Amazon is currently selling the XBOX 360 Elite and the HD DVD player for $600. This sku includes:
XBOX 360 Elite
XBOX 360 HD DVD player w/King Kong, 5 free hd dvd offer
"300" on DVD
that funny 2 hear
because sometime ago
microsoft said $600 was
to much 4 a video game
so are you saying microsoft
has nothing 2 do with this
BS if its a microsoft
they are behind it
Ye but microsoft arent selling this bundle but amazon is so think b4 u post retard
600$ for a defective console and a dead -format HD DVD
NOTE:- HD DVD addon on x360 plays only movies
SPIDERMAN 1,2,3 ...PIRATES 1,2,3 ,DISNEY and SPIELBERg's movies would never be on HD DVD
BD has 80% hold of exclusive movies.
please dont buy this defective x360 and useless HD DVD addon
i see you are tooting your BR and ps3 horn in typical fanboy fashion
HD DVD dead? if that's true than BR is dead as well. of the 5% total HD movie sales it is split 60/40 in terms of software and we all know more stand alone players are being sold by HD DVD. it's even right now in my book.
your exclusive hold on studios will soon no longer be there since getting that exclusive hold is already going through european courts for shady dealings. expect a lot of these proBR go neutral. it's business, if 1 format is only selling a little over 1/2 the HD movies, why settle for only one format when you can capitalize on both?
cmon man, do you sony guys always have to preach RROD and dead HD DVD formats? 360 is a great system with tons of great games, HD DVD is far from dead as this format war is far from over. last i checked the ps3 was about games and up until now after all the delayed launches there still isn't 1 killer game on the market that just wows the masses. sure you got F1 for those F1 sim guys, but how many sim guys are there? RFOM is mediocre at best, although good, still mediocre. motorstorm is short, might be fun online but campaign players will surely be disappointed and there's dirt which i feel is better since i'm not 100% into arcade racers. lair looks whack, heavenly sword isn't out yet, neither is MGS4, KZ2, or GT5. these games are coming but there is more hype for them than anything. why drop $ on a waitstation now when you can get it later or enjoy gaming now on a 360? and all the multiplatform releases are better on the defective crapbox, why settle for a next gen port?
besides, wheres your 4D graphics and next gen starts when we say it does?
but to be on topic, this is as stated a bundled package NOT from ms. i wouldn't go for it simply because i'm format neutral and already enjoy majority of my gaming on my 360
LMAO didnt xbots saying how 600 dollars is expensive...haha the table turns...MIcrosoft screwing around with you guys with all these version of 360s...and to top it off the system die so easily..and the 360 isnt even the elite.its wanna be clone of ps3.....hahahah..this is just too funny!!
I honestly dont see hd-dvd or blueray winning I see this format war is gonna become a draw because there is already a huge stand alone player base for hd-dvd and they will continue to buy movies I eventually expect both formats to be sold along side each other.
Dude you also get 300 in this bundle. Thats a nice little bonus
they only give you 300 on dvd for the bundle (and not hddvd)
the movie is an hd-dvd
A 360 bundle that is comparable to the PS3...
I hate to be the jerk who starts up a flamewar, but does that mean yes or no on the built-in Wi-fi?
$100 for wifi. Oh yeah, dont forget another $50 for LIVE.
The (official) Xbox 360 wireless adapter is $100, but you can buy a cheaper one to use instead.
You are retarded. This is a bundle that Amazon offers. There is no 360 that costs $600.
And yes $600 is too much for a console. Do you think Sony dropped the price just bc they felt like being nice??
Sony did it bc the PS3 was selling like @ss and they had no other choice.
Cause before you couldnt afford a PS3, now you cant afford this bundle, so you're going to try to spin it around? XBOX 360 is a barebone console, and even with the HD DVD player, its still missing wifi, free online and more, but costs $100 more than the PLAYSTATION 3.
P.S. What do you mean it was selling like @ss?
1. @SS sells REALLY well(playboy)
2. PS3 is murdering 360 sales even after the price drop(see vgcharts or amazon)
Even cost $400 considering it doesnt have those features like the PS3 it should be more like $300 alteast in a way Microsoft is ripping people off since it barely has any features so what are you talking about oh yeah $400 is a fair price not really! atleast Nintendo knew how to settle there price right unlike a system that cant even last for 1 sec maybe they should make it more like $140.
hahaha.. I'm sorry man but you are an idiot!
