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Reportedly Microsoft marketing images showing the new bundles  (Source: Kotaku)
Xbox 360 to come with Forza 2 and Marvel for free this holiday season

Although manufacturing costs of the Xbox 360 will be cheaper than ever after the switch to the 65nm CPU platform codenamed Falcon, Microsoft will likely stick with its current pricing throughout the rest of the year. But that’s not to say that there won’t be some value added to help entice those on the fence to choose Microsoft’s console.

Briefly spotted on Best Buy’s online store, but now removed, were two pages that listed new bundles that added Forza Motorsport 2 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance to both the Xbox 360 Elite and Xbox 360 Premium SKUs. Both consoles were listed at their current prices, indicating that the two games were an added value package.

Gaming blog Kotaku uncovered marketing images for both the aforementioned bundles mid-August, and the appearance of such bundles in Best Buy nearly confirms their pending existence on the market.

The packaging shown in the images also matches up with previous information provided by Microsoft’s marketing, which added taglines “Go Pro” to the Xbox 360 Premium system while the Xbox 360 Elite displays “Go Big.”

Bundling games with the Xbox 360 is already standard practice in Canada. Best Buy  in Canada is selling Xbox 360 Premium with Forza Motorsport 2 and Amped 3, while Wal-Mart substitutes one winter sport with another by adding in NHL 2K8 with Forza Motorsport 2.

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RE: Maybe if theyd release a 65nm one...
By killerroach on 9/28/2007 8:40:11 AM , Rating: 2
Not only are some going bad, some are going bad in an astonishingly short period of time. Just like there are people with launch PS2s that still work, there are launch 360s that still work flawlessly after all this time... but the odds of it happening aren't as good as most would hope.

As far as the pack-in titles go, however, Forza 2 is a great one to include (IMO, the best reason to get a 360 at the present time), and Marvel Ultimate Alliance, while it has the name going for it, is only an okay sort of game. That being said, I don't think it'll do much to spur sales, but it will help Microsoft keep a pretty good sales position regardless of what their competitors decide to do.

By Locutus465 on 10/1/2007 1:03:20 PM , Rating: 2
Weird, my premium (new HDMI version) doesn't seem at all unresnobly hot, despite running almost all the time... I haven't checked the forums, I'll probably have to do so...

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