All Xbox Consoles: Different Models & Generations In Order

With the rise of video game consoles, all Xbox consoles developed by Microsoft played a huge part in the development of the video games industry.

All Xbox consoles have their history and deserve to be explored. From the innovative designs, powerful processors, cutting-edge technology, and exclusive titles, millions of users that play games worldwide have been eager to take part in learning and enjoying the entertainment offered by Xbox.

To get a share of the amazing world of Xbox, you will find out below all the information there is to know – from the entire history of Xbox, generations, models, specifications of each model, release dates, to the launch prices around the world.

You will also find out all of Xbox’s best-selling games and make sure to check out the FAQs section to learn more interesting facts about the consoles.

Let’s get started and take a look at the different generations and models of all Xbox consoles in order.

First Generation: Xbox (2001 – 2009)

Xbox (2001)

North America: November 15, 2001 (Discontinued March 2, 2009)

Japan: February 22, 2002 (Discontinued June 4, 2006)

Australia: March 14, 2002 (Discontinued March 2, 2009)

Europe: March 14, 2002 (Discontinued March 11, 2007)

  • Units Sold: 24 million+
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics
  • Console Generation: Sixth Console Generation
  • Media: DVD, CD, digital distribution
  • CPU: Custom 733 MHz Intel Pentium III “Coppermine-based” processor
  • Memory: 64 MB of DDR SDRAM @ 200 MHz
  • Storage: 8 or 10 GB internal hard drive (formatted to 8 GB with allotted system reserve and MS Dash), 8 MB memory card
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 3-based NV2A GPU @ 233 MHz
  • Controller Input: 4 × Xbox controller ports
  • Connectivity: 100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Online Services: Xbox Live
  • Introduction Price: US$299, €479, £300, AU$435
  • Competitors: PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
  1. Halo 2 (8.46 million)
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved (5 million)
  3. Sneak King (3.2 million)
  4. Fable (3 million)
  5. Grand Theft Auto Double Pack (2.49 million)
  6. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (2.4 million)
  7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (1.58 million)
  8. Counter-Strike (1.5 million)
  9. Ninja Gaiden (1.5 million)
  10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (1.46 million)

The original Xbox was released by Microsoft in America on November 15, 2001, in black and green colors. Xbox was originally called DirectX box after Direct X Graphics Technology that was developed for PC gaming, then was shortened to Xbox and became the first console sold by an American company after 1996 when Atari Jaguar sales stopped.

After America, the next original Xbox release was done in Japan on February 22, 2002, followed by Australia and Europe on March 14, 2002.

The original Xbox had an internal power supply, a built-in ethernet port for Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service, and four controller ports on its front.

The first Xbox became part of the sixth generation of consoles and competed with other big player consoles like Sony Playstation 2(PS2), Nintendo GameCube, and Sega Dreamcast but fell short on sales in comparison to PS2. It only sold 25 million units whereas PS2 sold 155 million units.

Even with the sales not on par with PS2, the original Xbox console surprised everyone with the successful sales on its Halo game where Halo 2 had 8.46 million copies sold and Halo: Combat Evolved with 5million copies sold. Another successful game was Fable with 3 million copies sold.

Second generation: Xbox 360 (2005 – 2016)

Xbox 360 (2005)

Original Xbox 360 Release Dates

  • US/CA: November 22, 2005
  • EZ/NO/SE/UK/CH: December 2, 2005
  • JP: December 10, 2005
  • CO/MX: February 2, 2006
  • KR: February 24, 2006
  • HK/SG/TW: March 16, 2006
  • AU: March 23, 2006
  • CL: July 7, 2006
  • IN: September 25, 2006
  • ZA: September 29, 2006
  • CZ/PL: November 3, 2006
  • BR: December 1, 2006
  • RU: February 11, 2007
  • PE: February 25, 2008
  • UAE: October 28, 2008
  • NG/TR: 2009
  • SC: Spring 2010

