Dec 6, 2009

Exclusive Halo Xbox 360 Bundle Hits Canada

By Paul Hunter

Microsoft announced a new holiday Xbox 360 Elite bundle that is exclusive for Canada featuring their #1 hit franchise Halo. The bundle, which should be on store shelves nationwide now, includes:

* 250 GB Hard Drive Xbox Elite
* two black wireless controllers
* matching black Xbox 360 Headset
* copy of Halo 3
* copy of Halo 3: ODST

The complete package has a suggested retail price of $399.99.

This is the third exclusive bundle that has come to Canada this year, joining the GTA IV Xbox 360 bundle back in April and the NHL 2K10 Wii bundle that came out in September. It's very encouraging to see the console makers targeting Canada with exclusive hardware pack-ins, let's hope that trend continues in '10.

I did a price break-down over on the Future Shop Tech Blog to see just how good of a value this bundle is and found out you save roughly $100 if you were to buy all these items separately.

If you're interested in seeing the analysis, check out the Tech Blog article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a word to the wise: DON'T BUY A BRICK

The failure rate of XBOX360's is over 50%! That means that you have a better than 50% chance of your machine dying on you for no reason. Feel free to search this information out for yourself.

I bought an Elite because they were supposedly more reliable. I thought I knew what I was getting into. My XBOX died within 12 months. Microsoft will fix or replace it for free -- GREAT. So I sent it away. Three weeks later I got back a different (refurbished) console. That one died within three weeks of casual use. Sent that one away, and got one back. Same thing -- within one month of casual use, it was a BRICK.

Tried once more, but ended up buying a PS3 out of frustration. Never been happier. PS3s are reliable, the game play is better, and I can watch Blu-Ray movies! (It's the best BR player on the market, as the firmware is updated constantly via internet...) It also syncs to my computer's media files effortlessly (something that was a pain on the XBOX), and I haven't had any problems with file formats (again, tons of problems on the XBOX)

Best of all, it's quiet. The XBOX sounds like a jet taking off -- I literally had to turn up the sound to drown it out! The PS3 is quiet as a mouse.

I am never paying for online multiplayer again.

Stay away from the XBOX 360. Buy a PS3 instead.

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