Call it coincidence or call it fate, but precisely a week after Sony's extra-capacious 250GB PlayStation 3 Slim hits the States for $349.99, Microsoft's 250GB Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 bundle will arrive with a game and a pair of black wireless controllers for $399.99. Both Costco and Amazon have a November 10th ship date listed for the package, though oddly enough, neither site lists the machine as coming with a component cable. It's standard def or bust, y'all.
Read - Costco's listing
Read - Amazon's listing
Update: It has been confirmed by Microsoft; check out the full release after the break.
Microsoft Corp. and Activision Publishing, Inc. today brandished the latest weapon to help gamers take to the battlefields for the global launch of the year with the announcement of the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console. Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2, the blockbuster sequel to the best selling first-person action game in history, Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, was the inspiration for the console's high-speed, low-drag, battle-ready design, which is available for pre-order today at retailers, and in other regions later this week.
Major Nelson Introduces Modern Warfare 2 Console
The limited-edition console releases with the game November 10.
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Beginning with the game's worldwide release on November 10, fans can arm themselves with the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console, featuring an exclusive design inspired by the epic thriller, more storage space than ever before in a 250GB Hard Drive, two Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers, as well as an Xbox 360 Headset and a Standard Edition copy of Modern Warfare 2 for an estimated retail price of $399 (USD).
What's inside the box.
"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 November 10."
A close-up of the Limited Edition Console.
The Limited Edition Console was revealed at an exclusive preview event in Los Angeles where guests were the first to experience the game's multiplayer gameplay on Xbox LIVE. "It is thrilling to bring the exclusive Modern Warfare 2-inspired Xbox 360 console to Call of Duty fans. Being able to work so closely with the talented team at Infinity Ward on the design has enabled us to develop a console that will set bragging rights around the world," said Albert Penello, senior director of global marketing for Xbox 360. "These fans deserve the biggest Xbox 360 console ever, and we're delivering with more storage space than ever before and freedom to enjoy all their favorite games and downloadable Game Add-ons, including the first two Modern Warfare 2 maps that will be available first on Xbox LIVE." The add-ons will be sold separately.
The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console will be sold in Europe, the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia), UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. On November 10, Activision Publishing, Inc. will release Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The title continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Modern Warfare 2 is rated "M" (Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB.