Tutorial video coming to the Xbox 360 this Fall

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.

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Boink4066d ago

but the question is who's gonna buy it?

Captain Tuttle4066d ago

It ships for free with a new console. It's a good idea.

Fighter4066d ago (Edited 4066d ago )

I know the Japan PSN has a somewhat tutorial for the PS3 but we really need a full-blown tutorial in video form.

Edit: I filed this under 'article' instead of news by mistake. Sorry, my bad.

fjtorres4066d ago (Edited 4066d ago )

...than a pre-installed/downloadable video since folks who don't notice there is an entire blade devoted to Media aren't likely to notice there is a video on the HDD.
Of course, those are the same folks who don't bother to read the setup instructions so they are just as likely to cluelessly ignore a DVD labeled "Play me!"
Not sure how much handholding you can do for the congenitally clueless...
But at least they're trying...