Microsoft Xbox brand is celebrating its tenth successful year in the video games business and is preparing for a unique anniversary souvenir Xbox 360 bundle for Europe. Xbox 360, the successor of Xbox is expected to be unveiled on March 9 this year.
The exclusive anniversary kit will encompass a 250GB version of the Xbox 360, 2 wireless controllers, Live gold 3 months subscription package, download codes and digital versions of three games including Gears of War 2, Halo: Reach and Fable 3. The game Halo: Anniversary is incorporated within the bundle in a separate disc apart from the digital copies for Gears of War 2, Fable III and Halo: Reach. The key merits Microsoft highlights about this anniversary kits on regard to user’s point of view are
- Ring of Light
- Guide Button
- Live Marketplace
- Digital Entertainment
- Personalize console
Xbox Guide button is notably marked on the controller in addition to the Xbox 360 remote. It facilitates users to directly access information concerning a person who have challenged them on Xbox Live. Moreover, it also allows one to jump to the location where downloadable contents required for a game currently playing can be found.
There will be 2 versions (Silver version and Gold version) of Xbox Live which is made accessible for the Xbox 360. The Silver version is free and it lets users to get access to the Xbox Live Marketplace. Communications with friends are also made possible using voice chat. But only with the Gold version allows access to all the other features including playing online games.
The Xbox 360 will also permit to rip music to the hard drive which can be used aside while playing games. There is also a yet another to upload photos to the hard drive and share them among friends on Xbox Live.
Apart from all these, what makes the Xbox fans disappointing is that Microsoft doesn't appear to have made anything special as there is no custom design for the Xbox 360 or its controllers and not even an addition of an appealing little label emphasizing the 10th anniversary, or anything to that context. Only thing one can find is the box itself which reveals the actuality that the bundle represents its 10th birthday.
Xbox 360 anniversary kit will be priced around Rs 18500/-. Taking into account what all inside the bundle, it’s certainly a fair price to recompense especially for the ones who have never before owned an Xbox 360.