This Day in History: November 22
November 22, 2005
Xbox 360 Is Released to the North American Market
Microsoft’s Xbox 360, the second in the Xbox line, is released in the US and Canada after a viral marketing campaign and intense hype. Initially, eighteen titles were available at launch, and of those, Call of Duty 2 was the best seller for the new console. An updated version of Xbox Live, which allowed online multi-player gaming and media streaming, was a major selling point for the 360, one of the top-selling consoles of all time. The 360’s main competitors were Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3, all of which were 7th generation video game consoles. Its successor, the Xbox One, was released 8 years later.