250GB Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 revealed

[UPDATE] Microsoft and Activision unveil limited-edition console branded with Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter; expanded hard drive, two wireless controllers, headset, and game included; drive will not be sold separately.

In anticipation for what has been touted as "the biggest entertainment launch of all time", Activision and Microsoft today unveiled a global Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 limited-edition console to get gamers excited about the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The 250GB Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 Limited Edition

Beginning with the game's worldwide release on November 10, fans of the franchise can arm themselves with the limited-edition Xbox 360, which will feature a custom black case design inspired by the game, a 250GB hard drive, two wireless controllers, an Xbox 360 headset, and a standard-edition copy of the Modern Warfare 2 game. The announcement comes just as an increasing number of rumors point to Sony readying a 250GB PlayStation 3.

What's inside the box.

The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 limited-edition console will be sold in Europe, the Middle East, the UK, the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand and will retail in the US for US$399 and in Australia for A$599. In the UK, the console will retail exclusively in Game and Gamestation stores. Also, the first two Modern Warfare 2 maps to be released will be available first on Xbox Live.

[UPDATE] Microsoft has now confirmed to GameSpot the 250GB hard drive will only be available through the Modern Warfare 2 bundle for the foreseeable future. "We have no plans to release a standalone 250GB Hard Drive at this time," said a rep, who also confirmed the standalone 120GB external drive would remain at its $149.99 suggested retail price.

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TheRealUser101
TheRealUser101

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (abbreviated as Call of Duty: MW3 or simply MW3) is a sequel to Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. MW3 will immediately follow the events of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, where the Russians continue their invasion of the USA.

Drakorath
Drakorath

The 250GB hard drive is on sale on it's own now. I bought 1 a couple of weeks ago.

stinkymonkey58
stinkymonkey58

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Somebody89
Somebody89

They will eventually release that HDD stand alone. Not much sense keeping it exclusive to a bundle.

Fady117
Fady117

UGH. Always into it, eh, Microsoft? whenever you release something and people start buying, you immediately release something else. Doing it all like Apple. Plus, why $600 on a console... if it's just the 250GB hype? Also, i'd like to say that ppl who get this console won't even get to use half of the space, but i'm pretty sure this bundle is for gamers who aren't on Xbox360 yet. @kingNael96: no, not so many versions of the game, but so many bundles and different amazing consoles to choose from. Remember the Resi 5 bundle? it was a killer!

kingNael96
kingNael96

so many versions of the game. its annoying

gtaking40
gtaking40

This is a definite buy for me, considering my last 360 rrod on me.

elagricola
elagricola

@gary234 actually is a better deal if you think about it... Subtract the cost of the game and you are actually getting and extra controller and a bigger hard drive for $40... Of course if she was gonna kill you foe getting the elite then you are still screwed... I don't know how I managed to convince my wife that the "upgrade" was necessary because i reserved mine by trading in some game and peripherals and plan to trade mi "old" 360 hen I go pick it up!!! My only question is.... Does it have a bundled HDMI? Probably not since it's no even mentioned!!

ollie2000000
ollie2000000

Hope this model dont suffer the RROD as well!

gary234
gary234

My wife is going to kill me I just pre-ordered this console.Hopefully a dinner and a movie will make up for me spending over $400 on game console.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I have a friend who has a serious case of OCD, which has him spending money on all types of limited edition products. This is one of the items where I am jealous that he is getting. The 250gb hard drive makes my 120 look small, and they aren't even going to sell it seperate! Out of all the limited edition 360s, this is my favorite by far. I liked the Resident Evil version, but this one is spectacular.

killerfox39967
killerfox39967

why do ps3 fanboys always seem more fanatical and retarded than their "xbot" counterparts? Like whenever there is any 360 news ps3 people will instantly swarm it and post stupid comments. They always complain about how many "xbots" there are but all the 360 rebuttals seem calm and reasoned (still get 20 thumbs down though)

datniccah187
datniccah187

If i had some extra money i'd be all over the bundle. And i allready have a 360, the whole package just looks sweet.

facistinabag
facistinabag

@xboxps2cube Nintendo's done that 2 times with the DS, and they're selling things like "Enhanced Motion Controls" which really should have been part of the console in the first place, and nobody really seems to mind. Special edition versions of consoles come out all the time, it's when they make people repurchase what they've already bought (Nintedo DS lite, Nintendo DSi, Gameboy SP, Gameboy Micro) that drive me bonkers, even worse when people actually go along with it.

TensaIchigo
TensaIchigo

This is a great package if your not under a budget. I don't see "smart" 360 owners hopping on this package though.

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

You dont get as good hardware deals with microsoft, but ps3 is really only good for its exclusives. The majority of good games are on the 360, and if they are on ps3 then they often have better ratings on 360, due to the fact that its hard to program on PS3's cell. Anyway a lot of 360 games may be on pc, but they're not on ps3, and if you cared that much about graphics you would would have a good gaming pc instead of a ps3 anyway. Given my experience with these idiotic ps3 fanboys, i know that they will call me a fanboy, but i'm just stating the facts and im going to get a ps3 this christmas (I wanna play killzone 2 REALLY bad) so yall can go back and cry if you want, but you know im right.

cjasko94
cjasko94

meh why do I bother? But C'mon $149.99 for a 120GB harddrive? Lmao That's Microsoft for ya.

