Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Xbox 360 Launches Down Under

After waiting four months after the US launch, gamers in Australia and New Zealand have finally got their chance with the Xbox 360.

The console was made available in New Zealand only a few hours ago with numerous different retail stores holding launch parties. At 12:01 the consoles went on sale, and there was plenty of stock to go around. Many gamers simply turned up, waited in a line for 30 minutes and then went home to play it. This is in stark contrast to earlier launches in the US and around the world.

The console should go on sale in Australia about now, with stores there holding launch parties too.

The release of the Xbox 360 in these regions brings a sort of finality to Microsoft's "worldwide" launch, and now with most gamers across the world having access to the console (or least starting to get access) we can only look forward to the popularity of the console increasing.


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