With the new Xbox less than 24 hours away, Graeme Boyd, the UK social marketing manager posted this image on Twitter account showing all of the companies previously released versions of the Xbox in one infographic.
The image starts with the original Xbox (2001) with two rare special editions- translucent green (2003) and the crystal edition (2004).
It wasn’t until the 2005 Xbox 360 that Microsoft went mad and produced a shed load of different versions. Some may forget that the original Xbox 360 had a faceplate that could be removed and replaced with a variety of different designs. Microsoft released two other special editions for the launch of Halo 3 and another for the Simpsons movie, both with custom artwork for the cases.
The black version of the original Xbox 360 (Xbox 360 Elite/2007) spawned three special game editions in 2010 with custom artwork; Resident Evil 5, Final Fantasy XIII and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
It was in 2010 that Microsoft launched a full redesign of the Xbox 360’s case, calling it the Xbox 360 S. The case also had several special versions released to tie in with game launches; Halo Reach( 2010), Gears of War 3, Star Wars: Kinect and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in 2011 and Halo 4 (2012) Microsoft also released a basic white version of the Xbox 360 S in 2012.
So, will Microsoft reveal the look of the next Xbox tomorrow? The odds are that Microsoft will indeed show off what the next Xbox’s case design will be like and it certainly should be the topic of much debate, no matter what it turns out to be.
Source: Graeme Boyd on Twitter