With the launch of the next generation Xbox One
console not too far away, this is far from the perfect time to pick up last generation's console, the Xbox 360
. In fact, if you manage to look past the Xbox 360's future-proofing impossibility, even its pricing can be expected to reduce once the Xbox One launches. However, Microsoft India is trying to sweeten the deal for you regardless, with their Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles.
Three Microsoft Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles have been announced, two featuring Kinect, and all featuring bundled games. The one without Kinect, called the 250GB Core Bundle (Rs. 24,990), seems like the best deal, with four AAA titles bundled (Darksiders II full-game DVD, and three full game download tokens - Batman Arkham City, Halo Reach and Gears of War 3), three of which at least most of the console demographic would be excited to play, or own. The Core bundle has previously been known as the Hardcore Gamer bundle.
As for the Kinect bundles, there are two Xbox 360 storage variants available, of which the first is the 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle (Rs. 26,990). It gets you a FIFA 14 DVD, and three Kinect Games (Kinect Adventures plus Kinect Disneyland and YourShape Fitness Evolved 2013 or Fruit Ninja, Forza Motorsport 4 combo) alongside the console and the Kinect camera.
The 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle (Rs. 34,990) will net you Minecraft, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports 1. All three bundles will be available in retail stores from October 12, 2013.
Announcing the Microsoft Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles (of 2013), Anshu Mor, Business Group Lead - Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., said:
"This Diwali, we wanted to give you another reason to celebrate. So there it is -- FIFA 14, all yours, absolutely free with the Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle. Also in the bundle, consumers would get three additional Kinect blockbuster games making it the most perfect festive purchase to enjoy with your friends and family."