UK bundles up 360 for Christmas

Shoppers can choose from £299.99 packages featuring the console and Gears of War, WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2007, or Call of Duty 3.

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Microsoft today released details of three special offers for its next-gen console in a clear bid to grab some of the Christmas market share. The format wars are clearly hotting up in the UK, with Nintendo's Wii coming on December 8--preorders at Amazon UK were snapped up in minutes. The limited-edition Xbox 360 bundles will go on sale November 24, and all come with the premium console (with 20GB hard drive, headset, and wireless controller), the chosen game, and a 30-day Xbox Live Gold membership, for a recommended retail price of £299.99 (approx. $574).

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Reallybighalo
Reallybighalo

australia needs a extreme bundle with gears of war and dead rising plus a wireless controller combined into one sweet package

D_Mainge
D_Mainge

I agree with xtreme. How come America doesn't get the bundle?

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

how bout u just lower the price of the xbox 360. Also why dosent america get the damn bundle. We've already had the thanksgiving crap bundle but it sold out to fast. Damn U

GrimBee
GrimBee

"DO NOT BUY A 360 BUY A WII OR A PS3" LOL! I am buying all three, thanks. And for those GAMERS who are looking for a console, wherelse but the "now" huh? The 360 now has the best games on the market (check the reviews and critical responses.. and also the sales figures). The wii is going to sell massively worldwide... Those of which who can afford a gaming system like the ps3 could either get a ps3 on its own for $600.. or.. they can get a wii AND a 360 for the same money... hmm... I highly doubt that the ps3 will be able to get any sweet bundles like this, especially the gears of war bundle on play.com! £269 for premium 360 and gears? sweet. I doubt the ps3 will get ps3 and metal gear solid for $589 by next christmas... The wii already has a game bundled inside it, and i bet by march it will have another game to that roster. shuhanmia123940923-102931-09.. you obviously don't like games this much then. I want a ps3 aswell, because it has some unique games for it. But so does the 360... so that comment isn't really welcome :(

Shuzen
Shuzen

DO NOT BUY A 360 BUY A WII OR A PS3 ^__^

jlewisbeast
jlewisbeast

Wow what a great package for so little money

GrimBee
GrimBee

http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/HPO/3-/3271248/XBox_360_Premium_Console_+_Gears_Of_War/Product.html Check that out guys. An example of the many, many deals going down in the UK. The great thing is, Microsoft are making bundles like the one in this report, but this lets stores get competetive with their own bundles which they can work from Microsofts very own standard bundle. For example, the Play.com bundle with premium 360 and gears of war for £269! Stores all over the place are having wonderful bundles like this, recently I had my 360 from argos, I chose ANY game (literally any one I wanted) and it also came with a steeringwheel, extra pad, media remote, faceplate pack (mad catz) all for £279.99! Incredible stuff! I think Gamespot should have a special section showing the best and unique gaming deals, could prove very useful!

evangelion80
evangelion80

actually Sydwynder...they were $449 when you baught them on the futureshop website. even more of a bonus. sadly i too had all those games

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

PS3 is £550 on play, but Sony has told Retailers that they can charge what they want, as its only a guide price, thats around $1000 and from a shop, imagine the Ebay prices over here

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

Blockbuster are doing the premium console, gears of war, splinter cell DA, PGR3 and Pro Evo 6 for £349.99

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Nevermind that. In Canada at Future Shop they were selling the 360 premium bundle with GRAW, Arcade unplugged, RR 6 and GoW for only $499.99 CDN. That's a deal man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To bad I already had them all.

TheFifthLetter
TheFifthLetter

I got mine last week here in Ireland. I got the premium console, gears, double agent, pro evo 6 and PGR for 500 euro! Pretty much every shop (except the main game ones) have offers like this now.

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

for people that dont no what a £1 is its worth near $2 so games over here is £50 over there in the usa that would b $90

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

for people in the usa that dont no what a £1 is its worth near $2 so a normal price off a 40" hd tv over here would cost u around £3500 in $ that would b about $6075

faxmachne
faxmachne

oh they have now fixed there currency conversion well done gamespot, I am glad to see you actaully bother to fix mistakes

legofreak99
legofreak99

good deal, but i dont plan on buying the 360. if i was though, this would be the bundle to get.

faxmachne
faxmachne

Hmmm somone at Gamesopt doesnt know how to work currency converters. £299.99 is $574.00 A big difference.

Yazon
Yazon

Not bad at all...

acdcwroks7
acdcwroks7

Shame on me for being an early adopter! could have gotten a free game thrown in.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

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Aaron_130
Aaron_130

diablobasher ... no it is not the same deal you get a premium 360 + Gears of War and the choice of 1 more game, Smackdown Vs Raw or Pro Evo 6 whereas with this deal you can choose between only one of the three ... so the Gamestation deal is better because you get 2 games, not 1.

wenbin09
wenbin09

another great bundle!!! lucky fellows!!

akacheeco1
akacheeco1

if anyone in the uk wants to get it, the cheapest i've found is on play.com for 269.99 ($515). This might seem like a lot to americans, but when compared to the ps3 price, currently at 550 gbp, it's a bargain at almost half the price!!!!.

hekgod
hekgod

Is anyone going to correct the $340 fiasco???? There's several free currency converters on line, by the way...

cloudstrife75
cloudstrife75

peeweeshift... I bought that in Ottawa! Best dealever for a console haha. Lovin it!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i live in canada. we had a graw+gearsofwar+ridgeracer6+arcade unplugged+premium all for 499. sick deal. cdn Dollars is lower in conversion than us dollar

themyth01
themyth01

Why is it that US deals are just in limited quantities? I want one, but no many specials here.

syrik22
syrik22

If there was a package deal similar to that here I would buy it. I'm looking to get a Wii or 360. I'm excited about the holidays!

AgileNate
AgileNate

Is this a good deal for European gamers who don't already have the Xbox 360?

Kholdstare_fire
Kholdstare_fire

It's still a better deal than the PS3. Gears of War looks better than any Playstation 3 game out.

HarakoMeshi
HarakoMeshi

lol, MS is laughing all the way to the bank. Take off tax, and convert to dollars = $466. They are still ripping off the Brits. You can pick up console + game for $450.

gunswordfist
gunswordfist

It's official! MS will DESTROY the competition this year!!!!! A great deal that includes GeOW will fly off the shelves in no time!!!

Xenctuary
Xenctuary

"for a recommended retail price of £299.99 (approx. $340)." 572.491 USD at 1:1.91469 exchange rate.

Spiceup69
Spiceup69

Lol at all the people saying "good deal".

kyosukeugc
kyosukeugc

lol @ GS not knowing exchange rates, much love!

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

Just so you yankies know, £299.99 includes TAX. We don't add tax on afterwards.

blindboy
blindboy

Since when is £300 approx. $340?! What planet are you guys on Gamespot?! It's far closer to $600 at current exchance rates!

cameron_love
cameron_love

Core 360 in UK are selling for £199 in most stores = $380 Premium Unbundled 360's are £279 = $535 Games are approx £40 - £45 in most UK stores = $75 - $85 The GOW/WWF/COD3 Premium bundle is £299 = $575 In effect that deal is offering a Premium 360 at regular £279/$535 price and throwing in one game at half price £20/$38 so in effect the deal is worth a £20/$38 saving if bought seperately. Hope that makes it clearer for how much 360's, games, bundles cost and what the saving is over here.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

There have been some very good deals lately - especially from Play and Amazon on the Xbox 360.