The Xbox 360™ is
the future of entertainment. With the most
stunning games, powerful technology, and intelligent
services, Xbox 360 puts you at the center of
your entertainment experience.
Play the most compelling games. Watch DVD movies. Enjoy
digital music, photos, and videos in an integrated entertainment
Xbox 360 also opens the
door to incredible new high-definition entertainment.
Experience Xbox 360 games in HD. Stream HD television
and movies straight from your Windows Media Center Edition
PC to your Xbox 360.
Break out of linear and limited gaming. Demand ground-breaking
entertainment that is always connected, always personalized,
and always in high-definition.
Accept nothing less than the most powerful next-generation
platform, with cutting-edge technology and service innovations
that deliver the future of entertainment today.
A meticulous merger of form and function. A technically
superior interior wrapped in a sophisticated exterior.
The Xbox 360 will launch globally this 2005 holiday
season in North America, Europe, and Japan and in calendar
year 2006 in Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Enter a world where gamers
across the globe come to play anyone and everyone,
anytime … anywhere. Xbox
Live™ is the next evolution, the future of gaming
• Plug your Xbox 360 into your
broadband connection, and you're on. Always.
• Build your profile, your gamer card. Show your face … or don't.
• Talk to friends across the globe through voice or video.
• Download character skins, premium levels, and more in the Xbox Live Marketplace.
• Play who you want with Intelligent Matchmaking.
• Tune into spectator mode to see your friends in action.
Games. Entertainment. Community. Information. Innovation. The best just got better.
Xbox Live is where gaming and entertainment come alive.
Get connected and join the revolution.
The best online gaming community is about to get even
better. Check out what's on the way with Xbox 360.
Voice and Video Chat
Building on its popular voice communication
feature, Xbox Live™ will enhance communication with the
introduction of Party Chat to all paying Xbox Live
members. This means you can talk to your friends anytime,
anywhere on Xbox 360™ online. Requires Xbox 360
Compatible Headset for Voice Chat and Xbox 360 Compatible
Camera for Video Chat.
All of your notifications, voice and video messages,
and even system- and service-based communications will
be stored in one location.
Enchanced Friends List
Not only will you be able to review a prospective friend's
gamer card to help determine whether or not to add
them to your Friends List, but you'll also be able
to see your friends' Friends Lists.
Using the Marketplace, find and download demos and trailers
along with new game levels, maps, weapons, vehicles,
skins, community-created content, and more.
Xbox Live is "always on"—something's
always happening. The exclusive Prime Time Calendar is
your destination for all information about events on
Xbox Live. Play your favorite Xbox Live titles against
real-world celebrity gamers through programs like Game
with Fame and Mystery Gamer, and participate in unique
promotions like "Play and Win."
Multiplayer gaming is now truly as easy or as challenging
as you want it to be. Several new features, like gamer
cards, Gamer Profiles, and Gamer Zones, make meeting
up with friends and competitors at your skill level
easier than ever before!
Tournaments and Competitions
Xbox Live-sponsored tournaments
will continue across a multitude of different titles
and genres. More and more games will also support gamer-created
tournaments on Xbox Live for Xbox 360.
This is the "virtual arcade," a
chance for you to watch other gamers compete in supported
titles. Games that support this feature will give you
the ability to participate online without having to compete.
Learn tips and tricks, or just sit back and enjoy the
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|Custom IBM PowerPC-based
- Three symmetrical cores
running at 3.2 GHz each
- Two hardware threads
per core; six hardware
- VMX-128 vector unit
per core; three total
- 128 VMX-128 registers
per hardware thread
- 1 MB L2 cache
|CPU Game Math Performance
- 9 billion dot product
operations per second
|Custom ATI Graphics
- 10 MB of embedded DRAM
- 48-way parallel floating-point
- Unified shader architecture
- 500 million triangles
|Pixel Fill Rate
- 16 gigasamples per
second fill rate using
- 48 billion shader operations
- 512 MB of 700 MHz GDDR3
- Unified memory architecture
- 22.4 GB/s memory interface
- 256 GB/s memory bandwidth
- 21.6 GB/s front-side
System Floating-Point Performance
- Detachable and upgradeable
20GB hard drive
- 12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
- Memory Unit support
starting at 64 MB
- Support for up to four
wireless game controllers
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Two memory unit slots
- Instant, out-of-the-box
access to Xbox Live features
with broadband service,
including Xbox Live Marketplace
for downloadable content,
gamer profile for digital
identity, and voice chat
to talk to friends while
playing games, watching
movies, or listening
- Built-in Ethernet port
- Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a,
802.11b, and 802.11g
- Video camera ready
|Digital Media Support
- Support for DVD-Video,
DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW,
CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R,
CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD,
JPEG Photo CD • Ability
to stream media from
portable music devices,
digital cameras and Windows
- Ability to rip music
to the Xbox 360 hard
- Custom playlists in
- Built-in Media Center
Extender for Windows
XP Media Center Edition
- Interactive, full-screen
- All games supported
at 16:9, 720p, and 1080i,
and high-definition video
- Multi-channel surround
- Supports 48KHz 16-bit
- 320 independent decompression
- 32-bit audio processing
- Over 256 audio channels
- Stands vertically or
- Interchangeable to
personalize the console