250GB Xbox 360 Forza 3 bundle announced for UK

Microsoft to release Forza Motorsport 3 Super Elite Bundle alongside racing title; Halo: ODST bundle coming to Europe?

Just a few days after Microsoft confirmed a worldwide Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 bundle, its UK division has announced that another bundle will be racing into British stores in time for Christmas with the portentously named Xbox 360 Forza Motorsport 3 Super Elite Bundle.

The bundle will be available on the same day as Forza 3's launch, October 23, and is priced at £249.99. It's almost identical to the Modern Warfare 2 bundle, sans the camouflage-themed paint job and a copy of that game. It includes a 250GB hard drive, two Xbox 360 wireless controllers, an Xbox 360 headset, and the standard edition of Forza Motorsport 3. Unike the MW2 bundle, it does not look like the Forza 3 bundle will be limited to any one retailer.

It seems that Microsoft might still have a third hardware bundle in the pipeline for this holiday season, with unconfirmed reports suggesting that a European Halo 3: ODST bundle is also in the works. According to gaming blog Kotaku, the Halo 3: ODST hardware bundle contains a 120GB Xbox 360 Elite, a controller, copies of Halo 3: ODST and Halo 3, and access to Halo: Reach's beta program. At the time of publication, neither UK nor US Microsoft reps had returned requests for confirmation.

Meanwhile, Sony may have bundle plans of its own, and leaked product shots of a 250GB Uncharted 2 PlayStation 3 bundle have surfaced in the US. Pricing and a release date weren't mentioned as part of the rumour. However, Uncharted 2 is set to arrive on October 16 in Europe and on October 13 in North America. Sony Computer Entertainment America has yet to confirm the bundle's existence to GameSpot.

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Kenbo325
Kenbo325

Wow I'm jealous. Hope this comes to North America!

GeneralHawx
GeneralHawx

Is this going to be available in the US and Canada

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Phaselinear "I want a Masseffect2 bundle....complete with blowup doll versions of the alien chicks....lmao." Lmao, too. Perhaps that could happen with a bundle of the upcoming Postal 3 game, or even 4 if it exists at all...

ollie2000000
ollie2000000

People might aswell stop buying consoles on release day now!

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

I want a Masseffect2 bundle....complete with blowup doll versions of the alien chicks....lmao.

Xz310
Xz310

wtf forza 3 comes out in europe 4 days before it does in the US whats going on the turn 10 studios is in Washington yet they are delaying it for us.

Jebril
Jebril

250 Gigs...jesus that's a lot of space.

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

Dammnnn! i've just bought an Elite....!

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

@spotty this is more proof that you ps3 fanboys got no clue what you're talking about, read the gamespot article. Anyway usually we dont have to pay anything to get it fixed. Its the occasion where you have to find something other to do than video games for a couple of weeks, but i guess the ps3 fanboys cant go more than a day without games.

spotty6
spotty6

@xtremeflem2day yes i do i read it in an article from the cnn news thing

mk360star
mk360star

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Bashers79
Bashers79

Correct me if im wrong but its £140 to upgrade to a 120GB harddrive, so for an extra £50 your getting 250GB. An extra 50 notes for an extra 130GB of HD space is definitely a good deal if your in the market for an Xbox.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

anyone heard of a solo 250 GB HD release planned? Because if not... lets just say pissed is the least I'll be.

PS3_3DO
PS3_3DO

The PS3 only has a one year warranty. Seems like it is the one that is going to be the 250gb paperweight. ;)

mjk_1
mjk_1

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Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

This is the bundle I want, but I live in US /cry. I plan on getting MW2 for PC. I might just pick the MW2 bundle and sell the game for Forza 3.

kevin8se7en
kevin8se7en

As for those complaining about how they bought a 20gb one back at launch.. Lets be honest here.. you knew this would happen... don't act like you fell cheated. (Hypothetically Speaking - If you wanted to buy one) if i told you the next Xbox or PS4 was going to be launched in 2011 with a 500gb HDD for $500 and then told you that 2 years after launch (2013), they would cut the price down to $400, add a 1TB HDD, a game and make it "slim"... you would still buy the one at launch. Don't deny it and don't complain if that's what you did.

kevin8se7en
kevin8se7en

Why the hell would you need this? 120gb is more than enough. It's a waste of money. I have an Elite (120gb) and have had it since the Elite came out and I still have over 70gb of free unused space and that's INCLUDING all my downloads which include pretty much any and all game demos which i NEVER play. lol A game disc or game can only be up to about 8gb so realistically, even if you had 10+ games on your Xbox, you would still have enough space for all the music, game demos, videos and other stuff you would even want/need with a 120gb Xbox 360 Elite. I do want Forza tho.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@ xtremeflem2day Only a 20gb and you have plenty of space? My 20gb only came with 13 usuable gb's i could use. THat was a rip-off to me. I downloaded a few map packs and a couple x-box live games and that's it. I wish I had known that's all i would have gotten to b/c then i would have invested in a more expensive hard drive.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Good 'cool' option for those without an Xbox 360 in the first place.

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

@spotty6: Lmao you think 360 has 4 times failure rate that ps3 does?

