20/01/2012 17:28 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, Tech & Gadgets
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2006 - Riding on the crest of Xbox 360

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2006 - Riding on the crest of Xbox 360

Xbox 360 was launched in the September of 2005 to unsurprisingly criticial acclaim. The 2006 keynote is packed full of impressive stats that highlights the console's success - Microsoft corporate VP Peter Moore: "first 90 days we will have launched Xbox 360 in nearly 30 countries, and Xbox 360 is on track to ship between 4.5 and 5.5 million consoles by the end of June." And considering 2006 was still early days for online console gaming, Moore revealed that 50% of Xbox 360 consoles were connected to Xbox Live.

To demonstrate the Xbox 360's multiplayer prowess, Bill Gates and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer play the Xbox 360 Fight Night, Round 3 video game with boxing commentator Al Bernstein.

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