Coming soon to a bookstore near you: Xbox 360 For Dummies.
Despite Microsoft's efforts to make the Xbox 360 console as user-friendly as possible, the bigwigs in Redmond are discovering that 360 owners might not be the sharpest knives in the drawer.
In an effort to take new users by the hand and gently guide them through the 360's garden of delights, Microsoft will begin shipping new Xbox 360s with a welcome video installed directly on the hard drive (or on a DVD-ROM, in the case of the stripped-down Xbox 360 Core), which will automatically play the first time the console is powered on.
The 20 minute tutorial will introduce the console's basic functions and features to users. It's slated to start showing up on new Xbox 360s on sale this fall, and will likely be available for download through Xbox Live as well.