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Xbox Console

by Microsoft
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)

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  • Box contains: Xbox console, one Xbox controller, Xbox Standard AV cable, power cable. Games not included
  • An Intel 733MHz processor, the most powerful CPU of any console
  • An internal hard drive, for massive storage of game information
  • An NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU)
  • Four game controller ports
  • A multi-signal audio-video connector that allows for easy hook up to televisions and home entertainment systems
  • A front-loading DVD tray
  • DVD capabilities (with additional purchase of Xbox Official DVD Movie Playback Controller)
  • An Ethernet port for rich, fast-action online gaming--requires suitable broadband connection plus Xbox Live starter kit, to be launched in 2003; monthly fees payable after first year
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00005RHQT
  • Product Dimensions: 33.4 x 27.6 x 14.4 cm ; 6 Kg
  • Release Date: 27 Aug 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,115 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

With the Xbox Microsoft got it right first go. It has stunning graphics, immense power under the bonnet and little quirks to give it the edge. You can tell that every component of the Xbox has been scrutinised and all the elements play-tested so that this really is a machine created by gamers for gamers. The main processor is powered by Intel while the graphics are dealt with by NVIDIA and both have been specifically designed for the system.

What this gives you is a machine with PC power and equivalent graphics that plays on your television screen. Imagine a P4 2 GHz machine with buckets of memory and a GeForce 3 card with all the extra options--such as tri-linear, bump mapping and shadows--turned on and you might start to get close on the graphics. The set video pieces are like something out of the Final Fantasy movie and are far above anything previously seen on a console.

The eye candy doesn't stop with the cinematic sequences. Once you start playing the games themselves they ooze creativity and atmosphere. Titles such as Halo and Oddworld: Munch's Odyssey show a graphical style that make them simply the best-looking console games you will see on your TV.

It is not only graphics that Microsoft has gone to great pains to get right. Sound plays a huge part in the immersive atmosphere that the console is aiming for. To this end the Xbox boasts 256 audio channels as well as supporting Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround which all combine to give you an unrivalled audio experience. You will almost feel the bullets whizzing over your head from all directions in Halo.

The system also supports DVD playback which is accessed by a remote control sold separately. This is a good thing because you don't have to faff around pausing movies with the right trigger or left d-pad.

In Xbox you get the gaming capabilities of a top of the range PC with all the extras. You can't do your monthly accounts on it or edit your home movies but this machine is for playing with and that's what it excels at. --Jason Denwood

