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Xbox360
Variants
Retail Core, Pro, Arcade, Elite & S
Hardware Xenon, Zephyr, Falcon, Opus, Jasper
Release Date NA: November 22, 2005
EU: December 2nd, 2005
JP: December 10th, 2005
AU: March 23rd, 2006
Controllers
  • Controller (USB/Wireless)
  • Headset (Wired/Wireless)
  • Infra-Red Remote control
  • Wireless Racing Wheel
Cameras LIVE Vision Camera, Kinect
Online Service Xbox LIVE
Backwards
Compatibility
478 Original Xbox games
(Requires HDD & Latest Update)
Disambig iconThis article is about the video game console. For the Downloadable Car for Burnout Revenge, see 360 Revenge Racer.

OverviewEdit

The Xbox 360 is the second and latest video game console to be produced by Microsoft. It was developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI and SiS. Its Xbox Live service allows players to compete online and download content such as arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows and movies. The Xbox 360 is the successor to the Xbox and competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005 with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at E3. It is the first console to provide a near-simultaneous launch across three major sales regions (Europe, Japan and United States). The console sold out completely at release with the exception of Japan. As of June 30, 2010 41.7 million units have been sold worldwide according to Microsoft.

The Xbox 360 comes in four different versions with "Arcade", "Premium", "Elite" and "Slim" consoles each having its own set of included accessories and features. Another version of the Xbox 360 called the "Core" has been discontinued but still can be found in some retail stores. The "Arcade," "Premium" and "Elite" models have been discontinued since the release of the "S" model.

Xbox 360 Burnout GamesEdit

Burnout RevengeEdit

Main article: Burnout Revenge

Burnout Revenge is the fourth game in the Burnout series. It was developed by Criterion Games and published by EA. It is notably the only game in the Burnout Series to feature Traffic Checking and Crashbreakers during races. It is the first Burnout game to be released on a 7th generation console.

Burnout ParadiseEdit

Main article: Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise (formerly known as Burnout 5) is the latest video game in the Burnout series. It is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It has a seamless open-world set in Paradise City with no loading times and no traditional online lobbies or game menus. The song Paradise City by Guns N' Roses features frequently as a reference to the setting of the game.

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Backwards compatibility Edit

The Xbox 360 system is backwards compatible with Original Xbox games. It is backwards compatible with the first 3 Burnout games for Original Xbox. The only one that is not compatible is Burnout Revenge

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