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Xbox Wireless N Adapter Out Now, Costs $100

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

We knew it was real, we just didn't have a release date. Until now, that is.

Joystiq reports that Microsoft is launching the Wireless N Adapter for the Xbox 360 this week in the United States. Nice news and all, but the price leaves something to be desired.

Earlier this week, Microsoft's Wireless N Adapter was spotted in an ASDA supermarket in the UK. Priced at £49, you guys balked at the direct conversion of roughly $85 for the peripheral. Well, it get's worse.

If you want one you'll be forking out the same $99.99 you would have paid for the first one. Wise shoppers will go to Amazon as Joystiq reports the etailer is selling it for $87.99 right now.

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    masterasia , 11 November 2009 20:35
    $100!?! Booooooo!!!!
    That's half the price of the Xbox 360 already.
    I'm all for using the RJ45 over wireless any day (for gaming).
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    Anonymous , 11 November 2009 20:57
    "It get's worse."

    Tom's certainly has done.
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    paperfox , 11 November 2009 23:15
    its the elite version of the wireless adapter :) 

    ya they rip you off big time on those accessories
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    Clintonio , 12 November 2009 07:36
    Eh, no worse than Nintendo's "buy more in accessories than you do in games or consoles!" attitue, or Sony's.. well, I've never played on a PS3 so I'd have no idea.
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    david__t , 12 November 2009 18:38
    No doubt they have been waiting for the Wireless N standard to be ratified finally... But if you look at the price of hard discs for the PC and then look at what the console version costs it is a rip off - just like this adapter. Anyone that serious about network speed would be using RJ45 already I think.
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    blazer666_uk , 12 November 2009 18:52
    ASDA are still owned by Wallmart, where did you get that news from? I'll sell my shares if thats true