The Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system places you at the center
of the experience. Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan, and North America, Xbox 360 ignites a new era of digital
entertainment that is always connected, always personalized, and always in high definition.
Xbox 360 gives you access
to the games you want to play, the people you want to play with, and the experiences you crave—when and where you want
Hardware, software, and services: Unveiled to the world on MTV on Thursday, May 12, 2005, Xbox 360 represents
a dramatic leap forward in high-definition gaming and entertainment experiences. Fusing powerful hardware, software, and services,
Xbox 360 fully engages you in a gaming experience that is more expansive, dramatic, and lifelike, where the possibilities
are limitless and your imagination knows no boundaries. The next generation is here.
Industrial design: A merger of form and function, Xbox 360 wraps powerful technology in a sophisticated
exterior. Two of the most innovative design firms in the world—San Francisco-based Astro Studios and Osaka, Japan-based
Hers Experimental Design Laboratory Inc.—came together to craft a sleek, stylish system that conveys the very essence
of Xbox 360.
Xbox Gamer Guide: The Xbox Gamer Guide is an entertainment gateway that instantly connects you to your
games, friends, music, movies, and downloadable content. Available at a touch of the Xbox Guide Button, the Xbox Gamer Guide
gives you instant access to the experiences and content you want, from the gamer card of the player that just invited you
to play online to new downloadable content for the game currently running.
Personalized interface: Xbox 360 lets you create your own unique system and experience. With interchangeable
Xbox 360 Faces, it's easy and fun to change the appearance of your console. Switch on your system and customize the look and
feel of the Xbox Gamer Guide and Xbox System Guide with unique "skins." From sleek and sophisticated to fun and funky, pick
the Faces and skins that show your personality.
Ring of Light and Xbox Guide Button: Divided into four quadrants, the glowing Ring of Light and Xbox®
Guide Button visually connect you to your games, digital media, and the world of Xbox Live™, the first global,
unified online console games service. Featured on both the wireless and wired controllers, the Xbox Guide Button puts you
in control of your experience. In addition to bringing up the Xbox Gamer Guide and the Xbox System Guide, the Xbox Guide Button
lets you turn the system on and off without ever leaving the couch.
Xbox Live: Xbox Live is where games and entertainment come alive, the only unified
place where you can play with anyone, anytime, anywhere. And the best just got better. Connect your Xbox 360 to your broadband
connection and get instant access to Xbox Live Silver. Express your digital identity through your Gamertag and gamer
card, talk with others using voice chat, and access Xbox Live Marketplace—all right out of the box, at no extra
cost. Upgrade to Xbox Live Gold and enter the exciting world of multiplayer online gaming. With intelligent matchmaking,
access to all your achievements and statistics, video chat and video messaging, and an enormous selection of games, Xbox Live
Gold delivers your competition, on your terms.
Xbox Live Marketplace: Keep your favorite games fresh with instant access to new content. Xbox
Live Marketplace is a one-stop shop to download new game trailers, demos, and episodic content, plus new game levels,
maps, weapons, vehicles, skins, and more. Accessible to everyone who establishes a broadband connection with their Xbox 360,
Xbox Live Marketplace lets you personalize and extend your experience, on demand.
Games: Xbox 360 redefines what games look like, sound like, feel like, and play like to engage you like
never before. With Xbox 360, epic worlds are alive with detail, from thunderous skies rumbling over a mountain range to tiny
blades of grass rustling together in the breeze. Vibrant characters display depth of emotion to evoke more dramatic responses,
immersing you in the experience like never before. You’ll see all Xbox 360 titles at 720p and 1080i resolution
in 16:9 widescreen, with anti-aliasing for smooth, movie-like graphics and multi-channel surround sound.
Digital entertainment: Amplify your music, photos, video, and TV. Watch progressive-scan DVD movies right
out of the box. Rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive and share your latest digital pictures with friends. Make the connection,
and Xbox 360 instantly streams the digital media stored on your MP3 player, digital camera, Media Center PC, or any Microsoft®
Windows® XP-based PC.
Xbox 360 System Performance Specifications
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total
Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace
for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching
movies, or listening to music
Built-in Ethernet port
Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
Video camera ready
Digital Media Support
Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and Windows XP-based PCs
Ability to rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive
Custom playlists in every game
Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizers
High-Definition Game Support
All games supported at 16:9, 720p, or 1080i, with anti-aliasing
Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported
Multi-channel surround sound output
Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
320 independent decompression channels
32-bit audio processing
Over 256 audio channels
Height: 83 mm
Width: 309 mm
Depth: 258 mm
Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Stands vertically or horizontally
Customizable Face Plates
Interchangeable to personalize the console
Availability: Holiday 2005
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its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when first commercially
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