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Microsoft Xbox (Original First Console)

Microsoft Xbox (Original First Console)
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IMPORTANT: When Trading-in any console it must be a UK PAL version and fully working with the manufacturers guarantee security seal(s) intact. All items that are included when bought new must be present (not paperwork but controllers/TV cable/power leads/memory cards/stylus etc).

Any consoles sent to us without following the above guidelines may have their value reduced or may not be accepted at all (in which case they will be returned to the customer at their own expense or disposed of if the customer prefers).

Consoles sent in without their original boxes will have their trade-in value reduced by 15% (Unless selected as "No original outer box" at trade-in)

A "future-generation" device

At the 2000 Game Developers Conference, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced the development of Xbox. Capitalising on its software expertise, experience in maintaining MSN Gaming Zone, and advances in PC technology, Xbox is a game console that promised to deliver the most realistic, intense, and action-packed game experience available.

Released in Europe in March 2002, as a "future-generation" device the Xbox delivered rich, compelling graphics, and enabled a user's playing experience to be better and faster than ever before. With a hard drive built into the machine which could support up to 8GB of space, Xbox gave gamers more realism, speed, expandability, and storage, providing for richer game experiences.

A superior gaming machine

Though Xbox is first and foremost a gaming machine, it featured additional capabilities for a consumer's convenience. Out of the box, the console came standard with four game controller ports, a DVD player, hard drive, and broadband internet access. As a dedicated, locked-down games system, it is not an all-purpose machine; it is designed specifically to provide the best console game experience available, and its add-on features support that goal.

Microsoft's first venture into the world of video game consoles was supported by a wide range of great titles. The exclusive Halo series dominated the market when it began with Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, and Project Gotham Racing provided an accessible entry point for the new fanbase.

  • The first home console developed by Microsoft was released in Europe in March 2002
  • Competed with the PlayStation 2 and GameCube and sold over 24 million units worldwide
  • Top titles include the Halo series, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, and Project Gotham Racing
  • Introduced Xbox Live, the console's flagship subscription-based online gaming service
  • Spawned a new family of consoles including the Xbox 360 (2005) and Xbox One (2013)

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Using Free Standard First Class delivery your order should arrive within 2-5 days (Sundays and Bank Holidays excluded).

Using priority same day shipping (if before 2pm on a standard working day) your order should arrive in 1-3 days.

For non UK residents delivery times may vary, but most orders arrive within 7 working days.

Please Note: As per Royal Mail guidelines please allow up to 10 working days before contacting us regarding items lost in post.