Microsoft Kinect gets Aussie release date

Even if most gaming companies couldn’t give a toss about poor old Australia, kindly Uncle Microsoft hasn’t forgotten our upside down cousins.

IGN reports from a Microsoft Open House event in Sydney that Microsoft Kinect will launch in Australia on November 18th. That’s a fortnight after the U.S. release date, and eight days after Europe, so Aussies won’t have to wait so much longer to embarrass themselves completely.

The unit will be bundled with Kinect Adventures for AUD $199 (around USD $180, a thirty buck hike on the U.S. price). There’ll also be a console bundle with Kinect that will sell for AUD $449 (or USD $407).

That’s not all, Aussie Xbox owners: Foxtel will also be launching a premium TV streaming service through the console from October.

[Via IGN]