Recently, Microsoft's J. Allard was interviewed by TheStreet.com. In this interview Allard revealed some new information regarding the Xbox 360, including the potential price range.
- The Xbox 360 will be priced "in the neighborhood" of $500 AU. The final price will be decided in about 2 months from now.
- Contrary to Bill Gates's statement that Sony and the PlayStation 3 will walk right into Halo 3 when they launch, Allard said that Halo will be released "when it's ready."
- The chips for the Xbox 360 are in production right now, but the actual consoles aren't being made yet.
- Clarifying his "1 billion" statement from E3; he said that was more like an inspirational comment for the video game industry as a whole. 1 billion gamers is a goal for the industry (not 1 billion Xbox 360 gamers).
The Xbox 360 is currently scheduled to be released sometime in November, in time for the holiday season, in North America, Europe, and Japan.