A Few months back it was decided that Microsoft will finally be selling Xbox 360 in India which came as a surprise to be honest. It was said that Xbox 360 will be launched during the “Diwali” Time which is a big festival in India. The Price of Xbox 360 core box will “Rs 19990” [ 435 US $] and not much was said about the premium box.
Fast Forward Today..
I have some more information regarding Xbox 360’s availability in India like availability of games, Launch date and the exact prices of games and the console.
Xbox 360 Premium Version is gonna cost Rs 25250 [ 548 US $] this includes Shipping and other taxes. This is a Pre-booking offer, The actual price will be Rs 27250 [600 US $]
Coming to the most important part, the games are gonna cost Rs 2510 [US 55$].
The following games can be Pre-ordered:-
1) Project Gotham Racing 3
2) FIFA 2006
4) Perfect Dark Zero
5) Dead or Alive 4
6) Rockstar-Table Tennis
7) Top Spin 2
8) Elder Scroll : Oblivion [Will be Delayed]
9) Dead Rising [Will be Delayed]
10) Lord of the Rings : Battle for Middle Earth II
11) Burnout Revenge
12) Battlefield 2 : Modern Combat
13) Need for Speed : Most Wanted
14) Fight Night : Round 3
Rest all will be available in the coming months that is October and November. I am kinda surprised that Microsoft has not included Halo 2 in the list
“Xbox 360 will be launched in the last week of september 06 most probably after 23rd”
A Launch party will also be held for the formal launch of the product. It will be taking place in Delhi and should be in November 06
Redington India Ltd will be looking after the distribution of Xbox 360 in India. Currently they plan to have Service centre’s/Retail outlets in 7 cities of India which are “Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune“. Now Incase your city is not listed and are wondering where to buy games and other accessories from?? Dont worry for the time being Redington will be hooking you with their partner from whom you can order your game 🙂
Also its not very sure that if Microsoft will be launching Xbox Live in India or not?
So I hope i have covered everything. Incase you need to know anything else just leave a comment and i will try to answer it
Note: I am in no way affiliated with Microsoft or Redington India.
Links – XBOX 360 India
- Xbox 360 in India will be PAL and not NTSC U or J
- Xbox Live will be most probably launching in June 07 [Will be confirming later]
XBOX 360 Launch party is tomorrow that is 23rd September 06 and yes!! I will be there 😉