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New clip explores the weird, trying origins of the original Xbox

Here's why the Xbox has not been a big hit in Japan.


Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 29, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:17 pm CDT

The Did You Know Gaming crew is on a role, as its YouTube channel just put out a new video detailing the original Xbox and its evolution. It’s a veritable Behind the Music of backstory drama.

It’s crazy to think that the original Xbox hit retailers almost 15 years ago. What once was a costly endeavor to combat an encroaching Sony on the video game market became profitable in 2008. Leave it to Microsoft to enter a market that it had absolutely no stake in and take it by storm.

Photo via Audioreservoir/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 29, 2015, 12:15 am CDT