Xbox 360 is the successor to the Xbox video game console developed, marketed and sold by Microsoft. It is in competition with Sony’s Play Station 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. It has sold more than 78 million pieces as of June 2013. It was launched on November 22, 2005 in Canada and the U.S. In the course of one year it was launched in 34 other countries. The successor to the Xbox 360 is the Xbox One which was announced on May 21, 2013.
Xbox 360 was conceived way back in 2003. It was given various names during its development stages including Xenon, Xbox 2, Xbox Next, Nextbox. The Xbox uses the IBM Xenon as the CPU. It is available in various hard drive capacities like 20, 60, 250 and 320 GB. The accessories for Xbox 360 include wired and wireless controllers, headsets, a webcam, dancemats and faceplates.
The Kinect accessory was launched on November 4, 2010. It is a device which can be used mainly for controlling, interacting with the Xbox 360 using only gestures without any game controller. By using spoken commands, gestures or by presenting images and objects we can control the Xbox 360. The Kinect device also doubles up as a webcam.