updated 12:50 pm EST, Thu February 19, 2009
Red Xbox 360 inbound
Microsoft is preparing to sell a red-colored version of its Xbox 360 console, a company memo has inadvertently revealed. Sent to retailers and the press in New Zealand, the memo nominally revolves a special promotion in which gamers will gain a free copy of Halo Wars if they buy a 360 between February 26th and March 26th; the game will otherwise cost $100 NZD. Also mentioned, however, is that the bundle "does not apply to the Red Xbox 360 Elite console which is exclusive to EB games."
No red 360 has been formally announced by Microsoft, and the company normally sells the Elite only in black. It is thus uncertain when the red console will become available, and whether it will ship outside of New Zealand and/or to other retailers beyond EB Games, such as parent business GameStop. The Elite is Microsoft's most expensive console, equipped with a 120GB hard drive and HDMI output.