Available on February 27, the same day as Halo Wars, the bundle will consist of a Xbox 360 60GB Console, a wireless controller, Wired headset and a copy of Halo 3 and Halo Wars.Priced at 2795 Krona (~260 Euro)
Nice and clever bundle. If just for Halo3 for the majority.
agreed 2 halo in one bundle is really clever
Why include Halo 3 then if everyone has a copy??
It's still a nice bundle tho.
edit: falviousuk - "You think this might be aimed at people who are in the market to buy an xbox "
Answer me this: why would they buy an Xbox 360 now for a Halo game + another halo game, if they didn't buy the 360 first time when halo 3 came out??
They can't all of a sudden get interested in Halo 3 if it didn't interest them in the first place.
The price of Arcade 360 is cheap enough, so won't people buy that.
damm, thats a fkning sweet bundle. oh so now the haters(cmrbe) say offering a bundle shows a lack of confidence in Halo Wars...hmmm wonder if the same logic applies to all of the ps3 bundle games?
Milk it baby, if it comes with the Jasper chipset I'll step in line to get yet please don't come with E78!
I wish Sony was this smart when it came to smart marketing
that's a good deal right there if you like Halo.... seems to me though that M$ isn't confident in Halo Wars..at all @Jokes On You....you damn well this is the reason for the bundle...lack of confidence..... How many PS3 bundles are there..Sony normally wait awhile after the game comes out b4....bundling..
Who is this for? Because anyone convinced to buy KZ2 is one of the following people: 1. PS3 Owners 2. Future PS3 Owners(Playstation2 Owners/Wii Owners/Xbox 360 Owners) The only reason 17 million folks bought a PS3 is for the games & the features. Bluray/Wifi/Bluetooth/Mediaser ver/Free Online. Its hard to imagine that person who hasn't purchased a $199 Arcade 360, yet apparently Loves halo, and is Very interested in KZ2? That doesn't seem realistic at all? The 360 has always been cheaper to buy, so why would this bundle spur you to buy one, over a PS3/Killzone2. Since the 360 right now, is already cheaper? Its as if its saying someone is just sitting there watching tv and sees KZ2, but then goes "well that looks GREAT I want to buy it, although. Some how i've missed halo3/2 since 2007-5 all this time, and now I'll buy that instead of Kz2 & a PS3 Because the Halo bundle comes with a wired headset..and i've missed out on the 360 being $199..as well.." As if that person doesn't care what they are playing, just that they are looking at the pricepoint, and this person hasn't bought a cheap 360 all this time? A cheap bundle of a console thats inherently cheaper is whats boggling my mind right now. Any takers? I see the dates have soemthing to do with KZ2, but I dont see the Halo bundle being related to KZ2.. Seems like if you Love Halo3, you aren't exactly going to be in the market for a 400 dollar BLuray Playin Killzone2 console? Because.. Halo3 is on the cheapest system? I highly doubt the consumer in this recession looking for Halo3 is going to be holding out for this bundle, when they can already get an amazing deal. And that same consumer, is not the KZ2 consumer. I want to meet the person who is about to buy KZ2 & a PS3, then sees a 360 bundle with a Halo RTS game & old Halo games and buys that instead. You're buying KZ2 for a reason, because you want to play the game, and because you've seen KZ2, not because you are a confused elderly woman who thinks shes buying a 'nintendo gamestation'. But because you honestly have genuine interest in KZ2, thats thrown out of the window for Halo(and again, this person has missed out on halo some how for the past 2 years)
@1.2 [dumb quote 1] 1.2 - But don't 8 million or more people already have halo 3? Why include Halo 3 then if everyone has a copy?? It's still a nice bundle tho. [/dumb quote] Probably because those 8 million people allready own an xbox, so they dont need to buy this bundle. You think this might be aimed at people who are in the market to buy an xbox that dont allready own one and this will be a nice incentive. @1.6 [Dumb quote 2] 1.6 - that's a good deal right there if you like Halo.... seems to me though that M$ isn't confident in Halo Wars..at all [/dumb quote] So obviously the fact that SONY bringing out a Killzone 2 bundle in europe must then mean, by your logic, that they have no confidence in that game whatsoever.
read that wrong.
