Xbox Video Game System

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Date Introduced
2001
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
in box: 15 in x 15 in x 5 1/2 in
Manufacturer
Microsoft Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Doug Free
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Games; Home game console; Microsoft; Memory
Object ID
102662816

For years Microsoft had marketed successful single games like Flight Simulator, but it did not introduce a general game system until 2001. Xbox initially shipped with the game Halo, and was the first console in the US with an internal hard disk drive as standard. Although late to the market, Xbox overtook Nintendo for second place in the home console market, behind Sony’s PlayStation.