Microsoft have announced their plans for the European Xbox launch, at the X01 event in France.

hardware photo

The machine will go on sale in the UK and across Europe on March 14th 2002, with a suggested retail price of 299 - the same price as the Sony PlayStation 2 launched at.

Games will retail at 44.99 each - again similar to the standard price for games on the PlayStation 2, and a total of 1.5 million Xbox consoles are planned to arrive in Europe before the end of June 2002.

Related articles: X01: Xbox makes debut in Europe
UK Xbox pre-orders start