Tag: Xbox 360

List of All Xbox Console (Info and History)

If you are a fan of Microsoft’s Xbox console, then today we will take you down a trip on memory lane and briefly explore all the consoles that were released in order. This comprehensive list will give you all the basic information you need to speak about the basics of each console and their impact on the future of Xbox game system design. You can see a steady progression of computing power, functionality and games since the original launch of Xbox in 2001.

Xbox (Original)

The original Xbox was the first Xbox console created by Microsoft and experiment into the gaming console market. The console was first announced to the world in March 2000 and was mainly competing against PlayStation 2. Microsoft was clever and built the system using standardized PC components, leveraging Microsoft Windows and DirectX as the primary OS to support it’s new roster of games. The console was very powerful compared to other systems in the marketing featuring a 733 MHz Intel Pentium 3 processor and was the first system to use a built-in hard disk. It also was made for online play through Xbox live. It’s most iconic title was Halo 2 which propelled the system into fame for young gamers.

  • Generation: 1
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date (North America): November 15th, 2001
  • Discontinued (North America): March 2nd, 2009
  • Units Sold: 24+ Million
  • Best Selling Game: Halo 2 (8 Million Copies)
  • CPU: 733 MHz x86 Intel Celeron/Pentium III Custom Hybrid CPU
  • GPU: 233 MHz nVidia custom GeForce 3 NV2A DirectX 8.0 based GPU
  • Memory: 64 MB DDR SDRAM @ 200 MHz 6.4 GB/s

Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is the successor to Xbox and launched on November 22nd, 2005 after years of hype. It mainly was in competition with PS3 and Nintendo Wii as the market became more competitive with next gen consoles of that era. Xbox 360 is mainly known for Xbox Live on both a free and subscription based model with different features. Demos, games, music, tv shows and shows were all able to be purchased through live and proved successful. When the system launched it originally had a supply problem in regions like North America and Europe. Even though it was not the most sold Xbox Console, it was certainly extremely influential for the time.

  • Generation: 2
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date (North America): November 22, 2005
  • Discontinued (North America): April 20, 2016
  • Units Sold: 84+ million
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • CPU: 3.2 GHz IBM PowerPC tri-core CPU codenamed “Xenon”
  • GPU: 500 MHz ATi custom Radeon X1800 DirectX 9.0c based GPU codenamed “Xenos”
  • Memory: 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM @ 700 MHz 22.4 GB/s, 10 MB EDRAM GPU frame buffer memory

Xbox One

On November 22nd, 2013, the Xbox One was released globally powering Xbox into it’s 4th Generation of gaming consoles with the utilization of cloud computing. The original Xbox one features a powerful AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The controller was redesigned to improve the body, D-Pad and triggers that can deliver directional haptic feedback.  Overall the console received positive reviews for all the upgraded functionality, reliability and features.

  • Generation: 3
  • Launch Price: $399.99 (without Kinect)
  • Release Date: November 22, 2013
  • Discontinued: August 2, 2016
  • Units Sold: 46.9 million Estimate
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • CPU: 1.75 GHz AMD x86-64 eight-core CPU
  • GPU: 853 MHz AMD Radeon HD 7000 series DirectX 11.1, DirectX 12 based GPU
  • Memory: 8 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 2133 MHz 68.3 GB/s,[55] 32 MB ESRAM GPU frame buffer memory

Xbox One S

The next model of the Xbox One is the Xbox One S which is an upgraded and revised version of the Xbox One available in 500 GB, 1 Terra Byte and a specific 2 Terra Byte edition model.

  • Generation: 3
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date: August 2, 2016
  • Discontinued: July 16, 2020
  • Units Sold: 46.9 million
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • CPU: 1.75 GHz AMD x86-64 eight-core CPU codenamed “Jaguar”
  • GPU: 914 MHz AMD Radeon HD 7000 series DirectX 11.1, DirectX 12 based GPU
  • Memory: 8 GB of DDR3 RAM @ 2133 MHz 68.3 GB/s,[55] 32 MB ESRAM GPU frame buffer memory

Xbox One X

At E3 2016, Microsoft decided to tease their fans with a high-end revised version of Xbox One and called it Project Scorpio. The One X was released on November 7th, 2017. The difference in this model included upgraded hardware, 4K resolution  a system on chip (SoC), 2.3 GHz octa-core GPU with 40-compute units. The One X is compatible with all Xbox One games, software and accessories.

  • Generation: 3
  • Launch Price $499.99
  • Release Date: November 7th, 2017
  • Discontinued: July 16th, 2020
  • Units Sold: N/A
  • Best Selling Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • CPU: 2.3 GHz semi-custom AMD x86-64 eight-core CPU code
  • GPU: 1172 MHz AMD GCN DirectX 11.1, DirectX 12 based GPU
  • Memory: 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM @ 6.8 GHz 326 GB/s

Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are the first Xbox consoles in their 4th generation released on November 10th, 2020. The Series S has less processing power then the Series X and a slower GPU. It was primarily designed to fit inside a backpack or bad for ease of travel and storage. It is around 60% smaller than the Series X.

  • Generation: 4
  • Launch Price: $299.99
  • Release Date: November 10, 2020
  • Discontinued: N/A
  • Units Sold: N/A
  • Best Selling Game: N/A
  • CPU: 3.6 GHz custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core CPU
  • GPU: 1550 MHz AMD Custom RDNA 2 DirectX 12 based CPU with 20 compute units
  • Memory: 10 GB of GDDR6 RAM: 8GB @ 244 GB/s, 2 GB @ 56 GB/s

Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is the most high-end (and most expensive) Xbox console you can officially buy. Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox announced that Microsoft wanted to prioritize high frame rates and fast load times. The design of the console is made to not be intrusive and overall minimalistic. It can be used both horizonal or vertical which gives the owner many options on where they can set the device down.

  • Generation: 4
  • Launch Price: $499.99
  • Release Date: November 10th, 2020
  • Discontinued: N/A
  • Units Sold: N/A
  • Best Selling Game: N/A
  • CPU: 3.8 GHz custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core CPU[5
  • GPU: 1825 MHz AMD Custom RDNA 2 DirectX 12 based CPU with 52 compute units[58]
  • Memory: 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM; 10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6 GB @ 336 GB/s

Thanks for reading our Xbox Console guide! We will aim to keep this updated as the future of Xbox unfolds before our very eyes!

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Hello, I’m Yunus Emre Ozdiyar, the Editor in Chief of Corexbox.com. I’m a graduate from the Department of Physics at Istanbul University and interested in cinema, music, games, and technology. I love to discover and write about what’s new in gaming.