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  • Blog Post: Takashi Sensui Named General Manager of Microsoft’s Xbox Division in Japan

    Experienced games executive to lead Xbox 360 post-launch efforts in Japan. TOKYO — Feb. 16, 2006 — Microsoft today announced the promotion of Mr. Takashi Sensui to the position of general manager of the Xbox Division for Microsoft Co., Ltd. (Microsoft Japan). He succeeds Mr. Yoshihiro Maruyama, who...
  • Blog Post: E&D Gaming February Momentum

    While Xbox 360 continues its global rollout to worldwide fanfare, Peter Moore reiterated Microsoft’s intentions to lead gaming to new heights with the Xbox and Windows platforms during his keynote, titled Changing World of PC Games, last Friday at the 2006 DICE Summit. Moore emphasized that the recent...
  • Blog Post: Master Chief Dual-Wields His Way to Windows Vista

    “Halo 2,” the award-winning sequel to the instant classic “Halo: Combat Evolved” to make its PC debut on the Windows Vista platform ”Halo 2,” the game that redefined first-person combat and multiplayer action for millions of gamers worldwide, is set to explode onto PCs exclusively for Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: Magic and Technology Clash Online - Official “Rise of Nations: Rise Legends” Site Launches

    Microsoft Game Studios announced today the launch of the official “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends” website, now live at http://www.microsoft.com/games/riseoflegends . The second installment of the critically acclaimed, award-winning franchise from Big Huge Games offers RTS gamers a compelling, integrated...
  • Blog Post: “Age of Empires III” Goes Platinum – Becomes Fastest-Selling Game in Franchise History

    Ensemble Studios announces “Fastest Industrial Age” contest in honor of one million copies sold “Age of Empires III” has gone platinum! Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced “Age of Empires III” has secured its place in history as the fastest selling title in the franchise’s...
  • Blog Post: New Asia Pacific Launch Dates for Xbox 360

    January 27, 2006 – Microsoft today announced new launch dates in Asia Pacific for the Xbox 360™, the next generation video game and entertainment system from Microsoft Corp. In Hong Kong and Singapore, the Xbox 360 will now be released on March 16, 2006. In Australia and New Zealand, the new launch...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reports Record Revenue

    Quarter marks the successful launches of Xbox 360 and SQL Server 2005 REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 26, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $11.84 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2005, a 9% increase over the same period of the prior year, marking the highest quarterly revenue in the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and 4Kids Entertainment Form Alliance

    Entertainment Leaders Team Up to Create Children’s Property REDMOND, Wash. and NEW YORK (Jan. 17, 2006) – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced today an alliance with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) – the children’s entertainment company whose expertise in brand positioning has led to such...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Feeding Frenzy Off the Richter Scale with Retail Price Announcement in Asia

    The must-have next generation console price starts from US$300 in Hong Kong and Taiwan as the Xbox 360 pre-order program kicks off HONG KONG, 9 January 2006 — As the levels of anticipation skyrocket with less than 50 days remaining before its Asian debut, Microsoft today announced the Asia retail...
  • Blog Post: INXS Set to Rock Out on Xbox Live

    Rock Legends to Take on Gamers in Latest Xbox Live ‘Game with Fame’ Session In the band’s illustrious 25 year career, INXS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, hosted a hit television show “Rock Star: INXS” and recently released their latest album, “SWITCH” to critical acclaim, but can they...
  • Blog Post: Xbox Announces Changes in European Marketing Team

    Michel Cassius Departs, Richard Teversham named EMEA Director of Marketing and Platform LONDON , 6th January 2006 – Xbox today announced changes in the leadership of its EMEA marketing team. Richard Teversham , currently EMEA Product Marketing Director, has been appointed EMEA Director of Marketing...
  • Blog Post: “Flight Simulator X” Takes to the Skies at Consumer Electronics Show

    Successor to landmark “Flight Simulator” franchise scheduled to land on shelves Holiday 2006 At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tonight, Microsoft officially unveiled “Flight Simulator X” and provided an exciting first look at the innovative new title. During Microsoft’s keynote, hosted by...
  • Blog Post: Gates Outlines Vision for the Digital Lifestyle and Showcases New Products and Technologies From Microsoft

