Alot of people i know didn't know about the original Xbox even most of the hardcore Xbox fans i met didn't know about it. They think that the Xbox360 is Microsoft's first video game console.
I have never heard of the original xbox until around 2004
Some kid in our school had one of them, and he happened to be the only one who had an xbox, and always started saying how xbox was better, and everyone told him to shutup
Things haven't changed though, everyone i know has a ps3 except for this one kid who never shuts up about it.
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”
- George Orwell, ‘1984’
Yes, I knew about it since 2000 and was very excited, buying magazines to hear more about it every month. The name sounded cool, "the Xbox".
However as it launched and time passed I lost interest. At that time I was a fan of colorful games and the Xbox did not have those.
The original Xbox had more colorful games than PS2.
I don't think so.