Official Australian Xbox Magazine

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Official Australian Xbox Magazine
Editor Kevin Cheung
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 22,748
Publisher Derwent Howard
Year founded 2002
First issue March 2002
Final issue July 2006
Number of issues 55
Based in Sydney
Status Defunct

Official Xbox Magazine Australia was an Xbox-only magazine published by Derwent Howard. It was succeeded by Official Xbox 360 Magazine Australia in March 2006. 55 Issues? 51 confirmed - #51 was March 2006 issue. National Library suggests it continued through to 55, which was July 2006.


Ed Lomas, Gavin Ogden, James Ashton, Jon Attaway, Steven Bailey, James Cottee, Steve Hill, Alan Madrell, Dan Toose, Daniel Staines, David Wildgoose, Matt Wolfs, Cameron Davis, Ralph Panebianco, Frank O'Connor, Steve Hill, Narayan Pattison, Daniel Morris.


  • Circulation (Jun-Dec 2003): 22,748
  • First issue print run was 30,000
  • Editors: Kevin Cheung
  • Cover Price: $14.95
  • Pagination: 100 pages (Issue 1)
  • Used reprinted content from Future Publishing's Official UK Xbox Magazine under license.

Demo Discs

Each issue of Official Xbox Magazine Australia came with a demo disc featuring playable demos and movies of upcoming games. We do not believe that the contents of the disc were unique to Australia but were the same as the equivalent magazine published in the UK.

Demo Disc Contents
Issue Playable Trailers Extras
1 Project Gotham Racing

Mad Dash Racing

NHL Hitz 20-02

Fuzion Frenzy

Amped, Cel Damage, Dark Summit, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, Dead or Alive 3

Madden NFL 2002, New Legends, Project Gotham Racing, Shrek, The Thing

Inventing Xbox

Designing Xbox

2 Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions

Blood Wake

Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2

Jet Set Radio Future, Rallisport Challenge, Halo, NBA Inside Drive 2002

GunValkyrie, Malice: Kat's Tale

3 GunValkyrie

Dead or Alive 3

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee

Cel Damage

Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, NHL 2002, Rallisport Challenge

Transworld Surf, Test Drive Overdrive, GunValkyrie, Transworld Snowboarding, Taz Wanted

Spider-Man: The Movie

4 Halo

Rallisport Challenge

Deadly Skies

F1 2002

Moto GP


Buffy The Vampire Slayer, UFC Tapout, ISS 2, Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter

Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions

Robbie Bach Interview

Spider-Man movie trailer