One fan of Microsoft’s wildly popular Xbox 360 found an eye-catching piece of gaming history for sale when browsing their local retro gaming store, taking home a gorgeous promotional display for the classic console. Microsoft’s 2005 console is still beloved in the eyes of many gamers despite the company now being two generations of hardware on from its release, with third parties even selling Xbox 360-style controllers for Xbox Series X|S targeted at gamers feeling nostalgia for the innovative console.
Released in late 2005 as a successor to the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 was an ambitious console that helped Microsoft firmly establish itself as a serious competitor to gaming hardware heavyweights Sony and Nintendo. Microsoft’s sophomore entry into the home console market expanded on some of the gaming-focused hardware and software features that had been introduced with the original Xbox, such as a hard drive for downloading content and the fledgling Xbox Live service, while also putting a greater emphasis on making the console an all-around media and entertainment hub. Despite going out of production in 2016 the console still has a dedicated fan base, with one talented gamer even creating an artistic tribute to the Xbox 360 recently.
Redditor ReidTheSpooky showed off a nostalgic piece of Xbox 360 memorabilia they discovered when browsing through their local retro game store, sharing a picture of a promotional sign for the Microsoft console on the r/Xbox360 subreddit. The sign features a glowing logo for the Xbox 360 on a gray cutout surrounded by green light set on top of a white backing piece, with the two sections echoing the color scheme of the popular console. This unique piece of console history would be a perfect addition to any gamer’s collection, and would surely look great plugged in and glowing above a stack of classic Xbox 360 games.
Redditors responding to the post were impressed with the Xbox 360 sign, with one respondent stating that they now wanted a similar sign for themselves. Another response pointed out that, rather than selling them off, it’s not unusual for game stores to simply throw out promotional items like this in an attempt to free up space, making a find like ReidTheSpooky’s somewhat of a rarity. Several Redditors thought that the distinctive Xbox 360 sign would be a perfect accessory for a game room, with one comment remarking that the glowing tribute to the classic console would be a “Beautiful piece for a man cave.”
This enthusiastic response on Reddit to this impressive promotional item for the Xbox 360 shows just how beloved the Microsoft console is by many gamers even almost 20 years on from its initial release. And even as developers continue to shut down online services for Xbox 360 games, this eye-catching sign looks set to showcase at least one gamer’s love for the console for years to come.
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