Welcome to Xbox Console Info!

December 15th 2007

Manufacturer Microsoft
Type Video game console
Generation Sixth
First Avaible November 15, 2001
CPU 733 MHz Intell pentium III based mobile celeron
Controller input 4 maximum
Units sold 24 million
Sucsessor XBox 360


The Xbox was Microsoft's first product that ventured into the video game console market, after having collaborated with Sega in porting Windows CE to the Dreamcast console. Notable launch titles for the console included Halo: Combat Evolved, Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding, Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee.


The Xbox was initially developed within Microsoft by a small team that included game developer Seamus Blackley. Microsoft repeatedly delayed the console, whuch was finally revealed at the end of 1999, following interviews of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. Gates stated that a gaming/multimedia device was essential for multimedia convergence in the new times of digital entertainment. On March 10, 2000 the "X-box Project" was officially confirmed by Microsoft with a press release.

Controllers and removable storage

An 8 MB removable solid state memory card can be plugged into the controllers, onto which game saves (.zip archives in reality) can either be copied from the hard drive when in the Xbox dashboard's memory manager or saved during a game. Note that some recent games (e.g., Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball) do not support this accessory as a cheat prevention measure and that some games may work differently with this. This system has been defeated by the Xbox hacking community, who have developed tools to modify savegames to work in a different console, though some unique technical information concerning the recipient Xbox must be known. It is also possible to save an Xbox Live account on a memory unit, allowing the user to share it with another Xbox owner, assuming both have access to Xbox Live.