Gameplayer are reporting that a new Xbox 360 bundle has started leaking into Aussie retailers which includes Halo 3 and GTA IV.
Now thats a bundle...kinda expensive though...
Its not an official bundle its more like buy a 360 for so so price and get halo 3 and GTA4 free. Its still better than nothing though but it won't receive the same attention as an official bundle with the game art on the box and everything
For gods sakes, stop posting gameplayer.com.au story. This is just getting ridiculous.
ARE they even SERIOUS? People already bought halo3 who ever wanted to buy one. Who might be holding out? Just a GTA bundle with lower price is the way to go. Now MICROSOFT is going to pretend to have shortages of this bundle few days before gta even comes out. I want to see this on store-selfs, then i will believe it.
which then makes it not so bad! and i have to disagree sonarus, a bundle with a free game, is a bundle with a free game! not many people are gonna be bothered by some art work on a "box", that's never gonna see the light of day once the console comes out of it. anyway, more impotartantly, when are crap articles, from this crap aussie-blatantly-anti-microsof t-site gonna stop???? i know it makes the unashemed fanboys that run and contribute to this site feel better, but seriously, they are crap!
If this is true, then MS will be in a good position at the end. Nice counter. But where's the North American Bundle MS? Edit: Lol, at all the Disagrees.
theirs a disagree monster on the loose...they can smell Halo from a mile away.
Paying $500 for a Core Console and two games: Halo 3 and GTAIV is not even close to being worth it. The PS3 + GTAIV is a lot cheaper and Microsoft seriously must be insane if people are that stupid to pay 500 dollars for the cheapest sku you have on the market. By the way should I mention the pro packaged at $679.00? That is just ridiculous.
The bundle is too expensive IMO,should just buy a Ps3 and the game separately.
don't forget that this is an Aussie site, so Aussie prices... which are much more that OS. By comparrison, Harvey Norman is offering an Elite and GTA IV for $698 in Oz, which seems like a better deal really. Surely Halo 3 is like $30 on ebay now.
@ J4son 360 lol...youve taking it so far, its funny now...screw it, ill give you a bubble :)
This guy seriously has somthing wrong with him. What is this like the 5th copycat account you have had? I must be popular, or hated amongst the PS3 community, which is fine by me :)
pimpin aint easy man
this is probably a store deal cause thats a big loss on microsoft if they put those 2 games in a bundle and its too expensive
Don't worry it's Austrailia how much can they sell anyway? They just want to sell enough to be a presence in Austrailia. This is in no way a counter to the PS3 GTA4 bundle because there's more people in California than the entire country of Austrailia.
ya i kno the bundle probably wont sell as much as the ps3 bundle but i cant see microsoft putting these 2 major games in a a bundle, especially with the arcade version. so imo i think this is just a store deal and plus if u look at it gta4 is just 7 days away and if this was in all of australia why havent we have heard of this sooner from many other sources like we have the playstation bundle or heard a confirmation by microsoft ? y wud they bundle it with the arcade version, that has no hard drive, if they are getting DLC bigger than san andreas ? If they were putting a new bundle all over australia i wud see them doing it with the Elite
I find it highly offensive they way you dismiss my entire country and have reported your post as offensive. the 360 already has a retail presence in Australia and this bundle (even the pro) is cheaper than a 40gb ps3 with no bundled games here. Your also crazy if you think bundling the systems best selling game with the systems most anticipated game is a bad idea.
looks like bill gates let go of microsofts leash these past weeks
Halo 3 and GTA IV! Now that is some ownage! I know some mates who would be snatching this up if it comes to other regions. Come on MS! You need to bring this bundle to EU/UK/NA
everyone wants MGS4+GTA4+GT5P GT5P has been no 1 on AU list for the last 3 weeks. halo3 couldnt stay no1 for even 2 weeks How delusional are you? No one wants an x360 anymore in the PAL regions
The two biggest games in history of MANKIND ONLY ON 360 WOW this just might kill the ps3 wow AMAZING LOL J/K.
The dude has trouble fathoming. James Cottee.....not everyone has broadband my friend and not everyone cares about DLC. The game missions will be ample enough for most so the Arcade pack is fine, its cheap and it will PLAY GTA 4 with no problems, NO PROBLEMS. Everything else is just a bonus, sure you have to pay for that DLC but that's your money.
