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I’ve heard so many names for this new Xbox, what is it really called?
The offical name is now Xbox 360. The code name is Xenon though and that is still commonly used. Aside from those, Xbox 2 is used quite a bit as well. Other old concept names are Next Box, Xbox Next, Y-Box, Xbox 360, Xbox II, and others. This Xbox 360 FAQ likes Xbox 360 the best.
What is the Xbox 360?
The Xbox 360 is Microsoft’s next attempt at a gaming console after the success of Xbox. This new console will be very high tech and will rival pc graphics.
What will the initial price of the Xbox 360 be?
The initial price of the Xbox 360 is either $300 USD or $400 USD. They are seperated by 100 dollars because of hardware and accessory differences. The Xbox 360 FAQ highly recommends the second, Premium Package as it ends up saving you money.
When will the Xbox 360 be released?
The Xbox 360 was already released. It was released on November 22, 2005 in North America.
Will the Xbox 360 be backward compatible with Xbox games?
At the moment, only partially. A problem for this to work is that the processors are now made by IBM and aren’t Pentiums. Hopefully Microsoft can somehow get past this problem.
Microsoft has to edit the Xbox 360 with mods and allow games to work on the Xbox 360. Famous games like Halo will definitely be backward compatible. This Xbox 360 FAQ hopes all games become backward compatible at some point.
Can the Xbox 360 play pc games?
No, the Xbox 360 will only be able to play games made for it.
Will the Xbox be able to play Xbox 360 games?
No, the graphics and technology of Xbox 360 games will be too much for an Xbox.
Will the Xbox 360 be able to play DVD’s?
Yes, the Xbox 360 will be able to play DVD’s for now and an add-on will be available sometime in 2007 to allow consumers to play HD-DVD’s on the console. This is in direct competition with the Sony Playstation 3 PS3, which is a Blu-ray Player. The Xbox 360 FAQ hopes Blue-ray wins the format war as the Playstation 3 and Sony are counting on it,
Will you be able to burn CD’s or DVD’s on the Xbox 360?
No you will not be able to. The Xbox 360 does have features that are not related to playing games, but it is primarily a game console.
Will the Xbox 360 have a hard drive?
The Xbox 360 is available in two different packages. The Core Package and the Premium Package. Follow any of the links for more information:
- Core Package Information
- Premium Package Information
- Xbox 360 Price
How many controller ports will the Xbox 360 have?
Once again it will be having four controller ports. It would senseless for the Xbox to go back to two and we most likely will not be seeing more than four either. This time, having four player wireless games will be very easy though. Xbox 360 FAQ likes the feel of the new wireless controllers.
Will the controllers be wireless?
The Wavebird was a good idea by Nintendo so it would be a very good idea for Microsoft to do this. That is why they include a wireless controller for the Premium package and also as an accessory for 30 or 40 dollars.
What will the online play of the Xbox 360 be?
Xbox Live was one of the smartest things that Microsoft did with the Xbox. We assume they will refine Xbox Live and customize the prices and services for the Xbox 360. Xbox 360 will be a great system for online gamers. It does cost money though. For more information, please visit our Xbox 360 Live Page. Xbox 360 FAQ enjoys Xbox Live.
What does the Xbox 360 look like?
The Xbox 360 is a very sleek looking system with many different accessories to add-on to its look, like Xbox 360 Faceplates.
What are the specs of the Xbox 360?
The Xbox 360 specs are respectful, if not stunning. We have a complete summary and in-depth details of the Xbox 360 specs at our Xbox 360 Specs page, by clicking here.
How do the graphics of the Xbox 360 compare to Xbox?
The graphics will be much better in comparison to the Xbox. We expect the Xbox 360 to be able to play games with graphics like Doom 3 and Half-Life 2, which are out in the 2004 holiday season for the pc. This will be for first tier games. Then games with graphics superior to all other games (aside from the PS3 launch titles) will be available, such as Gears of War. The Xbox 360 FAQ thinks in the third generation of games, the Xbox 360 will be behind the PS3 in a similar comparison of PS2 graphics and Xbox graphics of this current generation.