NEWS - Friday, August 30, 2002


Free DVD Movie Playback Kit For Canadians

Xbox Canada Brings Early Holiday Cheer With Free DVD Movie Playback Kit $55 (CDN) Mail-In Rebate Available With Purchase of Xbox Console and DVD Playback Kit TORONTO, Ont. - Aug. 29, 2002 - For movie fans and gamers, the XboxT video game system from Microsoft Corp. just became the blockbuster feel-good hit of the year. Through a special limited-time retail offer, it is now possible to get the popular DVD Movie Playback Kit for Xbox free after a mail-in rebate worth up to $55*. This offer is valid from September 1 through November 2, 2002, and is available with the separate purchase of an Xbox console and DVD Movie Playback Kit for Xbox at participating retail outlets in Canada. "We sold more units of Xbox than any other video game system last month," said Pete Roithmayr, vice president of merchandising for EB Games. "When you combine this rebate with all the great games in the pipeline and the upcoming launch of Xbox Live, this holiday is looking very strong for Xbox and EB." The Xbox DVD Movie Playback Kit, which comprises a small plug-in infrared receiver and remote control, is a quick way to expand the functionality of Xbox. To enable the console to play DVD movies, users need only plug in the infrared receiver to a controller port and use the remote control to control movie playback. Even before the DVD playback kit rebate, Xbox has been widely regarded as the best value on the market in terms of features, games and the power of the console. For $299, Xbox offers the best graphics via the fastest and most robust hardware. It is the only console with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound support built into the hardware. It is the only console with a built-in 8 GB hard drive and Ethernet port necessary for high-quality online gaming. The hard drive also enables saved games to be stored easily and allows songs from music CDs to be stored for easy access and use during gameplay. And now the video playback kit, which effectively turns the console into a top-notch DVD movie player, is available free after a mail-in rebate. "Xbox was selling great before this rebate, but I anticipate this will really give it a huge boost," said Dan DeMatteo, president and chief operating officer of GameStop Corp. "We do a lot of Xbox business, and we know the gaming customer very well. We think this will resonate very well with people who like to play games and watch movies. This offer, along with more than 200 games available this holiday, is going to make an already hot gaming system absolutely fly off the shelves."
Source: http://www.xbox.com/

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,710
Forum Posts: 725,814
Xbox One Titles: 1,353
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,732
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,570
Screenshots: 31,599
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Playdates Canada July, 2018 playdate info.
Post by Kiesey
2 Replies, 99 Views

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 412 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 289 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 428 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 740 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 710 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 968 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 667 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 711 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 1001 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1138 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1387 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 1192 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1542 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1954 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics