The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Original

Microsoft Xbox 360 Original

from  $149.99+
product image
87 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Coming Soon

This product hasn't been reviewed yet.

We've added this product to our database but we haven't actually tested it yet. If you want us to review it drop us a line and we just might bump it to the front of our reviews queue.

87 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

60
Jakelegofilms
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
90
TheloniousMunnk
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
pmviana
Very good console with lots of online games, very poor media hub.
Write a Review

Score Breakdown

 
88
Average Critic Score
 
90
TrustedReviews
Microsoft has succeeded in pushing the boundaries of gaming, while also bringing media playback and streaming functionality into your living room. Thinking of buying a media adapter for your living room? Forget it, the Xbox 360 will do that for you.
 
90
PC Mag
Even though the Xbox 360 Elite won't sway current owners to upgrade, its impressive feature set and strong online community make it the high-powered console to own.
 
90
CNET
While it's neither a must-have upgrade for existing 360 owners nor as feature-packed as the PS3, the Xbox 360 Elite's combination of top-notch gaming and digital media features make it the current game console of choice.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
If you're a gamer and you want to get into the Xbox 360, this is the way to do it. Skip the Core and Pro and stump up the extra £50. It will be worth it in the long run.
 
80
Ars Technica
Overall the 360 does just about everything right, and feels like a step ahead for console gaming in general. ... The bar has been raised in terms of console graphics and features. If this is the first shot in the next generation, Sony and Nintendo are going to have a lot to live up to.

Related Video

E3 2014 Interview: Head of Xbox Phil Spencer

E3 2014 Interview: Head of Xbox Phil Spencer

Posted 06.10.14

The Latest

02.12.20
Microsoft's Project xCloud preview extends to iOS devices
02.12.20

Microsoft's Project xCloud preview extends to iOS devices

The one major catch being that the preview is limited to 10,000 people.

View
01.31.20
Microsoft will pay up to $20,000 for Xbox Live bugs
01.31.20

Microsoft will pay up to $20,000 for Xbox Live bugs

The tech giant has launched a bug bounty program for its Xbox Live network.

View

Sponsored Links