 1UP's attempts to specifically discuss Xbox 360 failure rates and attributed some of the public disdain to dissatisfaction with customer service, not the actual hardware.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[140][141][142] .Prior to the release of the NPD Group's video game statistics for January 2008, the Xbox 360 was in second place behind the Wii in US sales for most months since the Wii and PS3's release.^ All games cause the 360 & Wii to break - PS3 RULEZ! .
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ In my case, i have 4 xbox 360 games, 16 PS3 games.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Sorry, PS3 sales are like 4:1 xbox 360 in Japan.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[141] .On May 14, 2008, Microsoft announced that 10 million Xbox 360s had been sold and that it was the "first current generation gaming console" to surpass the 10 million figure in the US.[143] In the US, the Xbox 360 was the leader in current-generation home console sales until June 2008, when it was surpassed by the Wii;[144][145][146] the Xbox 360 has sold 11.6 million units as of November 1, 2008, according to the NPD Group.^ BestBuy hoarded over 10 Xbox 360's .
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ It plays everything but Xbox 360 games!
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Achievements Xbox 360 Game Achievements .
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

[111]
.In the first seven months of 2008, the Xbox 360 has sold 154,000 units in Canada, being outsold by the PlayStation 3 and Wii;[110] the Xbox 360 has sold a total of 870,000 units in Canada as of August 1, 2008.[110] In Europe, the Xbox 360 has sold seven million units as of November 20, 2008, according to Microsoft.^ I later bought a all-in-one component that had cables for the xbox, wii and ps2/ps3 for $20.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Sega Unveils Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Sonic's 2D revival for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 now starts out with an excellent free one-year warranty where Microsoft pays for any and all expenses if any sort of technical defect occurs within the first year.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[112] .In Japan, the Xbox 360 has sold 866,167 units as of December 28, 2008, according to Enterbrain.^ Posted: 2005-11-28 14:15:42.137 The biggest problem with the XBOX 360 is that they rushed the delivery.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ August 28, 2009 at 4:16 AM Xbox 360 has gotten a lot more play time for me than my PS3.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2008-01-03 17:55:19.167 If only a few Xbox 360's are having a problem the multi-billion dollar MS corporation should have no problem replacing ALL of the malfunctioning units.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[139][147] .In the United Kingdom, the Xbox 360 has sold 3.9 million units as of June 27, 2009, according to GfK Chart-Track.^ Timstuff August 29, 2009 at 4:20 AM @Mocklate_Donkey: Even the 3rd USB port on Xbox 360 isn't very important when you consider it gets blocked off by the WiFi adapter, which is sold separately.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ August 28, 2009 at 4:16 AM Xbox 360 has gotten a lot more play time for me than my PS3.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ NikoKun Posted: 2005-11-27 12:56:08.87 Those are obviously good points for xbox fans to buy a 360...
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[113]
On May 13, 2008, Microsoft stated that there will not be a release of a newer version of the Xbox 360 in 2009. Microsoft representative says, "While we [Microsoft] don't normally comment on rumors like this [release of newer and smaller Xbox 360], we can tell you that we have no plans to release a new console in 2009".[148]
.On May 28, 2009, Microsoft announced that sales have surpassed the 30-million unit-mark, stating that 2008 was Microsoft's "biggest year in history" also due to the increase of Xbox Live users.^ August 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM @mystic54: link or it didnt happen.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps I'm not as informed as i hope to on Xbox Live, as I last used it with my normal Xbox 4 years ago.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Downskated August 28, 2009 at 2:30 AM @Senecal: you sir are correct, my friends are all xbox gamers, so i got an xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

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Timeline of hardware models

U.S.
November 22, 2005
  • Launch of Xbox 360 Premium (20 GB) - $399.99
  • Launch of Xbox 360 Core - $299.99
April 29, 2007
  • Launch Xbox 360 Elite (120 GB) - $479.99[150]
August 6, 2007[49]
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 Premium (20 GB) - $349.99
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 Core - $279.99
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 Elite - $449.99
October 27, 2007
  • Launch of Xbox 360 Arcade - $279.99[151]
  • Discontinuation of Xbox 360 Core
July 13, 2008[152]
  • Discontinuation of on Xbox 360 (20 GB) (Price Cut to $299.99 for remaining stock)
August 1, 2008[152]
  • Launch of Xbox 360 Premium (60 GB) - $349.99
September 5, 2008[153]
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 Elite - $399.99
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 (60 GB) - $299.99
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 Arcade - $199.99
August 28, 2009
  • Discontinuation of Xbox 360 (60 GB) (Price Cut to $249.99 for remaining stock)
  • Price Cut on Xbox 360 Elite - $299.99

