The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 is the second console developed by Microsoft—the original Xbox’s successor. The Xbox 360 has been competing with Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s Playstation 3 within the seventh generation of game consoles, and has sold over 70 million units. The Xbox 360 is known around the world as a supreme gaming console, and utilizes modern advanced technologies to deliver intense gaming.
The Xbox 360 has increased its utility and practicality with a number of new features. The 360 has included an integrated Xbox Live service, which allows gamers online access and allows online gaming. Xbox Live also lets players download and play a large selection of arcade games and game demos, and lets users access trailers, television shows, music and movies; the Windows Media Center utilizes multimedia capabilities, and further maximizes the Xbox 360’s online capabilities. Xbox Live offers access to various third-party media-playing applications as well.
The Xbox 360 is considered a redesigned console, and is skinnier than its predecessor. The Xbox 360 features a fully-integrated 802.11 b/gn Wi-Fi, TOSLINK S/PDIF optical audio output, five separate USB 2.0 ports, and a special AUX port. Older Xbox 360 models have recently been discontinued, and the newest console utilizes a 250 GB hard drive. The less expensive SKU unit is also available, which utilizes 4 GB of internal storage capacity.
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