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Microsoft says "Let's see your Wii do this!" with Avatar Pets

Posted by: Chad at 12/2/2009 12:51 PM
Okay, Microsoft didn't really say that but you know they were thinking it.  Today brings us the news that the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace will start selling pets tomorrow (December 3).  For only 240 points, you can be the proud owner of one of the following:
  • Large Dog
  • Pug Dog
  • Dog in Bag
  • Cat
  • Siamese Cat
  • Long Haired Cat
  • Goldfish
  • Guinea Pig
  • Pony
  • Monkey
  • Bird
  • Snake
Wait, there's more!  Xbox live users can register here to be eligible to receive a download code for a pet Chocobo, a creature from the Final Fantasy series.  It also sounds like you can have a lot of pets at once so you can be a weird 'cat lady' without the smell.  Check out these screens for proof that I'm not making this up.



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Who didn’t wish for a cute puppy for the holidays? Or maybe you’re more of a bird person? Have you always wanted a pony to call your own? So maybe your building doesn’t allow pets, but now your Avatar on Xbox 360 can have them!
 
Avatar Pets are popping up on Xbox LIVE Marketplace this Thursday, December 3. They’ll always be waiting to greet you when you turn on your Xbox 360, and if you decide on a cat or ten, you won’t have to worry about any funny looks from the neighbors.
 
For those who are looking for something out of this world, Xbox LIVE members can soon get their hands on a very special and exclusive Avatar Pet – a Chocobo, from one of the best-selling worldwide franchises, FINAL FANTASY. In celebration of the release of FINAL FANTASY XIII on Xbox 360 on March 9, 2010 in North America and Europe, for a limited time only, Xbox LIVE users who register on the Xbox.com/FFXIII page will be eligible to receive a download code in their inbox for the Chocobo pet this Holiday season.
 
Choose from these Avatar Pets to make your December bright, all available for 240 Microsoft Points:
Large Dog
Pug Dog
Dog in Bag
Cat
Siamese Cat
Long Haired Cat
Goldfish
Guinea Pig
Pony
Monkey
Bird
Snake