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06/01/2001 Microsoft unveils Xbox game console

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Xbox Launch event

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The Rock Says... Know Your Role and Get an Xbox

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XBOX 2001 Microsoft XBox Commercial

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Xbox Commercial 2001

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Original Xbox Startup and Dashboard

The Xbox was revealed by Bill Gates at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Xbox was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube. It featured a standard PC's 733 MHz Intel Pentium III processor.