The 360 does everything for me my PS3 does and guess what??? I've never had a problem with it.. 1 sec yea your not a freakin drama queen or anything..
600$ is too much for a bloody cell phone, or a scarf, it's cheap for a powerful gameconsole.
congrats welcome to the next level.
Really So you dint mind paying 600 dollars for a console when I bought my xbox 360 I felt the 400 dollars was kinda expensive and im not a cheap f ack I own a 2600 dollar tv. The thing that is definitely too expensive is the price of the games 60 dollars a pop I usually buy 2 or 3 a month im thinking of getting gamefly because majority of the games I have bought arent worth keep call of juarez, rainbow six , the darkness etc.
stupid amazon, are they doing this to make PS3 in $500 that get 5 Blu-ray except for the 300 look like a great value. No wonder PS3 sales rank is higher and XBOX 360 rank is dropping.
It's a nice incentive but I think the main goal here is to increase sales of HD-DVD, but I don't think it's really going to work. Not every buyer purchases from Amazon.
It is an $870 value. HD DVD is not dead - get over it Sony boys. Everything that happens is the supposed death of HD DVD, but it still stands. I wonder why?
Also, I am tired of hearing "The PS3 has built in Wi-Fi". Who cares, I want to be hard wired anyway when I play online for the best possible connection. Oh yeah, here's a new one for you Sony fanboys - The 360 comes with 2 sets of HD cables. You get the component cables, a $40 value, and an extremely nice HDMI cable. Does your precious high-definition PS3 come with either cable/s? I know mine didn't.
HD DVD is not dead. This will increase HD DVD player sales, no doubt. And just wait until there is an HD DVD player affordable to 20 million people - game over Expensive-Ray.
shoot HDdvd its over boy, let her go. I know you pay for a HDdvd but all the words in the world will not bring her back ... (taps starts playing ) BANG!!!!
If you were planning on buying them at the same time anyway, this sweetens the deal. This won't shatter sales records or anything, but it may be a hint of things to come this holiday season.
the 3D0. Soon to obsolete - too expensive for its own good. The truth is, it could cost $1,000 and Sony fanboys would still swing from its nut$.
Haha... You know what the funiest thing ever?
Sony fanboys are running out of things to rant the xbox 360 for...
Before it was, "XBox 360 does not have 1080p"... then "20GB hard drive is too small"... then "No HDMI"... what's left wifi!?
So, if Microsoft released an xbox 360 with wifi... what else are you going to rant about? I have a wifi adapter... I don't even use it. I have a wifi router... that I only use for my PDA and as an emergency... I don't like using wifi.. direct Cat 5 is always better... less packets drops... faster download...
"Oh yeah, dont forget another $50 for LIVE. " and SOny gives you LIVE for free? I don't want PSN on my xbox 360 I want LIVE... can you get me that?
Most people here are dumb... they actually think that HD DVD = Blu-ray or that LIVE = PSN. There are completely different things that can't be compared...
Here is an example, if I live Universal movies can I get it on Blu-ray... or if I want Disney can I get it on HD DVD?
How about If I want to download COD4 demo when is released.. can I download it on PSN? Can I download stronghold on PSN? Can I do game invites, whats your gamerscore on PSN? Can you show me your achivements? This bundle simply can't be compare to anything that Sony can give you. If you are a sony fan you will think you get a better deal with the Playstation and if you are a XBox fan you will find better value in this... The regular joe? hehe.. he will see no value on any console that cost more than what they willing to pay... which is why DVD is still king and the wii is selling better... do they care about wifi? nope... do they care about HD player? they don't even have an HD TV nor are willing to pay thousands for a TV and $500-$600 for a console...
Here is another set of benefits you can't get with the PS3.
You can use this HD DVD addon drive on your PC and if you currenly own more than one xbox 360 you can use it on all of them.
Have a laptop and want HD DVD on the go? you can do that with the HD DVD drive.
It seems you don't understand, most people criticized the 360 for it's lack of functionality and futures. Microsoft responded by creating more SKUs with the futures that were "lacking." Most 360 owners stated they didn't care about these futures, and I for one would agree with it. But, Microsoft feels that these futures are needed, the reason they included them in their later SKUs.
