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Xbox console with "Controller S"
Xbox console with "Controller S"
Developer Microsoft
Manufacturer Flextronics[1]
Product family Xbox
Type Video game console
Generation Sixth generation
Retail availability NA 20011115November 15, 2001
JP 20020222February 22, 2002
EU 20020314March 14, 2002
Discontinued JP 20060604June 4, 2006
EU 20070311March 11, 2007
NA 20080518May 18, 2008
Units sold 24+ million (as of May 10, 2006)[2]
Media DVD, CD, Download
Operating system Custom (Based on Windows NT architecture)
CPU Custom 733 MHz Intel Pentium III "Coppermine-based" processor
Memory 64 MB of DDR SDRAM @ 200 MHz
Storage 8 or 10 GB internal Hard Drive (Formatted to 8 GB with alloted system reserve and MS Dash), 8 MB memory card
Graphics 233 MHz nVidia NV2A
Controller input 4× Xbox controller ports (proprietary USB interface), (Wireless controllers not supported directly - third-party wireless controllers require a wired base unit)
Connectivity 100 Mbit Ethernet
Online services Xbox Live
Best-selling game Halo 2, 8 million (as of May 9, 2006)[3]
Successor Xbox 360

The Xbox is a video game console (a machine that plays video games and DVDS). It was made by Microsoft from November 2001 to October 2005. A person plays the games with a controller. The controllers were very large in the beginning, but were made smaller later. The Xbox video game console can play music, DVDs, and games. Microsoft discontinued the Xbox because they made the next version of the Xbox, the Xbox 360.


Xbox was the first video game console by Microsoft. It was a very large video game console, and it had a cost of $299.99 in the United States. It launched one year after the PlayStation 2 and at the same time as the Nintendo GameCube. Halo was the first very popular game for the Xbox.[source?]