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Microsoft Xbox 360

Microsoft Xbox 360
alaScore 90

3539 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3539 reviews of Microsoft Xbox 360. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Microsoft Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 user reviews of Microsoft Xbox 360 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Xbox 360 250GB (250GB Hard Drive) (Xbox 360)Xbox 360 250GB (250GB Hard Drive) (Xbox 360)

Mar, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Microsoft Xbox 360 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on People really like the design and portability. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (

Xbox 360 Slim review with video


Microsoft told us to expect an announcement much bigger than the renaming of Project Natal to Microsoft Kinect, and while the Xbox 360 Slim is by no means an earth-shattering unveiling, there is more than enough for owners of the more portly version of...

Built-in WiFi ; Slimline design ; Larger hard drive

Incompatible with old Xbox HDs ; No Blu-ray ; Lacks media storage capability

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Microsoft Xbox 360 (250GB) review


Microsoft's Xbox system has always been formidable when it comes to gaming, and now it's an appealing media hub as well.

Stunning gameplay ; increasingly capable online services ; quieter and slicker than before

No Blu-ray drive and no 3D abilities

Always a formidable gamer and now a much more appealing media hub

Dec, 2010

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Microsoft Xbox 360 S 250GB review


The original model may have been beset with hardware failures, but Microsoft's Xbox 360 is still our favourite games console of the current generation – thanks to smooth HD graphics, an amazing range of software, a great joypad and a well-conceived...

The new model is a great boon to those buying their first 360, but unless your current 360 is driving you mad with its racket then upgrading isn’t essential.

Jul, 2010


Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (

Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB


Is it an Xbox 360 Slim? Is it an Xbox 360 S? No, it's an Xbox 360 250GB!

Put simply, the Xbox 360 250GB is the best Xbox Microsoft has made thus far. It's better featured, with more USB ports and built-in wireless, its more energy efficient internals mean it's quieter and less power-hungry than its predecessors and, perhaps...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

Review: Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim


When the Xbox 360 hit in 2005 it promised to revolutionize gaming. Microsoft got most of the way there (conceptually), but the original 360 hardware...

Leaner, (slightly) meaner and quieter. Inches closer to the all-in-one entertainment box we’ve been waiting for. Cosmetic touches like touch-sensitive power and eject buttons class up the joint. Thrusts overpriced accessories ( for a Wi-Fi dongle?!)...

In many ways the same console we’ve been playing since Senior Year. Inter-console data transfers still require a wonky proprietary cable

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

New Xbox 360 250GB review


When we first saw its face in a Italian ad, more than one Engadget editor called its bluff: "The top half doesn't line up with the bottom," some said,

Whisper quiet ; Energy efficient ; Integrated 802.11n WiFi

Generates more heat ; Still uses proprietary HDD system ; No hi-def playback out of the box

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Xbox 360 (250GB)


Microsoft was the first to enter this current console-gaming generation with its original Xbox 360, a hulk of a system that beat both Nintendo and Sony to the punch. Despite the millions of Xboxes sold (or possibly because of it), the 360...

Revamped, more compact, elegant design. Integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi. Powerful 3D graphics. Excellent, diverse games library. Robust online community

Glossy shell attracts fingerprints and smudges. Although smaller, the power supply is still bulky. Still lacks Blu-ray

A still-solid gaming and entertainment experience coupled with a revamped eye-catching design, internal 802.11n Wi-Fi, and more storage make this the best Xbox 360 yet.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Daniel S. Evans (

Microsoft XBox 360 Arcade


The Xbox 360 was one of the top gifts of the holiday season back in 2006 and could be again this year. Microsoft's new Xbox 360 Arcade ($199.99 list) is a stripped-down version of the game console that hits the pricing sweet spot that consumers are...

Inexpensive next-generation console. Intuitive new interface and streaming capabilities. HD gaming

Barely enough storage to upload the new OS, let alone download games from Xbox Live Marketplace. No Blu-ray drive

The Xbox 360 Arcade is a fine entry-level, next-generation console, but its lack of storage makes game play feel like that of an Atari 2600.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Lam (

Xbox Aces Console Wars: Best Online Gameplay, Solid Lib...


