Australian 360 Launch Delayed

Oh no! Just when you though the wait was nearly over Microsoft has announced that gamers in Australia and New Zealand have even longer to wait before they can get their hands on the Xbox 360, citing high demand and manufacturing problems as the reason for the delay.

The console was initially slated to launch in ANZ on March 2nd, but that date has now changed to March 23rd. In a statement, Microsoft said the slip was due to “unprecedented global consumer demand and short-term manufacturing issues due to component shortages stemming from challenges in ramping supply.” According to Microsoft, the shift to a new launch date will ensure that ” the markets will have an adequate supply of Xbox 360 consoles to meet demand at launch.”