Forza 2? Marvel UA? Nope. It's Halo 3 that is hot right now. Hit the jump to see what looks like MS Europe's Official Halo 3 bundle.
Omfg!!! thats a deal right there.
I think Halo 3 got a Mature rating in the USA and thus wouldn't be good choice for a pack-in game. Though I did see a few Gears of Wars bundles last year, but they where store specific.
i bundle is a lot better than the forza one it should help push consoles
Both Forza 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance are terrific Games. Everyone usually likes to have a racing game, and while its not the newest (PGR4) it is an undisputably excellent game. Probably the best in its Genre.
And, Marvel is a good broad appeal adventure.
Forza 2 at Metacritic: 9.0 / 10
Marvel Ultimate Alliance at Metacritic: 8.2 / 10
I dont know, if given a choice, I would probably go with the Forza 2 + Marvel Ultimate Alliance pack and buy Halo 3 seperate. You end up with a better over-all value.
Maybe MS will pack Halo 3 in for Xmass 08 in N.A.?
yeah that's gonna push some hardware.
halo3+x360 against PES2008+PS3!!???? ahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!! in europe???? ahahahahahahahahahaha!!!no chance!!!!!!
Good call. If only there were a COD4 bundle.
there giving Halo 3 away now. Both of these camps are getting desperate.
One makes a move and the other one has no choice but to answer. If Microsoft gives Halo 3 in the US, that's big enough to force Sony into another move.
How the hell is bundling a game desperate compared to stripping out components out of your console?
About the game being rated M. Not sure how that affects things.
The "Xmass as Gift Giving Season" is a more America-Centric behaviour, and the peak in shopping reflects that.
The Xmass shopping peak sees much gift-giving. And, who buys gifts (adults) and who recieves them (children).
In Europe, xmass as a great consumer orgy isnt really the same. yes, they have gifts and such, but I dont believe its the same kind of yearly spending spree.
That could be why they wanted to go with Marvel Ultimate Alliance, parents say "Hey, a Spiderman! Game" and MS gets a sale. The driving game (even though Forza 2 is an _excellent_ game in the genre) becomes a "bonus".
This is very specifically crafted to appeal to gift-giving parents, and an M-Rated game like Halo 3 would have drawn criticism from the holier-than-thou types in the USA. Best to stear clear of that from a Marketing perspective.
Sales dropped off a catastrophical 79% in its biggest EU region (the UK).
And this pack-in has been going on for 2 weeks already (in Spain). Oops, that's around the time when PS3 ltd passed 360 ltd (in Spain).
Farewell European Xbox 360, and good riddance.
which rock you been sitting under?
What I would like to see in Australia is for Microsoft to release a Premium 360 with either Lost Odosey or even perhapse Naruto, althoug I doubut they would ever think to do this.
Oh boy i'd like to see that bundle in australia.
I bought my xbox with HAlo bundle. I am STILL playing halo 1
I love it
c'mon MS make it so for 360 and halo3 in Australia! (please)
They should put it on release. Could sell few Xbox's more :)
Putting your one trick pony, the BIG one, up as incentive really says desperation. Mark my words, with Halo 3 begins the decline of the 360. Sure they have some good titles coming, who doesn't. Now that Halo 3 has been released, which Microsoft thought would "save" them, there going to dedicate themselves to a new machine because that's how they think. There not too smart, original, or creative. Look at Vista, Zune, Halo3 (compare that to Gears of War or Bioshock, that's really the best they could do?) Oh and not to mention Bungie left,gee, I wonder why? Could it be that they refused to do anything original and spontaneous and just kept with the same trend of what sells? No wonder Halo 3 was so weak. Time to put the great white box out of it's misery while I can get good trade-in credit. Oh and white? Pfft! I'm sure that has nothing to do with the white Ipod, 4 years ago! Bill's haircut says it all, unoriginal.
Time to sell the Wii too, maybe in a couple years a good game will come out but...
Last time checked it hasnt even been a full year since the PS3s released and already its two launch models have been discontinued, the price has been dropped, then raised, and now a CHEAPER (and I mean that in a bad way) PS3, one with alot of its guts removed is about to be served to you and you think it's a deal because it is $399. I'm sorry, sir but if I were a PS fan about to buy a ps3, I still wouldnt buy that crap, I'd just bite the bullet and buy the 80 gig system, or the 60 gig (if I could find one)
huh? i dont understand you man. That was nonsensical.
If anyone is getting desperate then it is... oh gawd.. do i need to say it?
haha man thats funny.
cheetorb, i like how u say... mark my words... lol
Are you especially keen to make a complete fool of yourself?
Perhaps it would have been better to acknowledge that, for the 360, halo3 marked an increase in software sales, increase in hardware sales, increased market lead, increased consumer recognition etc etc.
As far as i can see, and this is just my humble opinion, things are going better for 360 than ever...
This is the beginning of the end for... o gawd... do i need to say it..
(mark my words..lol)
Y sell a defective system and brokea$$ game together DUMB MOVE MS
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