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MS announces holiday bundles, free Netflix trial


News coming out of the Tokyo Game Show is Microsoft's announcement of the once rumored Xbox 360 holiday bundles that'll be releasing to retail this month. And note that all 360 console SKUs come with at least one free game.

The $199 Xbox 360 Arcade holiday bundle comes with SEGA Superstars Tennis and both the $299 Xbox 360 Pro and $399 Xbox 360 Elite consoles come bundled with LEGO Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda this holiday season. Also, after sniffing through press materials, we spotted holiday box stickers and they mention a free Netflix trial. You know, because Netflix is doing that whole 360 streaming thing.

Rumor: Xbox 360 holiday bundles to include family friendly games [update]


Update: Swedish retailer Webhallen.com has the rumored Arcade, Pro and Elite holiday bundles for sale and pictured on their site. It's more proof, but we still have no "official" word from Microsoft. Thanks Dirty Whirlwind.

Just as was done last year, Microsoft may be looking to release special Xbox 360 packages that are bundled with a few free games to entice holiday console purchasers. And according to our insider Gamestop tipster, this holiday Microsoft will be bundling family friendly games with all three major 360 consoles.

We've been informed that the Xbox 360 Arcade model will come packaged with SEGA Superstar Tennis and both the Pro and Elite models will come bundled with Kung Fu Panda and LEGO Indiana Jones. Sadly, we don't have any picture proof of the new bundles or a solid release date, but we'll keep digging to see whether or not the holiday game bundling is legit. For now, we advise being optimistically skeptical.

[Thanks, Travisto]

Evidence of new Xbox 360 holiday bundles

We just received a tip and the image above via electronic mail which help to prove that Microsoft is indeed planning on releasing three new Xbox 360 offerings this holiday season.

The image posted above is a screen-grab from what looks to be Best Buy's corporate SKU finder program showcasing three new holiday offerings: Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle, Xbox 360 Pro Holiday Bundle and the Xbox 360 Arcade. This of course directly relates to the bundle rumors we've been hearing new console SKUs hitting store shelves in time for holiday fun. So, if we were the betting types, we'd be on the lookout for some Forza 2 / Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle action later this month with the Arcade 360 possibly kicking the Core to the curb. Holiday bundles FTW!

[Thanks, Jill]



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