Facts About Xbox 360

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Did you know that it would take roughly 485 billion Xbox 360's laid end-to-end in order to build a bridge to the sun?

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 November 22, 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 2012, the 10 best-selling games were:

Kinect Adventures! (16.7 million units sold globally)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. (14.2 million units sold globally)

Call of Duty: Black Ops. (13.4 million units sold globally)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. (12.8 million units sold globally)

Halo 3. (11.5 million units sold globally)

Grand Theft Auto IV. (9.7 million units sold globally)

Halo: Reach. (9.1 million units sold globally)

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. (8.7 million units sold globally)

Call of Duty: World at War. (6.7 million units sold globally)

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.

What Can The 360 Do?

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 ruined, this is known as the “Red Ring of Death” and it is coming soon to an Xbox near you!

Did You Know…

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-colored 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 dollars!

Good luck with that experiment!

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14 Comments

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

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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. cheers for proving that xbox is better than PS3

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

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

  10. 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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