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Xbox 360 with 250GB HDD and Modern Warfare 2 bundle coming in hot and heavy

Posted by: John at 9/16/2009 4:49 AM
Those little rumors of a 250GB HDD equipped Xbox 360 are indeed true as Activision announced a limited edition console featuring that and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 bundled in. You didn't think Microsoft was going to leave the $399 area for a game console did you? And this is what it's going to cost you for a bigger HDD and probably one of the best games of the year.

You can actually pre-order it from Amazon right now for the $399 price tag and it will be released on the game's launch day of November 10th. Featuring a special paint job and face plate, the setup will also come with two wireless controllers but only one headset.

When you break it down you get a pretty good deal. Taking the Elite as the standard right now selling for $299, the game will run you $60 plus taxes so that knocks it up to $360+ right there. Throw in an extra controller which runs $40 by itself and you're already at the limited edition's price. Now add another 130GB worth of HDD space and you got a nice, nice bundle if you don't have a console yet and was planning on picking one up and Modern Warfare 2

I'll throw Microsoft and Activision a thumbs up on this one for not gouging the public on this bundle.



Prepare for assault with Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console
Microsoft and Activision unveil an exclusive global console based on Infinity
Ward’s “Modern Warfare 2” with 250GB HD, more storage space than ever before

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 15, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today brandished the latest weapon to help gamers take to the battlefields for the global launch of the year with the announcement of the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console. Infinity Ward’s “Modern Warfare 2,” the blockbuster sequel to the best-selling first-person action game in history, “Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®,” was the inspiration for the console’s high-speed, low-drag, battle-ready design, which is available for pre-order today at U.S. retailers and in other regions later this week.

Beginning with “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s” worldwide release on Nov. 10, fans can arm themselves with Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console, which features an exclusive design inspired by the epic thriller, more storage space than ever before in a 250GB Hard Drive, two Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers, as well as an Xbox 360 Headset and a Standard Edition copy of “Modern Warfare 2” for an estimated retail price of $399.99 (USD).

“It’s the highest compliment to the team and our fans to have a special themed Xbox 360 console,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. “The precision and detail that’s been put into the console captures the intensity and feel of ‘Modern Warfare 2.’ We can’t wait for our community and fans around the world to see for themselves on Nov. 10.”

The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console was revealed at an exclusive preview event in Los Angeles where guests were the first to experience “Modern Warfare 2” multiplayer gameplay on Xbox LIVE.

“It is thrilling to bring the exclusive ‘Modern Warfare 2’-inspired Xbox 360 console to Call of Duty fans. Being able to work so closely with the talented team at Infinity Ward on the design has enabled us to develop a console that will set bragging rights around the world,” said Albert Penello, senior director of global marketing for Xbox 360. “These fans deserve the biggest Xbox 360 console ever, and we’re delivering with more storage space than ever before and freedom to enjoy their favorite games and downloadable Game Add-ons, including the first two ‘Modern Warfare 2’ maps that will be available first on Xbox LIVE.”*

Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console, will be sold in Europe, the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia), UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.

On Nov. 10, Activision Publishing, Inc. will release Infinity Ward’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” The title continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. “Modern Warfare 2” is rated “M” (Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.modernwafare2.com or http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/c/callofdutymodernwarfare2/.