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New Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles 2012 arriving in-stores?


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#31 Viper187

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

So are there any special edition consoles coming up besides the Halo 4 one? I'll probably be looking to get a backup box, but I don't want that Forza shit or anything Kinect.
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#32 MSUHitman

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:56 AM

Nope only Halo.

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#33 Viper187

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:09 PM

Nope only Halo.


It's bullshit the option to get the console by itself disappears at xmas time. I'll already have a copy of Halo, but I might go ahead and get the console too. Depends on how well my Gears 3 slim stands up to grinding out Gears 3 next month while I'm awaiting the H4 release.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

It's bullshit the option to get the console by itself disappears at xmas time. I'll already have a copy of Halo, but I might go ahead and get the console too. Depends on how well my Gears 3 slim stands up to grinding out Gears 3 next month while I'm awaiting the H4 release.

The special edition consoles were available at various retailers after the holidays, including the Gears 3 console, the MW3 console and previous ones as well. Usually at some reduced prices as well.

The non-holiday consoles (Splinter Cell, FF XIII, RE5, Halo 3, etc) also hung around for a while after release, decreasing in price as they stayed out in the retail channel.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

I don't care what game they throw in no Xbox 360 should be over $300. It's 6 years old!

#36 Viper187

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

The special edition consoles were available at various retailers after the holidays, including the Gears 3 console, the MW3 console and previous ones as well. Usually at some reduced prices as well.

The non-holiday consoles (Splinter Cell, FF XIII, RE5, Halo 3, etc) also hung around for a while after release, decreasing in price as they stayed out in the retail channel.


I know. I got the Gears one for $350 in March. I'm hoping Amazon or someone will offer a $50-75 gift card with the consoles or something at xmas like other years.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:41 PM

I saw the kenict with Xbox holiday bundle for 250 at walmart
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#38 KD19982

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:58 AM

Saw the bundle today in Houston

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#39 ThatOneGuyWho

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:29 AM

Not much better than what you can get now. Let's wait and see what the Black Friday deals will be.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:30 AM

Warning to cheapies: the Forza 4 in the upcoming holiday bundle will include the first disk but not the second. Why should you care? There are a bunch of extra tracks and cars that they couldn't fit on one disk which they were forced to burn onto another. Not having this content may exclude you from certain online games or lobbies.

You've been warned...

#41 JohnWayne

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:31 AM

Yeah I bought one of these bundles with a digital skyrim and physical copy of forza at best buy like 2 weeks ago at my best buy for $250 (they let me price match Walmart otherwise it was $299). Traded in my copy of forza for $26 ($13 base) so basically got it for $224

#42 JohnWayne

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:34 AM

I have them in the BB I work at. 250 GB console (No Kinect) with a physical copy of Forza 4, a download voucher for Skyrim, and a month of Xbox Live for $299.99. Plus if you buy a console you get a year of @Gamer for free.


What the heck when did they start offering a free year of @gamer for buying this? I bought mine a couple weeks ago and there was no mention of a free @gamer membership

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:41 AM

Pretty meh.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:33 AM

Should we assume bestbuy will also have this 250 bundle for $199 on black friday? Surprised the price of the console held out since last year. At least this means forza 4 and skyrim prices will probably drop to the $10 range new soon.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

Should we assume bestbuy will also have this 250 bundle for $199 on black friday? Surprised the price of the console held out since last year. At least this means forza 4 and skyrim prices will probably drop to the $10 range new soon.

Skyrim comes as a digital download code. I doubt many people will be able to make use of it with slow or capped internet connections. The game is over 7GB and probably even more due to the numerous gigantic patches. You might be able to find the download code cheap but I think physical copies will hold there value.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:56 AM

Makes since for Wal-Mart at least. We dropped the older systems $50 each (with the exception of the 4GB standard model.)

My store has them in stock already so that is a yes :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

Skyrim comes as a digital download code. I doubt many people will be able to make use of it with slow or capped internet connections. The game is over 7GB and probably even more due to the numerous gigantic patches. You might be able to find the download code cheap but I think physical copies will hold there value.


The patches aren't that big, and you only ever have to download one (which encompasses everything). I think Microsoft limits how big patches can be.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

xbox seriously needs a 100dollar price cut.

#49 benjamouth

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

xbox seriously needs a 100dollar price cut.


Agreed, I hear they're hardly selling any :roll:

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

Agreed, I hear they're hardly selling any :roll:


He did say seriously.
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#51 MSUHitman

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

FYI when MS does the holiday bundles, they ship GS stores games/codes to put in their older system stock and stickers to show the holiday bundle goodies so you might want to try there also.

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#52 doubledown

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

Should we assume bestbuy will also have this 250 bundle for $199 on black friday? Surprised the price of the console held out since last year. At least this means forza 4 and skyrim prices will probably drop to the $10 range new soon.


I got the Holiday bundle last year for around that price. Included Halo REACH and Fable 2....it was a good upgrade for myself.