Technical problems

The Xbox 360 displaying three red lights, indicating a "general hardware failure" (often referred to as a "red ring of death")
.The Xbox 360 is subject to a number of technical problems.^ Microsoft has admitted that a number of Xbox 360 owners have had problems, however.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ But, bad luck aside, is this reflective of a larger problem with the Xbox 360 console itself?
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Since the console's release in 2005, users have reported concerns over its reliability and failure rate.^ Maybe the it cost an extra $200 to make a console that doesn't have a 25-30% failure rate.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Mike Newlad August 28, 2009 at 6:44 AM @Hypermark: E74 said hello to you sir and since the Jasper released the failure rate figure has risen from 1 in 3 die, to 1 in 3 don't die.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Berserker2 Posted: 2005-11-23 15:14:52.65 I have owned every console since the NES, and I have never had a single problem with the hardware.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[154][155][156]
.To aid customers with defective consoles, Microsoft has extended the Xbox 360's manufacturer's warranty to three years for hardware failure problems that generate a "General Hardware Failure" error report.^ Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com .
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Have you heard any reports of xbox 360 crashes and defects in the news?
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I have been trying for three years to win an XBox 360…maybe this year?
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A "General Hardware Failure" is recognized by three quadrants of the ring around the power button flashing red.^ Just get the 3 red lights around the power ring.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ My 360 got three flashing red lights a week AFTER my warranty lapsed.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The power is still on but when I reset it the two left and bottom right lights flash red.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.This error is often known as the "Red Ring of Death".[157] In April 2009 the warranty was extended to also cover failures related to the E74 error code.^ August 28, 2009 at 2:58 AM @soviet_monkey: yeah easy to outsell when youre around a year ahead and people have to buy more than one due to warranty ending and red ringing again :) .
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I got the red ring of death about 3 weeks prior to the end of the Halo 3 beta.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The list of problems is almost comically large: three red lights of death, two with disc read errors, two dead on arrival, several with random audio and video-related issues and one that actually exploded .
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[158] .The warranty extension is not granted for any other types of failures that do not generate these specific error codes.^ For the price these things are MSRP'ed at, these types of failures are not acceptable.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Every time i have played it has been in sessions of at least 4 hours or more at a time and have not experienced any of these types of issues that others have been claiming to have.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Since these problems surfaced, Microsoft has attempted to modify the console to improve its reliability.^ Justin found out that, with enough problems and by specifically making the request, Microsoft would send out brand-new consoles as replacements.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ You'd think Mr. Moneybags Gates would be seeing this and doing something to fix these problems, not just with the consoles themselves, but within his company.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I was a big fan of the original Xbox at launch, but since it gave me problems and I have to replace my console a 2nd time, I just gave up and went back to PlayStation.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Modifications include a reduction in the number, size, and placement of components, the addition of dabs of epoxy on the corners and edges of the CPU and GPU as glue to prevent movement relative to the board during heat expansion,[159] and a second GPU heatsink to dissipate more heat.^ August 28, 2009 at 12:34 PM I guess we've dropped the whole discussion regarding RAM size and CPU and GPU prowess now, have we?
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The Elite mainboard has epoxy all around the CPU, GPU and other parts in order to keep the heat from warping the PCB. Microsoft needs to do the responsible thing and fess up to these problems.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

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Undocumented commands

Reset video

To reset the video settings, boot from the Guide Button on a controller (wired or wireless) and then hold Y + RT.

Clear download cache

To clear the download cache (updates):
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  1. Go to the system blade and choose memory.
  2. Highlight your hard drive and press Y.
  3. Then press X, X, LB, RB, X, X. DO NOT SWITCH THE XBOX OFF!
  4. A dialog will appear asking if you wish to perform maintenance.^ So you have to buy a hard drive anyways.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Switching hard drives on 360, not so cheap.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Try clearing the cache and here's how to do it: Go to the System Blade and choose Memory, Once in the Memory Menu highlight the Hard Drive and press Y, X, X, Left Bumper then Right Bumper, X, X You will then be presented with this message “Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?” Select “Yes” and the process will be performed.
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    Choose yes.

