Microsoft has announced that that the Xbox 360 will go on sale in India this October. The launch is fortuitously timed to precede a major Hindu holiday. According to Wikipedia, Diwali (or Deepvali) is a 5 day Hindu festival celebrated in October/November. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolises the victory of good over evil. Lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. Of course, It's also a good exscuse to blow 23,990 Rupees on a Premium System. Time to light up that green ring India.

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