Xbox 360 Australian Release Date and Price Announced

Microsoft has announced that two versions of the Xbox 360 console will go on sale in Australia from 12:01am on March 2nd, 2006. Consumers will be able to choose from the Xbox 360 at $649.95 and the Xbox 360 Core System at $499.95.

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.

Both packages come with a complimentary Silver subscription to the 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 North America. A full list of titles available on Australian launch will be available in 2006.

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