XBox 360 Pricing Announced

XBox 360 Pricing Announced

Microsoft did not disappoint and has announced that its next-gen XBox 360 console will arrive before the Christmas holiday period and will be available in two versions.

Ending recent speculation about a possible delay in the launch of the console, Microsoft confirmed that it will be ready and retailing before the holiday season although the exact date is not yet official.

Microsoft also confirmed that its new console will be available in two versions, the budget version (wire-plus controller, no hard drive, no remote, no Ethernet cable and definitely no headset) will set gamers back USD 299 Euros 300 and GBP 210.
The premium version of x360 will set you back by USD 400 in the US, Euros 400 in the EU and GBP 280 in the UK but will include wireless controller a 2OGB hard drive, headset, Ethernet cable and multimedia remote.

Of course, if you have to get your hands on it at launch you can always buy the cheaper version and slowly add accessories to it as Microsoft will offer a huge range of them; including the over advertised and pretty dull faceplates. No details of any game bundles have been announced yet but expect crazy offers from MS since it would want to build as big a user base as it can in the time it will have alone at the top of mount next-gen.

The full list of pricing for the accessories is as follows:

- Xbox 360 Faceplate (SRP: USD 19.99/Euros 19.99/GBP 14.99)
- Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB) (SRP: USD 99.99/Euros 99.99/GBP 69.99)
- Xbox 360 Memory Unit (64 MB) (SRP: USD 39.99/Euros 34.99/GBP 22.99)
- Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter (SRP: USD 99.99/Euros 79.99 /GBP 59.99)
- Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (SRP: USD 49.99/Euros 44.99/GBP 32.99)
- Xbox 360 Play and Charge Kit (SRP: USD 19.99/Euros 19.99/GBP 14.99)
- Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack (SRP: USD 11.99/Euros 14.99/GBP 9.99)
- Xbox 360 Controller (SRP: USD 39.99/Euros 34.99/GBP 24.99)
- Xbox 360 Headset (SRP: USD 19.99/Euros 19.99/GBP 14.99)
- Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote (SRP: USD 29.99/Euros 29.99/GBP 19.99)
- Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable (SRP: USD 39.99/Euros 29.99/GBP 19.99)
- Xbox 360 S-Video AV Cable SRP: USD 29.99 (US only) Xbox 360 SCART AV Cable SRP: Euros 24.99/GBP 17.99 (Europe only)
- Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable (SRP: USD 39.99/Euros 29.99/GBP 19.99)