Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Xbox 360 Launch in India

Microsoft has announced its plans to launch the Xbox 360 in India later this year.

"Xbox 360 will be available for consumers before the Diwali season. However, the pre-order of the product will start in June," said Mitch Koch, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division, "We will be in India before our competition has launched in any other market".

"It is estimated there are 1.6 million gamers in India who spend at least 2 hours playing everyday," said Mohit Anand, country manager at Microsoft's India Entertainment and Devices Division.

The Xbox 360 core system will reportedly retail there for approximately 19,990 rupees, which is US$440.

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