Pro Evo 360 bundle announced for UK

Limited-edition console to ship with Pro Evolution Soccer 6 in Europe on October 27; package includes premium bundle, game for £299.99.

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A new UK-exclusive Xbox 360 bundle has been unveiled by Microsoft to coincide with the launch of Konami's anticipated Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (known as Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 in the US). The bundle will include the console, a copy of the game, a wireless controller, a 20GB hard drive, a 30-day Xbox Live Gold trial membership, a headset, and cables and will be priced at £299.99.

Richard Teversham, EMEA director of marketing for Microsoft, commented, "Bringing Pro Evolution Soccer 6 together with the console at a great price is a natural fit for us and will be putting smiles on the faces of lots of football fans in Europe this month."

The bundles will go on sale on October 27, the same day as the game's release.

Discussion

49 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

what does that mean in dollars

dandoc2
dandoc2

pro 6 is gunna b crap now theres no editing - im gunnago crazy listening to names such as west london blue and white ahhhhhhhhh -----no goal save replay damn konami and damn microsoft for not putting an hd drive in the 360 so it could hold more data

souledge77
souledge77

grimbee okami chv-tastic lol that must make you chv-tastic too

DanC1989
DanC1989

Sounds like a good deal, shame the reports are that it's a hi-res version of the current gen ones

Igwababa
Igwababa

Thats a good deal, stuff like this is really going to hurt sony by not hitting the holidays and letting the 360 get an even more impressive lead.

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

will this be a premium bundle because if not it may not be such a good move...

GrimBee
GrimBee

I meant the names of the teams, and the players not looking like the players ;) hey man, dont dig me in the arm you chav ;) lol just kiddin

Irve
Irve

Personally i'd rather have the extra wireless controller and PGR3 for the same price.

TrevSkyline
TrevSkyline

GrimBee. Pro Evo Soccer 6 has ALL the players names, just not all the team names.

jtvance
jtvance

these are the kind of moves that are going to give MS the edge. They are making very wise marketing descisions by making region specific bundles that package in much anticipated games in that region. If Gears of War wasn't an Mature rated title, I wouldn't be surprised if they announced a bundle including it for the US. The blue dragon bundles are selling out fast in Japan, and these bundles will no doubt move just as fast in Europe. Very very smart business move by MS.

GrimBee
GrimBee

shall we list some chv-tastic games? 50 cent, scarface (the psp version mostly, lol), fifa 07, okami (then they say "ah it was ma sisters game laak") and football manager (any of them). Any more? Pro-evo isnt there because they cant brag about "beckham not looking like beckham" because the names arent even official... Proevo is a football fans game, because its like actually PLAYING a game, rather than WATCHING one. ;)

morororo
morororo

chain_saw: Pro Evo isnt a chav game, chavs are only interested in brands, not quality. Fifa 07 bundles would be chav-tastic, though.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

thats the sound of M$ having a panic attack

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Sounds good - if you are into Pro Evolution Soccer games.

chain_saw
chain_saw

Oh, another Chav-tastic bundle, aimed squarely at the moronic no-brainers. Ah well, one day a decent bundle... one day....

GrimBee
GrimBee

This is great news for microsoft, you dont KNOW how popular pro evo is until you live in the uk. fifa is popular, but once pro evo comes on the scene.. man.. thats where the big guys take their money. They just WAIT for that game to come out. And with it being a bundled game, for £299 you get a 360, with harddrive, headset, 3 months xbox live free (i think) a wireless pad (although most game stores give away TWO) and a bunch of other things i cant be bothered to say. The wii will have a game bundled aswell. When the ps3 comes out for the uk.. it wont come out with any games bundled, not yet anyways. And if they did have one, it wouldnt make the package any CHEAPER. (i mean, tagliatelle nights (lol..) thats not enough to make people say "wow! i'll get that then!". By the time the ps3 comes out, the 360 should price drop and have like TWO bundled games, or something. And the wii will probably have about 54 bundled games (lol). Nah seriously, i think the wii will have some awesome bundled stuff by that time aswell. And it wouldnt surprise me if the wii came out with a ds bundled with it in one box. Good news for microsoft. Like resident evil 4 was good news for nintendo (it would of seriously of died if it wasnt for that game). But its like, ten times that because the pro evo games are MORE popular in the uk than resident evil is.. and to have it in one package means that its an easy choice for the consumer. And especially since last year the 360 was a failed launch. For the uk. But now, its going to be in your face, its going to have some titles to show off against the wii, and there will be a sure fire choice. one one hand, for christmas, you finally can get your hands on a 360. and now have the choice of that game inside aswell for £299. Great christmas prezzie. And for the OTHER gamer, you have the wii with its bundled games and unique features (and cheap price). its going to be an awesome christmas, especially for the uk.