For example the HDMI port that is missing from 10 million current Pro / Core units, is now included in the newer models of the same SKUs. It's Microsoft slapping it's consumer over and over again on the face, by creating SKUs with more functionalities that SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
I want ONE SKU WITH ALL THE FUNCTIONALITY, WHEN I BUY THE CONSOLE for the FIRST time. I don't want to buy a Elite for HDMI when I own a Pro model already. A lot of these functionalities should be been included in the systems in the first place.
Oh, and it always pisses me off that anyone can argue for the fallowing reasons:
1. Paying for a service they should get for free. I don't know why you are happy ranting about a $50 dollar payment. But I would like a FREE service that is at par with the paid service that gives no real benifits at all.
2. Defending a limited storage service, like DVD9. Having more storage is always a good thing, defending a limit storage is well just "dumb."
3. Functionality, stating that less functionality is a good thing is obscured. There are people who say we don't need a Blu-Ray player on the Ps3, I would agree.. but having this functionality is a GOOD THING. Having more functionality is always good, arguing against it is just obscured.
Behavior Odd... I guess not cuz your blinded by the MS propaganda.
Im not going to list all the things, but MS just seems to be adding features just ot compensate or match ps3's feature options.
These features must be important because they are adding features that are very similar to sony's offering. Do you see sony copying ms that much I think not.
Here is a suggestion think outside the box and compare the recent actions conducted by sony vs ms. Although ms is a first mover in this generation they are really showing signs as a follower at this point of the game
i agree with most of what you said except for the part about
PSN being on par with LIVE. maybe you don't have LIVE, but man they are far from being the same thing. believe me, PSN is OK for what it is, but it is no LIVE for sure!! i have no problem paying to host private to public games with 2-24 people for $50. is there lag? sometimes yes, most of the time no. if PS3 had LIVE, i would be playing PS3 alot more to be sure. just can't get hooked up with all of my friends on PSN. at least not in the same manner of LIVE. it is a GREAT service regardless of what some think about the console!!!
The Ps3 is selling for $499 with a Blu-Ray player and 60gb.. while the 360 is selling at $600 with HD-DVD and 20gb HD, no wireless and no HDMI port.
PS3:Amazon.com Sales Rank: #5 in Video Games
xbox360:Amazon.com Sales Rank: #9 in Video Games
Xbox 360 HD DVD Player :Amazon.com Sales Rank: #63 in Video Games
it's less if you buy them seperately.
OFF OF THIS THREAD IT DIDNT SAY ANYTHING BOUT SONY GO WATCH A MOVIE OR SOMETHING
i don't know you own this thread. My bad, I'll GTF..Not
Ill be watchin movies and playing Games!! while your xbox is at the repair shop..lol..how can you game with no system..haha..
but xboxfans were saying the ps3 cost 2 much
alot of poeple were saying they cant AFFORD it
so now im hear because its a bundle its affordable
never heard of the hypocrite. Anything that begin with Microsoft is worth it.
here is a benefit you cant get with 360 - playing games on your next gen disc format
***A game system with a slew of great game titles already out & more to come making an enormous game library - cause it's about the games first and foremost!
***More ways to watch HD content than the competition. Stream from the PC, d/l from the Marketplace or watch on the HD-DVD player. So even if the movie isn't on HD-DVD, you can still see it in HD via PC or Marketplace.
***A multitude of XBLA games & demos! This is underrated. 360 is THE 1st console where you don't have to buy software right away in order to play it. In the past, people would buy consoles &barely had enough left to buy one game to play on it. Now, you don't have to buy any games initially. There's soo many game demos and Arcade trial titles to keep your thumbs happy for weeks!
***The BEST online experience in the industry and it gets better on a seasonal or yearly basis - yet maintaining it's same cheap fee since 2002. (How much do you pay MONTHLY for your cell phone to access the internet??) And if you play online, you know that WiFi is NOT the way to go (unless you like to get 'OWNED').
***Custom soundtracks via hdd (rip), MP3 player(s) or PC in EVERY game. How many MP3 players can connect to other systems?
***Windows Media Center functionality; Watch and/or Record (and pause) LIVE TV while voice chating, messenging, texting or IMing your XBL friends no matter what they are doing. IMing someone on a cell phone from your 360 is PURE next-gen and only 360 is capable of that.
This is not a $600 system which the manufacturer tells you to wait until updat 399.x to have these features, or that games will come a year later. Just Wait B3yond.
lol..xbots got ripped off...microsoft owned them so badly this gen..
