Xbox 360 Facts

Xbox 360 Facts
The Xbox 360 is the second version of Microsoft's Xbox. Xbox 360 was first introduced on MTV in May, 2005. It was released on November 22nd, 2005 and discontinued on April 20th, 2016. The Xbox 360 contained an online service referred to as Xbox Live, and allowed for updates. Players could also play games online, as well as download new games, and stream media such as music and films. When it was first released it was in demand and short supply. He earliest consoles often broke down with what came to be called the 'red ring of death'. Subsequent models designed to deal with the failures were released, including the Xbox 360 S and the Xbox 360 E. Xbox 360 was eventually replaced by the Xbox One, in 2013.
Interesting Xbox 360 Facts:
There have been more than 1,000 Xbox 360 games created and marketed to date.
It is estimated that every Xbox 360 console owner purchased an average of 7.5 games.
It is estimated that there were approximately 70 million Xbox 360 consoles sold.
Xbox 360 gave gamers the added ability to watch movies, listen to music, and stream with their consoles.
Xbox 360 is considered a seventh generation console. Its competitors included the Nintendo Wii and the Sony Playstation 3.
Other names that Microsoft debated for the Xbox 360 included Nextbox, Xbox Next, Xenon, and Xbox 2.
Xbox 360 was first launched in Canada and the U.S., then Europe, then Japan, followed by other countries.
Xbox 360 got the green color because the designer only had 'the green nobody wanted' marker left when it was time to color the design.
Microsoft did not believe that Halo would be a big success for the Xbox.
When the 'red ring of death' began to happen with the Xbox 360 consoles, it cost $1.5 billion to rectify the situation. Microsoft's CEO did not hesitate to OK the request.
Xbox 360 models included the Xbox 360 Core, Xbox 360 Arcade, Xbox 360 Premium, Xbox 360 Elite, Xbox 360 Slim, and Xbox 360 E.
Accessories for the Xbox 360 included headsets, custom faceplates, wired controllers, wireless controllers, a steering wheel, a webcam, dance mats, memory units, and hard drives.
When Xbox 360 launched in North America it had 14 games available. It had 13 in available when it launched in Europe.
Call of Duty 2 was the most successful Xbox 360 game when the console launched in 2005. It sold more than one million copies.
In 2006, Gears of War became the best-selling game for Xbox 360 when it sold 3 million copies.
In 2007 the Game Critics Awards nominated Xbox 360 for 38 awards. It won 11 of them.
Xbox 360 came with Xbox Live Free but users could upgrade with a premium service for additional features.
Xbox 360 console owners could access groove Music which had 30 million music tracks. The songs were available through subscription or through single purchases.
By 2012, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had sold 14.2 million copies. Kinect Adventures had outsold it with 16.7 million copies.

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