Tiivistelmä: Microsoft™ on kertoo Xbox 360-pelikonsolin laajasta saatavuudesta Euroopassa. Alkaen tästä viikosta, Microsoft toimittaa huomattavasti korkeampia määriä Xbox 360-konsoleita myyntikanavaan viikoittain, sen kyetessä kumppaneidensa kanssa suurempaan tuotantomäärään kuin koskaan aiemmin. Alla alkuperäinen englanninkielinen tiedote: MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES XBOX 360 INVENTORY SURGE IN EUROPE 24th March 2006 — Microsoft™ Corp. today announced the broader availability of Xbox 360™ consoles in Europe. Beginning this week, Microsoft will distribute a significantly increased quantity of Xbox 360 consoles to the retail channel on a weekly basis. With component supplies in full production and third manufacturing partner Celestica Inc. now producing the next-generation console along with partners Wistron Corp. and Flextronics Corp., Microsoft is producing more Xbox 360 consoles than ever. “We’re very pleased to be announcing that even more Xbox 360 consoles are making their way to retail, helping the satisfy the huge demand for the definitive next-gen games and entertainment system,” said Chris Lewis, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Home and Entertainment Division, Microsoft. “With 65 high-def and Xbox Live Arcade games available in Europe by June, and new content and experiences coming to Xbox Live® all the time, there has never been a better time to own an Xbox 360.” About Xbox and Xbox 360 Microsoft revolutionized the gaming industry with the November 2001 launch of Xbox (, its first-generation video game and entertainment system, now sold in 26 countries. Microsoft introduced its next-generation system, Xbox 360, in the 2005 holiday season in Europe, Japan and North America, and has launched the system in Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006. The system will be launched in Australia and New Zealand March 23, 2006. Xbox 360 ( is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming service, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. #########


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