Xbox 360 goes on sale in Israel and Argentina this month

The Xbox 360 made its debut in the US seven years ago this month, but Microsoft is still opening up new markets for its successful game console. This week, as part of the company's Discovery conference in Tel Aviv, Microsoft announced that a localized version of the Xbox 360 would finally be released in Israel on November 21st.

Eurogamer reports that this version will support the country's local currency, as well as its Hebrew language. There will be online Xbox Live support as well, although its currently not known if this version will have any streaming music or video services. It will support the Kinect add-on device.

Halo 4, the just launched sci-fi shooter, will apparently be one of the Xbox 360's launch titles in Israel. An actor playing Master Chief came out on stage during the Discovery conference to announce this move, with "Master Chief" saying that those attending should not "waste your time on girly games and do the right thing."

The Next Web reports that the Xbox 360 will also make its official debut in Argentina later this month, with pre-orders already being taken in that country. Netflix support for the console in Argentina will be added as well.

The Xbox 360 has sold a total of 70 million units worldwide since it launched in November 2005. There is much speculation that the company will announce its successor in 2013, while earlier today it was revealed that Microsoft is also developing a 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' gaming tablet.

Source: Eurogamer.net

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South America, where old tech goes to die.
I remember when the 1st gen Galaxy Tab went out of production last year, 2 months later the main telco company in Uruguay went out with drums and trumpets offering them as "the latest tech", at ~700 a piece contract-free, or 300 with a 2 year contract. Of course that was cheap, since before that other stores were trying to steal about 2000 for them (yes, that is in US dollars).

Teebor said,
Wow has it really been seven years? It literally only seems like a couple
Good work MS

November 2005. 2547 days since. 7th anniversary on 16th

Hey, I just got one a couple of days ago, better late than never I guess... It's still a good console. The next Xbox is not here yet and we don't know the price...

yay! xbox in Argentina... almost at the EOL of the product! This is such a good news! So Sad...
Now, can I get my 2 phat xboxes that RROD replaced by warranty?
At least they will be here too for the next one...

VAAAAAAAAAAAAAMOS CARAJO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

translation: it would be sad if you account for what's left for THIS generation, but Microsoft finally putting Argentina in the map brings benefits that you'd never had had if the forgot about us indefinitely.
And, Next Gen is guaranteed!!!

ok I'll be the first to say it, with all these megapixel cameras now days, THAT is the best blurry cam video they have? This is obviously a consipiracy since you only get video that crappy when a UFO shows up

neufuse said,
ok I'll be the first to say it, with all these megapixel cameras now days, THAT is the best blurry cam video they have? This is obviously a consipiracy since you only get video that crappy when a UFO shows up

Looks like a water color painting effect to me.

GS:mac

neufuse said,
ok I'll be the first to say it, with all these megapixel cameras now days, THAT is the best blurry cam video they have? This is obviously a consipiracy since you only get video that crappy when a UFO shows up

Continuing my comment above, I'd say that there was really an UFO on the screen, and that video was filmed seemingly by a phone, so expected. It was noted by the announcer, that attendees should NOT film these announcements, and yes, the web streaming (for those who saw it, it was also duplicated on the side screens on the stage's sides) was turned off for the series of those Xbox announcements about the Israeli Xbox titles. I expecting this video to be taken down by Microsoft.

Glassed Silver said,
Uhm... WHUT?
Really?

GS:mca


Yes. I personally was at the conference yesterday. And the one who filmed this announcement above, did not film the start of this announcement , where Master Chief introduced himself, and Ballmer announcing Xbox availability in Israel