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Xbox 360
The console image for Xbox 360.
Manufacturer Microsoft
Active 2005—present
Total Games 341 (185 present)
← Xbox (none) →
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  6. Saints Row
  7. Gears of War
  8. Viking: Battle for Asgard
  9. Assassin's Creed
  10. Dead Rising
.The Xbox 360 is the follow-up to the Xbox, and is currently the third newest console on the market.^ XBox 360 Faulty Console .
  • XBox 360 Elite Console on Find Me An XBox .com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC findmeanxbox.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Xbox 360 console ban is irreversible .
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^ Follow Xbox 360 India on Twitter .
  • Now Play and Enjoy Social Networking with Xbox 360 | Connect to Facebook and Twitter with Xbox 360 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC xbox.webrelease.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Eighteen launch titles were available for customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico on November 22, 2005.^ November 22, 2005 .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date November 22, 2005 .
  • Xbox 360 on Xbox 360 - GameDaily 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gamedaily.com [Source type: General]

^ This bundle will be available in the United States and Canada starting today.
  • Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle, Wireless Controller Game Pack Announced 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.cinemablend.com [Source type: General]

.The European countries had seventeen titles available for the launch date of December 2, 2005.^ The European countries had seventeen titles available for the launch date of December 2 , 2005 .
  • Category:Xbox 360 — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

^ Releasing mere weeks, apart the 360 was given a near simultaneous launch for North America ( November 22 , 2005 ), Europe ( December 2 , 2005 ), and Japan ( December 10 , 2005 ).
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - Wikia Gaming - Walkthroughs, games, guides, and more 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC gaming.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Eighteen launch titles were available for customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico on November 22 , 2005 .
  • Category:Xbox 360 — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

.Japanese customers, however, only had six titles to choose from by the time the Xbox 360 was released on December 10, 2005.^ Your Friends at Xbox 360 Only .
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^ Choosing the right Xbox 360 console .

^ Xbox 360 Arcade Titles 1.
  • Call Of Duty Dominates Xbox Live Activity; Xbox 360 Renamed COD BOX - News - GameInformer.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gameinformer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This discrepancy is partially accounted for by the time needed to localize the games.^ While many rumors are spreading about this and other Ubisoft titles they stated more time was needed to polish the game.
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction Pushed Back Until April? » Post » XBox Solution 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxsolution.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Affected systems will still play games offline, but for the time being gamers will be unable to access their online accounts or Gamertags, barring them from interacting with other members.
  • Report: Microsoft bans a million Xbox LIVE users - Nerdvana: Sci-fi, comics, games & more - EastValleyTribune.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC nerdvana.freedomblogging.com [Source type: General]

^ Using Xbox LIVE Party, you will have the ability to voice chat while you play games, share photos in real time and entertain your friends.
  • NextGen Player - Canada's Premier Gaming Blog: New Xbox Experience Coming to a 360 Console Near You 20 September 2009 18:18 UTC www.nextgenplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Subcategories

.This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.^ This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.
  • Category:Xbox 360 - Wikimedia Commons 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The following 69 files are in this category, out of 69 total.
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X

Pages in category "Xbox 360"

.The following 183 pages are in this category, out of 183 total.^ This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.
  • Category:Xbox 360 - Wikimedia Commons 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The following 69 files are in this category, out of 69 total.
  • Category:Xbox 360 - Wikimedia Commons 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
  • Category:Xbox 360 — StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC strategywiki.org [Source type: General]

A

B

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D

E

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Eternal Sonata

F

F cont.

G

H

I

J

  • James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

K

L

  • The Last Remnant
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

M

N

  • Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade
  • Need for Speed: Carbon
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Need for Speed: ProStreet
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • Ninja Gaiden II
  • No More Heroes

O

O cont.