I think he can't fathom it because MS is touting the DLC as THE reason to get it for the 360. If they;re gonna make a bundle with the game, shouldn't they make it for the SKU that can actually download the content? Also, if most people don't care for DLC and don't have broadband, they could very well get the ps3 version. In the end it's all down to preference.
They are doing a Pro pack..... Price, the Arcade pack is the cheapest of the bunch and I for one would only need that. Regardless of which side you barrack for and who has what and who hasn't got what, the Arcade Pack is the cheapest way to play GTA 4, pretty f#[email protected] simple.
Geez Amazingly still doesnt beat the Ps3 GTA bundle.. You Get a Ps3 and GTA at no extra cost.. Oh ya Blu Ray.. Why would you buy a 360? haha oh wait im being dead series, You dont get the winning HD format you dont get wifi, besides GOW2 and GTA their 08 line up is a bone yard.. Oh ya you can get GTA4 with the PS3 Bundle free. Oh ya and Ps3 online is Free
Plus it is EU PS3 version will be the only selling version GAME doesnt even advertise the x360 version of GTA4 http://www.game.co.uk PS3 version will outsell the x360 version atleast 3:1 in eu
This bundle blows
I think they're just scared as sh!t of the PS3. They know they're coming out with a bundle and it's gonna sell like hotcakes, so they have to do something. I know I'll be playing with no problems that's for sure. Xbots, dont mean to be rude, but enjoy playing while walking a thin like cause you know the RROD will be on your mind constantly. It would be on mine if I had one.
PS3 and Wii are the only consoles which sell in the PAL region even at half the price x360 sells 1/2 as much as PS3 in eu. imagine what happens when ps3 is cut to something like 200 pounds/300 euro? for x360 eveything is just finished
MS is betting everything in GTA4... They just can't evade looking desperate.
Sony launches a bundle and it's brilliant. MS launches a bundle and it's desperate? I swear fanboys have some very twisted logic. It does seem rather limiting that it is only in Australia.
I think you can be a little more smarter than that right???? Obviously my comment comes from a recent background of articles and comments by MS trying desperately to force consumers into buying GTA4 for the 360. There's nothing wrong in marketing and there's nothing wrong in persuading consumers into buying your product. MS just looks desperate doing it in this specific occasion. Sony is releasing a bundle and that's that. No screaming, No trash talking.. etc. Fact is MS is desperate to make a change in sales with this game and sadly it won't make a difference.
congatulations on making yourself look stupid. microsoft are desperate for trying to get people to buy their product, yet sony are brilliant????lol as the other guy said, some twisted logic fanboys have!
i think u guys said it all then again Whoop does a very good job on his own at looking foolish. Fanboys hahahaha......hahaha.....ha... .....wheew.....thanks for that Whoops
even if microsoft or sony gets more sales in GTA4 it wont really do much in the console war so y cant people just buy whatever version they want and enjoy it? it seems that the only thing gamers on this site care about anymore is numbers
Well said friend. I don't think all the bickering and fighting is going to change anyones mind. They are going to buy whatever version they have the system for. Both sides of this console war need to start acting like adults and just enjoy the games they have for their system instead of trying to be console salesmen. PS3 is great 360 is great Just buy the system you want and enjoy it.
As long as both consoles are sucessful therefore giving devolopers a reason to keep making great games 4 it does not matter who outsells who by an insignificant margin. I know that i want all the consoles to survive and entertain us with their features and exclusives, not to mention keep cost low and quality high due to the competition. Some people just dont see the bigger picture.
So the reason to get GTA on XB is the DLC but they want you to buy a core unit with no HDD so you cant DL or play online. Good idea for an online centered game like Halo as well. Just in case you guys didn't know XBL is $100 is OZ (unless its gone down since I last got it) so getting this bundle you need to spend the cost of another game and then you still need a M$ XB HDD to play online. Yeah, jump in Dudes. Or get the PS3 with the game for the cost of a Pro and play online for free, on the same console you've always played GTA on.
There's a Pro bundle as well genius
I don't see why they would even bundle Halo with it? The store that is doing this must have a huge supply of Halo 3 just sitting around. Martin - "Hey I got an idea!" Donald - "What is is Martin?" Martin - "Why don't we just include that Halo game also." Donald - "Dude that is brilliant!" Martin - "I know right...lol...who's ya daddy!" Donald - "Go Martin, it's ya birthday!" Martin - "WOOT!" CoBrAbOy - "You guys are freaking idiots, you know that right?" Donald - "Rock on, WOOT!"
