Xbox 360 is a powerful entertainment system developed by Microsoft, the latest among the power gaming consoles available in the market today. It combines the features of an off-line and on-line gaming console and multimedia player all contained in one attractive package. The games that can were designed for Xbox 360 look as good as the console itself. Since all the games for this are high-definition (i.e. built for really high resolution), thanks to an Xbox emulator included in the Xbox 360, you don’t need throw away many of your favorite games.
It comes with a user-friendly dashboard interface that allows you to go through (or straight) to the options that you want by using the controller or the remote control. Its digital multimedia capabilities allow you to play your favorite movies and music and view your pictures and personal videos. You can literally throw away all your other media players and just have the Xbox 360 to provide you all the entertainment you need.
Because of the popularity of the games that can be played on the Xbox 360, it makes sense to some to develop an emulator for it so that it would be possible to play Xbox 360 games on other platforms. This is something common actually. Game console makers use this strategy of developing emulators in order to remove the “limited game” barrier that might turn off potential customers. Remember that the game console is a “necessary evil” to the ultimate objective, which is entertainment. A game console that can claim to be able to play a lot of games from Day 1 will have a good start.
There are two types of emulators. First is the software emulator that is installed in PCs to enable it to work on a different software program from the one which was originally installed. This allows the PC to accept the game software and play it. The second type of emulator is the hardware emulator which comes in the form of a hardware device or component that contains firmware that instructs the PC on what to do when particular game software are loaded.
Game software developers encourage the development of emulators because it expands the utility of their software, thereby increasing their addressable market size. By doing so, their sales potential increases by a magnitude, which translates to significant profitability.
While many say that emulators make sense, there is still a major issue regarding it. This has to do with the disclosure of specifications of the game console being emulated to the company doing the emulation. These are obviously data that game console manufacturers will be very, very, reluctant to give. It would be like committing commercial suicide for them to just give away the secrets of their products.
Jordan Michael is an Xbox 360 enthusiast. He writes articles and review products related to Xbox 360 and have a blog all about xbox 360 Downloads that can be found here: http://xbox360classroom.blogspot.com