The Xbox was released on November 15 2001 in US, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Europe and Australia. Xbox is the first-step of the software giant Microsoft to enter the industry of gaming. It is the console that competes with some of the gaming giants namely, Sony with its Playstation, Sega with Saturn, and Nintendo’s GameCube.
With the help of their best-selling game called Halo, Microsoft was successful in dominating the industry that Nintendo, Sega, and Playstation were holding for years. I personally think that Microsoft owes a lot to Halo, because it will be very hard for them to knock the game console kings if they don’t have this excellent game, which allows the players to compete with each other using the Xbox Live.
Xbox became very popular among gamers because it has the features that no gaming console could match during that time.
The History Of Video Game Consoles
Do you remember the time when you need to go to the arcade and use tokens just to play your favorite game? That was also the time when I would even skip classes just to go to arcades with my friends. Looking back to those times while comparing how games are played today really amazed me. Timeline Of Game Consoles
The first ever known game for consoles was called PONG, which was based on Baer’s original idea of creating a tennis game. During this time, it is almost impossible to find a pub where PONG is not played. Atari owns the title PONG and this was the most popular game during 1972-1976. Game Consoles
A game console is an entertainment electronic device to be used as palm held or can use the display of television or the monitor for playing the game. The common elements that are involved in a game console are the controls, power, media and the memory card. These factors determine the capability of the console. The Basic Parts Of A Game Console
This article will be discussing the most common parts of today’s game consoles. This will help you better understand how these machines work, and how is it able to deliver full entertainment to gamers.With unlimited resources from its mother company, Xbox used billions of dollars for advertising and quickly rise to the top and even caused one of the game console pioneers to pull out, Sega. This is the start of the pierce competition between three of the top game consoles today.
This console is the first ever to use the Dolby Interactive Content-Encoding Technology that encodes game consoles in real-time to use the Dolby Digital codes. Compared to its competitors, Xbox is much larger and heavier because it uses PC hardware commodities, which enables the console to provide better gaming experience.
When Sony released Playstation 3 and Nintendo with Wii, Microsoft continues to compete with them by releasing Xbox 360. These consoles are matched when it comes to features, but Microsoft was able to pull a fraction of the market by focusing on first-person shooting games. Playstation is known for role-playing games, while Nintendo Wii focused on casual gamers and family-friendly games.