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Xbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary In Europe

Posted on March 14, 2012 AT 07:03am

THE BUZZ: The Xbox is today celebrating its 10th anniversary in Europe.

On this very day ten years ago, March 14 2002, the original Xbox released in the U.K. and sparked a rise to the top that no one could have predicted.

Until the Xbox came along Sony had enjoyed a relatively unchallenged time at the top with its PlayStation. But the Xbox offered something different with equal power and, finally Sony had a fight on its hands. Plus Microsoft had a little game called Halo in its corner, which helped a lot.

EGM’s TAKE: As the years went by Microsoft slowly ate away at Sony’s marketshare and console dominance until we reach today, where some would even argue that Microsoft and the Xbox 360 is now the more dominant of the two. Will this still be the balance in another 10 years? Or will we not even have consoles by that point? We won’t know until we get there. So for now, congratulations Xbox.

What’s your favorite Xbox memory? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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