Where is your ps3 4D game library and demos? If anyone should be pissed it should be you, at sony.
At high price points...you guys ever stop to realize that? I am very impressed Xbox360 got this far as I'm sure they are...
The Xbox 360 will be two years old come November...
We're getting ripped off? That PS3 controller rumble yet? How much for one of those? $50 bucks my guesstimation...
And why are you over on the xbox360 side with nothing good to say? I wish Nariko owns you so you guys can give that ps3 drive a much needed workout...
you are buyin a defective system that cost up to 500 dollars...microsoft keep on coughin better models of 360s out there with a hdmi port and etc..and your spendin money on crappy adds on..Hddvd will be dead soon..
microsoft rushed their system..they dont know what the hell their doin this gen..
still no wireless adapter
still gotta pay for xbox live
and lol@ paying for an ALMOST dead format aka hd dvd
BIIGEST retard to by that bundle lol
MS 600 is way to much - xbox360 is a gaming machine - that is why we dont need HDMI - well launch a year ahead because we know 110% are systems arent faulty..
lol MS just likes 2 screw its customers....
Some of you are just, to be blunt, stupid. The Elites have the new heatsink and the HDMI already, so you aren't buying a screwed up 360.
For $600 you can get a 120GB Xbox 360 w/ HD-DVD player and 7 movies vs. for $600 you get 80GB PS3 with built in blu-ray.
THis is definitely a GREAT deal!
the 60gb is still 499.99 + 5 blue ray movies, and on a format that is not dieing(blue ray), gigs don't make a system better, 120 or 60,
ps: i have a 250gb hhd in my ps3 so i guess mines better
This website is overrun with Playstation fanboys. You guys all have to convince yourself that HD DVD is dead because your precious Sony is pretty much relying on the success of Blu-Ray. If Blu-Ray fails, so does Sony's PS3, and Sony's stock will bottom out big time.
While you blu-Ray fanboys surf the web for abnoxious "HD DVD is dead" articles by uninformed authors, I am enjoying great games on my Xbox360. It's truly a shame you guys can not enjoy great games on the PS3. I have one and, I swear to God, I don't use it. I have some Blu-Ray movies, but I am pre-occupied watching the better picture quality of HD DVD. As far as games, the PS3 is not a game system, contrary to popular belief. To be a game system, it must have some games worth playing. Hell, my Dish Network receiver has games, but it is not a game system. My cell phone has games, but it's a phone. A lack of quality games makes the PS3 a Blu-Ray movie player, IMO.
Nowe I know that this post will be overrun by PS3 lovers bashing anything good about HD DVD, but I don't care. This bundle is not for a $600 360. It is an Elite with an HD DVD player and 7 HD DVD movies. It has better games, it will continue to have better games, and it will always be the better system. I am sorry if this hurts your feelings, but it's the truth.
when all is said and done, the PS3 will be remembered as a failed Blu-Ray movie player and not a game system. I will rue the day when HD DVD takes the lead, and it will probably be sometime in December/January. What excuses will you guys have if this happens? I am dying to hear when the time comes.
this site was packed with foaming out the mouth fanboys like bladestar,feral,kewlkat,bloodm ask,moondust,first knight,(real deal-top gamer-sony4you-elite gamer-ALL THE SAME F*CKING PERSON-and he was caught),etc,etc,etc.
but when the train started moving and began to pick up speed,that's when the 360 fanboys started whining and complaining that this site had turned sony.
sad part is that you're going to whine even more come TGS and LIEPZIG.
..................mag lev super train.................
No, I didn't buy anything at $500 dollars...gotta love gifts...maybe you did...this HD DVD is just an incentive buy..it's not designed to sell out the store! And no HD-DVD for me...the only company that supports the darn thing is Universal...any killer app to movie players is the movies themselves! This was made for the misinformed movie consumer..and it might just sell! don't ask me why...
I like how Xbox360 consumers have choices, however...
And when the 360 is more reliable (soon!) and the PS3 drops to a reasonable price...what will the fanboys think of next?
