Microsoft has come a long way since 1999 and their first dreams of entering the game console market. In fact, when comparing hardware and philosophies behind the Xbox and Xbox 360, there are few similarities. The Xbox 360 in fact marks the beginning of a new era in gaming, but even better it marks a new era in lifestyle devices that can penetrate far beyond the hardcore console gamer.
Xbox 360 will unleash the greatest game lineup in the history of video games when it launches in North America, Europe and Japan this Christmas holiday. The games that captured the color, drama and fun of high-definition gameplay at the MTV unveiling included 2K Sports' "NBA 2K6"; Activision Publishing Inc.'s "Call of Duty® 2" and "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland™", along with id Software's "QUAKE 4™"; Electronic Arts' "Madden NFL 06," "Need for Speed™ Most Wanted" and "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06"; Majesco Entertainment's "The Darkness"; Microsoft Game Studios' "Perfect Dark: Zero™," "Kameo™: Elements of Power™," "Project Gotham Racing™ 3" and "Gears of War"; THQ Inc.'s "Saint's Row"; and Ubisoft Entertainment's "Ghost Recon 3."
The company also launched the official Xbox 360 site where you can take a closer look at the console and the controller.