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Microsoft Unveils Limited Edition 250GB Xbox 360

Gordon Kelly


Microsoft Unveils Limited Edition 250GB Xbox 360

Looking for a bit more beef from the Xbox 360?

Microsoft hears your prayers this week with the launch of a 'Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition' that takes the console's HDD storage to a new 250GB high. The console features a rather fetching khaki paint job, while the bundle includes two black wireless controllers, Modern Warfare 2 (obviously) and an Xbox 360 headset.

"It's the highest compliment to the team and our fans to have a special themed Xbox 360 console," said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. "The precision and detail that's been put into the console captures the intensity and feel of ‘Modern Warfare 2.' We can't wait for our community and fans around the world to see for themselves on Nov. 10."

We loved the original Modern Warfare (even if it was officially counted as the fourth Call of Duty) and anticipation for the follow-up is reaching fever pitch. As Zampella points out the limited edition 250GB Xbox 360 launch will coincide with the arrival of the first person shooter on 10 November. In the UK it will be available exclusively at Game and Gamestation.

While we're currently awaiting an official RRP, this sounds like a great Christmas gift idea, apart from the whole having to wait until Christmas part...

Update: An Xbox 360 'Forza Motorsport 3 Super Elite Bundle' will also offer a 250GB HDD, two wireless controllers and a headset when it launches on 23 October. The RRP is £249.99 and no, at present there are no 250GB upgrade options for existing owners or standalone 250GB Xbox 360 consoles - but give it time and I'm sure they'll turn up.

Update 2: The PS3 Slim is to now get a £299 250GB version in October according to joystiq. Given then upgradeable nature of the Sony consoles this isn't such a big deal, but nice nonetheless.


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September 16, 2009, 4:37 pm

Really no surprises there in terms of this type of bundle.

More interestingly revealed here is the existence of a higher hard drive capacity. I'm sure this size hard drive will be sold separately aswell, but the question is will we see more realistic pricing placed upon it and the currently available hard drives? I know I would have bought one if they were priced more akin to the numerous third party hard drives already out there.


September 16, 2009, 5:12 pm

Yeah if they want people to actually buy any of their on demand full game downloads they HAVE to offer a large hard drive at a reasonable price. It's a no brainer. 2.5" hard drives are about £35-40 for 250GB. £50 the absolute max they should sell it for. The £90 they currently sell the 120GB drive for is unbelievable. That would make it more than half the cost of the entire console.


September 16, 2009, 6:53 pm



I guess I spoke too soon in regards to the separate 250GB HDD.

Way to go Microsoft. Another sane decision goes down the drain. Up there with the, no internet browser for the console, decision.

Still great for those still interested in getting the 360.


September 16, 2009, 10:19 pm

Because its a Game/Gamestation exclusive, you probably won't be able to buy it on its own as they'll only sell it as a bundle with lots of other crap. At least they can't fob you off with one of their crappy controllers...


September 17, 2009, 1:14 am

With two controllers in the package, I doubt anyone at Game(Station) would try and sell another with is...


September 17, 2009, 3:07 pm

Personally I am glad there is not a browser. I have a PC and a mobile for internet, I have seen the ps3 browser and I wouldnt use it unless I had no other choice and even then I wouldn't want to. Much prefer if consoles were consoles and exceled at providing that experience instead of trying to consolidate my gadgets into box of all trades.

Selling the 250gb hard drive isnt feasible because of the price of the smaller hard drives, you would be better off just buying a new console. Definetly a trick MS missed by not letting us upgrade our own hard drives.

The console looks sweet tho, think i may pick this one up depending on the price.


September 17, 2009, 4:23 pm

@kdot - fair enough if you don't want a browser, but it's still a bad decision on Microsoft's part. For most people, it's the easiest way to get youTube, Flickr, facebook, etc. on the main TV, if you want to show a few people something on the web, a youTube video maybe, would you rather have 4 people crowded around a laptop screen or to be able to view it directly on your nice 38" HD TV?

Also, the PS3 browser is surprisingly usable. It's certainly no alternative for browsing the web on a computer, but it's easy enough to use for short sessions...


September 17, 2009, 9:23 pm

"usuable... for short sessions" = pointless imo, if its not good enough to be a replacement its not really worth spending time and money on it. maybe its just me though, but I dont get the need to cram everything into a console, web browsing is barely bearable on my phone and only because touchscreen eases it all along, a controller or wiimote are steps backwards to me.


September 18, 2009, 8:01 pm

kdot: Useable for short sessions = pointless? The camera, GPS, web browser, media player, etc on most mobile phones are nowhere near good enough to be a replacement for their standalone counterparts. It doesn't make them pointless. The browser on the PS3 is perfectly useable; I found it particularly well suited to BBC iPlayer (which has now been incorporated in the main PS3 menu). Not everyone has their computer and their TV in the same room, not everyone wants to buy an extra computer to strap to the TV, or keep moving their laptop/desktop and messing around with cables.

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