Playing hooky for Xbox U.K. launch

Over 90 percent of Xbox buyers are planning to take the day off work tomorrow, according to a survey conducted by Amazon.com.

Microsoft's Xbox gaming console is due to go on sale at midnight tonight in stores across the United Kingdom, and those who pre-ordered online should have theirs delivered in the morning. Almost all of those who will have one come Thursday morning are planning to take the day off.

In the survey of 3,000 gamers, 74 percent said they were intending to stay home from work and feign illness, said an Amazon representative. A further 20 percent said they also planned to take the day off, but had not decided whether they should own up to their bosses.

Stores across the United Kingdom will keep their doors open late tonight to take advantage

News source: Cnet

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