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india Updated: Dec 18, 2007 23:07 IST

Xbox Live, an online service for Xbox users launched in India; Sony's Playstation Home and Playstation Network to be launched Xbox Live to be accompanied with exclusive broadband plans from Bharti and BSNL.

A PC game costs roughly in the range of Rs 500 -1500, an Xbox 360 game is at around Rs 2,500 whereas a Playstation 3 game costs about Rs 2,000.

Online games for PCs are generally free, so you will just have to pay Internet charges

For online console gaming, you pay the one-time console cost (Xbox 360 - Rs 19,990, Playstation3 - Rs 24,990) and for subscribing to the online service.

Organised cyber cafes contribute around Rs 12.17 crore to the online gaming market worth Rs 21 crore.