So they're exploiting halo 3's sucess to get extra sales on an RTS that usually wouldn't sell huge numbers, especially on a console? Smart move!
If someone wanted Halo 3, they bought it for their 360 or if someone without a 360 wants to play Halo 3, he will buy the 360 with Halo 3. And for those that would buy this bundle mostly for Halo 3 and to play some Halo Wars with it, I don't see whats wrong with that. Untill now RTS on a console didn't work really great because they were PC ports, with controls not made optimal for the console controllers. So people don't know how great a RTS can be on a console. Halo Wars changes that. The first RTS game made with the controller in mind, made for a console. Either way: MS knows how to market their hard- and software. Sony should watch and learn.
Mart: Wasn't Endwar the first Rts made with a controller in mind? Just a question.
RTS on consoles suck, unless u can use a mouse and keyboard.
Wow can you imagine how much money their gonna loose on each of this bundles sold? Hahaha M$ is scared sh!tless that they are releasing a halo3 bundle on the 27th of Feb the same day as killzone2. They don't want Sony stealing potential 360 FPS nut jobs so they retaliate with this weak 2007 bundle. The desperation is quite pathetic.
MS credit they sure know how awsome killzone 2 is they are tryin to counter it with everything im expecting a hooker bundle announcement soon. EDIT- @ hac hunter man i totally agree i have never seen a company release more stuff in the same month in my life i think they have the review build of killzone2 themselves and realise that this game is gonna do MASSIVE DAMAGE so they wanna make sure they throw everything they can to grab some attention but i dont think its gonna work at all though too many people want killzone 2.
lol with how awesome Killzone 2 is, I'm surprised MSFT doesn't offer a Gears 1, Gears 2, Forza 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars, Fable 2, Too Human, Mass Effect, Lost Planet, and Dead Rising bundle just to try to counter Killzone 2's release.
Where does it say MS gives a crap about your little killzone?
It's bordering on pathetic at how MS is trying to soften the impact of KZ2. This isn't just a coincidence and just solely a smart marketing move to attract new owners. As more 9-10 reviews come in expect some more "coincidences" to occur.
I really wish killzone 2 was that good. With a bundle like that I would be set for a year.
Yep ... Nice bundle indeed
Without Halo 1 or Halo 2 is not the best of Halo.
On the topic of Halo1 not being there, I agree with you.
Yeah it's pretty clever but it won't have the same impact as the Killzone bundle since everybody and their mama already has Halo 3. It's still a good bundle for those out there looking for a 360.
seems not confident in Halo Wars alone. I am not surprise.
By the same reasoning, I guess Sony had no confidence in MGS4 last year whe they sold a bundle.
Sony did MGS4 Bundle for their investment in it as an exclusive (and knowing it was a wanted game since development.) Uncharted bundle was created to coincided with the release of Home and its Uncharted Sully's Bar area (might have gotten name wrong, haven't played Uncharted yet and don't go into Home often.) But with this bundle, its not so sure. I'm sure people are saying MS isnt too confident in Halo Wars since they've shut down the studio that developed it as soon as it was completed, plus the inclusion of Halo 3 is to smooth out the deal with consumers that aren't too fond of (or just cant get the hang of) RTS games.
this reminds me of Nintendo and all their Mario stamped shovelware
you guys know very well its not the same case as MGS4 bundle. Was there another top selling next gen game bundle with MGS4?. People grow up.
hey your the one trying to start sh!t, I'm just having fun.
to be honest tho cmbre... you are using double standards....
If MS wants a way to help promote their Halo Wars... why not use Halo??? Kind of late in the game but meh..... might as well promote one game with the use of its big brother.....
I bought a MGS4 bundle because it also had the DS3 controller as well which was an even bigger deciding factor for me to get the bnudle at that time....
So it kind of works the same way....
Also if Halo has showed anything....it is a gateway drug... hell if made people give crackdown a chance and they loved it.....
