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Millions of European gamers have sat patiently beside their old standard Xbox 360s ever since the first official mention of the all-black Elite version waiting for word on when they'll be able to get their hands on one. Now they know - the European launch date is 24 August 2007.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite
Xbox 360 Elite: invading Europe in August

While American gamers may well be excused a little snigger - they've had the Elite since 29 April - at least European gamers will get their mitts on the machine before Japanese players do - they will have to wait until 11 October.

The stylish black Elite has a 120GB hard drive, an HDMI 1.2 port through which it is capable of pumping out 1080p HD images. It will also upscale DVDs too.

Sadly Microsoft remained tight-lipped about European pricing, leaving gamers to make their own rough estimates on the European Elite's price based on its US cost, which is currently around $480 (£237/€350).

It has been rumoured though that Microsoft is about to reduce the cost of all three Xbox 360 models in the US, in an effort to keep its pricing well ahead of the PS3's, which was cut by $100 earlier this week.

Microsoft said the Elite will descend upon the UK, Ireland, Germany and France first, with a wider European roll-out coming "as soon as we can", Shane Kim, VP at Microsoft Game Studios added.

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