Quofan
Quofan

This is how hardware screws you over. This is also why I oppose the way consoles are turning into mini-pc's. We get ripped off by PC's already, no need for Sony and Microsoft to do the same by releasing like 10 different versions of the same console.

enragedrenegade
enragedrenegade

This is the bundle that I'd want to get but its kind of upsetting to see it being limited to only the UK. There are millions of Forza fans here in the US who would love to purchase this bundle.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

cool although i would get the moderen warfare on if i did not have 360 already.

spotty6
spotty6

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Doolz2024
Doolz2024

What's up with all the 250GB bundles? First MW2 bundle and now this? Oh well, they both look like great bundles. I'd buy either one if I didn't have a 360 already. :)

RandomCTG
RandomCTG

I piss on all of these bundles...I mean COME ON! It seems that they are making a bundle for EVERY freaking game...ONLY IDIOTIC PEOPLE WOULD GIVE AWAY THEIR PRECIOUSLY HARD-EARNED MONEY FOR THESE USELESS CRAP...go ahead and support MS and possibly Sony who doesn't give a rats ass about what you think. It's all money for them.

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

More great news for me. More bad news for the Sixaxis lovers. :) :(

RandomCTG
RandomCTG

I think Xbox 360 should be FREE

rachet_vs_jak
rachet_vs_jak

why cant microsoft make one more controller to the halo bundle because mw2 and f3 have 2 controllers and 250 gb and its the same price as the halo bundle but the halo bundle has 120 gb and 1 less controller for the same price

noahflabbyness
noahflabbyness

Ok this is just lame for people that bought the xbox 360 pro around 07 with a freaking 20gb hdd wow I spent 400 bucks for it to. I think people should be able return the xbox or get 250 hdd if you have the receipt from when the person bought it.

rachet_vs_jak
rachet_vs_jak

I want the the Halo 3: ODST / halo3 120GB Xbox 360 Elite because i want halo 3 and ODST and elite so i could just buy the bundle

scarface_dm
scarface_dm

Even though I like 360 , I wouldnt want Sony to drop out the console race! the more competition there is, the more gamers benefit, and Im all for that!

EYE0NE
EYE0NE

@ SalarianChemist Listen, my ratio of 360 games to PS3 games is like 20 to 1. I really like the 360. But you are crazy. Why would Sony need to drop out of the console race? It's a good system. Just because you like the 360 more doesn't mean the competition needs to die. In fact if there was no competition (with Sony speficially) the Xbox Elite would probably still cost $450. That is honestly one of the most ridiculous things I've heard someone say on this site. And also, Sony didn't remove PS2 compatibility from the Slim. Backwards compatibility with PS2 been gone for a long time now. You are just wrong.

scarface_dm
scarface_dm

Yes, there is many things microsoft is doing thats screwing us gamers over with but so is Sony....No Backward capability come on!! Im no fan of the Companies but a fan of the products they make!

619HARDY
619HARDY

i agree xtremeflem2day! love gaming not consoles!

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

All consoles have their ups and downs, and one of the 3 may fit you perfectly. The problem is, humans outnumber you about 8 billion to one, so there is a slight chance that somebody else on the planet will have a different opinion. So please, with this complicated information i gave you, dont troll on an article for a console you dont like, and just love your games, love the real world, and enjoy life, because so far nobody has made it out alive yet.

Dragdar
Dragdar

@scarface_dm no doubt about it, but so far Sony has been true to their word with the 10 year cycle and console value. And the fact that they let you use third party HDD is very commendable. In the era of PS2 they practicaly owned the market yet the product was still sturdy and reliable (mine is still working) And in a competition environment Sony behaves more like a competitor than MS because MS is used to being the big dog in everything.

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

Bundles,bundles,bundles,......it's just a matter of time before there will be another bundle...pink PS3, with Hannah Montanna anyone?

scarface_dm
scarface_dm

@Dragdar If Microsoft wouldn't have been around, thinking Sony wouldnt be obnoxious and monopolistic is just laughable, without competition all these companies would take advantage at the expense of the cosumers, Sony isnt a saint but also a money hungry corporation so get your facts straight!!!

ShimmerMan
ShimmerMan

@ Intrakitt if you honestly belive the sound difference between a 360 and ps3 is "minimal". Look at this quick comparison. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwOsU_Nq53Q That's not "minimal" sound difference. that's big gap right there, like going from a mercedes to a 4x4 lorry. I think it's you who's the fanboy.

Red122
Red122

The only bundle that I care about is the MW2 bundle as for this and that odst bundle who cares

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

i got a 3rd 360 with guitar hero for the standard 199,99 price that a 89 dollar value free it also included sega sports tennis and 5 arcade games lol

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

Who cares if xbox 360 cant get 500 GB? 250 GB is more than enough, you can purchase games online, or just simply buy em off amazon used for sometimes as low as 10$. PS3 needs more space because they have to install their games, my hard drive is only 20 gb, ive purchased plenty of DLC, and i'm still fine.

meateater79
meateater79

The Forza bundle is useless as a method of driving up console sales. Even though Forza is a great driving sim, fans would already own a 360 (for #2). The 360 market is already pretty saturated. A Forza 3 bundle can't really change that fact. If you don't have the money to buy a 360, I doubt bundling a bigger hard drive and an awesome game would change that fact. Maybe more would consider it if they throw a racing wheel controller into the bundle.

Dragdar
Dragdar

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XanderZane
XanderZane

Just-Adam Microsoft .. desperate much ? Still gonna lose the console race .. **************************************************** Sony already lossed. They'll never be #1 this generation. Being in 2nd and 3rd place is pretty much meaningless. Maybe not to Sony though, as they have never been LAST until now. Nintendo is killing them in console and handheld systems. Sony has about as much chance of catching the Wii, as Microsoft does. Absolutely ZERO chance.

ThaDirtySouth
ThaDirtySouth

I don't understand what you would use 250 GB for on a console? I only have like 225 GB between to hard disks on my PC and they aren't even full and I have seasons upon seasons of different shows and movies and music. I'd buy the bundle but not at the price they are selling the console because that's such a waste, I don't need a ridiculous hard disk for a console that is only going to store game saves and DLC.