Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
The Xbox 360 is the second major video-game system developed by Microsoft and was first released in November 2005. The Xbox 360 sold more than 80 million units worldwide on the strength of its diverse gaming library and its substantial online features. It was one of the first consoles to incorporate a fully fleshed-out online platform with online play and digital distribution.Is the Xbox 360 backwards compatible with original Xbox games?
The system is backwards compatible but only with select titles. The Xbox 360 doesn't use software emulation. Instead, each Xbox game needs to be tested separately to ensure compatibility with the 360 console. In order to play the game on your 360 console, you would first need to download an update and install it on the hard drive for every game. Microsoft has individually tested and ensured that 478 original Xbox titles are compatible with the Xbox 360 console.What kind of accessories is the Xbox 360 compatible with?
The Xbox 360 console is compatible with a wide array of first- and third-party accessories. Official accessories released by Microsoft include wireless and wired controllers, different customizable faceplates, a webcam, a keyboard, headsets for online voice chat, and variously sized hard drives. A common accessory for the 360 is the Microsoft Kinect, an add-on peripheral that translates gesture and spoken voice commands into certain titles. A frequently used function of the Kinect is to track the user's movements in fitness and dance games. Kinect Adventures, which features a series of unique motion-controlled mini-games, was a pack-in game with the console starting in 2010.Are different models of the Xbox 360 console available?
The first Xbox 360 design came in several variations. The Xbox 360 Core console came without certain features such as a hard drive and a wireless controller whereas the Xbox 360 Premium and the Xbox 360 Elite both included these features. In 2007, Microsoft replaced the Xbox 360 Core with the Xbox 360 Arcade console, which included a memory card, a wireless controller, and a suite of arcade games. In 2010, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 S, a slimmer version with streamlined appearance and a redesigned motherboard that ameliorated the design issues of the system. It also has a proprietary port for the Microsoft Kinect sensor. In 2013, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 E, a further refinement of the 360 console design. The Xbox 360 E is HDMI-only.