Blu-ray Wesley Novack on 13 Aug 2007
Xbox 360 elite HD DVD bundle on Amazon
This specially priced package is listed at $599.99 and includes the Xbox 360 elite, the HD DVD Add-on and the Warner film “300″, which appears on the HD DVD/DVD combo format. Universal Studio’s “King Kong” HD DVD is included in the HD DVD Add-on package and the purchase is also eligible for the 5 free HD DVD movie offer via a mail-in rebate form.
This deal appears to be the first Microsoft Xbox 360 bundle that includes the HD DVD Add-on drive, highlighting the high definition playback capabilities as the main selling feature. Sitting at $599.99, this Xbox elite HD DVD bundle looks to be in direct competition with Sony’s PS3 80GB gaming console, which is currently retailing for the same price.
It is certainly nice to finally see an Xbox 360 HD DVD bundle from Microsoft, but in my opinion, there should have been an HD DVD bundle available a long time ago. The bundle will increase awareness of the HD DVD format and will also lead to more HD DVD sales in the long run. This HD DVD bundle has only been spotted on Amazon currently and there is no telling whether or not this package will have widespread availability at multiple retailers.
Now if only they would make a new black colored HD DVD Add-on to go with that slick, black colored Xbox 360 elite…