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V

W

  • WET
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate

X

  • X-Blades
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • X-Men: The Official Game

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Microsoft Xbox 360 article)

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Additionally, the more you participate, the higher your chances are for winning sweepstakes prizes at the middle and end of the game’s “season.” .
  • Xbox Live Primetime '1 vs 100 Live' Beta Impressions - G4tv.com 17 September 2009 3:03 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Check out our Holiday Gift Guide, create a wishlist of your most-wanted games, and share it with your friends and family!
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Specs - Xbox 360 Pics - Xbox 360 News - Xbox 360 Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox Modding Zone - [ Details ] ( ) Your source for modding supplies, tools, and repair parts for Xbox, Xbox 360, and more!
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox News, Games, Cheats, Trailers, Community 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC xbox360.top100arena.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Xbox 360 Logo
Xbox 360
Xbox 360
Manufacturer Microsoft
Type Console
Release Date November 22, 2005 (NA)
Media DVD
Save Format 20, 60, or 120 GB Hard Drive or 64, 256, or 512 MB Memory Card
Input Options Xbox 360Controller
Special Features Xbox Live, HDTV ready, plays DVDs and CDs, connectivity to MP3 players, cameras, and computers
Units Sold 29.58 million as of March 25th, 2009
Top Selling Game Halo 3: 9.37 million as of March, 2009
Variants Xbox 360 Elite
Competitor(s) PlayStation 3
Wii
Predecessor Xbox
Successor None
"Xbox 360" package
"Core 360 System" package
Xbox Live interface
Console, controller, headset, and camera
Xbox 360 from all angles.
.The Xbox 360 is the second Video game console from Microsoft and the first seventh-generation console.^ Xbox 360 Elite Console 120GB with 2 Bonus Games More .
  • Shopzilla - Find low prices on Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Video Game Console - Black in Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.shopzilla.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite System ...
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite System Console Reviews - Yahoo! Shopping 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC shopping.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120...
  • Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB Black - - Shopping.com UK 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC uk.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Releasing mere weeks, apart the 360 was given a near simultaneous launch for North America (November 22, 2005), Europe (December 2, 2005), and Japan (December 10, 2005).^ November 22, 2005 .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy XIII was also announced to be released for Xbox 360 in Europe and North America.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 launch (Japan): December 10, 2005 .
  • Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Xbox 360 FAQ 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.winsupersite.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Xbox 360 Price

.The Pro package is currently $249.99 and comes with a detachable 60-GB hard-drive, a wireless controller, faceplate, headset, a component HD AV cable, an Ethernet cable, power cord, and for a limited time, a remote controller.^ The Xbox 360 has a 20GB hard drive; wireless controllers; headset; DVD remote; Ethernet cable; AV cables; and external power supply.

^ Cables Included 1 x HDMI cable Included Accessories Xbox Live headset, Wireless controller, Component HD AV cable, Ethernet network cable, 120GB external hard drive Power .
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC ipaq-cnet.com.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Controller: The remote control cables with Xbox 360.

.The Pro package is soon to discontinue, leaving the other two models on the market.^ If not, it's difficult to know why one model is chosen to stay on the market over the others.
  • Gamasutra - News - Microsoft Lowers Xbox 360 Elite Price, Cuts Pro Model 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.gamasutra.com [Source type: General]

^ A listing on Argos' website states that Microsoft has discontinued the Xbox 360 Pro model...

^ The Xbox 360 comes in two different packages: the deluxe package includes a wireless controller, 20GB hard drive, and a number of other accessories.
  • Xbox 360 Console (20 GB Hard Drive): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.
The 360 Arcade is $199.99 and includes a wireless controller and 256 MB memory card.
^ Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black).
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black) .
  • MICROSOFT XBOX 360 ELITE $229.95 - Refurb Depot 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.refurbdepot.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Xbox 360 Wireless Controller .

.The 360 Elite is $299.99 and includes a black Xbox 360, black controller, black headset, 120GB hardrive and more.^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120...
  • Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nokia E71 Black + Xbox 360 Elite .
  • Mobile Phones With a Free Xbox 360 Elite System at BuyMobilePhones.net 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.buymobilephones.net [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Elite Bundle .
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.sears.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Press conference summary

."Let's talk about VelocityGirl.^ Since everyone else is talking about their issues, let me share mine.
  • Xbox 360 Repair - Do It Yourself 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rarely do developers allow the freedom to make such influential decisions, so early in the game, but let’s not forget, this is Bioware we are talking about.
  • Xbox 360 | Games Are Evil: 360, PS3, & Wii Console Gaming Magazine 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC gamesareevil.com [Source type: General]