fairy_killer
fairy_killer

Alcotamaysees: "They may have dropped the price in Europe, but that's still more expensive than what we have here in the U.S." Uh yeah sorry but there hasn't been a price drop here. Tthe reason why they cost more here is because we get paid more, Our minimum wage is roughly just over $10. So try not to sound too smug next time.

morororo
morororo

The day has come for me to buy a 360....

joshaka
joshaka

Im glad i live in the uk lol we get a;right bundles :D

faizali86
faizali86

blue dragon bundle for japan and pro evo bundle for uk. niceee

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

They may have dropped the price in Europe, but that's still more expensive than what we have here in the U.S.

killuminati4181
killuminati4181

good for microsoft, bad for american hardcore xbox gamer. they drop the price in europe while americans are still waiting for the price drop and bundles.

chaos_theory_09
chaos_theory_09

I think this is a great idea for Microsoft. We've had the PGR3 bundle here in Canada for months now. (We have other 'unofficial' bundles here in Canada too) I hope they do release some kind of bundle in the US this holiday season. It will help Microsoft gain more market share.

jeebs213
jeebs213

where the hell are our bundles microsoft! quit being a chump. if there aren't any bundles out by the time the Wii and PS3 come out i'll be picking up a Wii near launch day and holding out until I can afford a PS3 also.

fordies
fordies

miiiguel are you serious since when do the uk get anything good We pay more for games and consoles, We have to wait for games to be released which use to be a few months but that is happeneing less so i dont think we get much at all compared to US or Japan.

miiiguel
miiiguel

I have a 360 since launch, but the market share really makes all the difference, UK and Japan get all the good stuff. I guess US is left because 360 sells like hot cakes over there, not that it doesn't sell well in the UK, but with this move they gonna own.

Gaara79
Gaara79

They need to release this in the rest of Europe too ^^

Jamie_1987
Jamie_1987

very nice, but there are better bundles in canada, premium with GRAW at futureshop

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

Wow, a premium and the game, if you dont have an xbox 360 in the UK, get this package!!! I wish they had bundles in the US

Havoc19
Havoc19

great deal, shame im not into football tho

beezer23
beezer23

Nice bundle! I'm not jealous of the normal prices they have to pay in the UK, though... I realize this is a good deal for them, but it's still US$600...

MattBrian
MattBrian

why don't they offer this kinda stuff here

fordies
fordies

That is one of if not the best moves ms could of done for the uk market. I wish i would of waited but im still glad i got it when i did because im very happy with pgr3.

aRcad33
aRcad33

nice FOR THE UK! they always get the shaft

mark_c_128
mark_c_128

great move by MS the Uk loves football (me included :P not as much as some though) this will sell systems for sure

345669
345669

Nice move from MS, alot more xbox's gonna get sold

SergeStorms
SergeStorms

Hey Secretwasianman, no kidding. Where are our bundles? I am going to get a 360 next month and would love a nice bundle at a price incentive. Come on Microsoft, where is the love? Japan gets Blue Dragon, UK gets Pro Evo. MS, make a Gears bundle and I will guarentee I will buy it.

strahd01
strahd01

I would love to have a good bundle like a blue dragon bundle or something here with the premium system maybe more of my friends would get a 360 so we can have more xbox parties!

wenbin09
wenbin09

this is a real good deal!!

AA7
AA7

Europe is going to go nuts over this one.

JXS
JXS

Microsoft is doing everything right while Sony keeps talking too much...

SecretWasianMan
SecretWasianMan

I wish we got awesome bundles like that in the States :(

ayotaylo
ayotaylo

thats a pretty smart move by microsoft.

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

Good news for the folks in the UK who won't be able to get a PS3 this holiday season.