250GB Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 revealed
[UPDATE] Microsoft and Activision unveil limited-edition console branded with Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter; expanded hard drive, two wireless controllers, headset, and game included; drive will not be sold separately.
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In anticipation for what has been touted as "the biggest entertainment launch of all time", Activision and Microsoft today unveiled a global Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 limited-edition console to get gamers excited about the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Beginning with the game's worldwide release on November 10, fans of the franchise can arm themselves with the limited-edition Xbox 360, which will feature a custom black case design inspired by the game, a 250GB hard drive, two wireless controllers, an Xbox 360 headset, and a standard-edition copy of the Modern Warfare 2 game. The announcement comes just as an increasing number of rumors point to Sony readying a 250GB PlayStation 3.
The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 limited-edition console will be sold in Europe, the Middle East, the UK, the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand and will retail in the US for US$399 and in Australia for A$599. In the UK, the console will retail exclusively in Game and Gamestation stores. Also, the first two Modern Warfare 2 maps to be released will be available first on Xbox Live.
[UPDATE] Microsoft has now confirmed to GameSpot the 250GB hard drive will only be available through the Modern Warfare 2 bundle for the foreseeable future. "We have no plans to release a standalone 250GB Hard Drive at this time," said a rep, who also confirmed the standalone 120GB external drive would remain at its $149.99 suggested retail price.