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The Xbox is a sixth generation video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market, and competed directly with Sony's PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Europe and Australia. It is the predecessor to Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. To date it has sold 24 million units and its best selling game is Halo 2.

On November 22, 2005, Microsoft introduced their second console, the Xbox 360, a seventh generation console that competes with the Wii and the PlayStation 3. The console sold out completely at release (with the exception of Japan) and, as of May 27, 2013, 77,311,669 million units have been sold worldwide according to Microsoft and its best selling game is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

On May 21, 2013 the third Xbox, the Xbox One, was formally revealed. At E3 on June 10, it was announced that the Xbox One will be bundled with an improved Kinect motion sensor. It is being marketed as an "all-in-one entertainment system" that can connect to a cable box and allow the user to control the TV with vocal commands. It will include multitasking and gesture support.


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Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. which develops and publishes video games for Windows-based PCs and the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. It also, (through Rare Ltd.) develops games for the Nintendo DS. MGS publishes games for several Microsoft-owned first-party developers, such as Lionhead Studios and Rare Ltd. MGS has also published games created by third-party developers, such as Bioware and Bizarre Creations as of October 2007.

Microsoft Game Studios had acquired many game development houses such as Bungie Studios in 2001(1999), giving MGS full control of Bungie and shifting the development of Bungie’s game Halo: Combat Evolved to its Xbox platform.

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Lost Odyssey (ロストオデッセイ Rosuto Odessei?) is a role-playing video game developed by Mistwalker and feelplus and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. The player takes control of Kaim, a man who has lived for a thousand years and who has no memory of his past. The game is set in a world nearing a "magical industrial revolution." Kaim, who has forgotten his past, struggles with the return of his memories and the pain they bring.

Lost Odyssey was produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the famed Final Fantasy series. This is his third project outside of Square Enix, following ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat and Blue Dragon.

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From the Xbox Task Force:

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