You spin me right round baby

Xbox 360 has launched in the US at the "Ground Zero" event held last night in the Mojave Desert in California. Over 3000 people, including 30 Australians, were treated to an extraordinary event to herald the launch of this eagerly awaited console.

Meanwhile, in Sydney, Microsoft held its own event in celebration of the US launch, to give our media its first chance to play the console and to announce the Australian release date and price.

The big announcement has been the subject of much speculation in over the last 6 months but we are happy to announce that Xbox 360 will be released in this country and in New Zealand on the 2nd of March, 2006. The console will come in two different packages, just like in the US. The core package will retail at $499.95 at launch while the Xbox 360 premium package will set you back a slightly heftier $649.95. The premium package has caught our eye as it comes with the 20GB hard drive which is essential for saving downloadable content, movie trailers, demos and also enabling backward compatibility for your original Xbox games.

Overall, this is exciting news and with only 99 sleeps until the release it is time to start saving those pennies or begging the parents for a loan.

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