NEWS - Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Xbox 360 Offerings Hitting Store ShelvesAnticipation Heightens for the November 22 Console Launch Microsoft today announced that retailers nationwide are beginning to sell various Xbox 360 games, accessories, and Xbox Live retail offerings in advance of the November 22 console launch. Eager fans are encouraged to check with their local retail stores for information regarding specific Xbox 360 product availability. To give gamers hands-on time with Xbox 360 prior to purchase, Microsoft is installing 30,000 Xbox interactive kiosks into retail locations worldwide, each outfitted with a state-of-the-art high-definition monitor, Xbox 360 controller, and playable versions of Microsoft Game Studio’s “Kameo: Elements of Power” and “HexicHD,” Activision’s “Call of Duty® 2,” and Ubisoft’s “Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie.” Already set up at several retailers, the kiosks also feature game trailers, as well as virtual tours of the next-generation of Xbox Live and the unique Xbox 360 digital entertainment experiences. “Offering Xbox 360 games, accessories, and Xbox Live products in advance of the November 22 console launch lets gamers and retailers jump in on the euphoria and prepare early for the hottest consumer electronics product launch of the decade,” said Peter Moore, Microsoft Corporate VP, Worldwide Marketing and Publishing. A complete list of day-one games, accessories, and Xbox Live retail offerings available on November 22 will be announced next week.