The Xbox 360 is a video game console produced by Microsoft, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI Technologies, Samsung and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS). Its Xbox Live service allows players to compete online and download arcade games and content such as game trailers, TV shows, music videos, or rented movies. The Xbox 360 is the successor to the Xbox, and it competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and The Nintendo Wii as part of the seventh generation of gaming systems.
The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It is the first console to provide near-simultaneous launch across the three major regions, and to provide wireless controller support at launch. The console sold out completely at release and by end of 2006 had shipped 12.4 million units worldwide.