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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY AS XBOX 360 ACCESSORIES ARRIVE IN STORE

UK, 9TH November, 2006 - Can you ever have too much choice? We don't think so. With Xbox 360 this Christmas it's all about choice - from the fabulous choice of 160 games available by the end of the year including upcoming smash titles like "Viva Piñata" and "Gears of War"; the choice to join four million other gamers and get connected to Xbox Live®; and now an even bigger and better choice of fantastic accessories to help you enhance and pimp your Xbox 360 system!

Amp-up your wireless, next generation games experience with the Xbox 360 Wireless Headset. Update the look of your Xbox 360 with a new "Halo®" or "Viva Piñata" themed faceplate. Racing fans can now experience the ultimate in next generation racing realism with the Xbox 360 Wireless Wheel with Force Feedback. And those of you who are looking for an affordable way to jump into the next generation of DVD should look no further than the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player. All of these will be in store by Christmas and add to a fantastic range of accessories already available such as the Xbox Live Vision camera:

Available from 17th November:

Xbox 360 Faceplates. Consumers can customize their consoles with one of three new special-edition faceplates featuring images from their favourite games, including the "Halo®" franchise and "Viva Piñata" (ERP £14.99*)

Available from 24th November:

Xbox 360 Wireless Headset. Providing the ultimate wireless experience, this headset integrates seamlessly with the Xbox 360 console to provide wireless voice chat capabilities, stylish design and superior voice quality over the Xbox Live network (ERP £34.99*)

Available from 1st December:

Xbox 360 Wireless Wheel with Force Feedback: For true racing enthusiasts who demand unparalleled driving realism at home, this innovatively designed wheel combines form and function with the latest technology in wireless and force feedback. Consumers who purchase the wheel will also get a limited-edition force feedback version of "Project Gotham Racing® 3" while supplies last (ERP £89.99*). HD DVD Player: The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player will retail for £129.99 (ERP*). The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player comes with the Universal Pictures' blockbuster film Peter Jackson's "King Kong" on HD DVD (for a limited time) and the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.

And don't forget:

Xbox Live Vision camera for the Xbox 360 system: Consumers can now chat via video, send photo messages, put their own face in a game, and customise their Gamertag on the Xbox Live network. The camera comes in two packages: Xbox Live Vision. This package includes Xbox Live Vision camera, one-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Xbox 360 Headset, and free* downloads of two full-version Xbox Live Arcade games: the popular "UNO®" card game and "TotemBall," the new 3-D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour Ltd. that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles (ERP £34.99*) Xbox Live Video Chat Gold Kit. This package includes the Xbox Live Vision camera, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, an Xbox 360 Headset, free* downloads of three full-version Xbox Live Arcade games - the "UNO" card game, "TotemBall" and the classic "Robotron" action shooter - and 200 Microsoft Points (ERP £54.99*).

Other Xbox 360 Accessories available include:

Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB) Xbox 360 Memory Unit (64 MB) Xbox 360 Faceplates Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Xbox 360 Controller Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter Xbox 360 Headset Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable Xbox 360 Advanced AV Cable Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable

*Actual retail prices may vary.

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