Microsoft’s “Rare” Xbox 360 Family Friendly Bundle

By Spencer . May 5, 2010 . 2:20am

imageMicrosoft has an answer to Nintendo’s Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort package.


Their Xbox 360 Arcade bundle contains a console, wireless controller, and two Rare developed titles – Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata. You won’t get a hard drive, but cheap USB flash drives can be used for storage now.


Nintendo’s double sports package and Microsoft’s “Rare” bundle are $199.99 each. Which would you choose? Now, which would you buy for your family?

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  • Gestahl


  • Whoa, this is pathetic compared to the value in the Wii pack.

  • Aww come on guys don’t bash Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts its actually a good game it just wasn’t what everyone wanted though but I still had fun playing it.

    • SeventhEvening

      I actually was just about to bash Banjo-Kazooie. It’s not a good game at all. It wasn’t an issue of it not being what I wanted, it was plagued by glitches and physics errors, and it was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had in gaming. I’m glad you were able to enjoy it, but I wouldn’t recommend that game to anyone.

      I’d go with the Wii pack because it is actually a good deal. Banjo-kazooie and Viva Pinata have a combined value of under 30 bucks. Resort alone is worth twice that.

  • Hraesvelgr

    If I was choosing between the two for my “family”, I’d go with the Wii one just because my mom likes those Wii Sports games. For myself, though? Neither. I already own a 360 and a Wii though, so this is all hypothetical.

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