Modern Warfare 3-themed Xbox 360 hits Nov. 8

Call of Duty $400 hardware bundle features redecorated 320GB system with custom sounds, two controllers, and a copy of Activision's newest first-person shooter.

The Kinect Star Wars Xbox 360 may have been pushed back to next year, but for gamers keen on a premium-priced, game-specific hardware bundle this holiday season, "there is another." Microsoft and Activision today announced the special-edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 package, featuring a 320GB version of the hardware carrying a motif inspired by the upcoming first-person shooter.

For $400, you can get a brand-new system that looks old and grizzled.

Available for Modern Warfare 3's November 8 launch, the console pack will include the redecorated Xbox 360 with two matching controllers and a copy of the game. Like the Kinect Star Wars bundle, it will also feature some custom sounds for when the system is powered on or off, and when the disc tray is ejected. The $400 bundle will also include one free month of Xbox Live Gold and exclusive items for Xbox Live avatars.

Microsoft is also releasing a pair of Modern Warfare 3-themed accessories to be sold separately. The hardware bundle controllers will be sold on their own for $60, and a Modern Warfare 3-themed Bluetooth wireless headset will also be available for $70. Both will come packed with codes for unspecified but exclusive downloads.

For more on Modern Warfare 3, check out GameSpot's ongoing coverage of the Call of Duty XP fan convention today and tomorrow.

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godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@xedgorex You seem to be one of those "haters", just spreading negativity about a topic that I bet you play constantly. lol

xedgorex
xedgorex

@godzillavskong I am free to say whatever I want...If that offends you. then you have self steem problems or i duno. Haters gonna hate...just get over it.

BoabDreeps
BoabDreeps

Usually when I'm playing my xbox, I tend to look at the action taking place on the screen. I've found that my off-white vintage fat console with it's broken tray cover, in no way enhances or detracts from the gaming experience. Although having never owned a pimped up console, I can't really balance this argument.

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

The problem with these console bundles is that I want either the GOW one or the MW3 one but they come with the regular edition games not the special editions. If your a big enough fan to want one of these Xbox 360's then you probably want the upper editions not the regular ones.

Mattius04
Mattius04

Nice! My old Xbox elite is about 3 1/2 years old and slowly dying. This will give a reason to buy a new one.

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

I'm after a new slim 360.I have a MW2 xbox already and I don't really like CoD anymore, but this does look like a nice xbox.

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

This will be my most anticipated game of the year. I'll get battlefield as well to hold me over then I'll probably drill a square hole in the case, lay it horizontally, and stick my MW3 hardened edition in it standing upright for display purposes.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@link5000 LOL! Best comment I've read since I entered this page! Well said...especially the last part!

grungeman91
grungeman91

Looks really nice and much better than the MW2 Xbox, The dull gray damaged artwork on this console should be the background for the main cover art because that cover looks so plain with just a soldier and a white backdrop.

Chizaqui
Chizaqui

I wasn't going to pick up MW3, mainly cuz I didn't think I'd have time for it with all the other titles releasing... but just look at that system! Being in need of a new system, Activision has found a way to keep me around..... dang it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

devastion913
devastion913

@TrapMuzik92 Go back and read what I posted, I got trashed for it.

TrapMuzik92
TrapMuzik92

I always wonder who really needs over 200GB of storage I mean damn...

blackwing55
blackwing55

dalua360 Posted Sep 5, 2011 4:01 pm GMT OH look, MW3 is everywhere here on Gamespot. Activision must have bought this website! And even after that HUGE amount of money spent on marketing, BF3 will be the best game! Pathetic ! Hey dalua360 clearly you like BF3 but the reason why theres a lot of COD on right now and videos is because the gamespot staff bought the tickets to XP and they like it and know people are intrested in what happened if there was something if battlefield did something like this i bet there also would be a lot of vidoes as well you need to think before you post id also like to know how you got your conclusion. I like cod as well as battlefield though i thought the destruction graphics where overrated you can destroy buildings but the walls break the same way and theres no rubble or very little which was weird also there wasnt anything intresting in the houses they where empty. In the end im going to play both a lot but i propably play cod more because its played at a faster place of course i neiter game is out so its just an assumption.

link5000
link5000

BF3 Fanboys, quit commenting on MW3 news trashing it. I LOVE the battlefield series, and I'll definitely be picking up BF3, but I have also enjoyed the call of duty series. There's no reason for all of you to come and talk it down all the time. And as much as you may hate to admit it, chances are MW3 will still sell more copies. That's the way these things work.

crazychords
crazychords

Hide you wives hide yo kids, cause Activision is buying everybody out there, even Microsoft.

