Powerhouse console to go on sale in Australia March 2, 2006
Tue, 29 November 2005
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Sydney November 22, 2005 - It's only ninety-nine sleeps until Australians can get their hands on the world's most powerful games console, the Xbox 360.
Microsoft today announced that two versions of the console will go on sale from 12:01am on March 2nd, 2006. Consumers will be able to choose from the Xbox 360 at RRP*$649.95 and the Xbox 360 Core System at RRP*$499.95.
"Amazingly realistic gaming experiences are now almost within reach," said David McLean, Regional Director, Xbox.
"Xbox 360 ushers in a whole new generation of gaming. Game characters and environments are just like the real world or as fantastic as the imagination can dream up. The Australian lounge room has not seen richer or more detailed games."
Xbox 360 is the first console that lets gamers enjoy the freedom of wireless gaming, as standard. The Xbox 360 offer will include the console, 20GB hard drive, media remote, wireless controller, component high-definition cable and Ethernet cable. Xbox 360 Core System delivers the same powerful gaming as Xbox 360, but starts with the basics and lets you expand at your own pace. The Xbox Core system includes the console, composite AV cable and wired controller.
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Both packages come with a complimentary Silver subscription to the world's leading online gaming service Xbox Live, which provides gamers new ways to compete and hone their skills.
There are currently more than 200 games being developed for the Xbox 360, with 18 titles now launched in the United States and other markets. A full list of titles available on Australian launch will be available in 2006.
A wide range of Xbox 360 accessories will be available on launch. The current list includes:
· Wireless (RRP*$79.95) and wired (RRP*$59.95) controllers
· Play charge cable (RRP*$34.95)
· Rechargeable battery pack and cradle (RRP*$49.95)
· Battery pack (RRP*$19.95)
· 20Gb hard drive (RRP*$169.95)
· 64MB Memory unit (RRP*$49.95)
· Wireless networking adaptor (RRP*$169.95)
· VGA cable (RRP*$49.95)
· Advanced AV pack (RRP*$39.95)
· High Definition AV pack (RRP*$49.95)
· Headset (RRP*$49.95)
· Faceplate (RRP*$29.95)
· Universal Media Remote (RRP*$49.95)
Xbox 360 consoles, games and accessories will be available from leading retail outlets.
*The price set out or referred to herein is only a recommended price, inclusive of GST as 22 November 2005, and there is no obligation on any person to comply with the recommendation. Price is subject to change without notice. Availability of stocks will at all times be dependent on inventories held by resellers and no guarantee is made by Microsoft as to the availability of any product from any person or at any time.
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