Black Friday Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle Deals with 250GB and 4GB Consoles Have BegunFeatured, Shopping Friday, November 29th, 2013
The Sony PlayStation 4 sold over 1 million units on launch day. This was soon followed by Microsoft Xbox One which was also sold over a million units within 24 hours. There’s no doubt that these are fine gaming consoles. However, with their prices being $800 upwards (in addition to being sold-out almost everywhere), they’re beyond the reach of most average gamers. However, the good news is that thanks to the launch of the above newer versions, there is bound to be plenty of holiday deals on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 starting Black Friday. In fact, the sales have already begun on the day of Thanksgiving. The 250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle is on sale today with a considerable portion slashed off the price tag.
250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle
The 250 GB bundle that’s on sale (Black Friday UPDATE: This Deal is now Expired. Please check this page on Amazon for a variety of Xbox 360 Bundles, you’re sure to find something you like there) includes a 250GB Xbox 360 console and the two very popular games Halo 4 and Tomb Raider. Considering that the Microsoft Xbox 360 E 250GB Console alone has a list price of $300 and the 2 games alone have a combined cost of $70 (non-sale prices), the current deal on the 250 GB holiday bundle at less than $200 is a bargain.
Here’s what’s included with this bundle
- Xbox 250GB 360 E Console
- Halo 4 and Tomb Raider
- Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
- Xbox 360 Headset
- 1 Month Xbox Live Gold membership
Here’s what’s NOT included with this bundle
- Kinect Sensor – is also on sale today
At least in our ‘biased’ opinion, the Kinect is an absolute must! It’s the one device that makes you get out of that couch and gets you running around and exercising. It adds a whole new dimension for video gaming. However, you cannot expect a 250GB console, two top games, a wireless controller, a headset and a kinect sensor for this price tag. The good news is that you can grab a Microsoft Kinect sensor for less than $100 and now you have a full blown Xbox 360 gaming system for less than $300.
4GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle with Kinect
The 4GB Bundle with Kinect on Best Buy is obviously more expensive than the 250GB bundle because this includes the Kinect Sensor. Like we said earlier, we highly recommend that you get an Xbox 360 with a Kinect. However, before you jump in on this deal, there are a couple of drawbacks of this bundle.
The 4GB Bundle vs the 250GB bundle? Which should you buy?
- The 4GB Bundle ($250) is $60 more expensive than the 250GB bundle ($190) even after the discount. And that’s because it has the Kinect Sensor which is typically priced at around $100.
- One has a capacity of 250GB and the other has 4GB – does it matter? Yes for most people because you end up downloading free video games, movies and store photos takes by the Kinect during playing. No for some people who would only use DVDs/disks. 4GB fills up fast, so we highly recommend you to go for a 250GB bundle
- The 250GB bundle comes with 2 super games in the form of Halo 4 and Tomb Raider which alone cost $70. The Kinect Adventures is anyway included with a the purchase of a Kinect sensor.
Which bundle would we pick?
We would pick the 250GB bundle, but we’ll add a Kinect sensor to make it complete. However, if you’re sure you won’t need the extra 246GB of storage and don’t want to enjoy the world class Halo 4 and Tomb Raider, the 4GB bundle works fine. In fact, if you’re buying this for kids aged 8 years and under, you probably want to keep them away from games like Halo 4 and Tomb Raider even if you happen to pick the 250GB holiday bundle.