BLEEDGREEN27
BLEEDGREEN27

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Andy4KingAce
Andy4KingAce

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firehawk998
firehawk998

Cool this would be a nice christmas present for my brother and (if reports are true) the Uncharted 2 PS3 set would be great gift for myself.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Wow there are a lot of haters trolling this thread. Why? Great game, great looking console, massive HD, new chipset & disk drive, 2 controllers... what's not to like? Methinks some peeps need to be punching their older headgeared sisters instead of getting online and trolling the boards.

BLEEDGREEN27
BLEEDGREEN27

my opinion this is only a good deal for consumers who are looking to buy a xbox360 for the first time its a rip off the sweet spot for buyer's is $299.99 $399.99 is to high i think sony and microsoft needs to make better software

nomorepain4u
nomorepain4u

i wouldn't get too excited. call of duty 6 is the exact same as the other 5. especially the gameplay. all they did was add a melee weapon and a level where you drive a snowmobile. they don't care if the game is good they just want to make money. plus this 360 looks pretty ugly i think it is just the hard drive that u guys are getting excited about.

xboxps2cube
xboxps2cube

eh... now i see how microsoft gets their sales... by getting existing owners to buy new systems with upgraded hdds..... i hope this ends next generation

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

It would be real nice except it comes with that bound to break 360. Guess I'll just pay retail and wait a few weeks for maps.

glennvolio
glennvolio

I call BS on them not releasing a 250gb hard drive. Maybe not "at this time", but I can't see why in the future they wouldn't release a standalone one.

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

sounds like the either elite is being replaced with either a new hdd, or the new ultimate console with 250gb, all HD cables and a dark silver finish will grace us.

aniMAXXX
aniMAXXX

those who still find consoles expensive...be ready to see more used x360 elite on eBay for below $199 -.-

Soldier1990
Soldier1990

Cool I will have to think hard on this one been wanting to replace my 20gb pro for a while (havent gotten RROD yet in the 2 years I have had it) Always have thought it was stupid to go get a 120gb for $160 who knows?? But we will see!! Also people really have PS3's with over 500gb of hard drive space?? I must know what you do with all that space?? I have been saving only to replace the 80gb hard drive but only to go to 200gb!! Well this may be the wrong place for the question but oh well!!

Dreadedsniper
Dreadedsniper

wow this is a smart move by both microsoft and activision. Bundling one of the most anticipated games with the newest version of xbox 360 i have no doubt that it will sell well.

Flint247
Flint247

Talk about PERFECT TIMING, I was just starting to save up for a 360, too!

1425678786655
1425678786655

man.. i hate that i bought my 100 dollar 60 gig one.. it feels so crappy compared to this now.. 250 gigs.. ME WANT :(

simulator8101
simulator8101

I wonder who's gonna get this and the prestige edition?! That would be hardcore and crazy at the same time. lol

Justin_W
Justin_W

"Sounds great, but is there any way to transfer your memory from a 20gb hard drive to the 250gb hard drive?" Probably done the same way... MS will most likely include the data transfer kit that was provided with the Xbox 360 Elite which allowed those with the original 20GB HDD to transfer all of their data to the larger 120GB drive. I guess I should clarify... you had to register for the transfer kit and they sent it to you... in the meantime - until it shows up - you just use your 20GB drive.

DrewBlood08
DrewBlood08

Sounds great, but is there any way to transfer your memory from a 20gb hard drive to the 250gb hard drive?

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

Wow kuroshiro99...You're the definition of confused. You're going to call Halo: ODST a crappy product, yet you admit that you're going to get it...and for what? A soundtrack? What are you thinking? Are you? Why would you not just buy the soundtrack alone? Or better yet download it off the internet, for free...Idiot...And you have friends that are great strategists? What?! Do they play Risk and do the Mr. Burns, exxxcellent....nerds, everywhere...God help me.

T-razor1
T-razor1

Very good bundle. I'm really tempted to get one. I don't see how 250gigs is overkill. So it's not overkill for the PS3? Lol. I could easily find away to use up the space. I mean between the game marketplace and video marketplace I would find a way. I mean this just makes sense with full XBLA titles , installing games to the harddrive, Games on Demand, etc... Boy anyone who doesn't have a 360 and was on the fence...just jump off or jump in lol.

NuKkU
NuKkU

holy moly thats a genious bundle im not gonna lie

Regisland
Regisland

im tired of fps for 360.....

enragedrenegade
enragedrenegade

Its a great deal considering what you're getting. The game alone cost $60. The larger HDD would cost another $150 and add another $40 for the controller. Thats another $250 worth of stuff for $100. At the end of the day, it's a no brainer considering what you're getting for your money.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

@coldsauce09 You are so true sir! Have many thumbs up from me (although 1 will have to suffice)

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

american gaming = FPS. i dont see any differences with other shooting games killzone, and COD they're all the same 4 me.

Spider-Jim
Spider-Jim

great ican't up my mem to 250 without buying a whole new console! Good on microsoft!!

z3dd1cu5
z3dd1cu5

Just went to Gamestop and pre-ordered this bundle!! I can't wait.