• Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, opens the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern California's Galen Center on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, opens the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern California's Galen Center on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (AP ... Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (The Associated Press)

  • A Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar, the cover car in the next iteration of the racing simulation franchise for Xbox, “Forza Motorsport 6,” is lowered to the stage at the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern California's Galen Center on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    A Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar, the cover car in the next iteration of the racing simulation franchise for Xbox, “Forza Motorsport 6,” is lowered to the stage at the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the ... University of Southern California's Galen Center on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (The Associated Press)

  • The "Halo 5: Guardians" video game is showcased at the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern California's Galen Center on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. The game comes out on Oct. 27 and features a multiplayer zone with up to 24 live players and maps four times the size of previous versions. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    The "Halo 5: Guardians" video game is showcased at the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern California's Galen Center on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. The game comes out on Oct. 27 and ... features a multiplayer zone with up to 24 live players and maps four times the size of previous versions. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) (The Associated Press)

Microsoft touts backward compatibility of Xbox One for Xbox 360 games, shows off HoloLens

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Microsoft is promising that hundreds of games designed for its older Xbox 360 will also work on its newer Xbox One console starting this year. It's also showing off how its HoloLens headset can be used to play "Minecraft" via hologram on a coffee table.

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Microsoft's presentation on Monday kicked off its presence at E3 in Los Angeles, the annual video game conference — the world's largest.

The company also showed footage of Xbox One games coming this holiday season, including "Halo 5: Guardians" and "Rise of the Tomb Raider," as well as "Gears of War 4," available next year.

Microsoft said in April it had sold 10 million Xbox One units since launch in November 2013. Sony said that by March it had sold 22.3 million PlayStation 4s.