The Xbox is a video gaming brand created by Microsoft. The Xbox was first introduced on November 15, 2001 in the United States, with the launch of the original Xbox console. The Xbox was the first video game console offered by an American company after the Atari Jaguar stopped sales in 1996. Game Exchange carries the original Xbox with an assortment of game titles and accessories for you to choose from. Game Exchange will also take your unwanted Xbox and Xbox games in on Trade.
The Xbox was released on November 15, 2001 in North America and reached over 24 million units sold as of May 10, 2006. The Xbox was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market. As part of the sixth-generation of gaming, the Xbox competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast (which stopped American sales before the Xbox went on sale), and Nintendo's GameCube.
The integrated Xbox Live service launched in November 2002 allowed players to play games online with a broadband connection. It first competed with Dreamcast's online service but later primarily competed with PlayStation 2's online service. Although these two are free while Xbox Live required a subscription, as well as broadband-only connection which was not completely adopted yet, Xbox Live was a success due to better servers, features such as a buddy list, and milestone titles like Halo 2 released in November 2004, and was by far the most popular online game for years.