The change applies not only to new purchases, but also to those who have already purchased an XBox
360. Microsoft is also promising customers that if they paid to have repairs down to their xbox, they will get a full refund check.
While systems purchased at the Xbox 360's November 22, 2005 launch are now out of even the extended one-year warranty period, Microsoft has said those who have paid for an out-of-warranty repair that would have been covered by the extended policy will be eligible for an automatic reimbursement.
The reimbursement checks should arrive in about 10 weeks, according to Microsoft
. Customers can find more detailed customer support and warranty information at Xbox.com.