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Xbox console with "Controller S"
Xbox console with "Controller S"
Product familyXbox
TypeVideo game console
GenerationSixth generation
Retail availabilityNA 20011115November 15, 2001
JP 20020222February 22, 2002
EU 20020314March 14, 2002
DiscontinuedJP 20060604June 4, 2006
EU 20070311March 11, 2007
NA 20080518May 18, 2008
Units sold24+ million (as of May 10, 2006)[2]
MediaDVD, CD, Download
Operating systemCustom (Based on Windows NT architecture)
CPUCustom 733 MHz Intel Pentium III "Coppermine-based" processor
Memory64 MB of DDR SDRAM @ 200 MHz
Storage8 or 10 GB internal Hard Drive (Formatted to 8 GB with alloted system reserve and MS Dash), 8 MB memory card
Graphics233 MHz nVidia NV2A
Controller input4× Xbox controller ports (proprietary USB interface), (Wireless controllers not supported directly - third-party wireless controllers require a wired base unit)
Connectivity100 Mbit Ethernet
Online servicesXbox Live
Best-selling gameHalo 2, 8 million (as of May 9, 2006)[3]
SuccessorXbox 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?]