Xbox set to celebrate its 20th anniversary by announcing upcoming event

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  • The Original Xbox console will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this coming week.
  • Some of the top moments from the last two decades will be part of the event to celebrate this milestone.
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S have since phased out the original Xbox console.

On November 15, the original Xbox console will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company will celebrate this milestone and share some of the top moments in history since the console was released.

The original Xbox console was released in 2001 and entered the market to compete with top brands such as Sony and Nintendo.

Later on, it was phased out by the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, but its legacy continues to live on. 

This event will give the brand and its fans a chance to reminisce on some of the highlights that the two decade run has been and what the future holds. 

Fun activities instore

Xbox fans who will take part in the Xbox 20th anniversary celebration will be treated to a bunch of fun activities. There will be a trivia contest that aims to test their knowledge of Xbox. This will be a great opportunity for you to show just how much you love Xbox.

Should you win, you also stand to bag some giveaways. There will also be some special offers at the Xbox gear shop.

That’s not all. All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members will be awarded colorful new membership badges. The badges will be a representation of the time the players have been a part of Xbox to replace the old design.


To share the excitement, fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the #Xbox20 hashtag. They can also use the special Xbox 20 Year assets to add some glitz to their social media profiles. 

Brands have also joined in on the celebration, such as Adidas, which is creating an Xbox-themed sneaker.

The celebrations will take place on November 15 at 1 PM Eastern. To catch all the pomp and exciting activities, stay tuned on Xbox’s official YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook channels. Alternatively, you can sign up on the Xbox website if you wish to participate in the events.

What is your most fond memory of the original Xbox console? Let us know in the comment section below.