Three years after the first shots were fired in Console War VI, Xbox 360 is winning the fight with the only weapons that really count: the deepest game library

Multiplayer matchmaking fills your social void with 12 million friends. Streams media from your PC

Premium Xbox Live account costs 50 clams a year. Clunky UI is terrible for navigating long lists of media

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jeff Bakalar (

Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim 250GB


Though the new Xbox 360 certainly addresses most of the concerns we've had with the versions before it, we don't think it warrants a purchase if you already own an Xbox 360 in working order with an HDMI-out port and a hard drive.

Sleeker design ; 17 percent smaller ; Much quieter operation ; Better cooling ; Touch-sensitive power and disc tray ; 250GB hard drive ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Five USB ports ; Dedicated Kinect port ; Onboard optical digital audio

The hard drive is still proprietary ; Controller on D-pad remains unchanged ; Cumbersome power block ; Renders existing faceplates useless ; No HD gaming out of the box

Of course we imagine retailers will offer enticing promotions on trade-ins of existing hardware for the new Slim console, so the choice to do so will ultimately be up to the individual. If you're desperate for Wi-Fi (and don't already have the USB...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / Blue, Gold, White / Multi / Silver / White
Surface coloration:Monotone


Built-in Display:N / No


LED indicators:Y
Wireless Range:10


Analog signal format system:PAL
Developer:Frontier Studios / Harmonix / Harmonix Music Systems / Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. / Lionhead Studios / LucasArts / Rare
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone) / E10+ (Everyone 10+) / E12+ (Everyone 12+) / RP (Rating Pending) / T (Teen)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Action / Action / RPG / Dance / Family / Music / RPG (Role-Playing Game) / Sports
Language version:DEU / DEU, ENG / DUT / DUT, ENG / ENG / ESP / ITA
Multiplayer mode:No / Y / Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Offline
PEGI Rating:12 / 3
Platform:Xbox 360
Publisher:Harmonix Music Systems / Microsoft Studios / Microsoft/MTV Games
Release Date:09.10.2012 / 10.11.2010 / 11/10/2010 / 12.10.2012 / 14.10.2011 / 14.12.2010 / 21.10.2011 / 25.10.2011 / 6/2/2011


Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:RF Wireless
Frequency band:2.4
Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard style:Curved
Numeric keypad:Y
Windows keys:Y
Wrist rest:Y


Mouse included:N


Built-in speaker(s): No
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

Built-in Camera: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Energy Star certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
I/O ports:3xUSB2.0 / 3xUSB2.0,\n1xEthernet / AUX
Media types supported:DVD

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, AV / AV
Game controllers included:Gamepad
Games included:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Dance Central 2 / FIFA 11 / Forza H, Borderlands / Forza Motorsport 3, Crysis 2 DLC / Gears of War: Judgment / Kinect Adventures / Kinect Adventures, Disneyland Adventures / Kinect Sports, Dance Central 2, Kinect Adventures / Kinect Sports, Forza Horizon, Kinect Adventures / Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures / Rock Band / Sims 3 / Star Wars Limited Edition
Headset included: Yes
Kinect sensor included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1
User guide:Y


Built-in processor:AMD Jaguar / IBM PowerPC
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal Memory:256 / 4096 / 512 / 812 / 8192
Internal memory type:DDR3
Motion sensor: Yes
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Parental control: Yes
Platform:Xbox 360 / Xbox One
Processor Model:AMD Jaguar / IBM PowerPC

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
Video Out:1 / Yes


AC input frequency:50/60
Battery technology:Alkaline
Keyboard battery type:AAA
Number of Batteries Supported:2
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):135
Power source type:Battery
Power Supply:135


Receiver Type:Nano
Wireless receiver interface:USB


Built-In Hard Drive:No / Y / Yes
Built-In Optical Drive:No / Yes
Card reader integrated:N / No
Hard Drive Capacity:20 / 250 / 320 / 4 / 500 / 60
Internal storage capacity:20 / 250 / 320 / 4 / 500 / 60
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray / DVD
Storage Media:Flash / HDD

System requirements

Minimum system requirements:Xbox 360
USB required:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.8 / 26.4 / 26.8 / 29.2 / 7.5
Height :26.4 / 27 / 30.5 / 30.9
Weight:2.9 / 2900 / 3.5 / 4.96 / 4960
Width:18.4 / 27 / 7.5 / 8.3