Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and More

Published September 29, 2009

With the holidays just around the corner, Xbox 360® has announced two new offerings to make shopping season a breeze, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack. Start building that holiday wish list, or give the gift of games and entertainment to your family, friends or yourself!

Goodness comes in a holiday box.

Goodness comes in a holiday box.

When the weather outside is frightful, Xbox 360 offers more value in the box with the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle, including a premium Xbox 360 Elite console and two games the whole family can enjoy – at no added cost. Enjoy making your way through Gotham City by building, driving, swinging, and fighting in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame featuring the DC Comics superhero, Batman – and his deadly foes! And, perform incredible stunts while jumping from massive peaks in the award-winning and critically acclaimed PURE, a quad-based action sports game from Disney Interactive Studios. Plus, with a 120GB hard drive to download and stream movies, TV shows and Game Add-ons, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle provides endless entertainment this holiday season. The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle ships to retailers today and will be available for $299 (U.S. ERP).

The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack* is a perfect gift or stocking stuffer at a great price. This bundle includes a black wireless controller along with four hit Xbox LIVE Arcade games including Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2™, the latest version of the frenetic retro shooter game, Lumines™ Live!, the award-winning music-based puzzle game, Bomberman Live, which allows you to compete with up to eight players online as you battle through exotic arenas, and a downloadable token for Ms. Pac-Man, an arcade classic. You’ll also receive a 48-hour Xbox LIVE Gold Trial to experience everything Xbox LIVE has to offer. Add the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack to your holiday fun, available this November for $59.99 (U.S. ERP).

Xbox 360 Drops Elite Console Price by $100

Published August 27, 2009

Xbox 360® today invites you to experience more fun, more entertainment and more ways to connect with friends and family at an even better value. Beginning August 28, the price of an Xbox 360 Elite console will drop by $100, now priced at just $299.99 estimated retail price in the United States.

“If you’re looking for deep experiences that don’t require deep
pockets, now is the time to purchase an Xbox 360.”
—Shane Kim, Microsoft

On top of that, the Xbox 360 Pro console will now be priced at $249.99, reflecting a price reduction of $50, while supplies last. Starting at just $199.99 for the Xbox 360 Arcade console,Xbox 360 puts all your entertainment in one place so you can play games, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and, coming this fall, keep up with your Twitter and Facebook social circles, all from your Xbox 360.* And, as announced earlier this year, the Xbox 360 you buy today will work with code-named “Project Natal” and controller-free gaming in the future.

“With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s already time to start looking for entertainment and gifts that everyone will enjoy,” said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of strategy and business development for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Corp. “If you’re looking for deep experiences that don’t require deep pockets, now is the time to purchase an Xbox 360. We’ve got the best games, a vast library of TV shows and movies, new music experiences, more ways to connect friends and family, and so much more on the horizon including ‘Project Natal’—no controller required.”

Entertainment for Any Occasion

Having an Xbox 360 at the center of your living room provides entertainment for any occasion. Whether you’re a casual or hardcore gamer playing single player or with friends, you can enjoy hundreds of titles that fit your gaming style. Watch thousands of movies and TV shows, listen to music, and view photos in the comfort of your home. And share the fun with friends and family around the world through Xbox LIVE. With all of these experiences available for the holidays and the future addition of “Project Natal,” which will work with every Xbox 360 sold today and tomorrow, the Xbox 360 system provides more fun for less.

Xbox 360 Avatars Rock Guitar Hero 5

Published July 31, 2009

Guitar Hero fans will soon be able to take center stage and become the rockstar of the show by playing in-game as their own Xbox 360 Avatars in Guitar Hero® 5. When you take home Guitar Hero 5 on September 1, you’ll be able to import your Avatar, choose your instrument, and play along with your personalized characters rocking out to any track on the epic 85-song set list.

Your Avatar is the star of the show in Guitar Hero 5.

Your Avatar is the star of the show in Guitar Hero 5.

Taking full advantage of the latest technology available from Xbox LIVE®, choose your band mates and mix and match your Xbox 360 Avatars with Guitar Hero favorites like Judy Nails, Axel Steel, and Lars Ümlaüt, or even rip it up alongside in-game talent. Xbox 360 Avatars will also get a Guitar Hero makeover in the game’s Create-A-Rocker mode, where you can further customize your creations with exclusive Guitar Hero clothing and accessories to ensure they look performance-ready.

Xbox 360 Avatars Rock Guitar Hero 5 Xbox Band Plays KISS
The Avatars of the Xbox team take the stage in this fun preview.

Genre-Defining Hits
Guitar Hero 5 features a wide variety of the hottest rock ‘n’ roll bands and will be the most rocking Guitar Hero game yet with new social and interactive features. The entire Guitar Hero 5 set list is at your fingertips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from more than 80 of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Vampire Weekend, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of rock music genres that will be making their music video game debut.

Join with your friends for a jam session.

Join with your friends for a jam session.

Take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows you to personalize and customize how you experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination—multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and drummers, in any game mode.

Party Play Mode
With the game’s all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting your jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, and new in-game artists, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of fans. Guitar Hero 5 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

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