original-xbox

Oh, man. They grow up so fast. Look at this guy. He’s old enough to make lurid claims about your mom that he almost understands. Maybe next year, he’ll have his first kiss. Won’t that be something?

In the meantime, though, his bro Master Chief is also turning the big one-five today. On 15 November 2001, Microsoft launched the original Xbox with Halo: Combat Evolved, and, over the next five years, sold almost 25 million consoles and five million copies of the game around the planet. That’s a lot of teabags.