Microsoft first entered the desktop console market in 2001, just one year after the launch of PlayStation 2.
Madrid. (Portaltic/EP). This Monday marks the 20th anniversary since the Xbox launched.
Microsoft launched its first Xbox in November 2001, one year after launch of PlayStation 2. It was trying to challenge Japan, Sony, and Nintendo’s dominance on the desktop market.
One of the most important features was the Ethernet port on the original Xbox that could connect to the Internet. Microsoft launched the Xbox Live subscription service a year later. This allows users to play online games. This feature is now available on all current consoles.
Although sales reached 24 million units, surpassing Nintendo’s GameCube, the sales of this game console cannot be compared to Sony. With sales exceeding 157 million units, PS2 remains the most popular home console.
The original Xbox consolidated a series of consoles, and the Xbox Series X, S and X were released in November 2013.
The Xbox 360 (2005) was the most popular Xbox console, selling more than 85 million units. The Xbox One (2013) is still on sale and has sold over 50 million Xbox consoles.
Halo 20 years
Two decades have passed since Halo, the most popular Xbox exclusive videogame series, was released. This is in addition to the Microsoft console’s anniversary.
Microsoft’s data indicates that over 81 million videogames in the Halo Legend were sold. This includes the five episodes of legend, as well as the Master Chief Collection, which has a total of more than 6billion US dollars.
This legend has won more than 1000 awards and nominations. 100 of them have been awarded the Game of the Year award. Its protagonist, Master chief, is one of the most popular video game characters. Mario and Donkey Kong.
Its 20-year history has seen several landmarks. Halo 2 (2004) introduced online console games; Halo 4 (2012) was developed for the first time by 343 Industries. 343 Industries is also responsible of Halo 5 (2015), which was the best-selling series game.
In less than a month the sixth major work of the legend, Halo Infinite will be released. This will be on December 8, the day that the first Halo for Xbox Series X or S generation will be released. first day.