.We all know someone like her.^ We all know you like MS. You don't have to be total jackasses just to prove you like MS. So go take a break, eh?
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out our XBLA in Brief on Virtual-On after the break if you'd like to know what all the Japanese fuss is about.
  • Xbox Live Top Ten -- Joystiq [Xbox] 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC xbox.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's like leaving the doors and windows wide open to your house and then whining that someone stole all your stuff.
  • Microsoft probes possible Xbox Live fraud - CNET News 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

She might pick up a controller every once in a while over at a friend's house but really gaming is not a central part of her existence.
It's an important question that we've struggled with in this industry for the last 20 years; how do we get the VelocityGirls of the world reconnected to our industry and back into the games.
.But maybe most exciting, the Marketplace is going to be a way to get VelocityGirl reengaged with our market and reengaged with games.^ Check out our Holiday Gift Guide, create a wishlist of your most-wanted games, and share it with your friends and family!
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Specs - Xbox 360 Pics - Xbox 360 News - Xbox 360 Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a guest on the most recent episode of Game Trailers’ Bonus Round , he kept his hot streak going with a new prediction that stunned everyone.
  • Opinion: $100 Xbox Live could end the console war | Gamer Limit 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamerlimit.com [Source type: General]

^ Below is a listing of our most recent Xbox game reviews and additional reviews can be easily found through our handy-dandy alphabetical menu above the table.
  • Xbox Game Reviews (All) 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC reviews.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox Game Reviews (Xbox 360) 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC reviews.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Because on the Marketplace, she's going to be an active member of the community, the community of people that play games like Tony Hawk.
Now, she might never pick up a controller, never take a run in the halfpipe but she'll be able to design and sell stickers, shirts, boards, sound tracks and even design her own skate park for those hardcore gamers like Striker."[The hardcore gamer mentioned earlier in the press conference]

Launch titles

According to IGN this is the launch list

Hardware specifications

.Significantly, the Intel x86 processor of the Xbox has been replaced by a custom IBM-designed processor based on the PowerPC architecture.^ Rather than sticking with Intel x86 chips that they used in the Xbox Microsoft opted for a triple-core PowerPC-based CPU from IBM dubbed "Xenon".
  • Xbox Deals, Cheap Xbox, Xbox 360 Sale 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: General]

^ It's powered by custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU with three symmetrical cores each running at 3.2 GHz.
  • Xbox 360 Game Accessories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: General]
  • Xbox 360 Game Accessories 20 September 2009 13:013 UTC ddrgame.stores.yahoo.net [Source type: General]
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC www.ourcolony.net [Source type: General]
  • Math.com Store: Game Systems: Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]
  • Bare Feet Shop: Games: Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC www.barefeetshop.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Xbox 360 Elite Console with 120GB Hard Drive (2009/2010): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Xbox 360 dramatically increased the Xbox's gaming power with a three-core 64-bit PowerPC CPU from IBM, each core running at 3.2GHz.

A side-by-side comparison between Xbox 360 and PS3 can be seen here: [1]
According to the official Xbox website, the final specifications of the system are:

Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU "Xenon"

  • Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz
  • Two hardware threads per core; six total
  • VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
  • 128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
  • 1MB L2 cache (Lockable by Graphics Processor)

Custom ATI C1 Based GPU "Xenos"

.
  • 337 Million transistors total
  • 500 MHz parent GPU (90nm process, 232 Million Transistors)
  • 10 MB daughter eDRAM Framebuffer (90nm process, 105 Million Transistors)
    • 256 GB/s internal memory bandwidth to internal logic for AA, 32GB/s to parent GPU (2GHz x 64bit Bus)
  • 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically-scheduled shader pipelines (ALU's for Vertex or Pixel Shader processing)
  • Unified shader architecture (This means that the pipelines are shared between pixel pipelines and vertex shaders; for example, 42 pixel pipelines : 6 vertex shaders.^ Unified shader architecture .
    • XBOX 360 MODS / REPAIRS XBOX MOD CHIP - WWW.BLADE.CC - IMPORT NTSC MICROSOFT XBOX 360 XBOX 360 REPAIRS >> MODCHIPS XBOX MODS XBOX 360 MOD CHIPS UPGRADE 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.blade.cc [Source type: General]
    • MICROSOFT XBOX 360 ELITE $229.95 - Refurb Depot 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.refurbdepot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Custom ATI Graphics Processor 500 MHz clock speed 10 MB embedded DRAM (256GB/s) 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines Unified shader architecture .
    • Newegg.com - Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle w/Lego Batman & Pure - Xbox 360 Systems 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.newegg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Unified memory architecture .
    • XBOX 360 MODS / REPAIRS XBOX MOD CHIP - WWW.BLADE.CC - IMPORT NTSC MICROSOFT XBOX 360 XBOX 360 REPAIRS >> MODCHIPS XBOX MODS XBOX 360 MOD CHIPS UPGRADE 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.blade.cc [Source type: General]
    • MICROSOFT XBOX 360 ELITE $229.95 - Refurb Depot 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.refurbdepot.com [Source type: General]

