Revealed on a flyer in GC, Microsoft will be releasing an Xbox 360 Starter Pack containing a 60GB Hard Drive, Wired Headset and 3 months of Xbox LIVE Gold. The pack goes on sale across Europe on November 21st for 79 Euros.
Pretty good idea. Good way to upgrade those Arcades.
More like $116 US.
£50 is a decent price. i'll be getting it if its true.
How much is 79 euros? According to google 79 euros is equivalent to 116 dollars...
Yeah, that's right.
You can not directly convert euro to usd, its probably going to end up cheaper in the US.
i'm not payin that much for no damn hard drive MS... kiss my balls with those prices.
I would buy it without the 3 month live gold card (about 30€) because I already have a 1 year subscription. 49€ would be alright
That's not that bad. They could have added a wireless headset instead though.
And a year subscription to Live.
Yeah that would have been better as well.
i love(d) my 360 but i think it's slowly dying. i really don't know what to play on this system. ps3 feels fresh and new and the exclusives are way better. i don't understand people like TheMART - they're missing the best games the next generation has to offer.
It's been a pretty dry summer for 360 games. Fall is looking up though.
I don't think the 360 is dying. People make too big a deal about it because it was outsold by PS3 by 20K. That's not much. We don't even know what sales are like in Europe.
It was 20,000 last month, the only month the 360 outsold the PS3 this year in the US was by less than 2,000 units. European sales are heavily biased towards PS3 over 360. The periodic sales figures show the PS3 has exceeded or almost matched the 360s LTD in evert country.
Well this holiday anything can happen and given Sony's strong brand name I thinks it's quite an accomplishment for MS to be holding them right there until busy season. Edit below: The 360's lineup this holiday looks just as good if not better then what PS3 has to offer this year. MS hasn't even announced it's 360 games of 2009 so just hold your horses before you stsrt claiming years again.
It is using old tech...DVD9...and has no real inovation...except for its dashboard update comming this fall..which bites off of the nintendo wii... All the good games comming out this fall and winter are on the PS3...the only good game for the Xbox 360 is Gears of War 2...and its not that much different than Gears of War 1...they did not go all out on the sequel like they are doing in Resistance 2 or motorstorm 2...FF13 will be a port on the Xbox 360....people can not forget that...it will be worst than the PS3 version....and be out maybe over a year later...sometime in 2010...
I've pretty much my 360 off this summer, only a few times has it been on...but it is summer. Shouldn't be inside playing games... As far as being brainwashed that DVD9 can't cut it...That means I should get rid of my PC as well then right? The optional install for gams onto the HDD will more than make for a lack of BR on the 360 put the game on 3 DVD's then. Who cares?
So what are all these games that have been coming out on PS3 this summer? 360 has had far more exclusives this year than the big black box. Whats wrong with you people, brain washed much?
And, I guess you've played Gears of War 2, eh?
for a hard drive 35£ head set 15£ and 3 months live 10£ saving maybe 5 £ worth it only to 360 with its propierty drive i think ill skip
hmm 60£ for a hard drive £40 head set £12 and 3 months live £15 saving maybe £7 Yeah but for all the arcade owners this is a great, it doesn't come with a headset or with a hard drive. MS needs to lower the price and up the advertising. Or just lower the 20gb hard drive to £20. Make it so everyone wants the hard drive. Do a nintendo. Give the hard drive away with a killer app...or a tech demo ^_^
79 Euro for this? Microsoft should just get rid of The Arcade SKU
But I think this is a good deal for Arcade owners or current 20GB Pro owners. Considering a 20GB HDD is 100 euro and now you can get an HDD with triple the storage for cheaper with 3 months of Live and a Headset.
$99 in the states. 120gig will do a measly drop to $150.
Agreed, we here in the states always get the better deals. I really don't understand why these companies charge our European friends so much. But even if it is droped to $150, it is still way to much for 120gig, wish they would allow 3rd party accessories to be made. I can see people with Arcade units jumping onto this deal.
@DaKid: It's partly because european taxes are much higher. And US prices are without taxes and european prices are with taxes.
Thanks for the Info dude. I was in Germany last summer, and did notice that the price shown was the actual price which was nice. Bubs up for the info.
yes a good idea. 360 isnt dead i just laugh at thouse that say it is, i just been to gamestation to get a new 60gig xbox and guse what sold out. others were buying the 360 while i was in the store i guse its holding its own. i got ps3 aswell but not much to do on it right now grate console though. of to play some xbox arcade games ..sweet
if this comes to auz for about aus$150 ill get it for sure because the 20gb hardrives are aus$160 O.O
It's a nice package, but still a little too expensive...$79 would be a good price. As much as I love my 360, I have to say that some of the peripherals are overpriced. $79 for this package...and $99 for the 120GB. That's fair.
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