Microsoft Xbox

The Xbox was Microsoft's first foray into home video game systems and marked the start of a successful line of Xbox consoles. It was released on November 15, 2001 and competed directly with the Sony Playstation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. Over 24 million units would eventually be sold. If instead of buying the Xbox on launch day, you had invested in Microsoft stock, your shares would be worth an estimated $976 today (or $911 after fees).
Release Date15 November 2001
Release Price$299.00
Company (ticker)Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Share Price (as of)USD 73.79 (24 July 2017)
Est. Value (with fees)$976 ($911)
Est. Return3.27x price, 7.8% IRR
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