Xbox 360 Limited Editions: There and Back Again

By on May 21, 2013

In light of today’s upcoming announcement of the new Microsoft Xbox 720 Xbox One, we’re taking a look back at the various Limited Editions of the Xbox 360, which originally debuted way, way back in 2005. Five years later, the Xbox 360 got a revamped design, known as the “S” or Slim model, which was glossier and 17% smaller. Microsoft has produced over 40 custom variations of the Xbox 360 (Original and Slim), known as Limited Editions.

In addition to the console with a custom paint job, Xbox 360 Limited Edition versions have typically included a custom controller or controllers and a game tie-in.

Some Limited Edition consoles have seen widespread release, while others have seen very limited production runs, such as The Simpsons Movie edition, of which only 100 were produced. As a result, some of these unique consoles have become hard to find and are collector’s items.

Before we take a look at 10 of the many Limited Edition releases of the Xbox 360 (both original and slim models), here’s the 2005 vanilla version:


Resident Evil 5 Red Limited Edition (2009, Original)


 The Simpsons Movie Limited Edition (2007, Original)


Gears of War 3 Limited Edition (2011, Slim)


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Limited Edition (2011, Slim)


Star Wars Limited Edition (2012, Slim)


Halo Reach Limited Edition (2010, Slim)


Halo 4 Limited Edition (2012, Slim)

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Xbox Live 10th Anniversary Limited Edition (2012, Slim) 


 Halo 3 Limited Edition (2007, Original)


Watchmen Limited Editions (2009, Original)

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About Joe Warner

I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.

One Comment

  1. Tony Anthony Iyalla

    August 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Pls you can be of great help an I thank you! Can you introduce to me a site or directory to buy games for Xbox limited edition .manufacturer : 2004

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