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By Luke Ward
2016-10-24T12:14:14+00:00 Categories: Games, Technology|Tags: , , |

The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, the first one being just the Xbox. It has competed with the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Xbox 360 was first released on 22nd November 2005 and since then over 70 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide.

There are over 1000 Xbox 360 games now and roughly 7.5 games are sold to every Xbox 360 owner. As of November 2012, the top ten best-selling games are:

  1. Kinect Adventures! (16.7 million units sold globally)
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. (14.2 million units sold globally)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops. (13.4 million units sold globally)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. (12.8 million units sold globally)
  5. Halo 3. (11.5 million units sold globally)
  6. Grand Theft Auto IV. (9.7 million units sold globally)
  7. Halo: Reach. (9.1 million units sold globally)
  8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. (8.7 million units sold globally)
  9. Call of Duty: World at War. (6.7 million units sold globally)
  10. Gears of War 2. (6.5 million units sold globally)

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. I think the Elite on is rather cool, it’s got a black finish and looks loads better than the white one, but of course this is more expensive.

As well as gaming, the Xbox 360 can also be used for watching movies and listening to music. Unlike the original Xbox, the 360 has wireless controllers and other accessories.

“The front of the console features a “ring of light”, which displays 4 illuminated quadrants either in red or green. When the lights turn red, the console has encountered a fault condition, the number of sectors illuminated informs a user what category the error falls into.” When the ring turns fully red, throw away your Xbox, it’s buggered, this is known as the “Red Ring of Death” and it is coming soon to an Xbox near you!

There was some special editions of the console to promote certain products, such as The Simpsons Movie and Resident Evil 5. The consoles were custom-coloured Xbox 360 models.

The standard Xbox 360 is 12.15 inches long when lying on its side. It would take roughly 485 billion Xbox 360’s laid end-to-end in order to build a bridge to the sun… and if you wanted to do that it would cost you somewhere around 50 to 100 trillion pounds! Good luck with your experiment 🙂

2016-10-24T12:14:14+00:00 Categories: Games, Technology|Tags: , , |
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    Elijah Rich 19th April 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    burn

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    plopy 3rd April 2014 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    it would cost you somewhere around 50 to 100 trillion pounds!
    how much money is a pound????????????????????????

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    MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 24th January 2013 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    The xbox 360 In my opinion is the best for anything online even just for talking to ur friends.

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    pimpedout249 30th August 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    485 billion?!?! wow…

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    Drake55 8th May 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    what if my xbox live MU instead of HDD i can still download suff if i get a microsoft points card?

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    Doddzywkd 8th April 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    and also the palystation came out after the xbox so it i more modern and advance

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    Doddzywkd 8th April 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    can i just say that the xbox is much better quality on the enginering and programming side of things and if you know what you are doing you cn get better graphics and if yopu get a new gpu and cpu then you can increase the ram and this will increase the running speed and also the layout of the xbox 360 is much better like the new 2011 dashboard which can operate more than one function at once like if you are conected to xbox live which is wireless on the new slim comnsole you can be talking in a party which is not available on psn and you can be listening to songs from you computer and playing a game all at the same time

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    Jam Ward 21st March 2012 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    In terms of processing power, graphics, speed, and playable capabilities, the PS3 is far superior. In fact, Microsoft are already working on the next generation XBox to compete with newer PS3 games!

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    CoolCodPlayer477 21st March 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    cheers for proving that xbox is better than PS3

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    CoolCodPlayer477 21st March 2012 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    cheers for proving that xbox is better than PS3

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      Jam Ward 21st March 2012 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      In terms of processing power, graphics, speed, and playable capabilities, the PS3 is far superior. In fact, Microsoft are already working on the next generation XBox to compete with newer PS3 games!

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        Doddzywkd 8th April 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

        can i just say that the xbox is much better quality on the enginering and programming side of things and if you know what you are doing you cn get better graphics and if yopu get a new gpu and cpu then you can increase the ram and this will increase the running speed and also the layout of the xbox 360 is much better like the new 2011 dashboard which can operate more than one function at once like if you are conected to xbox live which is wireless on the new slim comnsole you can be talking in a party which is not available on psn and you can be listening to songs from you computer and playing a game all at the same time

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          Doddzywkd 8th April 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

          and also the palystation came out after the xbox so it i more modern and advance

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            Maclevesque878 13th April 2012 at 3:02 pm

            xbox came out after noob

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    Me 20th March 2012 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    wasup[ my player

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    Zackcru 5th January 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    kyle the rings of death are going to happen 7 to 8 years just plug ur system out

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      RedRingofDeath 12th February 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

      I had my xbox for 5 years and it never got the red ring of death

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    Kyleflame 30th November 2011 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    xbox 360’s are a waste of money and bill gates is stupid cause he programs the red rings into them so at one point you get it. youll have to get it fixed or buy a new system.

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    cupu holic 3rd November 2009 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I never knew about the specific Xbox technology… good post!

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