Xbox 360 Australian release date

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  1. risc macrumors 68030

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    I just got an email from someone I know at games store in NSW and they say the release date for Australia is March 2 2006.

    I don't know if this is old news or not, but I thought I'd pass it on, I'm not interested in getting anyone in trouble at any gaming stores if this information isn't meant to be in the public domain yet, so no names. They have suggested most stores in Australia will be taking pre-orders in the next couple of weeks, which means if this information isn't official yet an announcement can't be far off.
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    The release date in New Zealand is 2 March 2006
     
  3. risc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    SYDNEY November 22, 2005 — It’s only ninety-nine sleeps until Australians 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 System at RRP*$649.95 and the Xbox 360 Core System at RRP*$499.95.


    http://www.xbox.com/en-AU/community/news/2005/1122-xbox360AUcountdownbegins.htm
     
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    NZ details:

     
  5. risc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    We really do pay too much for stuff in the southern hemisphere. :rolleyes:
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    Wireless controllers (RRP$89.95*) = US$62.24 (US price = $49.99)
    Wired controllers (RRP$69.95*) = US$48.40 (US price = $39.99)
    Play charge cable (RRP$39.95*) = US$27.64 (US price = $19.99)
    Rechargeable battery pack and cradle (RRP$59.95*) = US$41.48
    Battery pack (RRP$24.95*) = US$17.26 (US price = $11.99)
    20Gb hard drive (RRP$189.95*) = US$131.43 (US price = $99.99)
    64MB Memory unit (RRP$59.95*) = US$41.48 (US price = $39.99)
    Wireless networking adaptor (RRP$189.95*) = US$131.43 (US price = $99.99)
    VGA cable (RRP$59.95*) = US$41.48 (US price = $39.99)
    Advanced AV pack (RRP$44.95*) = US$31.10 (US price = $29.99)
    High Definition AV pack (RRP$59.95*) = US$41.48 (US price = $39.99)
    Headset (RRP$59.95*) = US$41.48 (US price = $19.99)
    Faceplate (RRP$34.95*) = US$24.18 (US price = $19.99)
    Universal Media Remote (RRP$59.95*) = US$41.48 (US price = $29.99)

    Yeah, you guys are getting rooked on a few things... but others are only marginally more expensive than they are here.
     
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  8. clayj macrumors 604

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    No... that varies from state to state and may not be charged if you order from someone out-of-state, or if you live in a state that has no sales tax. Sales taxes go up to 9% or so, depending on the state.
     
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    OK, the price difference is shrinking :)

    NZ prices, without tax, converted to USD:
    Wireless controllers $55.49
    Wired controllers $43.15
    Play charge cable $24.64
    Rechargeable battery pack and cradle $36.98
    Battery pack $15.39
    20Gb hard drive $117.18
    64MB Memory unit $36.98
    Wireless networking adaptor $122.73
    VGA cable $36.98
    Advanced AV pack $27.73
    High Definition AV pack $36.98
    Headset $36.98
    Faceplate $21.56
    Universal Media Remote $36.98
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Meh, we pay more. Always have, always will.

    All I know is that I can afford a hell of a lot more on my Australian waiter's wage than I could when I was working in Canada.

    CAN$6.50 an hour? WTF? You can't live in the rockies on that sort of pay?!?!
    OUTRAGEOUS!!

    At least here I was paying that same in cost of living in our ski fields but earning 4 times the money - and we don't tip, AUD$24.00 an hour is waaay better.

    God I need to get out of uni.
     
  11. krollster macrumors member

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    Could be worse...you could be living in rip-off Britain :rolleyes:

    Last time I checked a 60 gig iPod was at least 100AUD cheaper over there than the same one bought here.
     

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