January 6, 2001: XBox Unveiled

XBox

XBox

2001– It was CES where Microsoft unveiled the XBox video game system. The system had a 733 MHz processor, hard drive and 250MHz graphics processor. The console didn’t release until November 15, 2001.

XBox was the first American gaming system since the Atari Jaguar, which folded in 1996.

XBox live was added to the unit in 2002, but it was the ability to mod the XBox so people could turn their consoles into a XMBC (XBox Media Center).
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