The Xbox 360 is the second form of Microsoft’s Xbox. Xbox 360 was first presented on MTV in May, 2005. It was delivered on November 22nd, 2005 and stopped on April twentieth, 2016. The Xbox 360 contained an online help alluded to as Xbox Live, and took into consideration refreshes. Players could likewise mess around on the web, just as download new games, and stream media, for example, music and movies. At the point when it was first delivered it was sought after and short inventory. He most punctual consoles frequently separated with what came to be known as the ‘red ring of death’. Ensuing models intended to manage the disappointments were delivered, including the Xbox 360 S and the Xbox 360 E. Xbox 360 was in the long run supplanted by the Xbox One, in 2013.
The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, the first one being just the Xbox.
There have been more than 1,000 Xbox 360 games created and marketed to date.
It has competed with the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii.
It is estimated that every Xbox 360 console owner purchased an average of 7.5 games.
There are over 1000 Xbox 360 games now and roughly 7.5 games are sold to every Xbox 360 owner.
It is estimated that there were approximately 70 million Xbox 360 consoles sold.
Unlike the original Xbox, the 360 has wireless controllers and other accessories.
Xbox 360 gave gamers the added ability to watch movies, listen to music, and stream with their consoles.
The front of the console features a “ring of light”, which displays 4 illuminated quadrants either in red or green.
Xbox 360 is considered a seventh generation console. Its competitors included the Nintendo Wii and the Sony Playstation 3.
The standard Xbox 360 is 12.15 inches long when lying on its side.
Other names that Microsoft debated for the Xbox 360 included Nextbox, Xbox Next, Xenon, and Xbox 2.
There have been four kinds of Xbox 360’s produced, although only two are available to buy in shops now, which are the Xbox 360 Arcade, and Xbox 360 Elite.
Xbox 360 was first launched in Canada and the U.S., then Europe, then Japan, followed by other countries.
It would take roughly 485 billion Xbox 360’s laid end-to-end in order to build a bridge to the sun.
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.
Information suggests that every Xbox 360 owner purchased 7.5 games. That may not sound like a lot, but users should know that the Xbox 360 could be modded to play pirated games.
Microsoft did not believe that Halo would be a big success for the Xbox.
The Xbox 360 supported HD-DVD in the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray format war. While the format war was won by Blu-ray, users needed to purchase an external HD-DVD player to watch HD-DVDs on the console.
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.
Before finalizing on the Xbox 360 as the name for the console, Microsoft contemplated calling the console Nextbox, Xbox Next, Xenon, and Xbox 2.
Xbox 360 models included the Xbox 360 Core, Xbox 360 Arcade, Xbox 360 Premium, Xbox 360 Elite, Xbox 360 Slim, and Xbox 360 E.
The reason the Xbox logo is green is that the designer only had ‘the green nobody wanted’ marker left when it was time to colour the design.
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.
The Xbox 360 was available in a number of configurations called Xbox 360 Core, Xbox 360 Arcade, Xbox 360 Premium, Xbox 360 Elite, Xbox 360 Slim, and Xbox 360 E.
When Xbox 360 launched in North America it had 14 games available. It had 13 in available when it launched in Europe.
The Xbox 360 let users change the faceplate making it easy for gamers to put custom faceplates on the console.
Call of Duty 2 was the most successful Xbox 360 game when the console launched in 2005. It sold more than one million copies.
The Kinect motion controller launched for the Xbox 360 in November 2010, five years after the launch of the console.
In 2006, Gears of War became the best-selling game for Xbox 360 when it sold 3 million copies.
The seventh console generation is considered one of the longest console generations spanning about 8-9 years.
In 2007 the Game Critics Awards nominated Xbox 360 for 38 awards. It won 11 of them.
The original batch of Xbox 360 consoles was plagued with a problem called the Red Ring of Death.
Xbox 360 came with Xbox Live Free but users could upgrade with a premium service for additional features.
The Red Ring of Death cost Microsoft 1.15 billion dollars. Microsoft extended the warranty of the console from 1 to 3 years.
Xbox 360 console owners could access groove Music which had 30 million music tracks. The songs were available through subscription or through single purchases.
The TV commercial for the Xbox 360 in India featured Akshay Kumar and Yuvraj Singh.
By 2012, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had sold 14.2 million copies. Kinect Adventures had outsold it with 16.7 million copies.
It is estimated that the Xbox 360 sold a mere 150000 units during its 2006 to 2013 period in India.