Advanced Media Network has obtained internal reports from a Pepsi-Cola bottler saying that Xbox 360 will have multi-promotional offers along with Mountain Dew. Sources say that franchise stores such as 7 Eleven, Hollywood Video and Toys R' Us will be offering these promotional deals starting mid-end of this month.
Target stores calls for a three week program that endorses instant wins for the Xbox 360 in Mountain Dew 24-packs, coming in October. 7 Eleven will have a similar promo deal though with only two winnings in a 12-pack.
In other news, on July 31, Every10minutes.com had over 46,000 people registered just to know when the contest is going to start.
On Monday Aug 8, an e-mail will be sent out for those registered consumers that allows those to sign-in to use the site for the very first time. In mid-August, players will be able to download a "Mountain Dew/Xbox360 Instant Messenger Environment".
The first sweepstakes through the site will be on August 29th, 12:00 AM EST. The last sweepstakes will be on October 31, 11:50 EST.
Xbox 360s were declared not be delivered very early, though in its original announced date, Mid-November. AMN will keep you update to date on this and more it becomes available, until then check back for further information.
' Microsoft's presentaion at E3 fell a little flat simply because the company had already unveiled the console in an MTV special that aired the wek before '
That doesn't mean, however, that details aren't still coming out about the system>
Microsoft has just signed a deal with Xbox chipmaker NVIDIA for backward compatibility of old Xbox games with the Xbox 360. This was necessary because the next-gen version of the system utilizes a PowerPC CPU and a non-compatible graphics chip by another company, ATI (the original Xbox has intel chips and an NVIDA GPU). At E3, Microsoft announced that only "best-selling" Xbox games would be playable on the 360, but this new deal opens up the possibility for more titles. However, not all Xbox games will be playable on the new system. Microsoft is not commenting on the situation, but word is that patched versions of the Xbox games will be made available over Xbox Live to allow play on the 360. Patches for some titles will also come pre-loaded on the next-gen system's hard drive.
Piper Jaffray said the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 is on track to launch in November in the U.S. and Europe, and will likely ship "a couple of weeks later" in Japan.
Microsoft management wouldn't provide launch quantities, but the research firm estimates that 1 million units will ship in the U.S., 400,000 in Europe, and 200,000 units in Japan by the end of 2005.
Piper Jaffray expects 15 games to be available at the console's launch and 25 to 40 games before the end of the year. The research firm noted that there are more than 160 Xbox 360 games in development worldwide.
Microsoft also would not provide specific pricing information about the Xbox 360, but Piper Jaffray expects Microsoft will make one unit available at $299, and another unit near $399, with the more expensive unit including "additional hardware components (e.g., hard-drive option, extra controller, memory option) that core users will likely buy anyway."
It’s Christmas in August as Xbox Live Announces Enticing New Holiday Offer
New 12 Month Starter Kit to include everything you need to connect and play online including a full version of “Project Gotham Racing 2”.
Microsoft announced today that a new version of the 12 Month Xbox Live™ Starter Kit is now available in retail stores. The package, which retails for $69.99, includes a 12 month Xbox Live subscription, an Xbox Live Communicator Headset, a full version of the award-winning “Project Gotham Racing 2” and casual games from Xbox Live Arcade. New Xbox Live gamers will enjoy more than 300 games this holiday, along with more than 400 pieces of downloadable game content.
Ever since Sony announced PlayStation 2 would be backward compatible with PlayStation in 1999, gamers, consumers, and pundits alike have seen the hardware component as a must-have feature in all new consoles. Backward compatibility makes a lot of sense. Gamers might want to pack their old systems in a cabinet somewhere, but their favorite games will still have life with a system that hasn't rendered them dead.
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