    )
  • 16 Filtered & 16 Unfiltered Texture samples per clock
  • Polygon Performance: 500 million triangles per second
  • Pixel Fill Rate: 16 gigasamples per second fillrate using 4X MSAA
  • Shader Performance: 48 billion shader operations per second (96 billion shader operations per second theoretical maximum)
  • Dot product operations: 9 billion per second (Microsoft figure)

Memory

  • 512 MB 700MHz GDDR-3 RAM (unified memory architecture)
  • Memory Bandwidth
    • 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
    • 256 GB/s eDRAM internal memory bandwidth
    • 32 GB/s GPU to eDRAM bandwidth
    • 21.6 GB/s frontside bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance

  • 1 TFLOPS

Audio

  • Multichannel surround sound output
  • Supports 48khz 16-bit audio
  • 320 independent decompression channels
  • 32 bit processing
  • 256+ audio channels

Controller

Controller up close
.The Xbox 360 has the ability to support four wireless controllers.^ Xbox 360 Tilt Controller – Finished!
  • adamthole.com » Xbox 360 Tilt Controller – Finished! – Video 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.adamthole.com [Source type: General]

^ New Sealed BLACK Xbox 360 wireless controller ELITE .
  • xbox 360 elite, Video Games, Local Services, Consumer Electronics items at low prices on eBay.co.uk 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC shop.ebay.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Controllers .
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox 360, Video Games, Computers Networking. Great deals on eBay! 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox Deals, Cheap Xbox, Xbox 360 Sale 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: General]

.Additionally it can support three wired controllers through the use of its USB ports (two in front, one in back).^ Three USB 2.0 ports .
  • MICROSOFT XBOX 360 ELITE $229.95 - Refurb Depot 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.refurbdepot.com [Source type: General]

^ HATE that controller, but I know I'd get used to it if I had one.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ The 360 supports up to four connected controllers at the same time, these can be connected either wirelessly or wired through one of the three USB ports.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

.The wired controller cords are nine feet in length and are breakaway similar to those used with the Xbox.^ Wired, 3 m breakaway cord .
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Wired Controller .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Original Wired Controller .

.The controller for the Xbox 360 is a similar yet improved version of the Type-S gamepad for the original Xbox.^ Xbox 360 Controllers .
  • Xbox 360, Video Games, Computers Networking. Great deals on eBay! 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox Deals, Cheap Xbox, Xbox 360 Sale 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controller .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Controller Windows Drivers .
  • Jake Ludington's Digital Lifestyle: Xbox 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.jakeludington.com [Source type: General]

.The Xbox 360 controller adds the new feature of the Xbox guide button, which has the appearance of the Xbox 360 emblem and is surrounded by a ring of light.^ Xbox 360 Controllers .
  • Xbox 360, Video Games, Computers Networking. Great deals on eBay! 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox Deals, Cheap Xbox, Xbox 360 Sale 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controller .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Featured Xbox 360 Screenshots .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pressing the Xbox guide button will bring the Xbox 360 out of sleep mode or instantly bring up the "Xbox Guide". The ring of light lights up to designate what controller "port" the gamepad is currently using and which console (if more than one) the controller is connected to.^ Around the Xbox Guide Button, the Ring of Light has four quadrants, on both the controller and the Xbox 360 console.

^ What OS does the Xbox 360 use?

^ Xbox 360 Controllers .
  • Xbox 360, Video Games, Computers Networking. Great deals on eBay! 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC shop.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox Deals, Cheap Xbox, Xbox 360 Sale 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: General]

.The black and white buttons have been redesigned as shoulder buttons, now referred to as bumper buttons, located above the left and right triggers.^ In exchange, two shoulder bumper buttons have been added to the controller, right above the left and right triggers.

