On Nov. 22 the Xbox 360 goes on sale in North America. Analysts expect the console to be the top of the best seller list this Xmas. The console promises to have graphics that are better than anything on store shelves today, and has graphics that are designed to be viewed on high-definition TVs. The high-end version of the console will cost $399, the cheaper version will be $299. Games will cost as much as $60.

Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 Price for Europe and North America: Starts at $299.99 U.S./€299.99/£209.99

Feature-packed system brings high-definition gaming to the masses this holiday season.
Ending weeks of speculation about which upcoming video game platform will give gamers the most bang for their buck, today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft Corp. revealed that consumers can get their hands on Xbox 360™ — the most powerful and feature-packed next-generation video game and entertainment system — for as little as $299.99 U.S./€299.99/£209.99 starting this holiday season. For gamers who want to experience the ultimate digital entertainment thrill ride, Microsoft also announced a model with hundreds of dollars worth of accessories for $399.99 U.S./€399.99/£279.99, giving consumers the definitive entertainment experience at an unbelievable value right out of the box.

The Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Core System — along with an impressive lineup of high-definition game titles from the world's best publishers and developers — will make their debut in North America, Europe and Japan in time for this Christmas holiday, several months ahead of the competition. Although details for the Japan launch will be addressed at the Tokyo Game Show in September, the unprecedented three-region launch signifies an industry first. The Xbox 360 platform will deliver the most powerful console, the best games, the next generation of the Xbox Live® service, and amazing digital entertainment experiences never seen in console entertainment.

The company expects to sell 3 million units of the Xbox 360 in 90 days. Whether this will cause temporary shortages is anyone's guess, but Microsoft seems to be prepared to cope with this huge level of demand.