Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005, and officially discontinued it on April 2016. That’s a ten-year and five months run for a console that had a rough start and cost Microsoft in the billions before they delivered over 70 million Xbox 360 consoles in over ten years.
Microsoft was going up against the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii in 2005. The original Xbox never saw the success that the PlayStation 2 was able to achieve but it did give the gaming giant a good run.
Before finalizing the name for the console Microsoft was contemplating calling the system Nextbox, Xbox Next, Xenon, and Xbox 2.
The console is available in several configurations called Xbox360 Core, Xbox 360 Arcade, Xbox 360 Premium, Xbox 360 Elite, Xbox 360 Slim, and Xbox 360 E. The system allows the user to change the faceplate making it easy for gamers and vendors to customize their systems, adding a fun flair to everyone’s game cave.
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