Report: Microsoft preparing 500 GB Xbox 360 system bundle

A leaked Wal-Mart ad indicates that the old system is getting a fresh new bundle next month.


The Xbox 360 isn't on its last legs yet, as the system will still see some fresh new releases this holiday season, such as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, among other forthcoming hits. And now, it appears that Microsoft will provide yet another bundle release for it.

A leaked Wal-Mart ad shows that Microsoft will release a new bundle exclusively through the retailer on October 7th, and it will come packed with the previously announced 500 GB hard drive, along with two games, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Better still, the price is rather good, coming in at $249 on October 7th. Oh, and the system and controller are totally blue, because Wal-Mart.

Microsoft nor Wal-Mart have confirmed the bundle yet, but the ad does look very authentic, so it could be a pretty safe bet. Look for an official announcement soon.

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    September 5, 2014 9:00 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Report: Microsoft preparing 500 GB Xbox 360 system bundle.

    A leaked Wal-Mart ad indicates that the old system is getting a fresh new bundle next month.

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      September 5, 2014 10:44 AM

      I would have bought that blue 360 if it was available a couple years ago :(

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      September 5, 2014 10:50 AM

      Don't you mean Xbox One?

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        September 5, 2014 11:13 AM

        It's funny that the article title doesn't even mention the Xbox One.

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        September 5, 2014 11:50 AM

        No? The 500GB bundle is a 360 bundle.

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      September 5, 2014 11:08 AM

      why would anyone buy a 360 at this point?

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        September 5, 2014 11:11 AM

        It took Sony a long ass time to catch up to Live, a 360 is just as viable a platform as a PS2/3 is after its successor launched.

        Broad library, rock solid by now, more gamers still playing it.

        I haven't used my PS4 or Xb1 since... like March. There's nothing going on over there. Next few months will be ok, I guess.

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        September 5, 2014 11:12 AM

        a massive library of super-cheap games, great online, etc? if you haven't had a system or gamed in a few years it's a great deal.

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        September 5, 2014 11:14 AM

        To replace my old busted one so I can play all the awesome games I had bought for it?

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          September 5, 2014 11:55 AM

          I'm worried I'll need to go down this route soon. My 360 is still truckin' but it's showing some wear and tear. The disc tray opens when it's horizontal, but not vertical. I need to always be able to play RDR :(

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            September 5, 2014 6:14 PM

            It's messed up that companies make us buy an entire new system when one component fails.

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        September 5, 2014 11:38 AM

        Same reason people bought PS2's for years after the PS3 came out. It's cheap and there is a HUGE existing library for it. Folks who are more casual or just straight up not as fortunate financially probably don't grab consoles until they've hit points like this.

        You've also got some people who buy one or two of the consoles a generation and down the line want to pick up whichever console(s) they missed to play the exclusives. I almost thought about buying a PS3 not that long ago just for that purpose. Fortunately TLOU Remastered saved me the trouble but yet, I could understand doing it.

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          September 5, 2014 11:47 AM

          Somehow I do not believe this will match up with the PS2-post PS3 experience. There were a large number of Japanese developers who continued to make PS2 software for years after it came out.

          I do not imagine we'll see the same thing for the 360, and most of the games you would want you can: Get cheaper on Steam, or there's HD versions coming out (Halo Anniversary, GoW Anniversary).

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            September 5, 2014 12:02 PM

            I dunno I think it's important to remember that a LOT of console owners do not also own a viable gaming PC. That's kind of a shack demographic specific thing. Also there seems to be a lot of software support at the moment where stuff is hitting last gen and this gen (MKX comes to mind actually) so I don't think the 360 and PS3 are just suddenly going to fall off the radar. Software devs want to make money and it's hard to do that when you aim only at an install base of 10 million instead of one of 100 million.

            I do agree though that this gen the transition might be faster thanks to the factors you listed. Like I said above, I specifically went with a PS4 and did not grab an older PS3 partially thanks to TLOU being remastered onto the PS4.

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            September 5, 2014 2:48 PM


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        September 5, 2014 12:06 PM

        I recently bought one to have the latest model for legacy purposes.

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        September 5, 2014 2:44 PM

        Because the Xbox One isnt worth owning right now...well not $599 worth.

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        September 5, 2014 4:03 PM

        To replace a broken one? my son and all his friends still play on their 360's

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        September 5, 2014 4:29 PM

        because for the same price as a XB1 or PS4 you could get a console and like 10 great games

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