Microsoft reveals new Xbox 360 holiday hardware and game bundles

While Microsoft wants people to buy its new Xbox One console, the company still would love to see a lot of its current Xbox 360 units sold during the holiday shopping season. Today, Microsoft revealed the Xbox 360 2013 holiday game and hardware bundles it is offering for those of you who have yet to purchase a console, or want to get one for a friend.

The 4 GB Xbox 360 bundle with the Kinect add-on will include two free games; Kinect Sports 2 and Kinect Adventures. The 250 GB Xbox 360 will have two different free games; Halo 4 and Tomb Raider. Finally, the 250 GB bundle with the Kinect add-on includes three free games; Kinect Sports 2, Kinect Adventures, and Forza Horizon. All of the bundles also include one free month of Xbox Live Gold.

Normally the 4GB-Kinect and the 250 GB Xbox 360 bundles would cost $299.99 and the 250 GB-Kinect bundle would cost $399.99. However, Microsoft has said that starting on Sunday and running through January 4th, 2014, many U.S retailers will cut $50 off those prices. In addition, we suspect that some retailers will cut the price of those bundles even more as we approach the dreaded "Black Friday" sales event on November 29th.

Source: Xbox.com | Image via Microsoft

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Givin how old the 360 is now, these prices are just to high for what your getting now a days. If anything MS should be selling the 250gb 360 kinect bundle for $199 or maybe 150.

I know here in Canada they'll be alot cheaper then the prices list above on boxing day.

There will be a ton of 2nd hand XBox 360s for sale after the XBox One and PS4 are released. If I were in the market for a 360, I'd be shopping for one used.

Spicoli said,
You still have to keep it to play your old games, so I'm not sure it's going to be a flood on the used market.

That's true. Still, I picked up an xbox 360 off of Craig's list last Christmas for a pretty decent price.

considering the ps4 pricing, i am not sure how many they will able able to sell. maybe the cheap ones... but the 250 kinect is too close to ps4 in price.

panacea said,
considering the ps4 pricing, i am not sure how many they will able able to sell. maybe the cheap ones... but the 250 kinect is too close to ps4 in price.

You have to keep in mind that while the prices are indeed close the 360 does have a way bigger library you can take advantage of compared to the new systems that, in many cases, don't have much if any launch titles people want to play.

GP007 said,

You have to keep in mind that while the prices are indeed close the 360 does have a way bigger library you can take advantage of compared to the new systems that, in many cases, don't have much if any launch titles people want to play.
While true if you don't have a 360 yet it means you probably don't play too many games, buying a next gen console would make more sense as it will last you longer

Torolol said,

so, why its "Black" ?

Maybe because there are always reports of people being trampled and dying in the crowd.... Some people go nuts over the sales which befuddles me considering there hasn't been a decent 'black friday' sale in years. Most of the sales these days are just to move old inventory out (i.e., xbox 360s). 10 or so years ago the sale would be for the latest console and latest hardware but limited quantity.

To be honest I'm not really sure where the name "black friday" came from, but I think it started being called that around the end of the '90s.

I usually check out the cyber-Monday sales. Not interested in fighting the crowds in the brick and mortar stores.

Retailers classically would be in the red for most of the year (in essense, they had went the whole year without turning a profit yet). The sales were so big the day after thanksgiving, that they made a profit (went into the black). They started competing with each other to lure in even more customers on this first day of profit (black friday).

selphj said,
Retailers classically would be in the red for most of the year (in essense, they had went the whole year without turning a profit yet). The sales were so big the day after thanksgiving, that they made a profit (went into the black). They started competing with each other to lure in even more customers on this first day of profit (black friday).

That makes the most sense....