U.K. expects heavy outbreak of Xbox flu

Over 90 percent of Xbox buyers are planning to take the day off work Thursday, according to a survey conducted by Amazon.com. Microsoft's Xbox gaming console is due to go on sale at midnight Wednesday in stores across the U.K., and those who pre-ordered one online should have theirs delivered in the morning. Almost all of those who plan to buy one are planning to take the day off. In the survey of 3,000 gamers, 74 percent said they were intending to stay off work and feign illness, said an Amazon spokesman. A further 20 percent said they also planned to take the day off, but had not decided whether they should own up to their bosses. See the full story at http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2106524,00.html --Matt Loney, ZDNet U.K.

Over 90 percent of Xbox buyers are planning to take the day off work Thursday, according to a survey conducted by Amazon.com.

Microsoft's Xbox gaming console is due to go on sale at midnight Wednesday in stores across the U.K., and those who pre-ordered one online should have theirs delivered in the morning. Almost all of those who plan to buy one are planning to take the day off.

In the survey of 3,000 gamers, 74 percent said they were intending to stay off work and feign illness, said an Amazon spokesman. A further 20 percent said they also planned to take the day off, but had not decided whether they should own up to their bosses. See the full story at http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2106524,00.html --Matt Loney, ZDNet U.K.

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