Discontinued

  • Worldwide: April 20, 2016
  • Units Sold: 84 million+ (All Xbox 360 models combined)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Wistron, Celestica, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Seventh Console Generation
  • Media: DVD, CD, digital distribution, Add-on: HD DVD
  • CPU: 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
  • Memory: 512 MB of unified GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz, 10MB of eDRAM cache on Xenos GPU
  • Storage: Detachable hard drives (20, 60, 120 or 250 GB), Memory cards
  • Graphics: 500 MHz ATI/AMD Xenos
  • Controller Input: 4 × Xbox controllers + 4 Big Button Pads
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz wireless, 3 × USB 2.0, IR receiver, 100 Mbit/s Ethernet
  • Online Services: Xbox Live
  • Backward Compatibility: Selected Xbox games
  • Introduction Price: US$299, €299, £209 (Xbox 360 Core), US$399, €399, £279 (Xbox 360 (20 GB))
  • Competitors: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
  1. Kinect Adventures! (24 million)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (22.95 million)
  3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (21 million)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (14.72 million)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (14.55 million)
  6. Call of Duty: Black OPs II (13.7 million)
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (13.7 million)
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (13.49 million)
  9. Halo 3 (12.13 million)
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV (11.1 million)
  • Expanded Xbox Live service that allows users to stream multimedia content from PCs
  • added Kinect a motion control system that uses an advanced Kinect sensor system
  • memory unit slots on the front of the console
  • a removable hard drive on select models
  • swappable faceplates

Part of the seventh generation of gaming consoles, Xbox 360 was released in 2005 in North America with black and white colors. Release in Europe and Japan soon followed in 2006. It was the second console released by Microsoft after Xbox generation one.

Xbox 360 was sold out upon release with way better sales performance than the original xbox. With 84 million consoles sold it almost beat Playstation 3 with 87.4 million console sales.

Xbox 360 introduced several concepts that were later adopted by later consoles like motion sensor games, Xbox Live online service launched in August 2007 for Xbox 360, wireless controllers with an integrated headset port, and achievement points that were used for unlocking extra content.

The best-selling Xbox 360 game is Kinect Adventures! with 24 million in sales followed closely by Grand Theft Auto V with approximately 23 million copies sold worldwide. Taking the third, fourth, and fifth positions as Xbox 360 bestselling game in order are Call of Duty franchise with Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops, and Black Ops II.

Xbox 360 S (2010)

Xbox 360 S Release Dates

  • North America: June 18, 2010
  • Australia: July 1, 2010
  • New Zealand: July 8, 2010
  • Europe: July 16, 2010

Discontinued

  • Worldwide: April 20, 2016
  • Units Sold: 84 million+ (All Xbox 360 models combined)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Wistron, Celestica, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Seventh Console Generation
  • Media: DVD, CD, digital distribution, Add-on: HD DVD
  • Chip System: XCGPU
  • CPU: 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
  • Memory: 512 MB of unified GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz, 10MB of eDRAM cache on Xenos GPU
  • Storage: Onboard (4GB), Detachable hard drives (250, 320, or 500 GB), Memory cards
  • Graphics: 500 MHz ATI/AMD Xenos
  • Controller Input: 4 × Xbox controllers + 4 Big Button Pads
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz wireless, 5 × USB 2.0, Digital Optical audio out, IR receiver, 100 Mbit/s Ethernet, Wifi 802.11b/g/n, AUX port, HDMI port
  • Online Services: Xbox Live
  • Backward Compatibility: Selected Xbox games
  • Introduction Price: US$199.99, £149.99, C$199.99 (Xbox 360 S 4GB), US$299.99, €249.99, £199.99, AU$449.00, NZ$499.00 (Xbox 360 S 250GB), US$399, £349.99 (Xbox 360 S 320GB)
  • Competitors: PlayStation 3 Slim
  1. Kinect Adventures! (24 million)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (22.95 million)
  3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (21 million)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (14.72 million)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (14.55 million)
  6. Call of Duty: Black OPs II (13.7 million)
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (13.7 million)
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (13.49 million)
  9. Halo 3 (12.13 million)
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV (11.1 million)
  • Redesigned, slimmer form factor
  • Capability for backward compatible games
  • Integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • TOSLINKS/PDIF optical audio output
  • Additional USB ports- five USB 2.0 ports (compared to the three from older versions)
  • A special port designed for the Kinect peripheral

Released in 2010 as a smaller edition of the Xbox 360 console only available in black color with 250 GB storage capacity. When the Xbox 360 S was released, Microsoft discontinued their Xbox 360 Arcade and Elite retail configurations.

