Microsoft announced today that when Resident Evil hits retail on March 13th, there will be a shiny new Xbox 360 sku on store shelves as well (Chuck is screaming loudly). the new Resident Evil Xbox 360 bundle
will include an Xbox 360 Elite, a copy of Resident Evil 5
, red controller (they say Limited edition, but I see them on store shelves everywhere), black headset, 120 GB drive, exclusive RE 5 theme and code for download of Super Street Fighter® ll Turbo HD Remix for $399.
Maybe I don't understand the true pull of fandom when it comes to a game series, but from a financial standpoint, it seems to be a little late in the console life-cycle to be making complete Xbox 360 bundles that have nothing more than a fancy paint job and an included game. Unless your 360 recently took a dump, I really see no reason to spend $400 on this bundle when you can pick up the red controller and RE5 game for less than $100.
Microsoft Announces Exclusive Red Xbox 360® Resident Evil Limited Edition Console
In celebration of the landmark “Resident Evil” franchise coming to Xbox 360 for the first time, Microsoft unveiled today an Xbox 360® Resident Evil Limited Edition Console Bundle. Available the same day “Resident Evil 5” ships to store shelves, Friday, March 13, Xbox 360 fans will be able to pick up the bundle featuring an exclusive red Xbox 360.
Fans will enjoy the same premium Xbox 360 Elite experience at an even greater value with a copy of “Resident Evil 5,” matching Limited Edition red Wireless Controller, black Xbox 360 Headset, a 120 GB Hard Drive, exclusive premium “Resident Evil 5” theme (download via Xbox LIVE) and much more all included for the price of $399 (ERP). Supplies are very limited, so “Resident Evil” fans will want to pre-order theirs today.
With the release of “Resident Evil 5” and the special edition red console, the game has found a new home on Xbox 360. The new two-player cooperative experience in “Resident Evil 5” is a perfect fit for Xbox LIVE.* With 17 million members and growing, Xbox LIVE connects “Resident Evil” fans and their new red Xbox 360 consoles to their friends on the couch or across the globe. To further provide a taste of the full entertainment experience available on Xbox LIVE, fans will also receive a bonus card to download the hit Xbox LIVE Arcade title from Capcom, “Super Street Fighter® ll Turbo HD Remix.”
*Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required