Update (Mon 15th Nov, 2021): Remember this?! We shared this video from YouTuber (and friend of Pure Xbox) MyRetroLife last year to celebrate the launch of the Xbox Series X|S, and it received a highly popular reception.

We're still of the opinion that it might be the best bit of Xbox-related home video footage you'll find on the web, so to celebrate Xbox's 20th anniversary today, we wanted to share it again for anyone who missed it the first time around.

MyRetroLife may have another little video to unveil for Xbox's 20th anniversary later today / this week as well, so be sure to check out (and subscribe to) his YouTube channel, and we'll share it with you over the next few days.


Original story (Wed 11th Nov, 2020): The launch of the Xbox Series X|S this week will no doubt conjure up memories of the original Xbox launch all the way back in November 2001, and YouTuber MyRetroLife and his dad actually documented this back in the day.

His video above contains the amazing footage of receiving the original Xbox on day one, booting up the console and a game (Dead or Alive 3) for the first time, and even a look at receiving the Xbox 360 a few years later.

MyRetroLife also produced a fantastic video like this for the original PlayStation a few months ago as well, so we highly recommend heading over to his YouTube channel and giving him a like and subscribe. This is great stuff.

Did this bring back memories of the original Xbox launch for you? Let us know in the comments.