Yea baby ! 3RROD FTW
only a video game system, the 360 will not get up and kick your a$$ relax Sony Droids
No, it will burn my house down. Please xbot just go away. You know the 360 is done so just buy a PS3 and live life. Ok. Thanks.
Get your crap out of here. You're the one who is in the wrong article, so YOU go away. No one cares how far Sony has its' penis in you.
I say its fake. But who knows now-a-days. If by any chance this is true then M$ is really desperate.
Bungie should be kissing Rockstar feet right now,, to even Think about put Galo 3 with GTA4 is a joke...... Galo 3 is one of last year most disapointing game....it's not even True HD.. Come on what a joke.. I how know one buys it.....GTA Will be King of 08 Hands down
true HD?? are you referring to the 640p, same as the highest and best selling ps3 game to date, GOTY for 2007, COD4. Halo was awesome for many reasons, and worth the price. No need to explain it to a KID like you.
PS3 is f*cked. Is Sony still giving away Motorturd?
they're giving away reliability with every console!
Yeah, I hear "Waiting" is an extra feature as well.
herd 360 got a feature that called RROD remember, is the best feature that come straight out of the box PS3 can't get that. Realtimeweaponchange aka getpwnz always got onwz
Ok, I'll just go ahead and say it. This is nice. The only retarded thing is that they are also offering this bundle in the Arcade pack. If their big thing is DLC on GTA4, isn't that kind of stupid?
The isnt an official bundle. Its a retail bundle. And it does feature the two games on the boxart on the console box.
Official or not, it's still a bundle that will entice potential shoppers to purchase the system. Heck, maybe the Halo 3 hype could still be in effect for the late bloomers. "Hrmmm I've always heard of that Halo 3 game everywhere, and OooOoohh GTA IV. I'm gettin it." -theoretical situation
I wish you would have posted that earlier. You are right, but by now no one is listening. Walmart and Amazon do this in US all the time, not to mention Costco, who has Xbox and PS3 "bundles" every day. Here's an Assasin's Creed bundle: http://www.costco.com/Brows... And here's a GT Bundle: http://www.costco.com/Brows... Retail bundles mean nothing.
Actually 17.2, if you look at those "Bundles" people aren't really saving any money. But if you look at an official bundle, let's say MGS4 bundle. It's still the regular price point for the console, so in a sense MGS4 = $59.99 and DS3 = $54.99 and PS3 is only $405 which is a pretty good deal considering if people bought all of it separately or one of those retail "bundles" they'd be paying the same price for a 40gb with less features.
The arcade is retailed $399 in Australia, so basically it's $100 for Halo 3 and Gta 4 combined. It would be a better bundle if they have removed Halo 3 and sell it between $400 - $450.
I find it funny PS3 fans seem to think its Aussie exclusive. Making all these foolish excuses no one wants to hear. MSFT market's AAA's like no other and they have said they're going to match Halo in marketing scope. Suggesting it ends in Australia is ludicrous. Do 360 fans troll every single piece of GTA4 news for PS3?.
Nice but the xbots need to stop hyping up a multiplatform game. I know that there isn't much to aniticipate this year if you only have a 360, but don't downplay youself by hyping up a multiplatform game.
Shane Kim agrees,Xbox slaves look like desperate fools hyping up a multiplatform game that looks and plays better on PLAYSTATION®3,Microsoft should just abort this bundle now before it ends in complete failure like ther rest of them. $hane
Honestly, they need to ditch Halo 3 and slap a huge GTA IV cover on that bundle, much like the PS3 version. But I guess it's a good thing that they aren't stopping they're support for Bungie and Halo 3.
you all do realize Aussies don't buy the 360 to begin with? LOL Every croc wrestler I talk to on the web has their sights set on PS3. This bundle will do nothing.
Im sure MS will have SUPPLY issues with these too.
just like your brain cells
every ps3 fan boy knows which console is giong to sell the most game copys(xbox360) its just sad that they are in denial and can't face the truth
let them dwell in their own little world
A Daint Give A S*** About This Bundle The Moment I Saw Thats Its The Arcade Version X360 LMAO!!! If It Was The Elite Then It Would'hve Been Something Worth Interest Lolz!!!!
YIKES! At least the PS3 does bundles right. Keep the original price of the console and give the game away with it. A bundle that adds price is just an in-store gimmick to sell stock. lol
No USA bundle = EPIC fail for MS