Microsoft announced today that the Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition Console will be available in North America this Sunday, September 16th, boasting a price tag of $399.99.
If I knew they were dropping this Sunday, before the launch of Halo 3, I may have held out on getting my HDMI premium.
On second thought, naw, I wouldn't have...that doo doo green is about the worst eye sore I've ever had from a console.
i just remember the near silence that greeted this box's big reveal at e3. it was the sound of thousands of fans asking, "did you look at it? seriously? that's the green you came up with? huh."
Yea that color aint so hot I want a red metallic xbox.
Doesn't the Halo 3 SKU xbox 360 utilize the new falcon 65nm chipset?
Nope, not yet.
I was going to buy one sunday,
so the extra $50 is basically for cosmetic changes.
I did hear a couple of journalists say that the halo sku was noticably quieter, It seems that for a game like halo, the sku would at least be built to last since they knew about the issues of the previous version.
but keep in mind this is merely the talk of cashiers and clerks, so take it with a grain of salt.
I'm having my gamestop rep call me when the new stock comes in.
looks like master chief bent over the toilet and this came out. it sells for 399, should sell out quick.
It looks hidious I have to say.
Serious question now... How many of you are planning on getting this?
I wouldn't even consider it especially with the Elite just out and the Falcon models on their way.
Thats a serious question so I have a serious answer...
If this Console included atleast the normal version of Halo3 then it would change the Idea of it Therefor im not getting it.
Is this some sort of joke? I know that Halo 3 is not out until the 25th, but not including it with the console is just daft.
It's like those adverts on The Simpsons:
"Out this Sunday, the Xbox 360 Halo 3 edition. If you love everything about Halo 3, make sure you get one and be the envy of all your friends (does not include Halo 3)"
They could of at least have given people a voucher so they could pick up a copy for free on the launch day.
That is the ugliest focka I have seen since the original navy grey playstion
EDIT: Doesnt come with Halo3??? LOL!!!!!!! CRAZY!
I like how everyone is moaning that it doesn't come with halo 3.
This box is aimed at are serious halo fans, and what halo fan who would buy this box hasn't already preordered the legendary edition. So including the game would kind of be a waste of money, although I'm sure some stores will bundle it anyway.
Spin it however you want, should of included Halo3. At least have some sort of option to include or upgrade to the legendary edition and bundle it with it. That is like saying "come and get this big mac meal (doesnt include actual bigmac)!!
I wouldnt mind paying an extra $50 for a "themed" XBox or PS3 that looks good but this Halo green is a little too ugly for me. How about a 300 theme PS3 or XBox.
No need for this.
When you say elite,do you mean a covenant elite theme xbox 360 or the black xbox 360 with the 120 Gig Hard Drive?
Glad to see M$ is passing on the price of the paintjob to consumers. You could save yourself $30 by buying the reguar white pro system and a play and charge kit. Plus you'd be saving yourself the eyesore of having a puke green unit in your entertainment center. The smarter move would've been to ditch the play and charge kit, make it a more appealing Covenant Elite blue and pack in a copy of Halo 3. At $399 that would've been a nicer deal.
I have seen ugly before .......also I have seen bloody ugly .....but I have never seen this.
They really should of went with a blue and silver look.
but it's gonna fly off the shelves
You ave an elite with 100 extra GB of storage.
I'm one of the rare ppl who actually like the look. But I couldn't agree with you more. I'd rather pony up the extra $50 and get the elite.
It's just dissappointing that the extra $50 doesn't get you anything,..... well,...extra,..
If it had the falcon chipset it probably would be cheaper, but there should be some hardware improvements seeing that it will surely be put thru a serious stress test with Halo3.
my fiance is buying me a 360 for a birthday present anyway, and she practically wipes her behind with larger denominations.
I may just let her get me one.
but then there's the Elite equation,.. decisions, decisions...
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