Microsoft Xbox 360 Specs, Info And History


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Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Specifications

  • Developer: Microsoft
  • Also Known As: Xenon(code name), X360
  • Dimensions(w, h, d): 12.2 in X 3.1 in X 10.6 in (309.88 mm X 78.74 mm X 269.24 mm)(first model)
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)(first model)
  • CPU: Tri-core PowerPC Xenon running @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB GDDR3 RAM @ 700 MHz
  • Storage: Arcade: 256 MB(memory card), 256 MB, 512 MB/Pro: 20 GB, 60 GB/Elite, Super Elite: 120 GB, 250 GB/S; 4 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB/E: 4 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB
  • Sound: Analog stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital w/ WMA pro(optical/hdmi), Stereo LPCM(optical/hdmi)
  • Video/GPU: ATI Xenos 500 MHz, 10 MB eDRAM, 240 GFLOPS(GPU directly reads data that CPU produces without going to RAM(XPS))
  • Resolutions: 480i(576i, PAL) – 1080p
  • Media: CD, DVD, Digital, HD-DVD(add-on)
  • Ports: AV(composite, S-Video, VGA, component, SCART adapter(EU, AU, NZ)), HDMI(added July 2007)(E Model lacks component and S-Video), 100 Mbit/s Ethernet 2.4 GHz wireless, IR receiver, 3 x USB(S: 5 x USB, E: 4 x USB), WI-FI 802.11b/g/n(S/E models), AUX(S/E) S/PDIF(S)
  • Online Capable?: Yes, Xbox Live
  • Hardware Units Sold(worldwide): 85.8 million 
  • Software Units Sold(worldwide): 630 million
  • Sales Ratio (Games:Consoles ): 7.34:1
  • # Of Launch Titles: US: 18, Japan: 8, Europe: 15 see full list
  • # Of Games Released: 2089
  • Best Selling Game:  Kinect Adventures!(21.57m) see top 10
  • Console Generation: 7th
  • Competition: Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS
  • Predecessor: Xbox
  • Successor: Xbox One
  • Lifespan: 2005-2016

 

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Xbox 360 Launch Titles

NA: North America

EU: Europe

JP: Japan

  • Amped 3 NA EU
  • Call of Duty 2 NA EU
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins NA EU JP
  • Every Party JP
  • FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup NA EU JP
  • Gun NA EU
  • Kameo: Elements of Power NA EU
  • Madden NFL 06 NA EU
  • NBA 2K6 NA EU 
  • NBA Live 06 NA EU 
  • Need for Speed : Most Wanted NA EU JP
  • NHL 2K6 NA EU 
  • Perfect Dark Zero NA EU JP
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie NA EU 
  • Project Gotham Racing NA EU 
  • Quake 4 NA EU 
  • Ridge Racer 6 NA EU JP
  • Tetris: The Grandmaster ACE JP
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 NA EU JP
  • Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland NA EU JP

 

Top 10 Best Selling Xbox 360 Games(millions)

(*) Bundled with console and sold separately

  1. Kinect Adventures: 24 million
  2. Grand Theft Auto V: 15.86 million
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14.82 million
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops: 14.74 million
  5. Halo 3: 14.50 million
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: 13.86 million
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: 13.70 million
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 13.53 million
  9. Mindcraft: 13 million
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV: 11.09 million

Total Software Sales(Units): 630 million

 

Xbox 360 Launch Prices

  • US: core:  $299,99, pro: $399.99
  • EU: core: £299.99, pro: £399.99
  • JP: core: ¥29,000, pro: ¥39,795
  • AU: core: A$499.95, pro: A$649.95

 

Launch Dates of the Xbox 360

  • US: November 22, 2005
  • EU: December 2, 2005
  • JP: December 10, 2005
  • AU: March 23, 2006

 

Discontinued

  • World Wide: April 20, 2016

 

Xbox 360 Units Sold

  • NA: 49.11 million
  • EU: 25.81 million
  • JP: 1.66 million
  • Other Regions: 9.16 million

Worldwide: 85.80 million

 

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