Why are you launching in
When are you launching?
Xbox 360 will launch in
What’s the price?
Xbox 360 will carry an estimated retail price of 3,699 rand, and 2,699 rand for the Xbox 360 Core System when it launches in
Why do the prices vary so much when compared with other countries?
First of all, it’s important to note that we set an Estimated Retail Price for products – retail ultimately decides how much to sell consoles games and accessories for. We don’t disclose our process for determining the ERP, but I can say that it is based on close consultation with retail and publishers in each country, and is set to reflect market conditions as well as take into account factors such as taxes and local currency conversions.
What are your sales projections for
We do not disclose sales forecasts for specific countries. What I can say is that we are on track to have sold 10 million Xbox 360s by the end of the calendar year – South Africa will be an important part of meeting this target and growing the Xbox 360 “footprint” this Holiday and beyond.
Will Xbox 360 be localised into local languages, including games and customer support?
Absolutely – we want gamers to have the best experiences with Xbox 360, so we’ve ensured that console aspects like the Dashboard, as well as games, will be in local languages. And if gamers have an issue with their Xbox 360, they will be able to contact a customer support team who can speak the local language.
What games will be available at launch?
What accessories will be available?
Gamers will be able to enjoy a suite of great accessories at launch such as the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Battery Pack, and Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.
How much will games and accessories cost?
Prices for games and accessories are set by retailers, not by Xbox. Look out for this information closer to the time of launch.
What about Xbox Live Vision, the Wireless Steering Wheel, etc?
Gamers will be able to enjoy a suite of great accessories at launch such as the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Battery Pack, and Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote. We’ll be making more announcements closer to the time.
Why are you launching in
We’re working with retail, publishers and other partners to determine the absolute best time to launch in each market – it’s very important to tailor the launch to the country and the unique market conditions, so that’s why the launch dates vary slightly.
Which retailers will you be working with?
We’re working with several partners in each country - from local specialist games retailers to multinational retailers - and will be announcing who they are later this year.
Will you be working with any new games publishers / local developers?
We’ll be making further announcements later this year.
This entry into new markets is a crucial part of your battle with Sony is it not?
Which countries are next?
We will be launching in
Why no mention of Xbox Live in your announcement? Will Live come later or will gamers get the online service at the same time?
Xbox Live will not be available at launch in
What are the differences in gaming tastes in these markets – eg German gamers like ‘clever fun’ - so what do gamers in
Our research tells us that gamers in