Buyers could also get their hands on a budget Xbox 360 S which only had 4GB of onboard storage, whilst the others shipped with 250GB or more.

The Xbox 360 S was later discontinued before the release of Xbox One S – a newer gen console.

Xbox 360 E (2013)

Xbox 360 E Release Dates

  • North America: June 10, 2013
  • Europe: June 20, 2013

Discontinued

  • Worldwide: April 20, 2016
  • Units Sold: 84 million+ (All Xbox 360 models combined)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Wistron, Celestica, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Seventh Console Generation
  • Media: DVD, CD, digital distribution, Add-on: HD DVD
  • Chip System: XCGPU
  • CPU: 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
  • Memory: 512 MB of unified GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz, 10MB of eDRAM cache on Xenos GPU
  • Storage: Onboard (4GB), Detachable hard drive (250GB), Memory cards
  • Graphics: 500 MHz ATI/AMD Xenos
  • Controller Input: 4 × Xbox controllers + 4 Big Button Pads
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz wireless, 5 × USB 2.0, Digital Optical audio out, IR receiver, 100 Mbit/s Ethernet, Wifi 802.11b/g/n, AUX port, HDMI port
  • Online Services: Xbox Live
  • Backward Compatibility: Selected Xbox games
  • Introduction Price: US$299.99, C$299.99, £199.99, €249.99, A$449.00, NZ$499.00
  • Competitors: PlayStation 3 Super Slim
  1. Kinect Adventures! (24 million)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (22.95 million)
  3. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (21 million)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (14.72 million)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (14.55 million)
  6. Call of Duty: Black OPs II (13.7 million)
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (13.7 million)
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (13.49 million)
  9. Halo 3 (12.13 million)
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV (11.1 million)
  • HDMI pass-through which allows users to use a TV with one HDMI port to connect to both an Xbox 360 and an HDMI-based satellite or cable TV receiver.
  • streaming media through the console’s Twitch.tv app
  • built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n) for access to Microsoft’s various services, including its proprietary digital marketplace (Xbox Live Marketplace), cloud storage service SkyDrive, Skype VoIP service, and Internet Explorer browser

The Xbox 360 E is the third edition of Xbox 360. Xbox 360 E was released in 2013 in black and white colors with a 500 GB storage capacity. It is also backward compatible to some degree allowing users to play Xbox 360 games within Xbox One console.

This was the last Xbox console to use a pop-open disc drive and other than that, it was designed to be quieter and cooler compared to the previous models and generations of Xbox.

Third generation: Xbox One (2013 – 2020)

Xbox One (2013)

Original Xbox One Release Dates

  • North America: November 22, 2013
  • Europe: November 22, 2013
  • Australia: November 22, 2013
  • Saudi Arabia: November 22, 2013
  • Japan: September 4, 2014
  • China: September 29, 2014

Discontinued

  • Worldwide: August 2, 2016
  • Units Sold: 51 million+ (All Xbox One models combined)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Eighth Console Generation
  • Media: Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Digital distribution
  • CPU: Custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 quad-core Jaguar modules)
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 500 GB HDD
  • Graphics: 853 MHz AMD Radeon GCN architecture
  • Controller Input: Xbox Wireless Controller, Kinect for Xbox One, keyboard, mouse
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF out, IR-out, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n, HDMI 1.4b in/out, Kinect port
  • Camera: 1080p camera (Kinect)
  • Online Services: Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass
  • Backward Compatibility: Selected Xbox and Xbox 360 games
  • Introduction Price: US$499, €499, £429, JP¥49,980, CN¥3,699
  • Competitors: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U
  1. Grand Theft Auto V (8.72 million)
  2. PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (8 million)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (7.37 million)
  4. Halo 5: Guardian (6.6 million)
  5. Call of Duty: WWII (6.23 million)
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2 (5.77 million)
  7. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (5.43 million)
  8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (5.22 million)
  9. Battlefield 1 (5.13 million)
  10. Fallout 4 (5.03 million)
  • The Kinect motion control system now comes as the default input method, along with a redesigned Xbox one controller. For this reason, there are no more dedicated ports for the Kinect accessory on the new model.
  • Asymmetric multiplayer games where different players can play different game modes with shared progress
  • Xbox Game Pass – monthly subscription service offering access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles like Gears of War 4, Halo 5: Guardians, NBA Playgrounds, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Mad Max, Fable 3, etc.
  • Record gameplay and upload to Youtube
  • Xbox Smartglass for a second screen to enhance gameplay
  • Xbox Live for Xbox One with unlimited followers and maximum friends increased from 100 to 1000

Microsoft released the original Xbox One as part of the 8th generation of video game consoles. The next-generation Xbox One was introduced by Microsoft on November 22, 2013, and was available in black and white colors.

