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300,000 Xbox 360s go to Europe

They're already sold out
Mon Nov 28 2005, 23:37
ACCORDING TO Spiegel Online, this Friday will mark the arrival of 300,000 Xbox 360s in stores across Europe. But this won't fill gamers' demand for the new console.

Microsoft's regional vice-president, Chris Lewis said that the estimated release number was "not far removed from reality." So how likely are European consumers to get their hands on one? Not everyone will be so lucky, since Chris Lewis also estimates that the Xbox 360 ought to be sold out right from the get go.

This all comes despite reports from the US of Xbox 360s overheating and locking up. Online news, forums and blogs, which plenty of Europeans read too, have lead some to questions whether the Xbox 360 has widespread faults. However, Lewis assures us that these reports are only isolated cases, and not the rule.

Lewis expects that none of this will constitute an impediment to sales numbers at the European release.

If you're looking to buy one, you'll want to start getting friendly with your local video game store's manager, or you might have to pitch a tent outside the store like everybody else. µ

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