Microsoft XBOX, a video gaming console launched in November 2001 in the United States by Microsoft, an American Multinational Tech Company that develops and manufactures computer software, personal computers, and other consumer electronics. There is a total of 3 XBOX models manufactured by Microsoft since 2001 - Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The first Xbox model marketed by Microsoft sold a total of 24 million units in May of 2006. The sales of Xbox console continue growing as Microsoft releases its second model of Xbox, the Xbox 360 in 2005, that has sold a total of 84 million units in June 2014.
Xbox was the first gaming console that Microsoft has launched to the market competing with the other sixth-generation consoles; Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast, and Nintendo's GameCube.
Xbox CPU uses a 733 MHz 32-bit Intel Celeron or Pentium III Custom Hybrid CPU, a 233 MHz Nvidia custom GeForce 3 NV2A DirectX 8.0 based GPU, with a 64MB DDR SDRAM that runs in the speed of 200 MHz 6.4 GB/s.
Xbox also has a VGA port, Component (YPbPr) port, SCART, S-video, and Composite video ports. Xbox Video resolution supports 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and 480i. The audio port supports Optical TOSLINK, and Stereo RCA formatted in DTS, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, and Stereo.
System Software used by Xbox is Xbox Music Mixer, DVD Playback Kit, and Xbox Linux that has an audio cd playback feature.
Aside from the game console itself, you can also purchase the accessories that come with it on retail: Xbox Live Starter Kit, Xbox Media Center Extender, DVD Player Kit, Xbox Music Mixer, 8 MB Memory Unit, and Logitech Wireless Controller.
In the year 2002, Xbox Live was introduced to the gamers that enable the player to play games on their Xbox with or without an internet connection. Halo 2 is noted to be the best-selling Xbox video game in 2006, with 8 million sales.