How to Tell When Your XBox Was Made

by Aaron Wein ; Updated September 22, 2017

Every Xbox 360 and Xbox has the date it was made located on a sticker on the outside of the console. The console's manufacture date can be important to know for warranty reasons relating common types of hardware failures with the Xbox 360. It can also be useful for original Xbox owners because of a recall on power cords. You can easily find the manufacture date on any Xbox 360 or original Xbox console.

Xbox 360

Remove any disc from the console's tray to prevent it from jostling while you are moving your console.

Turn off the Xbox 360.

Turn your console to look at the A/V ports on the back. Notice that there is a sticker with a bar code and numerous numbers above those ports.

Read the line titled "MFR Date." This displays the date your Xbox 360 was made.

Xbox

Remove any disc from the console's tray to prevent it from jostling when you check the manufacture date.

Turn off the Xbox.

Flip over your console so that it is positioned upside down. This is where you can find the manufacture date.

Locate the white sticker with a serial number and various other types of information.

Read the line titled "MFR Date." This displays the date your Xbox was made.

About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.