The original Xbox One’s lifespan was short, three years later and it was discontinued from the market because of the release of Xbox One S.

Xbox One is not backward compatible with games from previous generations and there were a few controversies around some features like the requirement to connect to the internet at least once every 24 hours to synchronize or users would be unable to play any games and the required use of updated Kinect system peripheral plugin that according to some critics can become a surveillance camera. Microsoft decided to ultimately remove the restriction in Xbox One to connect once in 24 hours and also enabled users to use the console without the updated Kinect.

Xbox One S (2016)

Xbox One S Release Date

  • Worldwide: August 2, 2016

Discontinued

  • Worldwide: Q4, 2020
  • Units Sold: 51 million+ (All Xbox One models combined)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Eighth Console Generation
  • Media: Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Digital distribution, UHD Blu-ray
  • CPU: Custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 quad-core Jaguar modules)
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 500 GB HDD, 1TB, 2TB (Special Edition)
  • Graphics: 914 MHz AMD Radeon GCN architecture
  • Controller Input: Xbox Wireless Controller, Kinect for Xbox One, keyboard, mouse
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF out, IR-out, Kinect port, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac, HDMI 2.0a in/out
  • Camera: 1080p camera (Kinect)
  • Online Services: Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass
  • Backward Compatibility: Selected Xbox and Xbox 360 games
  • Introduction Price: US$299, £249, €299 (500GB), US$349, £299, €349 (1TB), US$399, £349, €399 (2TB)
  • Competitors: PlayStation 4 Slim
  1. Grand Theft Auto V (8.72 million)
  2. PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (8 million)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (7.37 million)
  4. Halo 5: Guardian (6.6 million)
  5. Call of Duty: WWII (6.23 million)
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2 (5.77 million)
  7. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (5.43 million)
  8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (5.22 million)
  9. Battlefield 1 (5.13 million)
  10. Fallout 4 (5.03 million)
  • 4K Blu-ray player and support for 4K/HDR video streaming and HDR support for games
  • Extended Bluetooth support on the new Xbox One S controller with a comfortable textured grip for the handle
  • 40% smaller compared to the original Xbox One

Released on August 2, 2016, the Xbox One S design was made to be 40% smaller than the previous models but 7% faster than its predecessor. Compared to the black console, the Xbox One S color came in white with minimal black accents.

The Xbox One S console also offers three hard drives, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The Kinect port was also removed from Xbox One S but users can still purchase a Kinect adapter if they want one.

The Xbox One S was quietly discontinued in Q4 of 2020.

Xbox One X (2017)

Xbox One X Release Date

  • Worldwide: November 7, 2017

Discontinued

  • Worldwide: Q4, 2020
  • Units Sold: 51 million+ (All Xbox One models combined)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Eighth Console Generation
  • Media: Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Digital distribution, UHD Blu-ray
  • CPU: Custom 2.3 GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 quad-core Evolved Jaguar modules)
  • Memory: 12 GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 1TB
  • Graphics: 1.172 GHz AMD Radeon GCN architecture
  • Controller Input: Xbox Wireless Controller, Kinect for Xbox One, keyboard, mouse
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.0, S/PDIF out, IR-out, Kinect port, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac, HDMI 2.0b in/out
  • Camera: 1080p camera (Kinect)
  • Online Services: Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass
  • Backward Compatibility: Selected Xbox and Xbox 360 games
  • Introduction Price: US$499, £449, €499, AU$649
  • Competitors: PlayStation 4 Pro
  1. Grand Theft Auto V (8.72 million)
  2. PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (8 million)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (7.37 million)
  4. Halo 5: Guardian (6.6 million)
  5. Call of Duty: WWII (6.23 million)
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2 (5.77 million)
  7. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (5.43 million)
  8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (5.22 million)
  9. Battlefield 1 (5.13 million)
  10. Fallout 4 (5.03 million)
  • Better enhancements on many games, some games can have up to 120 FPS compared to the industry standard 60 FPS. There was a total of 429 games enhanced for the Xbox One X console
  • Possibility to play at 4K resolution

The Xbox One X or also known as Project Scorpio before its global launch was released on November 7, 2017 but was only sold for three years and got discontinued before the release of Xbox Series X/S. The choices of color for the Xbox One X console were robot white and matte black.

