Microsoft released the Xbox in America 10 years ago on this very day and there is no doubt that this moment marked a very big day in the world of video games.
The original Xbox was always going to be up against it, since it had to go face to face with Sony’s PlayStation 2, however thanks to some fantastic games and the simply amazing Xbox LIVE, the console had made an impact that has influenced the way we play games to this very day.
Although the original Xbox, released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe, only lasted four years before eventually being discontinued in late 2006, it was to lead the way for greater things, with Microsoft announcing its predecessor, the Xbox 360, on May 15, 2005.
As we all know by now, the innovation and high quality of games provided by the Xbox 360, along with the PS3 and Wii has changed gaming forever, however it was the original Xbox’s introduction of Xbox LIVE and the way in which it has evolved since that we should all be thankful for.
So happy birthday to Xbox.