Yes, you can haz Pony

 

4151058475_0936d934da_m[1] We’ve just announced that Pets are coming to the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace. Tomorrow, the first shipment arrives and you’ll be able to choose from the following Pets at 240 points each:

 

Large Dog, Pug Dog, Dog in Bag, Cat, Siamese Cat, Long Haired Cat, Goldfish, Guinea Pig, Monkey, Bird, Snake and yes….a Pony.

 

I’ve uploaded a few examples to my Flickr site, but look for these new additions tomorrow on the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edit: Added link to press release

Comments

  • Sneeches

    Lol m$ you sure know how to sucker money outta me. Cat or dog purchase for me depending on what they look like

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  • jchapman

    Major, I hope that Microsoft considers greatly expanding the number of options; I think that any pet owner would prefer one that resembles their own real-world pet. Why not the top 30 most popular dog breeds?

    Retrievers (Labrador)
    Yorkshire Terriers
    German Shepherd Dogs
    Retrievers (Golden)
    Beagles
    Boxers
    Dachshunds
    Bulldogs
    Poodles
    Shih Tzu
    Miniature Schnauzers
    Chihuahuas
    Pomeranians
    Rottweilers
    Pugs
    Pointers (German Shorthaired)
    Boston Terriers
    Doberman Pinschers
    Shetland Sheepdogs
    Maltese
    Spaniels (Cocker)
    Great Danes
    Siberian Huskies
    Pembroke Welsh Corgis
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
    French Bulldogs
    Spaniels (English Springer)
    Mastiffs
    Australian Shepherds
    Brittanys

    This lack of choice reminds me of how limited the college clothing options were; I’d hoped that you would expand those options quickly to include a much larger selection of schools, especially since the object models and animation don’t change between items. While I’m sure the licensing requires effort, the initial release seems like a promise unfulfilled and releasing only two dog breeds tomorrow is similarly disappointing.

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  • monosocratic

    Monkey monkey monkey. Excellent news. I, too, want to know if they replace the avatar prop spot. Can I dance with my monkey?

    Also, anyone wanting a free avatar item should have signed up for the final fantasy xiii chocobo giveaway; might still be able to.

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  • MSXNA

    Awesome!!! Can I haz a kat that makes nom nom nom sounds? ^_^

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  • CyberKnight

    I’m glad you posted pictures. The image that formed in my head when I read “dog in bag” was… not pleasant… X{

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  • LegendaryMSN

    Omg i want theee Guinea Pig😄

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  • xo maro

    I like it🙂

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  • AlphaWolf Fang

    Do the pets get summoned and dismissed as the props currently do? Or will they remain with my avatar the entire time?

    I’d feel a tad bad if I kept snapping my fingers and my pet disappearing into nothingness😛

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  • SnoopDope

    I can haz PrONY too ?

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  • DarkGin87

    Is this anything to do with PS3 launching a pet store for Home soon?

    As long as you put a rottweiler or a Siberian husky (adults or puppys)ill buy them but E or Major Nelson can you tell the people who are making joy ride to add pets to the passenger seat, it would be awesome to have my dog looking out the window as I’m driving😛 just a thought

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  • seldinhio

    Man that’s stupid. Better to support the game companies by buying their products then this crap. How can a virtual pet ever be worth as much as a game. Ok if you could do something with the pet, but no. I just feel at this point that the Xbox division has run out of ides. With the PS3 in their heels the Xbox people are desperate to put something out there. The Xbox is mainstream at this point. I feel like I’m not the main consumer target any more.

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  • VVho Cares

    Almost $3 bucks seems a little expensive. Hopefully avatar items will drop in price as they age. Unlike downloadable MP maps for certain games that are 4 years old and they want more for the DLC then the game sells for.

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  • shadaik

    Dinosaur, pterodactyl, tarantula, and – I agree – a turtle. Oh, and a dragonfly.

    Any hope to be able to have two pets on my avatar at a time? I’d love to combine chocobo and parrot.

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  • XtremeG

    I like turtles.

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  • neda

    Yay, now there’s an avator prop I want to spend points on

    Woot

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  • Glenn ZA

    As an animal lover this is a sweet little addition🙂
    Hope in the future to see Black Panther *grins*
    😉😎

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  • Shlugendah

    Seriously? People buy this stuff? I’ll never understand why you would pay actual money for how you little cartoon guy looks. As far as PS3 being on XBL’s heels, if they’re even that close, that’s where they belong, yapping like the little pugs you’re selling here. PSN will never be as good as XBL, so I hope this isn’t some sort of gimmick to stay ahead of them. Seriously, real money?

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  • Shlugendah

    As Glenn ZA is an animal lover, it would be great if there was an option to donate that $3 to the National Humane Society.

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  • trixie360

    EEEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!! I’m getting a monkey I’m getting a monkey *does the happy monkey dance* Wait, is it going to fling poo?

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  • sneh

    A virtual Gold Fish that costs more than a Real one , nice.

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  • Glenn ZA

    Shlugendah that sure opens an entire new dimension of “selling” these pets!

    Positive spin off I think🙂

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  • longklaw1

    Getting me a dog tomorrow.

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  • BillyMagnumFOD

    this…is…stupid. MAKE ALL AVATAR STUFF FREE

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  • mechANGEL

    I can has Chinchilla please?

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  • X Ray Hamburger

    Lmfao wow, that’s actually a cool idea. I’ll be waiting for my Chocobo to arrive.

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