Xbox is a popular brand of video game platforms owned, created, and designed by Microsoft Corporation; it was first launched in November 2001. To date, three Xbox consoles have been released: (1) Xbox (2001), (2) Xbox 360 (2005), and (3) Xbox One (2013). These consoles correspond with the sixth, seventh, and eighth generations of video game consoles, respectively. At present, Xbox’s main competitors are Sony’s Playstation and, to a much lesser degree, Nintendo Wii. Over its relatively brief history, Xbox has revolutionized home video gaming through innovations such as enhancing online gameplay capabilities (provided through an Internet-based service called Xbox Live), providing users with downloadable gaming content (e.g., expansion packs that provide gamers with additional missions, playable characters, items and novelties, etc.), and allowing gamers ...

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