Micro Center® Extends $100 Savings on XBOX® 360 Throughout Holidays

Anticipates Sales of Over 100,000 XBOX 360s

HILLIARD, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Micro Center® today announced that it will extend savings of $1001 on in-store purchases of any Microsoft® XBOX® 360 system throughout the Holidays. After the $100 mail-in rebate, the XBOX 360 Premium is $299.99 and XBOX 360 Core System is $199.99.

“In view of shortages of PS3 and Wii models and the advantages of Microsoft’s Media Center Extender, we recognized that XBOX 360 models are clearly the premier game console gifts this season.”

Micro Center is committed to offering the best selection and value for our customers, said Kevin Jones, VP Merchandising. In view of shortages of PS3 and Wii models and the advantages of Microsofts Media Center Extender, we recognized that XBOX 360 models are clearly the premier game console gifts this season.

With the attention the PS3 and Wii launches have produced and the shortages on both products, we believe that a $100 rebate on XBOX 360 is a great way to encourage a wider group of customers to discover our new, larger gaming departments and provide Micro Center customers a premium gaming solution for the Holidays, added Jones.

About Micro Center

Micro Center operates nineteen stores in major markets nationwide:

  • A destination retailer designed to satisfy the dedicated computer user.
  • Uniquely focused on computers and computer-related products. In fact, Micro Center offers more computer and computer-related SKUs (over 30,000 in stock) than any other retailer.
  • More square footage devoted exclusively to computers and computer-related items than any other retailer (stores average 45,000 square feet).
  • Selection, service and sales staff expertise modeled after Nordstrom and other service-oriented retailers.
  • More upscale atmospherics than big box consumer electronics stores.
  • Innovators of the departmentalized approach to computer retailing. Service levels and expertise vary to meet customer preferences by department. This means:
  • Consultative career sales staff in hardware departments which surround staple items in the center of the store.
  • Quick in/out shopping experience on staple items with check outs arranged conveniently.
  • Large Gaming departments featuring XBOX 360, PS3, Wii and PC Gaming displays on HDTVs, over 2,000 games and nearly 350 different accessories per store.

Readers of the leading U.S. consumer magazine have consistently rated Micro Center among the best stores at which to buy a PC since the publication began surveying satisfaction with computer stores in 2003.

1 Mail-in rebate on in-store purchases of XBOX 360 models; N/A @ www.microcenter.com. One/ customer. Good through 12/31/06 or while supply lasts.

Micro Center store locations:

CA - Tustin and Santa Clara; CO Denver; GA Atlanta (2); IL Chicago (2); KS Kansas City; MA Boston; MI Detroit; MN Minneapolis; NY Westbury, LI; OH Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus; PA Philadelphia; TX Dallas, Houston; VA Fairfax.

©2006 Micro Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved. Micro Center is a registered trademark of Micro Electronics, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective corporations.


Micro Center
Ed Lukens, 614-850-3270
Marketing Communications Manager

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