The Xbox 360 officially goes on sale
tomorrow, but Best Buy has some of the first units available tonight at
midnight. To celebrate the launch, two stores are hosting a gaming tournament
with special guests from the NHL and the hip hop music scene. In Vancouver,
the event gets underway with Canucks winger, Matt Cooke and singer Moca Only.
In Toronto, fans will be treated to an appearance by Leafs winger, Darcy
Tucker and singer Kardinal Offishall. The store will open at midnight for
sales of the first Xbox 360 consoles, but quantities are extremely limited and
sales are restricted to one unit per person.
Where: Cambie Best Buy Heartland Best Buy
2220 Cambie Street 6075 Mavis Road
When: 7pm to midnight 7pm to midnight
What: Xbox 360 Tournament at 7pm Xbox 360 Tournament at 7pm
Meet Matt Cooke from the Meet hip hop artist
Vancouver Canucks at 7:15pm Kardinal Offishall at 8pm
Meet hip hop artist Meet Darcy Tucker from the
Moka Only at 8:30pm Toronto Maple Leafs at 10:15pm
Meet Joanna Dark from the
Perfect Dark video game at 9pm
sale: Store opens at midnight for sales of the first consoles.
Stock is limited.
Xbox 360 challenges gamers to break out of the linear systems they have
been used to and experience the next generation of gaming. In addition to
top-notch new high-definition games in a more powerful and flexible system,
the 360 has become an integrated entertainment center. Out of the box the
system can play DVD movies, connect to a portable music device, accept digital
image files that can then be viewed on your TV.
Beyond the three 3.2GHz core processors, the 500 MHz graphics processor
and the 512 MB of RAM, the 360 is eight times more powerful than its
predecessor. Wireless integration makes it even better, allowing automatic
wireless connection for up to four controllers.
Xbox 360 is officially available across the country tomorrow, with all
Best Buy stores opening at 8am, but quantities will be extremely limited.
Those customers hoping to put one under the tree should plan to be there
early. More stock will be coming in early December, but quantities will
continue to be in short supply.