Xbox 360 Gets Modern Warfare 2 Hardware Bundle, Introduces 250GB Hard Drives

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Microsoft and Activision have partnered to bundle a $400 "limited edition" Xbox 360 console with two wireless controllers and a copy of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The revelation came tonight during an Activision event meant to let attendees play the game's multiplayer component for the first time.

The consoles will come bundled with a 250GB HDD--a new size for the Xbox 360, the largest yet-- and will also sport a specialized CoD-themed paint job. Pre-orders are apparently already open in the US, with other regions coming later in the week.

As for the game itself, the bundle packs the "standard edition" of Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 10, with these limited edition bundles unsurprisingly hitting the same day. In addition to the new bundle, Xbox 360 will receive the game's first two map packs before any other platform.

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    September 15, 2009 7:34 PM

    I am gonna say $449.99 , bigger HD, free AAA game ,and a controller!

    Prolly be a Jasper unit too.

    Its a good year to be a gamer.

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      September 15, 2009 7:35 PM

      Kotaku says $399.

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      September 15, 2009 7:59 PM

      I just bought a 1.3 TB drive for $119, if it is $500 for a console that has 250GB + $80 (when did console games go from $50 to $80?) is pretty sad and if you don't notice you are being ripped off then you deserve a console.

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        September 15, 2009 8:29 PM

        why do people so often compare to desktop hard drives and prices when talking about this ?

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          September 15, 2009 8:44 PM

          Because Microsoft overprices stuff maybe?

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            September 15, 2009 10:27 PM

            i guess my point is, if you can find a 1.3TB notebook drive, please provide a link because I'd like to buy it

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              September 15, 2009 11:06 PM

              and isn't there that bit about microsoft paying nvidia a licensing fee on each HD sold or something

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              September 16, 2009 5:06 AM

              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136351
              Why does it have to be a notebook drive? I use it as an external and it works just fine.

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                September 16, 2009 8:38 AM

                Get that working on a 360 and go to the head of the class.

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                September 16, 2009 9:40 AM

                Because the 360 uses notebook HDDs.

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              September 16, 2009 6:57 AM

              I don't even know if there is such a monster, but my point is there are larger notebook drives out there for a hell of a lot less money than M$ is charging for a 120GB model. Thats all. I can understand it will be higher, with whatever customization M$ does to it, and the other hardware, but it doesn't need to be outrageous.

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          September 15, 2009 8:49 PM

          They don't understand that it is a business.

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          September 16, 2009 2:02 AM

          I can plug any 2.5" SATA hard drive into my PS3. I understand that Microsoft is making profits off of accessories but it is hard not to feel burned when I see how much more open my PS3 is.

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            September 16, 2009 7:59 AM

            while I agree with what you're saying, this is not an answer to my question

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          September 16, 2009 2:22 AM

          It eludes me how often people do this, further more the 360 drive is encased in a prioprietary casing, it's packaged, sealed, pre-installed with stuff, shipped to retailed, marketed AND it pays for the licensing fee to nvidia for Xbox 1 emulation....................
          Yes it's still overpriced but comparing it to a 3.5" hdd is lunacy.
          Comparing it to a bare 2.5" 120gb SATA disk and adding at least 40% for all the other stuff would start to get fair (and yes, it's still overpriced)

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            September 16, 2009 3:54 AM

            I dunno, if MS decided to use SSD drives made from solid gold and hand assembled by the Queen I think it'd still be valid to point out that there are orders-of-magnitude cheaper storage devices available and complain about the price.

            It's not a standard 3.5" drive but that wasn't my choice. Maybe it should have been.

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            September 16, 2009 5:23 AM

            I'm sure if Bill Gates himself crapped on every HD you would consider it a valid reason to tack on another 100$.

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            September 16, 2009 8:02 AM

            Yeah, I agree. I wonder if this 250GB HDD will ever be sold standalone, it would be interesting to see its price point. The 120GB is already really overpriced, where will this one fall ? If it's around 200 bucks that's as much as a fucking entire 360 arcade system !!

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      September 15, 2009 8:11 PM

      article says 2 wireless controllers

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      September 16, 2009 12:36 AM

      I just purchased a 360 Elite for 429$ AUD with Halo 3 and Halo ODST. 372$ US for Elite and 2 games which I can sell for about 70$ US so I paid 299$ for a 360 Elite.

      Sounds like a lot to you guys but over here, that price is MAD hot yo, mad hot.
      I almost thought for a second 'oh man I should've waited' but I won't play MW2 on console, second controller is of no use to me really and I totally don't want a painted 360.

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