Xbox 360 Accessories - Prices and Dates

Xbox 360 Accessories – Prices and Dates

Published On August 23, 2006 | By Anthony Barker | News

Today Microsoft spilled more beans about their upcoming army of Xbox 360 accessories which are nearing release over the next couple of months. So without further ado lets have a look at what the fuss is all about along with how many beans they will cost us.

Xbox Live Vision camera for the Xbox 360
Consumers can chat via video, send photo messages, put their own face in a game, and customize their gamertag on the Xbox Live network. The camera will be available in the U.S. on Sept. 19 and in Europe on Oct. 6 in two packages:

Xbox Live Vision (£34.99 US Sept. 19 & Europe Oct. 6)
This package includes Xbox Live Vision camera, one-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, Xbox 360 Headset, and free* downloads of two full-version Xbox Live Arcade games: the popular “UNO®” card game and “TotemBall,” the new 3-D platform game from Freeverse and Strange Flavour Ltd. that is a mixture of platform skills and puzzles.

Xbox Live Video Chat Gold Kit (£54.99 US Sept. 19 & Europe Oct. 6)
This package includes the Xbox Live Vision camera, a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, an Xbox 360 Headset, free* downloads of three full-version Xbox Live Arcade games – the “UNO” card game, “TotemBall” and the classic “Robotronâ„¢” action shooter – and 200 Microsoft Points.

Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel ($149.99 US Nov & Europe Unknown)
For true racing enthusiasts who demand unparalleled driving realism at home, this innovatively designed wheel combines form and function with the latest technology in wireless and force feedback. Consumers who purchase the wheel will also get a limited-edition force feedback version of “Project Gotham Racing® 3” while supplies last.

Xbox 360 Wireless Headset ($59.99 US Nov & Europe Unknown)
Providing the ultimate wireless experience, this headset integrates seamlessly with the Xbox 360 console to provide wireless voice chat capabilities, stylish design and superior voice quality over the Xbox Live network.

Xbox 360 Faceplates ($19.99 US Nov)
Consumers can customize their consoles with one of three new special-edition faceplates featuring images from their favourite games, including the “Halo®” franchise, “Viva Piñataâ„¢” and “Forza Motorsportâ„¢ 2”.

Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows ($19.99 US Dec)
By plugging the compact receiver into a Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port on a PC, gamers can use Xbox 360 wireless accessories on their Windows-based computer.

Now there is nothing new to these accessories that we didn’t know about since E3 this year, but at least we have some ‘estimated retail’ prices and expected dates. Sadly us Europeans are missing some dates for the Wireless Wheel, Wireless Headset, Faceplates and the Windows Receiver, but no doubt we should expect a near enough release date in these shores. We will let you know as soon as we hear more on these European dates and prices, as well as reviews on these gizmos as soon as we get our mittens on them.

About The Author

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.