^ The black and white buttons have been replaced by bumper buttons, which are on the shoulder of the controller, just above the triggers.
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ These are located right above the triggers and replace the impossible to reach black and white buttons on the Xbox controller.
  • Xbox 360 Console - The Comprehensive Review - Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (60 GB) Console - Epinions.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

.The rear of the controller has been redesigned to include a new port where the player can connect a headset.^ The top-of-the-range Xbox 360 Elite not only has an HDMI port for full HD gaming but includes a 120GB hard drive, wireless controller and headset.
  • Free Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Games Console - Best Mobile Phone Deals on Orange, O2, T-Mobile, 3, Vodafone 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.mobiles.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Includes wireless controller, Xbox Live headset, standard AV cable, ethernet cable, and Xbox Live Silver membership.
  • Xbox 360 - Deals, coupons, cheap prices, sales, and discounts. 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dealzon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Three new innovations change the player control experience in FIFA Soccer 10.
  • Xbox 360 Games - EA Games 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.ea.com [Source type: General]

.The new port replaces the two non-standard USB connectors on the front of the Xbox controller.^ GB HD 2 black wireless controllers 1 black Xbox 360 wired headset 1 Ethernet cable 1 Standard Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable Yeah, did you see that?
  • Giveaway: Win a Limited Edition Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 console! | Gear Live 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The console has 512 megs of 700 megahertz GDDR3 RAM and has a 21 GB/s front side bus, a built-in 100BASE ethernet port, three USB ports and high speed wireless controllers that can support two way voice chat.
  • Xbox Deals, Cheap Xbox, Xbox 360 Sale 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Wireless Entertainment Pack (includes Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Black and Two Xbox 360 Games - Pure and Lego Batman) 4.1 out of 5 stars ( 16 ) 38.25 .
  • Xbox 360 Console (60 GB Hard Drive): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Xbox 360 Console (20 GB Hard Drive): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

Xbox Guide

The Xbox Guide is a tabbed interface that contains several features such as:
  • Xbox Live
  • Marketplace
  • Favorites List
  • Custom Playlists
  • Friends Lists
  • and more

Physical Dimensions and Weight

  • The Xbox 360 weights 7.7 pounds or 3.62 kg
  • 309mm wide x 83mm high x 258mm deep
  • 12.15" wide x 3.27" high x 10.15" deep

Miscellaneous

.
  • Support for WMV HD DVD Video, Standard DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG photo CD
  • Media Center Extender capability
  • All games support a 16:9 aspect ratio and 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video modes
  • Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported
  • At least 4x Anti-Aliasing will be enabled at all times
  • Customizable face plates to change appearance
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Support for 4 wireless controllers
  • Detachable 20, 60, or 120 GB hard drives
  • Wi-Fi ready (802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g), using an Xbox 360-specific or third-party wireless bridge accessory.^ Wireless controlers so u can use it with the PC? .
    • Xbox 360 Controller for Windows Installation Images | Playfeed 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC games.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Will I upgrade for a 120 GB drive?
    • New Xbox 360 "Elite" Revision Causes Absurd Fan Revolt - Blogcritics Gaming 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Pros: 120 gig hard drive, black console, wireless controllers, great games, great graphics .
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC ipaq-cnet.com.com [Source type: General]

    Xbox 360 consoles will automatically detect and link with other Xbox 360 consoles within range.

Packages

Name Info Image
Saint Row Bundle On September 8, 2007 a xbox 360 bundle with Saint Row was released in Europe for 439 Euros
Trusty Bell Bundle On June 14, 2007 Microsoft released a Trusty Bell bundle for Japan. It includes a Xbox 360, wired controller, copy of Trusty Bell and a special DVD soundtrack
Best of Halo Bundle In January 2009 Microsoft released a Best of Halo Bundle, which includes a Xbox 360 pro, a wireless controller, a one month xbox live silver account, Halo 3 and Halo wars. The bundle cost $350 USD and will be sold in europe
Game of the Year Bundle In May 2009 Microsoft released a Game of The Year Bundle, which includes a Xbox 360 elite, Halo 3 and Fable 2. The bundle cost $399 USD
Gears of Wars Bundle On June 4, 2009 a Gears of Wars bundle is released for Australia. The bundle inculdes Gears of Wars, Gears of Wars 2, a Xbox 360, and a controller. The bundle cost AUD$449 .

