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Official Xbox Magazine (usually abbreviated to OXM) is a monthly magazine devoted entirely to Microsoft's Xbox systems, including games and accessories. In America it's the only Xbox magazine in existence, having outlived Ziff Davis's XBN, and like Official US PlayStation Magazine, its main sell is the disc of game demos and video that comes with each issue.

Future Publishing has the rights to publish OXM worldwide (except Japan) until the end of 2011. Local editions have been released in the UK (where it's now called Xbox 360: The Official Magazine), France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Portugal, and Taiwan.

History

Unlike Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, OXM launched alongside the Xbox's American release in November 2001, with a special preview edition that included a buyer's guide to the entire launch lineup. The "official" premiere issue came a month later. The magazine was originally printed in a "wide" format, similar to OPM and Future's Official Sega Dreamcast Magazine, but this was dropped in October 2002 for a more regular page format.

The magazine's sales fortunes have often relied on the contents of its pack-in demo disc. This is arguably more the case for OXM than OPM, since OPM's editorial slant has (until recently) been more casually oriented than OXM's coverage.

OXM's average paid circulation for the six-month period ending June 2006 was 425,243, placing it far ahead of OPM despite the Xbox's smaller userbase.


Official Xbox Magazine Index

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Hol
2001 0 1
2002 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2003 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
2004 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
2005 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52
2006 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
2007 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
2008 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91
2009 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104
2010 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117
2011 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130
2012 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143
2013 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156
2014 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
2015 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182
2016 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195
2017 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208


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    Title:Official Xbox Magazine
    Editor: Mike Salmon, Rob Smith, Francesca Reyes
    Categories: Xbox video games and accessories
    Frequency: Monthly (2001-2002), 13 issues/year (2003-)
    First Issue: Dec 2001
    Publisher: Future Publishing
    Country: United States

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