9 Facts About Xbox Consoles

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The Xbox brand encompasses Microsoft's gaming products. Microsoft entered the gaming industry with its first version of the Xbox in 2001, and soon was offering the console in markets around the world. Here are some facts about the Xbox consoles.


1
The original Xbox lost Microsoft $4 billion in the first 4 years.

2
The original shape of Xbox was a literal X-Box.

3
54% of all Xbox 360s got the Red Ring Of Death.

4
It takes at least 3 million presses per button to wear out an Xbox One controller.

5
Originally, Bungie Studio wasn't very happy about Halo on Xbox.

6
When Peter Moore asked for $1.15 billion dollars to have the Xbox 360s recall after the Red Ring of Death problem, Steve Ballmer said yes without a moment's hesitation.

7
Stallion83 has the highest Gamerscore in the world, currently sitting at over 1,000,000 points. To reward this performance, Microsoft gave him a free Xbox Live membership for life.

8
Madden NFL 09 was the last game to release on the original Xbox on 12 August 2008.

9
The Xbox wasn't Microsoft's first foray into console gaming, the Dreamcast was.