Nintendo Greeted Xbox on it's 15 Year Anniversary

By Kevin Panganiban , Updated Nov 17, 2016 03:08 AM EST
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Although Nintendo and Microsoft are considered to be great rivals, it hasn't stopped Nintendo from speaking out to greet Microsoft on their Xbox's 15 anniversary.

Nintendo wrote on Twitter a few days ago and greeted Microsoft with "Happy anniversary, Xbox! Congratulations on 15 fantastic years." The tweet was uploaded with a happy-looking Mario with it, Attack of the Fanboy reported.

Nintendo sent the Xbox Head Phil Spencer a rare NES Classic just before it was launched last week. However, Microsoft Studios General Manager Shannon Loftis didn't receive any.

Xbox was first launched on November 15, 2001, which marks its 15th year to this date. The first-ever Microsoft console was then followed up by Xbox 360 in 2005 and finally the Xbox One in 2013. The next Xbox console, also called as Project Scorpio, is scheduled to be released in holiday 2017.

According to Game Spot, Microsoft Xbox is celebrating its 15th birthday by giving away DLC in "Forza Horizon 3" and "Halo 5". The company also decided to create a unique Snapchat story for their anniversary which features a behind-the-scenes look at the Xbox office and the people behind it.

Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch is scheduled to come out in march 2017. All details such as the console's price, launch lineup and the specs will all be released by January. Nintendo has been around for over 127 years, marking its foundation on 23rd of September 1889 in Kyoto, where its main headquarters still remain. The company has proven themselves to be one of the very foundations of the gaming industry from around the world, and they're not planning to slow down anytime soon.

Nintendo gaming consoles have gone through a lot of changes as years pass by. But they never fail and try to innovate, bringing something new for their fans to enjoy. Greeting Xbox on its 15th year anniversary is a good reflection of what a friendly competition should be.  

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