    CES keynote address features first broad demonstration of Windows Vista; new Xbox 360 peripherals, mobile devices and Windows Live services. LAS VEGAS — Jan. 4, 2006 — Highlighting key consumer products such as Xbox 360™ and offering the first broad demonstration of the consumer features of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Powers All-New Nissan URGE Concept Car

    Motorcycle-inspired roadster delivers a futuristic driving experience using “Project Gotham Racing 3.” DETROIT — Dec. 28, 2005 — Nissan North America Inc.(NNA) and Microsoft Corp. have merged automobile design and gaming technology to create the first-ever fully integrated gaming system within...
  • Blog Post: December 2005 Momentum

    As the rolling thunder of the Xbox 360 global launch continues to reverberate around the world, consumers have made it clear that they are ready for the next generation of console gaming. In the immediate aftermath of a remarkable three-region launch, Xbox 360 made its way across North America, Europe...
  • Blog Post: Wik: Fable of Souls Swings its Way Into Your Living Room and Onto Your Xbox 360 Game Console

    Reflexive Entertainment’s award-winning adventure game title is now available for download via Xbox Live Arcade Microsoft announced today the availability of Wik: Fable of Souls , the action / adventure game title that has taken the Internet by storm – now available for download from Xbox Live Arcade...
  • Blog Post: “Mission: Impossible III” explodes onto Xbox 360

    Xbox Live Marketplace to Host High-Definition Teaser Trailer HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 14, 2005 — The premier online games and entertainment network teams up with one of the most highly anticipated films of 2006 as Xbox 360 hosts the exclusive “Mission: Impossible III” teaser trailer. Xbox 360 users...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Arrival Spawns Midnight Madness Frenzy

    REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 21, 2005 — In less than 24 hours, gamers and adrenaline junkies alike will converge on thousands of retail outlets to be among the first to purchase the Xbox 360™ next-generation video game and entertainment system from Microsoft Corp. Droves of dedicated fans are expected to line...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Unveils Xbox Live Marketplace Content Available at Launch of Xbox 360

    Exciting day one line-up provides gamers with more than 400 pieces of exclusive content on November 22 In anticipation of the next generation console launch, Microsoft today announced that more than 400 pieces of downloadable Xbox Live Marketplace content—including free interactive demos for games...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 Day One Launch Lineup — Strongest Launch in the History of Video Game Consoles

    On Nov. 22, 18 games and 13 accessories will be available for Xbox 360 system REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 14, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that 18 Xbox 360™ games, spanning all the popular genres, and 13 Xbox 360 accessories will be available when the video game and entertainment system launches...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility Posted on Xbox.com

    Xbox.com sat down with Todd Holmdahl to find out exactly what plans Microsoft® has regarding this important issue. Q&A: Backward Compatibility See the Full List
  • Blog Post: Fusing Magic and Mayhem Made Possible in Kameo Fan Site Kit

    Webmasters and casual fans alike now have the ability to create a fan site worthy of the next great action-adventure game — "Kameo: Elements of Power." Microsoft Game Studios and Rare today announced that the Fan Site Kit (FSK) for this epic Xbox 360-exclusive, is now available. The new FSK offers tons...
  • Blog Post: The Story Behind Kameo: Elements of Power Revealed in Eight-Chapter Podcast

    The story behind Kameo: Elements of Power™, a mystical action-adventure game, available this holiday exclusively on Xbox 360, is revealed in an eight-part series of audio podcasts on www.kameo.com . Gamers who visit the official site may download a new chapter each week, or simply subscribe to the podcast...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Games, Accessories, and Xbox Live Retail Offerings Hitting Store Shelves

    Anticipation Heightens for the November 22 Console Launch Microsoft today announced that retailers nationwide are beginning to sell various Xbox 360 games, accessories, and Xbox Live retail offerings in advance of the November 22 console launch. Eager fans are encouraged to check with their local...
  • Blog Post: Maxmedia to Produce Feature Animation Adaptation of Xbox 360 Video Game, “Kameo: Elements of Power”

    Sunmin Park to adapt and direct “Kameo: Elements of Power” for the silver screen. REDMOND, Wash., and LOS ANGELES — Nov. 8, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. and Maxmedia today announced that the Santa Monica, Calif.-based production company will develop an animated feature adaptation of the upcoming Xbox 360...
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