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Not to be confused with Xbox One.

The Xbox (often referred as Xbox 2001 or the Original Xbox to distinguish with the console's main series and the Xbox One) is a video game console produced by Microsoft. It competed with Nintendo's GameCube and Sony's PlayStation 2 consoles as part of the sixth generation of video game consoles. It was first released in North America in November 2001 and in other nations during the following year. It features a built-in hard drive for game saves. It has an online multiplayer service, Xbox Live which was discontinued in April 2010. Its successor is the Xbox 360.

Sonic games[]

The following Sonic the Hedgehog games were released on the Xbox:

Sonic Heroes (XBOX) SMCPlusXbox Shadow the Hedgehog2005 Sonic Riders (XBOX)
Sonic Heroes Sonic Mega Collection Plus Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Riders

Platinum Family Hits games[]

Shortly after Sonic Heroes and Sonic Mega Collection Plus became part of the Platinum Family Hits series, they were both released in combo packs, each game included Super Monkey Ball Deluxe.

Sonic Heroes Platinum Family Hit SMCP Xbox US PFH Sonic Heroes, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe 2 in 1 combo pack Sonic Mega Collection Plus, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe 2 in 1 combo pack
Sonic Heroes Sonic Mega Collection Plus 2 in 1 Combo Pack: Sonic Heroes/Super Monkey Ball Deluxe 2 in 1 Combo Pack: Sonic Mega Collection Plus/Super Monkey Ball Deluxe

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  • This is the first console to support an internal hard drive, ethernet port, 720p & 1080i video, and 5.1 surround sound in games.
  • Sonic Mega Collection Plus is the only Sonic title on the Xbox to be region free for all of its regional variants; every other Xbox Sonic title is region locked.
    • The region coding of Xbox games can be determined by the letter near the end of its mastering code located at the underside of the disc. Sonic Mega Collection Plus uses 'W' (for 'World'), while Sonic Heroes, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, and Shadow the Hedgehog are all region locked to the specific region they were released in ('A' for Americas, 'E' for Europe, and 'J' for Japan).
    • The European Xbox release of Sonic Riders uses 'W'[6], the American and Japanese versions use 'A' and 'J', respectively.


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  2. Satterfield, Shane (20 July 2001). E3 2001: Microsoft delivers Xbox launch details. Gamespot. Retrieved on 11 June 2018.
  3. BBC Staff (18 April 2002). Microsoft drops Xbox price. British Broadcasting Company. Retrieved on 11 June 2018.
  4. Platform Totals. VGChartz (6 January 2018). Retrieved on 12 March 2018.
  5. VHJ: More on the Xbox CPU. Van's Hardware Journal (6 December 2001). Archived from the original on 12 February 2021. Retrieved on 12 February 2021.
  6. Sonic Riders (Europe). Retrieved on 14 August 2022.

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