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Original Xbox Startup Screen to Series X|S, 2001 to 2023

Last Updated on June 3, 2023

Incredibly the original Xbox launched just over 21 years ago, and in that time it has passed through four generations and around 10 models.

I skipped the original Xbox, far more interested in PC gaming (mostly DOOM, Civilization series, and other strategy titles) but got on board with the Xbox 360 (mainly for Guitar Hero and the Orange Box). Sadly my 360 died from the famous Red Rings of Death (despite several spirited resurrections worthy of a superhero), so I haven’t enjoyed the start up screen of an Xbox 360 in at least 5 years.

As you’ll probably know, each Xbox model boasted its own unique start up screen, and they’re all showcased in the video above (by the Xbox Evolution YouTube channel).

Specifically, the short video features:

  • Xbox (2001-2005)
  • Xbox 360 (2005-2010)
  • Xbox 360 Elite (2007)
  • Xbox 360 S (2010-2013)
  • Xbox 360 Special Blue Edition (2012-2013)
  • Xbox One (2013-2020)
  • Xbox One S (2016)
  • Xbox One X (2017-2020)
  • Xbox Series X|S (2020)

Playing through from the original Xbox to the Xbox Series X|S models, the video will definitely pull on your nostalgia strings. If it doesn’t, you’re probably heartless and cruel (or a PlayStation owner).

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