Xbox 360 celebrates fifth anniversary in UK

December 2, 2010 // 12:16 p.m.

Tags: #birthday #kinect #kinnect #launch-date #microsoft #xbox-360 #xbox-launch

Microsoft will today celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Xbox 360 in the UK. The console was released in its two original forms – the 20GB Premium model, and the drive-less Core SKU – way back on the 2nd of December 2005.

Microsoft recently revitalised the Xbox 360 range with new SKUs, such as the Xbox 360 'Slim' 250GB, as well as the new Kinect controller.

'Xbox has morphed into a true entertainment powerhouse, successfully delivering an amazing array of gaming, movie, music and TV experiences to millions of owners here in the UK and around the world,' said Microsoft UK this morning in an official statement.

'Overall, more than 45 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide, and Xbox 360 has been the number one console in Europe and the U.S. For the past five months.'

Obviously, no mention of the much famed red ring of death among the list of achievements publicised by Microsoft, and you do have to wonder how many of those '45 million sold' were by gamers forced to purchase second and third consoles.

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