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E3: Euro X360 Elite dated

Video Marketplace this year.

Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox 360 Elite will launch in Europe and Canada August 24, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.

Speaking at Microsoft's pre-E3 conference in Santa Monica, VP of marketing Jeff Bell also stated that the Video Marketplace service will arrive in Europe before the end of the year.

"We're committed to bringing Xbox 360 to the world," offered Bell.

According to Microsoft, so far USD 125 million has been spent on Video Marketplace content in North America. The service offers over 2000 hours of content, from 28 different studios.

New to the offering is a partnership with Disney, with content from the leading movie studio added to the US service from today.