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.

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