How can anyone seriously who went out and bought a ps3 at launch or intend to get the new 80g model talk about how this price point is horrible. I mean I love my ps3 I love my 360 but sometimes blind fanboys are so stupid it makes me laugh. Lets look the ps3 will launch soon with a 80g model with motorstorm included at a price point of 599. This deal with the 360 for the same price gives you 40g more, no wifi(i know people say they dont like wifi to much but I do like mein on the ps3)5 free hddvd(the blue ray promotion that is running with the ps3 wont be on the 80g model)which equals around $120 plus $20 dvd, so tell me how is this price point so bad and please dont tell me about the red rings when these models will have the heatsink plus a 3 year war. Now I have heard you guys talk about hddvd being dead and all that well it hasnt happend yet not saying it wont but it hasnt happend yet so for the same price as the new ps3 you are getting the better deal. Now notice I am talking about the deal not what system is better or anything like that. This post was to prove how silly some of teh people are on here that no matter what comes along no matter if the 360 price was droped to a 100 and a war that siad if it died you would get 3 free new ones some people here would still bash the system and spin it somehow as to sounding like it was a load of [email protected]
not telling the public what is wrong with the system makes me not trust microsoft.
blaming the consumer beforehand makes me not trust microsoft.
redesigning the system not even 2 years in makes me not trust microsoft.
ragging on sony for including something and then implementing those features themselves makes me not trust microsoft.
as 360gamers would say,"why by a ps3 if you can play the same games on 360 because it was out earlier?"
i say,"why by a 360 when all the features that should have been built in day one is already on ps3?"and"the bluray disc can be used for games."
they could give away a greyhound bus with the system,but i'd still pass.i'm already riding the mag lev super train.it's much faster and more reliable.
let's see now:
core,core hdmi*,premium,premium hdmi*,elite,simson system,halo3 systems,heat sink systems,falcon systems,hd-dvd bundled systems,used cores,used premiums,used elites,refurb systems.
*(only a matter of time)
that's the most crappy strategy i have ever seen."blanket selling.""we'll put so many configurations out there that the gaming public will have to notice us."just like when they forced 10 million 360s into the channel and didn't sell them all by christmas 2006."but then only shipped/sold 11.6 million to retail and gamers by june 30 2007.
that's so sh!tty,that it makes you want to vomit.
oh,and bladestar,every movie that releases on hd-dvd can be watched and upscaled on ps3 through dvd.and i still get a bigger selection of blockbuster bluray exclusive movies.touche!
..................mag lev super train....................
that HD-DVD player is only worth $59.99
the rest of the bubdle? Well...........
This Amazon bunble has much more value than the soon to be standard $600 PS3 SKU, do you still get the free 360 games with this bundle?.
Did you guys see Amazon now has a listing for the Pro 360 (20GB) with the HDMI port...seperate from the non-HDMI port in the top sellers?
link to the regular one: #11
link to the HDMI one: #43
The only thing missing from an apples to apples comparison of the elite and ps3/80 is the wifi and media reader. Here is the breakdown:
360 Elite w/HDMI ($600 Amazon deal)
3 USB 2.0 ports
King Kong HDDVD movie
300 HDDVD movie
5 free HDDVD movies (mail-in offer)
HDMI & Component A/V cables
Silver Xbox Live membership (free online access to live arcade, marketplace, media downloads)
PS3/80 w/HDMI ($600 everywhere price)
80gb HDD (user upgradeable)
Wired & Wireless Ethernet
4 USB 2.0 Ports
CF/SD/MMC/MS Media Reader
5 Free BluRay movies (mail-in offer)
Composite A/V cables
PS Network (free online access to games, store, media downloads)
When broken down, the PS3 has the wifi, media reader and "full" playable online for free. The 360 deal is still better because it gives you more movies (7 total) and almost the same free online experience with the exception multiplayer gaming like gears of war.
People often forget that you don't have to pay for live if all you do is get movies, demos, live arcade games (which DOES allow for multiplayer: ex UNO or Texas Hold Em). It is the premium price of $50 A YEAR (cost of a single game) that lets you play any live enabled multiplayer game (ex gears of war, halo 2, etc).
I can't afford either one but for new comers it looks like this 360 deal is the better of the two from a "what you get for your money" standpoint.
did u miss something on PS3 80gb?? 599 is motorstorm bundle and see you gladly omited that.
WTF... xbox in black color + new versions get HDMI and HD-DVD.... LOL is 360 turning to PS3???? And its only for 600$???
And i dont se towel in this combination... :)))))))
It makes sense to compete with the PS3. MS should have the HD-DVD build-in to compete. Pity they did not go with Blu-Ray. We will have to see how this one sells. If it does very well, then expect MS to offer a build-in HD-DVD XB360.
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