The Xbox One X is a small Xbox One console but still boasted 1TB of storage space and a remarkable processing speed of 1,172MHz. This powerful ability leads to the development of 4K and HDR technology in which users can experience their games in high-definition quality.

Fourth generation: Xbox Series X and Series S (2020 – Present)

Xbox Series X (2020)

Xbox Series X Release Date

  • Worldwide: November 10, 2020
  • Units Sold: 8 million (includes sales of Series S as of September 30, 2021)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Ninth Console Generation
  • Media: Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Digital distribution
  • CPU: AMD 8-core Zen 2, 3.8 GHz, 3.6 GHz with SMT
  • Memory: 10 GB/320-bit & 6 GB/192-bit GDDR6 SDRAM
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Graphics: Custom AMD Radeon 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz, 12.16 TFLOPS
  • Controller Input: Xbox Wireless Controller, All previously released Xbox One-compatible controllers and accessories (except Kinect)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1×1, HDMI 2.1
  • Online Services: Xbox network, Xbox Game Pass
  • Backward Compatibility: All Xbox One games and select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games
  • Introduction Price: US$499, £449, €499, AU$749, CA$599
  • Competitors: PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch

There is no official data yet on the top selling Xbox Series X and S games yet, however, these are the top games and the most played games for Xbox Series X and S according to Microsoft as of March 2022. This list excludes free games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, and Roblox.

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Dying Light 2 Stay Human
  3. NBA 2K22
  4. Cyberpunk 2077
  5. Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
  6. Batman: Arkham Collection
  7. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  8. Cuphead
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  10. NBA 2K22
  • Quick Resume that allows the user to suspend multiple games at once and instantly pick up from where the game was left off without having to restart.
  • Use of SSD as the main storage form versus the regular hard drives
  • FPS boost for improved frame rate on older gamers
  • Dynamic Latency Input to prevent input lag and for controls to be more responsive and accurate
  • Smart Delivery that gives free upgrades and access to the next-generation version of games purchased on Xbox One

Microsoft released the Series X release on November 10, 2020, alongside Xbox Series S featuring a tall, rectangular design in carbon black color. The launch was said to be the biggest Xbox console launch with almost instant sold-out stocks of Xbox Series X and selling the most number of consoles within 24 hours worldwide.

The hardware is similar to that of a prebuilt gaming pc and Xbox Series X also has backward compatibility for all consoles except for Kinect Games.

A few of the exclusive games for Xbox X and S are Halo: Infinite, Forza Motorsport, State of Decay 3, and Fable. Some games are still expected to be delayed due to the pandemic.

There were controversies about the Xbox series X console emitting smoke but videos were late on debunked.

Xbox Series S (2020)

Xbox Series S Release Date

  • Worldwide: November 10, 2020
  • Units Sold: 8 million (includes sales of Series S as of September 30, 2021)
  • Manufacturer: Flextronics, Foxconn
  • Console Generation: Ninth Console Generation
  • Media: Digital distribution
  • CPU: Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2, 3.6 GHz, 3.4 GHz with SMT
  • Memory: 8 GB/128-bit & 2 GB/32-bit
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Graphics: Custom AMD Radeon 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz, 4.01 TFLOPS
  • Controller Input: Xbox Wireless Controller, All previously released Xbox One-compatible controllers and accessories (except Kinect)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1×1, HDMI 2.1
  • Online Services: Xbox network, Xbox Game Pass
  • Backward Compatibility: All Xbox One games and select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games
  • Introduction Price: US$299, £249, €299, AU$449, CA$399
  • Competitors: PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Nintendo Switch Lite

There is no official data yet on the top selling Xbox Series S and X games yet, however, these are the top games and the most played games for Xbox Series S and X according to Microsoft as of March 2022. This list excludes free games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, and Roblox.

