The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed and produced by Microsoft. It was released as the successor to the Xbox on November 22, 2005, as the second console in the Xbox series. The Xbox 360 was a seventh generation console, and it was a direct competitor to the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.
The Xbox 360 had a strong lineup of games, which included a mix of first-party titles such as Halo, Gears of War, and Fable, as well as third-party titles like Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, and Grand Theft Auto. The console also had a strong online features through Xbox Live, which allowed players to play games with friends online, download games and demos, and access streaming services such as Netflix.
The Xbox 360 was a commercial success, it sold over 84 million units worldwide, making it the second best-selling home console of its generation, behind the Wii.