CCC says: "In the fall of 2005, Microsoft launched the Xbox 360. While their debut system, the Xbox, failed to come close to dethroning the mighty PlayStation 2, Microsoft brought the 360 to market first, helping to give their system an advantage. It worked: If you wanted to play the latest and greatest game, you needed an Xbox 360. But their previous system, the Xbox, was essentially abandoned. Sure, you could still play Halo 2 on Xbox Live, but if you wanted a new game, you had to buy a new console."