Xbox @ 15 Years – The Journey



15 years ago on November 15, 2001, the Xbox was introduced as the first gaming console produced by Microsoft, the release of the Xbox in North America was a major moment for both the company and the entire games industry. The original Xbox console gave rise to beloved game franchises like Halo and Forza Motorsport, and helped usher in the online console gaming era with the release of Xbox Live.


Xbox data in the last 15 years

  • Number of players:  222,468,423
  • Number of total gaming hours: 100,539,390,670
  • Number of total multiplayer hours: 29,000,304,183
  • Number of Achievements unlocked:  32,667,582,157
  • Gamerscore racked up:  572,605,554,587
  • Highest Gamerscore: 1,416,465
  • Number of Xbox Live friendships made:  4,233,891,482


The best way to participate in the celebration of 15 years of Xbox is to use the #15YearsOfXbox hashtag to share your favorite Xbox gaming memories. The Xbox team will be posting throughout the day on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social channels, so stay tuned.  

There are also other ways to join in the celebration:

  • Team Xbox Gaming with the Community
  • Livestreams
  • In-Game Events and Giveaways

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