Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is an action-adventure/vehicle construction/platformer video game developed by Rare and published byMicrosoft Game Studios. It was first announced at the X06 Media Briefing. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is the third installment in the Banjo-Kazooie series and takes place eight years after Banjo-Tooie. It is also the first game in the series released for a console unaffiliated with Nintendo, as it is exclusively available only for the Xbox 360. The game was released in 2008. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts sold a total of 140,000 units by the end of 2008 in the US. The game has also achieved "Platinum Hits" status,which means it sold at least 400,000 units during its first nine months of release. The game also surpassed 100,000 units in the United Kingdom. In 2010, the game was included as one of the titles in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die.