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The second major video game system developed by Microsoft, the Xbox 360 was first released in November 2005. This console sold more than 80 million units worldwide. Its strengths include a diverse gaming library and substantial online features. It was one of the first consoles to incorporate a fully fleshed-out online platform with online play and digital distribution. Take a look at the listings on eBay for an Xbox 360 for sale as well as controllers and other Xbox gaming accessories.

Is the Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible with Original Xbox Games?

Yes, the Xbox 360 is backward compatible with a selection of original Xbox games. However, it does not support all original Xbox games. When the Xbox 360 was released, Microsoft implemented backward compatibility through software emulation. This meant that the console could mimic the hardware of the original Xbox to run certain games.

To play an original Xbox game on your 360 console, you first need the original game disc. You'll then need to download the update to the Xbox 360 system software. This update includes the emulation profiles for supported Xbox games. Microsoft has individually tested and ensured that 478 original Xbox titles are compatible with the 360 console.

What Kind of Accessories Is the Xbox 360 Compatible With?

The 360 console is compatible with a wide array of first- and third-party accessories. Official accessories released by Microsoft include wireless and wired controllers, different customizable faceplates, a webcam, a keyboard, headsets for online voice chat, and variously sized hard drives.

With the Microsoft Kinect, you can make playing video games an active activity. The Kinect is an add-on peripheral that translates gesture and spoken voice commands into certain titles. A frequently used function of the Kinect is to track the user's movements in fitness and dance games. Kinect Adventures, which features a series of unique motion-controlled mini-games, was a pack-in game with the console starting in 2010.

Are Different Models of the Xbox 360 Console Available?

The first 360 design came in several variations. The Xbox 360 Core console came without certain features such as a hard drive and a wireless controller whereas the 360 Premium and the 360 Elite both included these features.

In 2007, Microsoft replaced the Xbox 360 Core with the 360 Arcade console, which included a memory card, a wireless controller, and a suite of arcade games. In 2010, Microsoft released the 360 S, a slimmer version with a streamlined appearance and a redesigned motherboard that ameliorated the design issues of the system. It also has a proprietary port for the Microsoft Kinect sensor.

In 2013, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 E, a further refinement of the 360 console design. The Xbox 360 E is HDMI-only. With all these models available at different price points in new and used conditions, it's easy to keep your budget and still bring home a winning console. Whether you want a used Xbox 360 or a used Xbox One, you can find it on eBay.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

What is the Microsoft Xbox 360 console?

The Microsoft Xbox 360 is a gaming console developed by Microsoft and released in 2005. It features powerful hardware, online gaming capabilities, and a vast library of games, making it a popular choice among gamers worldwide.

What games can I play on the Xbox 360 console?

The Xbox 360 console boasts a diverse library of games, including popular titles across various genres such as action and adventure, sports, and racing. Additionally, the 360 is backward compatible with select original Xbox games, allowing gamers to enjoy titles from previous generations.

Can I play online multiplayer games on the Xbox 360?

Yes, the Xbox 360 console offers online multiplayer gaming through the Xbox Live service. With an Xbox Live Gold subscription, players can connect with friends, compete in multiplayer matches, and access additional features such as exclusive discounts and free games each month.

Can I stream media on the Xbox 360 console?

Yes, the 360 console supports media streaming from various sources, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, users can stream content from their Windows PC or other DLNA-compliant devices directly to their Xbox 360 console for a comprehensive entertainment experience.

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