"On Sunday, November 22, 2009, the Xbox 360 will officially turn four years old in the first region it was released in, the United States. It's with many great memories under our belt that we wish the Xbox 360 a happy birthday and well wishes in the coming year towards making it to the half-decade mark.
It was back in 2005 that Microsoft ushered in the era of HD console gaming with a launch lineup that included games like Perfect Dark Zero, Call of Duty 2, Condemned: Criminal Origins and Project Gothamn Racing 3. Those days seem like another lifetime entirely. The face of gaming has changed significantly, even in the last year alone. Just think, not a single launch game for Xbox 360 came with a big plastic peripheral.
To recognize the evolution of the system, we're taking a look back at the top five events in the past year for Xbox 360, then looking forward and pointing out five that should make the next year even more interesting. Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft Game Studios, also weighs in with a few comments on the growth of Xbox 360 and the upcoming launch of Natal."