Microsoft Confirms Kinect Bundle With 250GB Xbox 360

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Microsoft confirmed reports based on leaked package shots earlier this morning with the announcement of Kinect bundle that comes with the sleek and sexy 250GB Xbox 360 S model. The bundle, which will retail for $400 in the US, hits store shelves the same date Microsoft's hands-free controller hits the market, this November 4, 2010, according to Microsoft.

No special bells and whistles will be included in this HDD-tastic bundle, unless of course, you consider the inclusion of Kinect Adventures with Kinect a bonus.  
 


If a behemoth $400 bundle isn't in your price range, but you really want to get in on the experience, you do have a few more options. You could purchase Kinect device's stand-alone bundle with Kinect Adventures this November for the price of $150. You could also grab a much more wallet-friendly $300 Kinect bundle with the 4GB Xbox 360 S. Do note, though, that the 4GB unit has a matte finish as opposed to the glossy one that the current crop of Xbox 360 S consoles, as well as the 250GB Xbox 360 S/Kinect bundle, has.    
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Microsoft confirmed reports based on leaked package shots earlier this morning with the announcement of Kinect bundle that comes with the sleek and sexy 250GB Xbox 360 S model. The bundle, which will retail for $400 in the US, hits store shelves the same date Microsoft's hands-free controller hits the market, this November 4, 2010, according to Microsoft.

No special bells and whistles will be included in this HDD-tastic bundle, unless of course, you consider the inclusion of Kinect Adventures with Kinect a bonus.  
 


If a behemoth $400 bundle isn't in your price range, but you really want to get in on the experience, you do have a few more options. You could purchase Kinect device's stand-alone bundle with Kinect Adventures this November for the price of $150. You could also grab a much more wallet-friendly $300 Kinect bundle with the 4GB Xbox 360 S. Do note, though, that the 4GB unit has a matte finish as opposed to the glossy one that the current crop of Xbox 360 S consoles, as well as the 250GB Xbox 360 S/Kinect bundle, has.    
#2 Posted by HonoredSamurai (106 posts) -

woot

#3 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Ehh already have my new console. I'll pick up the Kinect when it drops in price.

#4 Posted by HonoredSamurai (106 posts) -

kinect adventure madness!!!

#5 Posted by TimesHero (664 posts) -

Joy.

#6 Posted by CletusTheFoetus (148 posts) -

I guess this goes some way to appease retailers who need new consoles to make more money. 
My local Game keeps pushing Kinect like there's no tomorrow.

#7 Posted by Deathpooky (1374 posts) -

$450 for Dance Central and a new Xbox... tough call.

#8 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

Yep, I'll be getting rid of my old elite for this bundle.
#9 Edited by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

now that it's about to come out and the hype machines have started rolling at full steam, I can say with full certainty that Kinect still seems like a stupid piece of shit

#10 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

Not sure if I'll be picking up a Kinect or not, seems kinda iffy to me.

#11 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

AWESOME!!
I've been wanting to get a the new Xbox360-S, and well... I'm definitely getting Kinect & Dance Central... so this whole package seems pretty cool

#12 Posted by Sanious (793 posts) -

Do not want. 
 
Doubt Kinect will be anything worth while.

#13 Posted by shadowblazer19 (73 posts) -
@Ventilaator: I like this guy.
#14 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

I'm thinking of getting rid of my launch 360 for this. HDMI, a bigger harddrive and a kinnect is worth 400 to me. 

#15 Edited by xyzygy (9892 posts) -

I'm probably just gonna wait for kinect to go doww in price, same with Move. I am just really excited for games that use the other features of Kinect, like Facial recognition and voice recognition. I could sit down on the couch with controller in hand with some yet unnanounced game, and sometimes during the gameplay I'd have to say something, scan my face, etc. Or like, scan my face and put it on a customizable character. 
 
Or even just small movements like Samus's door-breaking whip thing in Corruption.
 
Kinect sounds cool, I just don't want to be moving around lol. I'm not lazy I just don't think that's how games should be played.

#16 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Well, that's good. More choices for the consumers.

#17 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

What's the point in changing it into a matte finish. Just to make it all the more complicated when you go in and buy one? Seriously, it's not like it's a completely different system. It's just stupid imo. I don't mind the matte finish, but why can't they all just have matte finishes or glossy finishes. Sheesh!

#18 Posted by MJHAYLETT (437 posts) -

I can live with my 360 at the moment, it has a HDD, has HDMI and um has controllers. I might buy Kinect at some point when its less expensive but equally maybe not if the best game that we can expect is Dance Central. I can go to Nightclubs if I want to dance. :D

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#19 Posted by Reizarvg (101 posts) -

There is not enough sarcasm in the universe for me to accurately convey my opinion.

#20 Posted by memo (421 posts) -

AWW skittles

#21 Posted by Pop (2605 posts) -

Well that was expected, any word on that family gold membership subscription they've talked about last year? 100$ for 4 gold memberships?

#22 Posted by Noli (99 posts) -

400$ in November? I will buy PlayStation 3 320GB with Sony Move... so Microsoft screw you :)

#23 Posted by gakon (1945 posts) -

The price isn't that bad, but most people already have a 360 anyway.

#24 Posted by Yzzerdd (521 posts) -

What is the the intended market for this?

