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Xbox down under

Aussie punters pick up a Jeep Wrangler with their consoles

It's been just over 36 hours since the launch of Xbox, and since Microsoft hasn't deigned itself to announce sales figures just yet, we thought we'd take a look at how the Xbox has been faring down under. According to ZDNet in Aus, gamers had queued in Sydney's Grace Bros Pitt St. mall since from as early as 3pm in the afternoon to secure prime positions in the line, which reportedly reached several hundred metres in length. In contrast, the first Xbox-owning Brit, Scott Rawlins, descended upon Oxford Street at 5:30pm and happened to find himself at the front of the queue. Australian gamers also received two complementary games with their Xbox bundle purchases, and went into the draw to win a black Chrysler Jeep Wrangler (worth $41,997) with a special Xbox paint job. Related Feature - Redmond, we have lift-off

Source - ZDNet