Xbox 360 launch party started Sunday night and gathered 2.000 gamers in Palmdale California.
The “Zero Hour” event is being held from Sunday until Tuesday in hanger in Palmdale, an hour outside of Los Angeles.
The chance to be one of the first people to get their hands on an Xbox 360, made people to came to the event from nearby and around the world and all of them said that it well worth the effort.
“I’m a huge Xbox fan,” said Preston Thorne, one of 360 winners of Microsoft’s Hex 168 competition who were given all-expense-paid trips to Palmdale, free Xboxes and other goodies. “This is sweet. Even if I hadn’t won, I was going to try to get tickets.”
The long-awaited game consoles, are planned to be on sale around the world on Tuesday at lunch time. A basic Xbox with a wired controller will sell for $299. A premium version with a wireless controller, an external hard drive and other extras, will cost $399.
“Everything’s good about the Xbox,” said Todd Schwarz, 28, who had come to Zero Hour from Los Angeles, and was deeply engrossed in Activision’s “Call of Duty 2.” “It’s a great machine. The graphics are the best part.”