Xbox 360 Elite Bundled With "Games Of The Year"

By Spencer . April 20, 2009 . 10:15am

imageNext month Microsoft will pack Fable II and Halo 3, two top selling first party games, into the Xbox 360 Elite package. The two games, Xbox 360 with a 120 GB hard drive, wireless controller, and headset bundle will retail for $399, the current price of an Xbox 360 Elite.

 

While you can get a hard drive-less Xbox 360 Arcade for under $200 the Elite is catering to a different crowd — the core gamer crowd that haven’t jumped in to this generation of hardware yet.


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  • pressstart

    Nice package. 2 full priced games and the regular Elite color for the price of an Elite. Still tempted to jump on the RE5 bundle, but the red paint job is nasty and this bundle looks to be more value added, even though I would prefer RE5 and HDR over Halo 3.

  • MadMirko

    Interesting choice of titles to pack in. Would the person interested in Halo also be interested in Fable and vice versa? I would have guessed not, but what do I know?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      This is an interesting point since the genres are conflicting. Although, some people follow Halo for the story. Maybe this will convert some people to RPGs or vice versa :P

  • Negative

    oh goody! one mediocre western rpg and one overrated first person shooter. thanks m$!

  • Vino (Tim N)

    They’re right about it being targeted at core gamers that haven’t got a 360 yet. I mean, almost everyone I know who has a 360 has played both games. (a lot of them either rent or buy and resell)

  • CleruTesh

    If they wanted a shot at my money, they should have brought the Star Ocean 4 bundle this side of the seas.
    I’ve only played the first Halo & Fable, and while neither one was terrible, they didn’t really do much for me.
    Though honestly, the only Star Ocean I have played is Till The End Of Time, and I didn’t care for it either, heck I didn’t even finish it.
    Still, with nice artwork and jrpg desperation, that bundle would definitely get you another customer Microsoft (Bill Gates, if your reading this, hint-hint!)

  • Aoshi00

    @pressstart: I saw the Red RE bundle at my friend’s, it doesn’t look as bad as I thought, but it sure stands out like a sore thumb against the black, wht, & silver consoles/TV set up. Ironic thing was he had a bad disc, he needed to mail it back to Capcom and waited weeks getting back a good one. He was scared he got a bad system, but my RE game played fine on his system.

    This is a pretty good bundle and I wouldn’t mind playing these games, but they’re not on my must-play list.

    @CleruTesh: I didn’t finish Till the End of Time and thought twice about getting SO4, but I just got it two weeks ago and haven’t stopped playing since (and I haven’t touched RPGs in a while). Many fans were put off by the cosmetic interface change they made for the US version, but after playing both versions, surprisingly I must say I prefer the change. The CG portraits are much more consistent than the anime ones, which seem too cartoonish, plus the menu looks much cleaner. I like the Eng dub a lot too.

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