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here at last!!! 17 Mar 2002
By A Customer
At last the long awaited Xbox has hit these shores and I am impressed, very impressed. I have been playing video games for over 20 years and have owned all the mainstream consoles (I'm a PS2 owner and lover too!), but have been looking forward to this machine since the day I first read about it.
Technically, this is the most advanced console ever produced and, on paper, makes both the PS2 and Gamecube look quite poor by comparison. The hard disk is a great inclusion as you no longer have to rely on small, expensive and easily damaged memory cards to save game info on. It also helps speed up loading times which is the bane of many good PS2 titles. As an added bonus, you can rip music from your favourite CDs to play in the background during games (if they support this feature). The HD and fan together, do make the console a little noisy, but not much louder than a PS2. There have been worries, that being a Microsoft baby, the Xbox would be unstable and prone to crashing, however, this is not the case. My unit has been rock steady even though it's been on almost constantly since launch day, which is more than I can say for my PS2, which has hung a number of times in the past! (This is more likely to be bad code rather than a hardware problem).
The graphics are superb, being supplied by an NVIDIA GPU (who else could be up to the job?) and rival those of a PC costing 2 thousand pounds or so! If you're in any doubt, have a look at the subtle, lifelike textures in Halo, or the incredible, fluid movement in DoA 3. The sound is amazing, especially if you have a Dolby Digital decoder. Playing Halo (which, in my opinion is one of the best games I've played in 20 years!) in 5.1 surround is something not to be missed.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it! buy it! buy it! 5 Jun 2003
If your're into quality gaming, and wish to be entertained for hours on end, then do yourself a favour and get an X-box! Also, get the following games to go with it, all 5 star ratings in my opinion .....Halo, Jet Set Radio Future, Splinter Cell, Rallisport Challenge, and Panzer Dragoon Orta. The only drawback is that the thing is so damn heavy! I almost sprained my arm carrying it home from the shops!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft XBox 3 Mar 2005
By A Customer
I was a proud owner of Sony Playstation 2 for four years with a game collection of over 100 games.
Then after recommendation from a good friend I bought the xbox as second game system wich I decided I would only use when certain games such as Halo 2 were not being released on PS2.
So I connected the xbox to my hifi system so that I had 5.1 sound, the same way I had connected PS2. I now personally though that the xbox had much better graphics and sound than the PS2. The other advantages being that you do not need a memory card, and also you can copy your favourite music cd on the xbox hard disc, and playback your recorded cd on certain games as backgroung music which is really cool, and it does not have sharp edges graphics like PS2 simply because xbox has a more powerful graphics card than the PS2.
The only disadvantage's the xbox has that it is larger and heaveir than the original, and in order to play DVD's on the xbox you need to purchase a DVD remote/DVD Playback unit seperately from the system.
I have now been a proud owner of xbox for four month, now,compare that to four years of the amount of hours that I must have spent playing the PS2.....I'am now selling my PS2 in order to build my xbox collection.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the critics, this system is amazing. 7 Jun 2003
Contrary to some people's views, the Xbox is absolutely stunning. I bought mine 4 or 5 months ago and I don't regret it one bit. Why? Here's why....
Firstly there are plenty games for the xbox that are worth forking out for, it's not just Halo y'know. I own Rallisport Challenge, Unreal Championship, Splinter Cell and Dead or Alive 3. All of these are very good. And of course Halo is VERY good.
Secondly, don't be put off by the gripes over the control pad. I happen to like the huge thing! It does take a bit of getting used to, since every other pad ever invented fits IN your hand, your hands don't fit AROUND it! But it is comfy and well laid out. Then there is the excellent small controller that everyone likes. So what is the problem?
Thirdly, I really like the fact that I can use it as a jukebox. No, seriously! You can copy all your favourite tracks onto the xbox and play them. So you can make your own compilation and let it play, without swapping CDs. I like that :)
Then there is Xbox live, the DVD player built in, the surround sound and more v.good games are on the way.
And finally, ignore the people who instantly hated the xbox because of the control pad, or because it's big and heavy, or the fact it is made by Microsoft. I mean, there's one review on this page where a guy played one game on a store display, didn't like the pad, didn't like the game, so he gave the xbox a one star rating! That's not a review. That's like walking out of the cinema during the trailers and slating the film because the trailers were bad.
So if you're thinking of getting one of these babys, then all I can say is "WHY HAVEN'T YOU GOT ONE ALREADY?"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs an XBox 360? 15 Sep 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The X Box is still the best on the market! The console itself costs less than a game does on the new fancy systems! I will have many happy hours with an XBox and with the country in the state it is, lower your budget and get an XBox original.. Hours of fun for a lot less money!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars xbox original
thank you for this it would have been better if there was xbox live and also more games i wish they didnt shut it down in 2010
Published 1 month ago by thelma
5.0 out of 5 stars Old xbox is still great
No problems with it at all considering that it is an older machine my son is very happy with it
Published 2 months ago by nicola elliott
3.0 out of 5 stars Arrived but with no controller
Now I have to go and order a controller before I can even find out if it works, check the details, I was almost certain it said it comes with a controller
Published 3 months ago by RichJones58
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect buy
wanted a xbox to play older games this was in my price range. Ordered the xbox it came on time in perfect condition I use it every day no faults and I am happy with my purchase.
Published 5 months ago by ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Great console, made my ps2 collect dust
I haven't got this from this website, I was just seeing how much they're worth, not that I'm selling mine. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Richboy_900
1.0 out of 5 stars second hand rubbish
The disc drive was broken and had not been checked before it was despatched to me. Buy a brand new Xbox with a years guarantee instead of a second hand one as it could be upto six... Read more
Published 7 months ago by david bartlett
5.0 out of 5 stars happy with product
Happy with product very much like it . was for my son he was happy with it .did not take long to get to me
Published 8 months ago by shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
description of item was pin point accurate. All original leads and original controller. full working order and looks brand new. delivery was exceptionally quick as well. Read more
Published 9 months ago by mangaste^^
3.0 out of 5 stars crikey its a eggbox
bought 4 bro secondhand very good condtion clean in the in side i unscrewed it and the fane and evey thing is clean and some parts replaced
Published 13 months ago by lee scott
5.0 out of 5 stars xbox console
Bought for my son. Wanted the old xbox for Christmas as he preferred the old games. Plays with this in his bedroom
Published 15 months ago by lynn carey
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