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The 360 is coming…

September 17th, 2005 by Patrick S

Microsoft has confirmed a launch date for the Xbox 360, announcing the system would hit store shelves on November 22 across North America, December 2 in Europe, and December 10 in Japan.

The company said that this would be the first time a game console would be launched in three territories within a similar time frame.

Details of the launch date were announced on the eve of the Tokyo Game Show 2005, Japan’s yearly gaming expo.

Manufacturing for the system has already begun, and units have begun to be produced in three production facilities in Osaka, Japan; Oxford, England; and Orlando, Florida.

More than 40 game publishers in Japan have already pledged support for the platform, as well as more across the globe. Microsoft says the Xbox 360 will provide a gaming experience unmatched by its competitors.

“This holiday season, gamers in Japan, Europe and North America pining to experience jaw-dropping high-definition graphics, unmatched online play and compelling digital entertainment features of Xbox 360 will finally have the chance,” said Robbie Bach, chief Xbox officer for Microsoft.

Japanese pricing for the new console was also announced. The base system will cost games 37,900 yen, or about $343 USD, compared to the $299 USD price tag within the United States. The Japanese package will include the unit, a wireless controller, a remote control, a headset, and component and Ethernet cables.

I will be deffinantly in the cue to get my hands on one of these!! They look awesome!

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  1. Jabez Gan Says:

    Although I’m not a gamer, but I hope to have my hands on 360 (for a few days…) 🙂

  2. Deansweb Says:

    I’m probably going to buy one of this, since its got Media center connective.

    But, then again I’m not really a gamer to be honest 🙂

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