Sony has no confidence in LBP, MSG4, GT5, Resistance, MotorStorm, Uncharted, Ratchett, NBA 07, Hot Shot Golf, The movies 300, I am Legend, Batman Begins, and PlayTV because they allowed all of these titles to be bundled with the PS3. Wait, that's a lot of titles, perhaps it's the PS3 that sony doesn't have any confidence in. So how easy that was?
SO stop being a douche' CRMBE, although, you not half as bad as your big brother chaosatom.
chaosatom & cmbre has all of those bubbles yet all he does is make negative remarks about the 360 and talk smack. 360 fans, what are you waiting for you should ban together and give chaosatom & cmbre bubbles the smack down (all of them) so they can see what if feels like to be ganged up on. That's what they do to 360 fans that talk about the PS3.
Really? Is that what happened to you? Don't be such a tool.
this hasen't been done before. That's why i am surprised. Halo 3 is the higest selling x360 game this gen. It's pretty obvious that MS are not confident in Halo wars alone so they included Halo 3 as a reminder to people of Halo Wars liniage. It will be similar to say Sony bundling MGS4 with a MGS RTS.
@OOG. I never said it's not a smart move because it is. Including Halo 3 is a way to remind people of where Halo War is from (assosication) and also a way for them to sell even more Halo 3 copies which is brilliant. I only commented in that it seems that MS are not confident enough in Halo Wars alone meaning they needed Halo 3 to remind people of Halo wars predigree because to be honest i doubt Halo Wars will sell alot as it is a RTS on consoles.
Sorry to say this man but you're kind of stupid. Since when does a strategy game compete against a FPS (if they are so scared of KZ2)? And btw the main reason isn't to sell copies of halo wars (they would lose money that way). It is to sell more 360s.
No, you are stupid. Where in my post did i ever say compete with KZ2?. I was just talking about Halo wars alone and MS is not confident that it will sell alot on its own so they included Halo 3. Geez. Some of you people really need glasses or go back to learn english comprehension.
smh they so desperate xbots dis is what u call fear
Desperate? I would love to hear your explanation.
Fear? Fear of what? Fear of another PS3 game that is raised to Christ like status before it releases only to be shot down to reality and then is proceeded by weeping fanboys calling everyone bias and paid off by MS?
You freaks do this crap to yourselves.
oh and would you say Sony are desperate because they are releasing a KZ2 bundle? Or how about the Uncharted bundle? MGS4 Bundle? Motorstorm bundle? Resistance bundle?
i guess u have no common sense 1st they move the halo war date near killzone now u get halo 3 and halo wars only in europe where they the only ones that have the killzone ps3 lol u know they copied stop being in denial
I think you are giving KZ2 too much credit. If you think KZ2 is going to be some shift in power that MS is "afraid" of then you are the one in denial. Just look at how little of an impact MGS4 had and that was a well respected franchise unlike Killzone which many weren't all that impressed with.
Any thing to counter a big rival console release is good marketing and not desperate.
so u saying mgs4 didnt shift consoles ok now wow i 4got how u xbots are always in denial
Bro give your head a shake - GEC is saying that MGS4 didn't even dent the 360 lead. 8 million console lead - wasn't it around 6 million when the PS3 first released? That means that the 360 increased the lead by 2 million by the end of 08 - the same year MGS4, Socom, and LBP came out for the PS3 - do you really think after that track record that KZ2 is going to make any kind of shift in the console war? That is the point that GEC is saying.
was the reason the PS3 outsold the xb360 2:1 in that launch month (cant remember if it was june or July), a month or two later, xbox 360 price cut to stop the PS3 from gaining more ground. And yes, Microsoft IS afraid of Killzone 2. They have moved Halo wars launch date about 3 times already, to exactly the killzone 2 launch. and then demo the same day. and now an exclusive Halo Bundle for Europe only, where Sony will release a Killzone 2 PS3 bundle for Europe only as well. Microsoft is afraid of Killzone 2 moving systems, but i'm pretty sure they can't that from happening. Everybody already KNOWS Killzone 2 teabags any game graphically, and so far from beta testers and reviewers, even the gameplay is magnificent. The PS3 does need a price cut, but it's not really that expensive, especially when you consider that the xbox 360 was at one time $399, and NO ONE complained.