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

@dalua360------- and I betcha Activision already bought a 9.0 review in the deal too.

dalua360
dalua360

OH look, MW3 is everywhere here on Gamespot. Activision must have bought this website! And even after that HUGE amount of money spent on marketing, BF3 will be the best game! Pathetic !

devastion913
devastion913

@Joeshmo93 There was nothing ignorant about it, it wasen't directed at anyone it was just a question of why. Take a Xanax and chill. I know you can install games on the 360 and if you read what I posted instead of just glancing at it you would have seen I said "Mine is 260GB and I know I'll never use that much space even if I install all of my games". The fact remains that it is NOT NECESSARY to install games on the 360 to play them like it is for the PS3, with the exception of a few games. Do research on what? Everybody and thier brothers like to use that phrase anymore to sound smart and as you used it it meant no sense. The PS3 could use a 320GB HDD if you have/rent alot of games, the 360(unless you install every game and never delete anything) no. As for DLC, the amount you would need to install to fill a HDD of that size would be immense. I used a 20GB for years and had no problem with it, sure I had to delete stuff but it didn't hinder me from playing what I wanted. Anyone that can't manage a 320GB HDD is just lazy.

steelmouth
steelmouth

PS the cover art for MW3 also sucks,i realy realy hope thats not the final art

Joeshmo93
Joeshmo93

@devastion913 before you post something that ignorant, at least do some research first...the Xbox 360 has game installation also. Besides I have a 120GB hard drive and I am still having to delete stuff very frequently. Games/DLC keep taking more and more memory space every year. That is why they keep expanding the amounts of hard drive space on consoles...

steelmouth
steelmouth

I love this special edition consoles and if i had cash i would buy them,but i will admit ths not the best of them, the batman themed 360 run circles around this thing

snake2215449
snake2215449

I would rather buy the Star Wars Bundle even though that game looks like it's still 5 years away from public release.

devastion913
devastion913

What in the hell would you possibly need 320GB of space on the 360 for? On the PS3 I can see b/c game installation but on the 360? Mine is 260GB and I know I'll never use that much space even if I install all of my games. I guess big numbers do sell, even with crap you don't need. Just like a 1080P 32 inch tv, looks no different from a 720P tv that is unless you plan on using it as a computer monitor.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@xedgorex So you clicked on this topic just to talk negatively about it? It seems like there are people who love COD, people who like it(like myself), and those who just hate it. I don't understand all of the hate. It's by far not a bad game, it may not live up to the hype, but it is far from being a terrible game. I guess haters gonna hate. The bad thing is that negative energy spreads. Sad.

theKSMM
theKSMM

My XBOX 360 has the old Modern Warfare 2 theme...now I have to go out and buy a whole new XBOX! Drats!

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

The Star Wars limited edition looks the best, although I could care less about the game that is included. The gold controller and the sounds it makes is awesome!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I kinda like this bundle For the look of the GunMetal grey Xbox 360 S. This is a good deal a 320GB HDD plus 2 controllers and Call of duty Modern Warfare 3 game as the pack-in game plus a few extra throw in's a theme and 1 month free Xbox live. Considering that $400.00 was the price of the "Core"SKU when the Xbox debut way back in 2005. in 2011 we now have a choice of this and the Gears of War 3 bundle for $400.00. I kinda like it. Since I still have the plain old white Xbox 360 (phat) with a "tiny" 20GB HDD maybe it is time to upgrade? GunMetal Grey color is "kinda nice" Got till Nov 8th 2011 to decide if I shall upgrade.

yasinizawesome
yasinizawesome

I dont want the COD redecorated xbox i just want the 320 hard drive

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

@Fonzee91 Thats what Im talkin about!!! Couple it with a BF3 themed GTX 580 and Id be a happy man.

xedgorex
xedgorex

every fail of duty related item sux...

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

@DrKill09 Why? Can't we let those RROD jokes rest? I've got 4 and no RROD here.

DrKill09
DrKill09

A 360 that not only red rings, but also jumps the shark. :P

Vorodor21
Vorodor21

This system looks terrible, would much rather have the R2-D2 Xbox 360.

twistedmalice
twistedmalice

I don't think I would by this. I really don't think it is a really good deal.

MemberUnknown
MemberUnknown

I personally like things that aren't attached to the factor of time and quality. Which is why I would purchase a normal Xbox-360 console instead of one that is connected to a particular game, because who knows in a couple of years time I will think that Modern Warfare 3 is rubbish since my expectations have now risen. I doubt many people would understand me, but this is what I think about custom made gaming items.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Gears of War 3's Xbox 360 design looks 10 times sexier then this.

shaggyaz
shaggyaz

looks pretty good but the gears of war xbox360 looks ALOT better,pickin it up on launch

bballabarry
bballabarry

gears of war one looks 1,000,000,000,000,000x better

giantming
giantming

watched that short film, RPG7 can home?

guildclaws
guildclaws

400$ for a Xbox 360 320GB???? no thank you, i'm still happy with my 250 GB Xbox 360 S

Fonzee91
Fonzee91

What I want is a BF3 themed HAF/Coolermaster computer case...

gimlifn
gimlifn

i guess its ok if ur into call of duty but I am really looking forward to the gears of war console a lot more than this.

RobinGS
RobinGS

My console does the same thing this does, for free