Xbox video game console is the 6th generation of Microsoft, and is the first video game consoles for Microsoft enterprise. First released on November 15, 2001 in North America, dated February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Europe. Xbox is the predecessor of the Xbox 360 console. Some software titles are well-known games for this console is Halo: Combat Evolved, amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. Storage system console is the Xbox Hard Drive and Memory Card.
Xbox 360 at the time of the development known as Xenon or Xbox 2, is the successor to the Xbox video game console of Microsoft. Microsoft officially introduced on MTV on May 12, 2005, and detailed information about the launch and the game unfolded at the end of the same month in the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is well known. When released on November 22, 2005 in North America and Puerto Rico, December 2, 2005 in Europe and December 10, 2005 in Japan, the Xbox 360 became the first console to be launched simultaneously to the three major regions.
He is also the first product to the latest generation of game consoles and will compete with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Xbox 360 is the first console that can play HD-DVD movies by purchasing the package first, which will be released later. Xbox 360 also is the first console that uses wireless stick. Xbox 360 is the mainstay of graphics and its online capabilities. Xbox Live is one of the online features offered by Microsoft as an Xbox 360 produsennya.Pada year 2010 presents the latest software feature called Kinect.
Xbox 360 at the 2008 Carving History
San Francisco - Year 2008 could be called a golden year for Microsoft. Because in 2008, Microsoft's successful Xbox 360 posted sales of the largest in the history of Xbox.
Although the condition of the world economy is sluggish, not so with the sale of video game consoles from Microsoft, the Xbox 360. In 2008, there were 28 million Xbox units sold worldwide. Sales of the Xbox is surpassed its rival, the PlayStation 3 made by Sony, which is superior to about 8 million units.
Expressed by the director of Xbox 360 product management, Aaron Greenberg, in 2008 became the biggest year in the history of the Xbox, such as quoted by Reuters on Tuesday (06/01/2009).
Microsoft claims, the current number of Xbox Live community members increased to more than 17 million members. Consumers have been spending about U.S. $ 1 billion on Xbox Live online service since it was first launched in 2005.
According to market researcher NPD, video game sales increased 10 percent with total sales of U.S. $ 2.91 billion in November. This means that consumers are still spending money to buy video games, even though economic conditions were unfriendly.
New Processor for XBOX 360 2011
Technological developments do seem limitless, including also the case in the gaming industry. The console is clear evidence of that development. As the media game is maximized to play each game are present, the console is not a stagnant technology. The manufacturers keep trying to develop a more powerful console, but on the other hand more power and space saving. The concept of SLIM consoles are the most tangible evidence.
Microsoft reportedly will be presenting the latest processor for the Xbox 360. Through the E3 2011 event which was held recently, the software giant delivered the announcement. An SoC (System-on-chip) will be adapted to the machine XBOX 360 Slim 250GB Kinect-ready date. SoC consisting of 372 million transistors will have a CPU (three core), GPU (ATI), dual-channel memory, and I / O, and the new FSB. The concept is not much different to that of the Fusion from AMD and Intel's Sandy Bridge. The processor itself will be handled by IBM.
So what will gamers get with this new SoC? Broadly speaking, there are no fundamental changes in the game that will appear on your screen. However, with the use of such technology, the XBOX 360 you will be much more efficient in terms of energy usage. Not only that, Microsoft will probably lower the price of the XBOX 360 itself because SoC manufacturing cost as this requires a lower cost. This latest SoC development process requires up to five years, half from the XBOX 360 which was released 10 years ago.