Australian 360s bundled with Gears

Gears of War gets bundled with Oz Xbox 360s from this week.

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Gears of War has been one of the best-selling games for the Xbox 360 and has won plenty of industry awards since its release last year. Now Microsoft is bundling the action shooter with its console in Australia, selling a special Gears of War pack for A$699.95 ($546).

The pack will contain a copy of Gears of War, a 360 console with a 20GB hard drive, one wireless controller, remote control, and a one-month complimentary membership to Xbox Live Gold. The bundle goes on sale down under from this Thursday, March 15. An Xbox 360 with a 20GB hard drive normally retails for A$649.95 in Australia, while a stand-alone copy of Gears of War sells for A$99.95.

Discussion

142 comments
smuddybuddy20
smuddybuddy20

i live in OZ and here the most expensive games are A$120 (and $1000 for PS3) . its quite rediculous as games are half priced in US even with our exchange rate at just under 78US cents per dollar. o well. i own both 360 n gears. n this is definitely a good pack. although M$ would sell many more units if the price was $50 lower

SqrLPeINgFrmTrE
SqrLPeINgFrmTrE

To Israels_Son "It ends up at $546 American? That seems a bit pricier than it would be here in the states..." Yes, it does seem a little pricy but after all, in most non-American markets, video game prices are higher.

cenz_is
cenz_is

i got this same deal early december last year what the hell? this is NOT new and i got it for $675 plus now i see this same deal for $639 at JB HI FI

Nuke_trooper
Nuke_trooper

Wow, I didn't see that coming! (sarcasim)...what with the soon approaching Australian launch of the PS3 and all. :D

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Nice bundle. Hope to see more like it closer to the holidays from all three consoles.

mauro311
mauro311

Best bundle I've ever seen...good move indeed and can't wait to play you Aussies...see you on live...

judge__judy
judge__judy

Just remember $546 includes tax. So in America you'd pay $460 for a 360 and gears + 10% tax or what ever it is where you live, so it ends up at $506. So the difference isn't as huge as you think.

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

It's about time they're getting something good.

CaribouLou5
CaribouLou5

Hey that's cool, good for them in Australia.

poncho88x
poncho88x

dude bring that to the U.S but not the price

okassar
okassar

Dang,that's expensive!Poor Aussie gamers,the games come late and when they do,they sell high(u no,the countries frikkin isolated,shipping costs are really high).

gas667
gas667

The system is selling for $A599 at the moment and you can get the game at less then $100 so it's not a saving.

Israels_Son
Israels_Son

It ends up at $546 American? That seems a bit pricier than it would be here in the states...

b00003243
b00003243

i'm moving to australia next month, but i'm only looking for a core system because i'll bring over my hard drive etc, would have been handy to get gears with that. What sort of prices am i looking at for a core system?

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

Just get the 360 pack with 2 games and 2 controllers (for the same price), that is a bigger saving.

hepcat00
hepcat00

sucks for those in Australia who already bought the 360 without GoW (unless of course, its not their type of game).....but yes, it will move some units off the shelves!

NND1
NND1

That should sell some units...

skumuvite
skumuvite

its amazing how ppl can discuss about PS3 and Xbox 360 when the story here is about a bundle that in my point of view is very nice a great game... the GOTY . So microsoft is doing a good job in putting this bundle in the market. About the game price here in Portugal a Game is something llike 75€ . A really high price for a game ... the medium wage here is 420€ :(

kyle_1865
kyle_1865

George_GameGuy dont always believe the reviews, this site blows a whole wack of reviews, killzone is a fun game

PoopTete
PoopTete

@the-very-best aka the-very-stupid ps3 sucks. but you wouldnt understand that now would you?

Wardenb
Wardenb

Willy105 it is an optional bundle, read it properly SPECIAL PACK its not premium or core....

Willy105
Willy105

Is that legal? If somebody wants to buy a 360, then they have to buy an M-Rated game against their own will?

makarman
makarman

bubnux - They're still buying Gears, they're just paying a little less. And if they buy a system with no games, they're just going to buy Gears anyway.

makemeweak
makemeweak

Wow - that's a nice little bundle!

the-very-best
the-very-best

Convenient since the PS3 is launching 8 days later. Would have been smarter to do a price drop. This isn't going to sell many systems, especially when the PS3 has been marketed well over here.

chineolee
chineolee

@ Metilco - New releases are £39.99 in the uk. But as you say, its all relative to the exchange rates etc.

Metilco
Metilco

Man thats a good package I guess, but I feel sorry for those guys having to pay A$100 for a GAME! I know its a different currency but I think even USD $60 is too much for a game. $50 is where it should stay.

bubnux
bubnux

If u give 'em Gears for free, then what r they gonna buy?

George_GameGuy
George_GameGuy

hellfire9988, Killzone is NOT a good game...please do not give credit where it is not deserved. Look at the terribly low scores Killzone received from websites like IGN and Gamespot. Sony shouldn't even be making a sequel to Killzone...it is like the song that makes fun of the Playstation 3 says: "Killzone 1 sucked bee-fore, So what makes you think we want it more." And then the other verse says: "So-neee you went wrong with your PS3, I'll just keep playin my three-six-dee, I hopes this help you unn-der-stand, How you killed your brand." That is an awesome music video!

hellfire9988
hellfire9988

"BladeofImmortal You can tell when a company is desperate, when they have to bundle their best game with their system" Kinda like how the PS2 is bundled with killzone? And if you say hey look at the P$3 its not bundled with anything, I would just tell you... That's cause theres no good games for the P$3!

bxgt
bxgt

wow thats cool, i wish they had that here

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

they have done this bundle before in canada. and for those complaing about lack of hard drive space, whenever you buy a pc it uses a lot of space just for the os and all the other applications that come with it. this 7 gigs is used for all the updates so technically its the same thing. if you really hate it then keep complainging to ms hoping they will hear your request

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

andypipkin85 this has nothing to do with ps3. Dont underestimate sony. Your a fanboy. Microsoft is doing a great job.

dark_knight72
dark_knight72

This says nothing about the PS3 and yet blind fanboys bring it up!what's the matter? is the big bad PS3 making you scared?

andypipkin85
andypipkin85

good move from MS there, least they are doing something right unlike Sony.

PhilElsen
PhilElsen

Play.com had the xbox 360 + Gears of War for £269.99 ($4430.32)

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

They do this in Europe I think.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

They should also have a Viva Piñata pack. Stuff like this makes people think that Xbox 360 is not for kids.

Warchild
Warchild

I wonder what the PS3 goes for over there?!?

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

Microsoft doing anything to interfere with the PAL PS3 launch.

lonelygamer360
lonelygamer360

"360 is weak, stuggling to get any good selling games before gears, system is full of bugs and has poor sales worldwide for the time its out. as soon as 2nd gen ps3 games are out the xbox360 is no longer needed. .. Go on living in your fantasy world. What's really not needed is Blu-Ray. " Look at this guy, he is not able to overcome the frustation he caused to himself buying a PS3.....keep waiting for games dude.

StevenJWeir
StevenJWeir

I am sick of them saying its a 20GB HDD, because we don't get 20GBs of space open to us. 7GIG is reserved right off the bat.

Shaunlb
Shaunlb

Australia's currency system isn't the same as ours so i wouldn't think that 100 dollars is really any more different than us spending 60 bones here.

Vampire_Turtle
Vampire_Turtle

Nice to see the Aussy's getting some good shooters.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

WHAAATT?!?!?!?!???? xbox have something OTHER than halo bundled?