Finally, Microsoft has launched the black 250 GB Xbox 360 console in India at a price tag of INR 21,990. The company, in a press release on Thursday, August 26th 2010 announced that the new console will be available at all leading organized retail stores across India.
The new console has glossy black finish and is much better than its predecessors. Here are some of its key features:
The package contains the following items:
At a price tag of INR 22,000, we would have also expected at least 6 months subscription to Xbox Live Gold and a HDMI cable (seriously, what’s the fucking point of bundling a composite cable and advertising the HD capabilities of a device?). A decent HDMI cable will cost you around INR 1000 in India. Considering that the same console is available at $300 (approx. INR 14,000) in the US, we would say that Microsoft is ripping off Indian consumers. They can blab about import duties all they want, but a price difference of INR 8,000 is totally absurd. We would recommend you to wait for a few days for the console to be available in “unorganized” retail stores in India and save a few thousand bucks. Also, keep checking forums like http://www.consoul.in as they usually run attractive deals.
However, if you cannot wait, you can buy it online at the Microsoft Store.
[via Xbox 360 India]
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