Xbox 360 Logo – Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft. It was developed in collaboration with IBM and ATI and released in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia between 2005 and 2006. His service Xbox Live allows players to compete online and download content such as arcade games, demos, trailers, television and movies. The Xbox 360 is the successor to the Xbox, and competes against the PlayStation 3 from Sony and Wii from Nintendo as part of the seventh generation of video.
The main characteristics are its central processing unit based on an IBM PowerPC and GPU technology that supports the Unified Shaders. The system incorporates a special port for adding an external hard drive and is compatible with most devices with connector USB through its USB 2.0 ports. The accessories of this system can be used in a personal computer such as steering wheel controls and the Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled at the television network MTV on May 12, 2005 and the release dates were reported in September that year at the festival of games Tokyo Game Show. Is the first console to provide a almost simultaneous launch of three main sales regions (Europe, Japan and U.S.).
Since its launch in 2005, four models of which three are for sale, Elite models, Arcade and S. The console has good market in North America, Europe and other regions of the world (except Japan). In January 2009, Microsoft had managed to sell 39 million consoles according to official figures. Production was suspended premium model on August 28, 2009, but the units sold will remain until the supply runs out. There is a new model available, the S, which has a newly designed architecture. The main characteristics of this model is the inclusion of Wi-Fi and a quieter system.