Xbox 360 begins New Zealand countdown

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Craig Sutton, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Craig Sutton

    Craig Sutton Guest

    Man they rip you off with the accessories!
    20 gig hd! $189!!
     
    Craig Sutton, Nov 22, 2005
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  2. Craig Sutton

    XP Guest




    And NO Old software will run on it unless you fit a Hard Drive, at least the
    PS3 can run every game out there..
     
    XP, Nov 22, 2005
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  3. Xbox 360 begins New Zealand countdown

    The most powerful console ever will go on sale in New Zealand on March 2,
    2006

    Auckland, November 22, 2005 - It’s only 99 sleeps until New Zealanders can
    get their hands on the world’s most powerful games console, the Xbox 360.

    Microsoft today announced that two versions of the console will go on sale
    from 12:01am on March 2nd, 2006. Consumers will be able to choose from the
    Xbox 360 at RRP$719.95* and the Xbox 360 Core System at RRP$549.95*.

    Amazingly realistic gaming experiences are now within our reach, said
    David McLean, Regional Director, Entertainment and Devices Division,
    Microsoft Australia and New Zealand.

    Xbox 360 ushers in a whole new generation of gaming. Game characters and
    environments are just like the real world or as fantastic as the imagination
    can dream up. The New Zealand lounge room has not seen richer or more
    detailed games.”

    Xbox 360 is the first console that lets gamers enjoy the freedom of wireless
    gaming, as standard. 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 world’s
    leading 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 the United States and other markets. A full
    list of titles available on New Zealand launch will be available in 2006.

    A wide range of Xbox 360 accessories will be available on launch. The
    current list includes:

    Wireless (RRP$89.95*) and wired (RRP$69.95*) controllers
    Play charge cable (RRP$39.95*)
    Rechargeable battery pack and cradle (RRP$59.95*)
    Battery pack (RRP$24.95*)
    20Gb hard drive (RRP$189.95*)
    64MB Memory unit (RRP$59.95*)
    Wireless networking adaptor (RRP$189.95*)
    VGA cable (RRP$59.95*)
    Advanced AV pack (RRP$44.95*)
    High Definition AV pack (RRP$59.95*)
    Headset (RRP$59.95*)
    Faceplate (RRP$34.95*)
    Universal Media Remote (RRP$59.95*)


    Xbox 360 consoles, games and accessories will be available from leading
    retail outlets.

    -
    Via The Trashcan BBS - Auckland, New Zealand - http://bbs.thenet.gen.nz
     
    Nick Mackechnie, Nov 22, 2005
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  4. Craig Sutton

    XP Guest



    The Whole thing is a Ripp off.
     
    XP, Nov 22, 2005
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  5. Presumably you think the PS3 is a Ripp off too?
    Since its predicted it will be more expensive, plus its not out for a
    year maybe more
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 22, 2005
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  6. Buy the Xbox 360 instead of the Xbox 360 Core System if you would like
    to run Xbox games.

    I don't believe Sony have stated the PS3 will be able to run every game
    out there

    plus the PS3 is vapourware at this point - Its a year away, maybe more.
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 22, 2005
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  7. Buy the Xbox 360 instead of the Xbox 360 Core System. It comes with
    the hard drive already, it works out cheaper than buying Core and Hard
    drive separately, plus you get an upgrade from wired to wireless
    controller and a remote as well as an HD cable. Realistically you're
    going to need a memory card anyway if you don't have a hard drive.
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 22, 2005
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  8. also, the ps3 does not even have a zip drive.
     
    news.xtra.co.nz, Nov 22, 2005
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  9. They overhype the games - more of the same but with a bit better graphics.
     
    news.xtra.co.nz, Nov 22, 2005
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  10. Craig Sutton

    XP Guest




    May be but it can Play ALL the GAMES..
     
    XP, Nov 22, 2005
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  11. Craig Sutton

    Richard Guest

    Presumably you think the PS3 is a Ripp off too?
    Bit rich to claim that on an unreleased product, especially when the latest ps2
    hardware has compatibility issues with some ps2 games....
     
    Richard, Nov 23, 2005
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  12. Craig Sutton

    XP Guest



    Its not getting good reviews due to the lack of games for it..
     
    XP, Nov 23, 2005
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  13. news.xtra.co.nz, Nov 23, 2005
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  14. Craig Sutton

    CyiPherX Guest

    Well their is a guy in Akaroa on trademe, who appears to be selling them
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Gaming/Xbox/Consoles/auction-41228471.htm
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Gaming/Xbox/Consoles/auction-41271589.htm

    The prices are currently heading towards 4 times what the nz retail price
    will be, he states he has 2 (or more) of them NTSC versions though.

    Also on the tv one news tonight, it said that most shops are sold out, and
    the bids on ebay for the consoles are over $1000, so sounds like so far it
    has been a sucessful launch.

    The "Zero hour" coverage and videos clips on the xbox website are pretty
    good, all those lucky winners getting all the free gear!!.

    I'll most likely add my name to the nz launch pre-order list, im not going
    to wait to 2007 for the PS3, and im a PS2 fan!.


    CyiPherX
     
    CyiPherX, Nov 23, 2005
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  15. Craig Sutton

    PC Guest



    Nice to know how much I'll save by not buying something I don't need or
    want.

    My 2c
    P.
     
    PC, Nov 25, 2005
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  16. Craig Sutton

    XP Guest

    Go read some news, its turning out to be a Lemon, crashes all the time, over
    heats etc..
     
    XP, Nov 25, 2005
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  17. Craig Sutton

    AD. Guest

    Because it can :)
     
    AD., Nov 25, 2005
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  18. Craig Sutton

    AD. Guest

    Because it can :)
     
    AD., Nov 25, 2005
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  19. Craig Sutton

    S Roby Guest

    Why does a 20G HD cost $190
     
    S Roby, Nov 25, 2005
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  20. Thats what the naysayers said straight after the Xbox v1 launch as
    well...

    You really think Microsoft would be stupid enough to launch a console
    that has widespread issues, like it crashes all the time?

    Some number of failures are to be expected. Hardware's different
    from software - pieces can become loose, damaged during shipping,
    beverages spilled on them, etc
     
    Nathan Mercer, Nov 25, 2005
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