The Xbox 360 puts you at the centre of an exciting, personalized entertainment experience. The console is a powerful next-generation gaming system, featuring a robust library of hundreds of games, high-definition (HD) graphics, and multichannel digital sound. Beyond gaming, the Xbox 360 allows playback of music, photos, and videos stored on Windows-based PCs or Universal Serial Bus peripherals. You even can use your music and photos to customize gaming environments. With Xbox LIVE, you can challenge and cooperate with friends in multiplayer scenarios (Gold Xbox LIVE account required); stream movies and TV shows; and download new content, including demos and games. Game On
Xbox 360 is home to more game choices than ever before, with blockbuster titles, Xbox LIVE Arcade games, and community games on Xbox LIVE coming later this year. With a hard drive attached, Xbox 360 is backward compatible with many original Xbox games. As well, Xbox 360 Arcade is an easy and fun way to enjoy the best of classic casual titles such as Uno and PAC-MAN Championship Edition. In addition to looking and sounding fantastic on standard definition TVs, all Xbox 360 titles perform in HD for smooth, movie-like graphics and multichannel surround sound. LIVE Free and Play Hard
Connect your Xbox 360 console to a broadband connection and get instant access to Xbox LIVE with an included Xbox LIVE Silver Membership. Access Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Xbox LIVE Arcade--all right out of the box. Express your digital identity through a personalized avatar. Talk using video and voice chat on Xbox LIVE (headset and camera not included with the Xbox 360 console), or text chat with anyone who has access to Windows Live Messenger (keyboard not included with Xbox console). Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store offers more than 5,600 hours of entertainment content, including high- and standard-definition movies and television shows. Upgrade to an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, and enter the exciting world of multiplayer online gaming. With matchmaking, access to all your achievements and statistics, video chat and video messaging, and an enormous selection of games, Xbox LIVE Gold delivers your competition, on your terms. Call Your Guide
Press the Xbox 360 Guide Button on your controller at any time--while you’re playing a game, watching a movie or listening to music--and the Xbox Gamer Guide will slide into view. From here, you can quickly see your online status and statistics, access messages, see which of your friends are online, set up a private chat, adjust your personal settings, and control your music. Keep It Family Friendly
The Xbox 360 helps parents control the online and offline game experiences of their children by selecting whether they can play online and with whom they can play with. Parents also can lock the console to play only games that meet a certain rating. The family timer also helps parents regulate what kids play and for how long.