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Microsoft to launch ?Xbox 360? by Nov.

To set up 1,200 retail centres across seven cities.

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its entry into next generation video gaming and entertainment system by showcasing ?Xbox 360?, to be launched later this year and will set up a retail network for its distribution across seven cities.

?Xbox 360? will be available for consumers before the Diwali season. However, the pre-order of the product will start in June,? Microsoft Entertainment and Devices division, Global Retail Sales and Marketing Group, Corporate Vice President Mitch Koch told reporters here on Tuesday.

The company would set up 1,200 retail centres across seven cities, including four metros, in the country, he said.

The Xbox system would have 20 titles at the launch and henceforth, 7-10 titles would be added to it every month, Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division India Country Manager Mohit Anand said.

Microsoft has tied-up with Adidas for its pre-order promotion, which would provide the users ?Xbox 360?core system with a 10 per cent discount at a price of Rs.19,990.

It has also extended its global partnership with MTV and Samsung in India for the launch, he said.

By June 2007, the company is expected to connect 6 million Xbox live members across the world and the system would be available in around 40 countries, he said.

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