NEWS - Thursday, March 2, 2006

Microsoft Unveils $10 Price Point On Select Games

Microsoft on Thursday announced that it will introduce a collection of best-selling Xbox games called the Best of Platinum Hits to retail. Beginning in March, best-selling games like Fuzion Frenzy, Project Gotham Racing 2 and MechAssault will retail for $9.99. "Microsoft is very happy to introduce this new program to our customers. With over 24 million Xbox’s and over 200 million games sold worldwide, we believe this new program provides a great value to Xbox owners, our retail partners, and publishers" states Gunn Robison, Director of Games Retail Marketing for Xbox. Other titles included in the program are Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Enter the Matrix, Shrek 2, Soul Calibur II, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Tony Hawk’s Underground, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, True Crimes: Streets of LA, and Counterstrike. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console has sold under expectations on low availability. The software giant expects to sell around 4.5-5.5M units by fiscal June.


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