See also

External links

  • Faulty Xbox 360 Repair Guides
  • Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix
  • Connect Xbox 360 with USB modem

This article uses material from the "Microsoft Xbox 360" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Simple English

Xbox 360
File:Xbox 360
Manufacturer Microsoft
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
Media DVD, DVD-DL, CD, Add-On: HD DVD

The Xbox 360 is the second video game console released by Microsoft, after 2001's Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes against the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3. All three are called "next-generation" or "seventh generation"[needs proof] consoles. The Xbox 360 was officially revealed on MTV on May 12, 2005.[1]

Contents

Development

Before Microsoft revealed the console's real name, it was called the Xbox 2, Xenon, Xbox Next, NextBox and other names[needs proof]. During the development, Microsoft, said it would launch the "High-Definition" era for video game consoles, promising visuals (looks) that would look better and much more real. The Xbox 360 uses DVDs to play games and other media, although the DVD holds smaller amounts of information in comparison to the "HD DVD" or "Blu-ray"[needs proof].

Release

It was released in the United States and Canada on November 22, 2005[2] in Europe on December 2, 2005, and in Japan on December 10, 2005. It was later launched in Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, India, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, and Russia. When the console was first released in North America, demand was more than the supplies and the console sold out at many stores. Many people sold the console on eBay for higher prices, and it was not until early 2006 that the Xbox 360 became more available in stores again. [[File:|thumb|right|150px|Discounted model]]

Models

Discontinued:

  • "Xbox 360 Core" – this was the first basic package of the Xbox 360, featuring only the console and a wired controller. This has been discontinued and replaced by the "Arcade" as the cheapest model.
  • "Xbox 360 Arcade" – this was the second basic package of the Xbox 360, featuring only the console (with HDMI output capabilities), a wireless controller, a 256 MB memory card, 5 Xbox Live Arcade games and Standard-definition video cables.
  • "Xbox 360" (commonly called the "Premium" or "Pro") – this package was featuring the console (with HDMI output), 60 GB hard drive, wireless controller, Ethernet cable, headset, High-definition video cables and one month Xbox Live Gold trial.
  • "Xbox 360 Elite" – this was the most expensive package of the Xbox 360, featuring a black-colored console (with HDMI output), HDMI cable, 120 GB hard drive, headset, wireless controller, Ethernet cable, High-definition video cables and one month Xbox Live trial.

Current:

  • "Xbox 360 Slim" - Piano Black, HDMI, 250,120 and 4 GB HDD, headset, wireless controller, ethernet cable, HD video cable, one month Xbox Live trial

Accessories

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the Xbox 360 webcam or Xbox Live vision camera

A number of accessories can be purchased for the Xbox 360. These include both wired and wireless controllers, custom faceplates that cover the front of the console, headsets for chatting while online,a webcam, a steering wheel for driving games and various other accessories.

Kinect is a major accessory that Microsoft is planning for the Xbox 360. It is a new way to control games without a controller. Kinect is being developed, and may be in stores in late 2010. It has already won many awards. When it was first being made, it was called Project Natal.

Software

The Xbox 360 is a multimedia console. It can play music and videos streamed or downloaded from a computer. It can also play DVDs and HD-DVDs if a HD-DVD Drive is connected. The Xbox 360 plays games on either a disc or on its hard drive. There are many games for Xbox 360.

Updates

The recent NXE (New Xbox Experience) update has many new features to use. One new feature is an avatar system. You can make the avatar look like you. The avatar is used in games and more. The menus were changed too. The NXE shows your friends and what they are doing. Another new feature is the ability to add people to an Xbox Live Party. People can talk online in a party. It does not matter if you are on the dashboard or playing another game, up to seven of your friends or anyone else can join a party. Another option is to add friends to the party and game, which will invite them to both your game and party.

Xbox Live now has Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm. You can use them on Xbox Live, but some features are different. 1080p High definition movies are also on Xbox Live. You can pay to download them.

The most recent update on the 360 was allowing users to input a USB memory device, allowing USB drives with memory over 1 GB to be used for storing data such as avatar items, or game saves, up to a maximum of 16 GB of data.

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