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Sales Of Xbox Live Starter Kits Approach 150,000

Microsoft announced today that in the week since the launch of its Xbox Live, almost all of the kits have been sold -- about 150,000 units.
The Xbox Live Starter Kits, priced at $50, come with a one-year subscription to the online service. The company also said that since the Xbox Live release, the sales of Xbox consoles jumped 18% over the prior week. Microsoft will continue to roll out the system in Europe and Japan over the coming months:
  • On November 30, Xbox Live testing begins in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
  • On January 16, 2003, the system launches in Japan.
  • On March 14, 2003, Xbox Live will launch in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
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