Xbox 360 Gamer finds original release day receipt from Best Buy

An Xbox fan is taking to the internet to show off some nostalgia from when the Xbox 360 first hit store shelves nearly 20 years ago.


A Xbox The fan shared a true blast from the past dating back to when the Xbox 360 console first hit store shelves a decade ago. When Microsoft first released its first Xbox console in 2001, it was anyone’s guess how it would fair against the likes of Sony with the PlayStation and Nintendo with the Nintendo 64. It was the beginning of the console wars, such as the players knew it. nothing would be the same from then on.


Four years later, the Xbox 360 debuted in 2005, and eager gamers waited for hours in various weather conditions at their local stores to get their hands on the latest generation console at midnight launch events. MTV unofficially unveiled the game system in May, months before players will be able to get their hands on it in November. Fast forward to 2022 and the Xbox Series X will be much harder to find this holiday season. It was a different time for gamers back then, and retiring the latest gaming console was easier said than done.

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Avid Xbox fan and Reddit user EvolutionIXMR shared his receipt from his first Xbox 360 purchase 17 years ago. Their console was purchased at a Best Buy location in St. Petersburg, Florida, in December 2005. It originally retailed for around $400, which is a far cry from how expensive consoles are today. Also, Xbox account moderation was not as prevalent back then compared to 2022. Recently Xbox revealed that it had banned over 4.8 million accounts in the first half of this year. A lot may have changed since then, but longtime fans of the brand were reminded of their own Xbox 360 shopping experiences thanks to Evolution’s post.

The fan also shared how he remembered it being an unusually cold night in Florida. They also revealed that for anyone who wasn’t an avid Xbox gamer back then, their particular console lasted about six months before getting the infamous red ring of death. Evolution shared that they sent it back to Texas in “those cardboard coffins,” only to receive a replacement that would also end up with the same problem. Ironically, just this year, a lucky Xbox 360 player was finally hit with the red ring of death 17 years later.

Other gamers were recalled camping out for hours to get an Xbox 360 when the weather wasn’t forgiving, with some fans waiting in shifts in the queue while grabbing hot drinks to keep warm. One fan shared that they also keep receipts like Evolution did for memories. This isn’t the first time you’ve reminisced about this particular console-inspired discussion on the internet. A gamer has found a forgotten Xbox 360 Blockbuster game rental that is now 15 years overdue. What’s next in store XboxHis future, fans are sure to have fond memories now and always.

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