From Past to Present Xbox: All Models and Games

The Xbox, which was first released by Microsoft in 2001, will soon re-emerge with the Series X and cloud gaming system. We have also listed 8 full Xbox models and most popular games released since 2001 for the enthusiast.


PlayStation and Xbox , the two biggest console brands to date, have been competing for years. Of course, we are the players who are the most profitable from this competition. In the adventure that started with the classic Xbox , which was first released by Microsoft in 2001, of course, there were occasional minor problems.


Afterwards, the company, which managed to overcome these problems, hit the bottom of the competition with PlayStation and managed to become a favorite console. In this content, we have listed the features and best-selling games of Xbox models that have been released for you from past to today . Let's go to our list without defrauding the word.


All Xbox console models


Xbox (2001)



  • Release date: November 15, 2001

  • Code name: DirectX Box

  • Generation: 6th generation

  • Status: Discontinued

  • Launch price: $ 299

  • Unit sold: 24+ million (as of May 10, 2006)

  • Bestselling game: Halo ( 2,800,000 items)


The original Xbox, which was the first step into Microsoft's console industry, had its own characteristic features such as green and black colors. At that time, the console channel competed with PlayStation 2 , Gamecube and Dreamcast in the 6th generation of the game world . Microsoft's attempt to compete among these big brands was considered a daring attempt. There were also evils, but Microsoft managed to mislead everyone with the console selling 550,000 units in its first week .


The console's prototype was first created by assembling and redesigning parts of Dell laptops. This led to Xbox using the x86 architecture on computers. Microsoft engineers originally called the device ' DirectX Box ' because they used DirectX graphics technology. The name was later abbreviated to ' Xbox '. The console also had the title of the first console with an internal Ethernet port.



Xbox's best-selling game was Halo . It is even possible that most of the Xbox buyers bought the console for Halo only. Halo was followed by other major plays of that period, such as Ninja Gaiden , Fable, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory .


Xbox 360 (2005)


  • Release date: 22 November 2005

  • Code name: Xenon

  • Generation: 7th generation

  • Status: Discontinued

  • Launch price: $ 399

  • Unit sold: 84+ million (as of June 9, 2014)

  • Bestselling game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ( 14,230,000 pieces)


The 7th generation of the game world came in 2005. With Sega's withdrawal from the hardware market, so to speak, 3 owners remained: Sony , Nintendo and Microsoft . Each company released its consoles using a variety of strategies to attract players.


Early versions of Xbox 360 had a lot of hardware bugs and problems that caused overheating. 3 red lights, also known as ' Red Ring of Death ', have burned Xbox users for years. These early release devices forced Microsoft to collect, repair and return all consoles to users.




The games that helped the console sell the most were games like Crackdown , Gears of War , Dead Rising and Mass Effect . Despite the problems, the players, who remained loyal to the console thanks to these games, played all the games of the Call of Duty series like crazy on this console, especially the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and 3.


In addition, Microsoft has redesigned the Xbox 360 's hardware several times with Kinect , a redesigned wireless controller and headset, and one of Microsoft's biggest releases .


Xbox 360 S (2010)


  • Release date: June 14, 2010

  • Generation: 7th generation

  • Status: Discontinued

  • Launch price: $ 299


On June 14, 2010, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 S , a slimmer-designed model of the Xbox 360 . The device had a fresher, more elegant and bright appearance. This was a move that brought a new breath to the Xbox 360 brand. The S model had a more powerful processor and motherboard than the normal Xbox 360, so hardware errors were minimized.


Xbox 360 E (2013)



  • Release date: June 10, 2013

  • Generation: 7th generation

  • Status: Discontinued

  • Price on the market: $ 199


The latest variant of the Xbox 360 series, Xbox 360 E, was released on June 10, 2013. This model was slightly smaller , lighter and quieter than the S model . The main launch of the console was to attract players who do not want to spend a lot of money on Xbox One , which will be released for the next generation . We can say that this was the most liked model among the Xbox 360 models.


Xbox One (2013)


  • Release date: 22 November 2013

  • Code name: Durango

  • Generation: 8th generation

  • Status: Discontinued

  • Price on the market: $ 499

  • Unit sold: 39.1+ million (as of March 2018)

  • Bestselling game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (7,240,000 items)


Launched with the 8th generation of the game world we are still in, Xbox One was released on November 22, 2013. With Xbox One, Microsoft also introduced apps and voice commands integrated with smart TVs. Of course, Kinect was also included.


Xbox One brought back the x86 architecture of computers and included AMD's custom-built Jaguar processor unit. This processor unit had two four cores operating at 1.75 GHz. The system also has AMD's Radeon HD 7000 graphics processor unit with 4K resolution and 7.1 audio support.



In June 2015, Microsoft announced that it would offer the ability to use various Xbox 360 games and equipment on Xbox One. At the 2017 E3 show, Microsoft announced that Xbox One will also support classic Xbox games. Games like Titanfall , Dead Rising 3, and Forza Motorsport 5 made a big impact on the sale of Xbox One. As of today, Xbox One is behind the Sony PS4, which sells 90 million units, with 40 million units.


Xbox One S (2016)



  • Release date: August 2, 2016

  • Generation: 8th generation

  • Status: Production continues

  • Price on the market: $ 299


The Xbox One S console was designed to be 40% smaller than the previous console. The console, which has a white and aesthetic appearance, does not have a power adapter. This console offered HDR on supported televisions . The console's graphics processor unit increased by 70% to 914 MHz, and its hard drive was increased from 1 TB to 2 TB .


With the Xbox One S, a new generation Xbox arm has also been released. This arm features enhanced range Bluetooth support and a more comfortable design. In 2017, Xbox Design Lab also announced a website where you can design your own Xbox arm. As Kinect's sales, which were released on Xbox 360, began to decline well, as of October 2017, Microsoft announced that Kinect had stopped production .


Xbox One X (2017)



  • Release date: November 7, 2017

  • Code name: Scorpio

  • Generation: 8th generation

  • Status: Production continues

  • Launch price: $ 499


Xbox One X , the latest product of the Xbox One series , is the first Xbox console to offer gaming experience in 60 FPS 4K resolution . The device, similar in design to the Xbox One X, features an 8-core 2.3 GHz AMD processor and 12 GB GDDR5 RAM . There is also an 1178 MHz AMD graphics processor unit that includes the Polaris architecture. This console was released especially for 4K fans.



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