Xbox 360 news

By Derek Sooman on November 14, 2005, 8:04 PM
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.




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DragonMaster said:
> The console promises to have graphics that are better than anything on store shelves todayWell, duh! Would you think that a PS2, XBox or NGC could be better?
vfxraven19 said:
I going to wait off on buying this console. I am not really interested in any of the launch titles (Perfect Dark Zero still looks crappy to me), and I wish they would charge $50 and under for games ($60 crosses the line IMO). Eventually prices will drop once the hype dies down after launch. Hopefully people will find out hardware flaws and the XB360 will go through several revisions just like it's older counterpart.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
HD this and HD that. Is it 1080i, 1080p or 720p? What about sound?Will games bought from other continents work elsewhere?Most stories about the console seem to focus only on the HD thing.
vfxraven19 said:
[b]Originally posted by Mictlantecuhtli:[/b][quote]HD this and HD that. Is it 1080i, 1080p or 720p? What about sound?Will games bought from other continents work elsewhere?Most stories about the console seem to focus only on the HD thing.[/quote]I was wondering about imported games too... M$ said NOT ALL Xbox1 will be backwards compatible with Xbox360 (what a drag). It does seem they're hyping the HD thing more than actually making a lot of great games... What's the point of a crappy game in HD?
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