Overview and Xbox 360
This guide takes a look at the best bundles offered for each major console. We will be covering our picks for the best deals on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and PSP systems.
The 360 is also a system with a few popular exclusives: the Halo series, the Forza Motorsport series and the Gears of War series can only be found on Xbox systems. In addition, if you're a fan of first-person shooters, there are many more players on the 360 than the PlayStation 3 at any given point in time. However, it'll cost you anywhere from $9.99 a month to $60 a year to purchase an Xbox Live subscription to play those games online.
One potential downside for some consumers is the lack of Blu-ray support on the 360 when compared to the PS3. While this may not matter to some, since Blu-ray player costs have recently plummeted, it is still an added value to the PlayStation 3 system.
Xbox 360 Arcade bundles this year are pretty amazing. While the bundles are still clocking in at the base $199 price, each store is bundling some sort of game with the system.
The first option is from K-Mart and includes the new Call of Duty game, Black Ops. This game is still retailing for $60 and is immensely popular. However, it isn't for everyone, which is why we also recommend the Best Buy Bundle as a family friendly option – it includes three games from the popular LEGO series. Finally, as an honorable mention, Target tosses out the idea of including a game completely, giving you a $50 gift card with purchase of a 4GB Xbox console, essentially allowing you to create your own game bundle (or, if you want, an accessory).
Xbox 360 Call of Duty Black Ops Bundle - $199.99 at K-Mart
- Xbox 360 Lego Bundle - $199.99 at BestBuy
Unfortunately, there are no 250GB bundles available this season.