Actually, the lead is 7 million, which isn't much for a console that's been out a year longer. MS is definitely losing steam. They had two price cuts last year for the same unit since PS3 was outselling them at the beginning of the year. Now they won't be able to have another significant price cut for years. PS3 and 360 sold the same amount of units in 08 even though the PS3 is twice as expensive. So with a price drop and KZ2, Uncharted 2, GT5, GoW3 coming out, you honestly don't think MS is concerned with stealing a bit of KZ2s thunder? Or do you think they pushed the date up to KZ2's release for the hell of it and threw in their most popular game (since anyone who would buy a console for a RTS would naturally want a FPS)?
I kinda expect all 3 halos to be in there. Or how about ODST? (: Still a pretty good bundle, better then Lego Indiana jones :P
wow even this makes me wana buy a 360
Again another clueless troll. Read my 2.1 comment and feel free to answer as well.
@GiantEnemyCrab Three questions: 1. Why not release Halo Wars by itself? If it was a quality game that they thought would sell, there's no need to add another game that isn't even the same genre. Why would someone who likes RTSs enough to buy a 360 for want a FPS? If they liked FPSs they would've gotten a 360 already for Halo. 2. Why did they push the release date up to coincide with KZ2? 3. Why did MS cut the price twice in the same year after PS3 was outselling them? Now they have to go for the remaining 4+ years of this gen without a significant price cut... maybe one. PS3 on the other hand has plenty of room to cut it's price, even though it's selling the same amount of units at double the price. Not to mention there are very few titles every 360 owner must get in 09. PS3 has KZ2, GoW3, GT5, and Uncharted 2. Answer those pretty plz
I think it's pretty safe to assume that everyone that wanted a Xbox 360 for Halo already has one because Halo 3 has been out since 2007 and the Xbox 360 has been VERY affordable worldwide since then. I guess this is just Microsoft's way of countering the KZ2 bundle in Europe, but nonetheless, for anyone else that hasn't gotten a 360, it's a pretty good bundle.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. M$ :) http://www.theultrageeks.co...
Desperation has been defined by Sony this gen bud. They are in serious trouble...and they are in church everyday praying killzone 2 sells a couple million.
Yup that is a good move here for MS.They know HW is of good quality but of course they also know that people wont on the whole be interested because of it being rts.This gets the game into people's hands at least and will maybe help grow this new franchise
From the point of view of some console fence sitter, this is quite an attractive package
Thanks to the mods and flame war hungrey contributor's for creating the most troll gaming site ever.
So proud of how you losers have ran this site into the ground.
Thanks for contributing.
Obama that's just being ignorant, you simply have no idea
In any case this is a quicker more accessible rts where punching out units fast is key - console audience on the whole don't dig pc rts.This could potentially be quite big in that it provides a whole new template for console rts
Don't be so stupid to think that if it doesn't have a keyboard or mouse, it's then sh!t as a result.I gave pc fps up a long time ago when i got goldeneye and didn't once look back at the admittedly better looking pc fps games - yet apparently you also need keyboard and mouse for that - total cr&p
No no. that's is McCain wishing he was "Obama", he clearly has the mind of a replublican.
Right..because as we all know the republicans support the ps3 right?
It's clever to offer a Halo Wars bundle but I can't quite see the logic in putting Halo 3 in there, surely everyone that would have wanted Halo 3 has both a 360 and the game by now.
If it were coming to the US. :(
good bundle but i dream of the day there will be an ultimate halo bundle... including...
Halo CE remade with a new engine ( keep the physics the same though ) and online multiplayer.
I would buy the bundle just for that.
Be cool if they added in a code to DL the original halo and halo 2 from live. then it would be the ultimate halo edition.
I think that it's safe to say that anyone wanting to buy a PS3 has already done so. Those that have a PS3 will buy killzone, but those that hasn't are going to buy one simply because killzone is coming out.