Microsoft would like you not to forget they used to make a great console (or still do, I guess, it's just not their front line box anymore), and that it's both less expensive than the Xbox One AND now bundled with some extra stuff to make purchases more enticing (as if a fully functioning copy of NHL 15 vs. whatever EA calls that thing they made for next gen isn't enough). Frankly, the Blue version from Walmart looks really cool, and the bundle is certainly priced to move. Sales figures from Holiday will be very telling about the adoption rate of XB1 vs. 360.
Today we are announcing the Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles that will be available next week at retailers around the world. There are a number of options; here are the details:
If you decide to pick up the above bundle at Walmart in the US, there’s a special version for you: The Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle includes an arctic blue console and controller and includes everything mentioned in the bundle above, and also retails for $249.
The 4GB Kinect Bundle showcases three games – Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, and Forza Horizon – along with one month of Xbox Live Gold access. This bundle also starts at $249, and will be available at Target in the US.
These Xbox 360 bundles begin shipping out to retailers on September 16. Visit your local retailer or head to our online retail portal to pick one up for yourself.