XBOX 360




Description:

The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, and the successor to the Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's Playstation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. Since it was unveiled to the public on May 12, 2005, Microsoft has sold tens of millions of Xbox 360s across the globe.


Applications:


The XBox 360 can be used for a variety of purposes through a variety of venues. It's primary use is for entertainment, for which independent developers offer games like Call of Duty or Prince of Persia to satisfy the gamer's want. Also, the Xbox 360's hardware supports DVD movies for an added dimension of usage.

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Through the games and add-ons, 360 offers the user a wide range of benefits, or ways to waste one's time. For increasing rhythmic skills, one might play Guitar Hero for 5 hours straight. Or, if the user would like to burn some calories, he/she might play Dance Dance Revolution (dance pad sold separately). Perhaps, the user would like to be in a social environment, for which Microsoft its online service: Xbox Live.

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The newest feature to be welcomed into the Xbox 360 family is Kinect, a camera-based motion sensor that can be connected to the console. This new hardware will be compatible with new upcoming games that use the user's placement and actions in a room to control the movements and actions of the character(s) on the screen. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller through a natural user interface using gestures, spoken commands, or presents objects and image


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Top Selling Games for XBox 360:



  1. Halo 3 (8.1 million)
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (7.479 million approximately; 6.471 million in US, 85,411 in Japan, at least 1 million in UK)
  3. Gears of War (5 million, may include PC version)
  4. Gears of War 2 (5 million)
  5. Grand Theft Auto IV (4.356 million approximately: 3.29 million in US, at least 1 million in UK, 59,893 and 6,210 Platinum in Japan)
  6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (4.226 million : 3.04 million in US, 78,000 in Canada, 54,742 and 53,722 Platinum Collection/The Best in Japan, at least 1 million in UK)
  7. Call of Duty: World at War (3.35 million approximately: 2.75 million in US, 600,000 in UK)
  8. Halo 3: ODST (3 million)
  9. Forza Motorsport 2 (2.674 million approximately: 2.23 million in US, 31,255 and 100,500 Platinum Collection in Japan, 12,600 in Canada, 300,000 in UK)
  10. Fable II (2.6 million)


Total Xbox 360 games sold as of December 2009: 353.8 million.

Related Links:


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/


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