#25 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

I like all the options but the price is way too expensive for a gimmick ment to extend the life of a console that has reached its limits.

#26 Posted by Wyld (278 posts) -

250 GB hard drive sounds delicious, but give me reason why a twenty three year old man would want a Kinect

#27 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

400$? No thanks. If I'd get a lifetime-free Live...then I might consider buying it.

#28 Posted by PrioritySeven (322 posts) -

I still don't understand the point of Kinect.  It just seems so stupid.

#29 Posted by altbotdos (124 posts) -

Will it Kinect with its intended audience, or will Sony's device Move more units? Wii just might not care in the end..

#30 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -
@Pop said:
" Well that was expected, any word on that family gold membership subscription they've talked about last year? 100$ for 4 gold memberships? "
They said it would be launching in November. It's probably to reel in the newer families that Microsoft is trying really hard to market this thing to.
#31 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@Ventilaator said:
" now that it's about to come out and the hype machines have started rolling at full steam, I can say with full certainty that Kinect still seems like a stupid piece of shit "
Truth brethren.
#32 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
@altbotdos said:
" Will it Kinect with its intended audience, or will Sony's device Move more units? Wii just might not care in the end.. "
I LOVE YOU. Unless you didn't actually come up with that. But even then I like you a lot just for bringing it to attention. 
I'm excited, I just wish I had a job. Being a youngster really bites some times, its hard to get a job at 17, and there's no other way for me to get enough money for all the stuff coming out between now and like the end of February. Seeing Kinect at PAX though, I think I can afford to wait until better things are released with good support.
#33 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -
@huntad said:
" What's the point in changing it into a matte finish. Just to make it all the more complicated when you go in and buy one? Seriously, it's not like it's a completely different system. It's just stupid imo. I don't mind the matte finish, but why can't they all just have matte finishes or glossy finishes. Sheesh! "
Same reason the launch 360s had different finishes and $400 for this bundle seems like a lot.
#34 Posted by TehJames (199 posts) -

A Wii for 2k or a 360 for 4k, hm..

#35 Posted by Vinny_Says (5686 posts) -

so much hate....how bout some enthusiasm for all this new stuff, Kinect, Move, bigger hard drives, new games! Sometimes it feels like people would be content if nothing new ever came out and they just played CoD over and over.

#36 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -
@TehJames said:

" A Wii for 2k or a 360 for 4k, hm.. "

Just for future reference, when you say 2K you're actually saying 2000.
 
That aside, I'm trying to figure out what average parent would want to spend $400 over $200 for their family this holiday, when they will probably think the two systems are the same motion control thing anyway.
 
Can't wait until my cable T.V. gets clogged with Kinect commercials.
 
In the end though, kids will still want Mario. I'm not going to get a Kinect, however I am still interested to see how it's going to do in sales this November.
#37 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

I was planning on buying this even after the lackluster e3 showing. I'm somewhat shocked that haven't announced a single thing since then to convince me this isn't more than a stop-gap gimmick.

#38 Posted by fedorajay (405 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @TehJames said:
" A Wii for 2k or a 360 for 4k, hm.. "
Just for future reference, when you say 2K you're actually saying 2000. "
I'm glad someone informed him. I was getting very confused wondering who was selling these things in the triple 0 price range.
#39 Posted by TheMoD (123 posts) -

Seriously what is anyone gonna do with kinect other than play "party"-games?

#40 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm said:
" so much hate....how bout some enthusiasm for all this new stuff, Kinect, Move, bigger hard drives, new games! Sometimes it feels like people would be content if nothing new ever came out and they just played CoD over and over. "
The Giant Bomb community hates everything. I've realized this after browsing the comments on videos.
#41 Posted by Majkiboy (954 posts) -

Kinect is only good for one thing, Giantbomb-videos!

#42 Posted by JJ (172 posts) -

If I hadn't gotten the CoD Xbox bundle last year I'd be getting this or the Halo Reach bundle.... but my CoD Xbox works....

#43 Posted by MiGo316 (6 posts) -

No money

#44 Posted by KinjiroSSD (694 posts) -

Console prices aren't suppose to go up! I know this includes Kinect but to me to seems Microsoft and Sony are just finding ways to keep the price from dropping by increasing HDD size and adding peripherals. Apple has had more influence on gaming than they think. 

#45 Posted by DaGreatDennis (3 posts) -

Ow wow! Never saw this coming....... Why can't they just announce stuff like this at the same time everywhere?

#46 Posted by Raven_Sword (3438 posts) -

So now we have a 320gb PS3 bundle with Move and a 250gb 360 bundle with Kinect both for the same price.
 
.... Which is the better deal I wonder. With the move bundled with the PS3, you only have enough stuff for singleplayer Move stuff (if even that. remember, some games need two move controlers) where as with kinect you can have 2 people playing with the same Kinect device. No addons needed for it.
#47 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Microsoft confirms that the Kinect Bundle is a waste of money.

#48 Posted by Earthborn (386 posts) -

$400? That's well...eh...dang.

#49 Posted by flufflogic (289 posts) -

£300 for 360S 250GB, Kinect and game bundle vs £285 for PS3 Slim 250GB, Move and game bundle. 
 
Yeah, Microsoft, I think you messed this one up.

#50 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -
@ISuperGamerI: Soooo...what's the reason then? You didn't even answer the question, haha.

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