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Dying Light 2 Stay Human
  3. NBA 2K22
  4. Cyberpunk 2077
  5. Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
  6. Batman: Arkham Collection
  7. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  8. Cuphead
  9. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  10. NBA 2K22
  • All digital console that does not support physical copies of games
  • 60% smaller than the Xbox Series X

The smallest Xbox console ever and a cheaper alternative to the Series X, Series S was also released on November 17, 2020, together with Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S comes in a robot white variant with a large black cooling fan.

The Series S also borrows the same hardware configuration as that of a prebuilt pc but with better processing speed, 3.4GHz compared to its predecessor which is 914MHz. It uses the same ports and has an identical Bluetooth Xbox controller but has only one storage option which is 500GB solid state drive. If that isn’t enough for you, then there is an option to buy an expansion card with up to 2TB of space.

Because of its lack of disc drive, Xbox Series S can only play digital versions of games. Users would need to download the games to the console. Frequent travelers not wanting to bring the additional load of the physical copies of games would find the Xbox Series S a better choice.


Best Selling Xbox Games By Console

Best Selling Xbox Game: Halo 2 (8.46 Million Copies Sold)

A first-person shooter video game, Halo 2 is set in the year 2553 about an interstellar war between humans and aliens called the Covenant. The player can either be Master Chief, an enhanced super soldier, or an artificial intelligence construct in which both characters are trying to prevent the activation of the Halo rings by the Covenant.

Halo 2 was released on November 9, 2004, and received several awards such as Outstanding Technical Achievement for its graphics, VGX Award for Best First-Person Action, Xbox Live Arcade Game of the Year-Multiplayer, and others.

Best Selling Xbox 360 Game: Kinect Adventures! (24 Million Copies Sold)

Released worldwide in November 2010, Kinect Adventures! became the best selling game on the Xbox 360. Kinect Adventures! was developed by Good Science Studio and utilized the Xbox 360 motion camera to track your movements.

Reviews of Kinect Adventures! weren’t exceptionally high, scoring just a 6/10 with most reviewers. Kinect Adventures! was also a game that shipped as a pack with certain Xbox 360 consoles as a pack which helped boost the sales.

Best Selling Xbox One Game: Grand Theft Auto V (8.72 Million Copies Sold)

Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) released in 2013 and became the second best selling game of all-time with 160 million copies sold worldwide on all platforms. Even now, GTA5 remains popular and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Grand Theft Auto V being re-released in the future on a future console.

Best Selling Xbox Series X/S Game: Currently unknown

The total sales for games on the Xbox Series X & S are rising daily, there is no clear winner at this point, though the official Microsoft website states that the top paid Xbox games are Elden Ring and Dying Light 2, followed by NBA 2K22 and Cyberpunk 2077.


Xbox FAQs

What is the latest model of Xbox?

Released together in 2020, the latest consoles are the Series X and S.

How Many Xbox Consoles Are There?

Excluding retail configurations there are 9 models from four main generations as follows:

Main- Original Xbox (2001 – 2009)
Xbox 360 (2005 – 2016)
Xbox 360 S (2010 – 2016)
Xbox 360 E (2013 – 2016)
Main- Xbox One (2013 – 2016)
Xbox One S (2016 – Present)
Xbox One X (2017 – 2020)
Main – Xbox Series X (2020 – Present)
Xbox Series S (2020 – Present)

Which Xbox One model is no longer for sale?

The Original Xbox One and Xbox One X are no longer being sold by Microsoft.

When was the original Xbox released?

The first original Xbox was released on November 15, 2001, in North America.

When was Xbox 360 released?

The Xbox 360 came out in 2013 but all models were discontinued just before the launch of the Xbox One S in 2016.

Which Came First Xbox One S or Xbox One X?

The Xbox One S released in 2013 came first. Xbox One X was released in 2017.

How Much is the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Xbox game pass ultimate approximately cost $15.

Whether you’re an Xbox-history geek or a newbie trying to learn more about all the Xbox consoles or looking to play games, knowing about Xbox products will make you appreciate the long road that paved the way to the advanced models and enhanced user experience.

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Article by Kyle

A gamer since the age of 2. Spent a lot of time in various MMORPGs such as Star Wars Galaxies, WoW, FFXIV, Tibia, you name it. Currently I spend a lot of time working and playing random indie games that I find on Steam. From time to time I dabble with Unity and pixel art where I create new elements for my upcoming game (if I ever get it finished).