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Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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  • Xbox 360 S Console with "Forza Motorsport 3" and "Alan Wake"
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Xbox LIVE (1 month LIVE Gold Membership) and Kinect Ready
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • Xbox 360 Black Wireless Controller and Xbox 360 Headset
  • Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable (standard definition)
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Product Details

Edition: 250GB Holiday Bundle
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0047Y9BGE
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 11.6 x 7.3 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 2, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Edition: 250GB Holiday Bundle

Product Description

Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Console, Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Black Controller, 2 Games, and Xbox LIVE 3 Month Gold Membership Card Holiday BundleThe Microsoft R9G-00001 Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle features two free games for a limited time this holiday season. The bundle also comes with a matching black wireless controller, headset and a composite A/Vcable. Wi-Fi is built-in for easier connection tothe world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HDmovies and TV stream in an instant. To make sure you take full advantage of Xbox LIVE, we are including a 3 Month Gold Membership Card. The MicrosoftR9G-00001 Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle is more games, entertainment and fun for everyone in the family.Includes: Xbox 360 250GB R9G-00001 Console; Forza Motorsport 3 - rated "E" for Everyone; Alan Wake full game downloadable token - rated "T" for Teen; Xbox 360 Black Wireless Controller; Xbox 360 Headset; Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable (standarddefinition); 3 Month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership; 1year limited warranty on console

From the Manufacturer

The Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle features two free games for a limited time this holiday. Wi-Fi is built-in for easier connection to the world of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HD movies and TV stream in an instant. Xbox 360 is more games, entertainment and fun.

What’s Included:
• Xbox 360 250GB S Console
Forza Motorsport 3 - rated “E” for Everyone
Alan Wake - rated “M” for Mature
• Xbox 360 Black Wireless Controller
• Xbox 360 Headset
• Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable (standard definition)
• One Month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
• 1 year limited warranty on console

Xbox 360 Console: A bold design and the glossy black finish mean the Xbox 360 looks every bit as good as it performs. The Xbox 360 S Console runs whisper quiet, letting you play games and watch movies without interference. Easily connect to Xbox LIVE, play with friends all over the world and experience a world of entertainment.

Built-in Wi-Fi: The new Xbox 360 is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in for a faster and easier connection to Xbox LIVE. Stream HD movies and TV or download games from Xbox LIVE in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house. Compatible with b/g/n networks.

Xbox LIVE: Xbox LIVE brings a world of entertainment to you. Instantly stream movies and TV, or download game add-ons like new levels, characters, maps and songs. Easily jump right into online multiplayer fun and play along with friends around the world. Plus, get your favorite music from Last.fm, connect with friends on Facebook® and post Tweets on Twitter. Xbox LIVE is your connection to more games, entertainment and fun.

250GB Hard Drive: The internal, removable 250GB hard drive offers plenty of space to save games, HD TV and movies, music, pictures, game add-ons, demos and more.

Kinect Ready: Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways – no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering.  Featuring a dedicated, specialized port, the Xbox 360 250GB is built to connect seamlessly with the Kinect Sensor.

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black): This award winning, high performance wireless controller features a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of 30 hours on two AA batteries.

Xbox 360 Headset (black): Chat with friends on Xbox LIVE, or team up and jump in with multiplayer game play.

More ports: Connect more accessories and storage solutions with added USB ports. Now with a total of 5, (3 back/2 front) you’ll find more places to plug and play. Plus, in addition to the standard Ethernet port and HDMI output, we’ve added an integrated optical audio out port for an easier connection to the booming sound of your A/V receiver.

Forza Motorsport 3: With breathtaking HD graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, Forza Motorsport 3 includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to make the game a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels. A love of cars lives in all of us. Forza Motorsport 3 is the automotive playground we’ve all been waiting for. Rated “E” for Everyone.

Alan Wake
: When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, Washington pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save the woman he loves. With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake is a pulse-pounding thrill ride. Rated “M” for Mature.

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184 of 193 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A few tips for those experiencing overheating consoles! November 21, 2010
Edition:250GB Holiday Bundle
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
DISCLAIMER: This review is limited to the redesigned Xbox 360 that came out in June of 2010.

First of all, the Xbox 360 is a truly great console with an excellent game library and revolutionary online play. With that said, I know many have experienced problems with overheating, causing a number of issues. I know Microsoft has claimed it is "whisper quiet" and that it runs significantly cooler than previous versions. That is true, to an extent. But what Microsoft has failed to convey to the general public is that the Xbox is basically a highly modified computer that generates significant heat and needs proper ventilation to function like they claim. So here are some general tips for unsuspecting consumers.

1. Install the game to the harddrive: Under My Xbox you will see "Play [Title of Game]". Hit the yellow Y button to install game. It will give you the option of install game or play game. Choose to install. This shouldn't take very long, each game is 5-7 GB each. You will notice your system drop a few volume levels after doing this. Trust me!

2. Proper ventilation: This takes some common sense. Make clear and ample room for your heat vents. Most of the heat dissipates from the top vent (if you console is laying horizontal) and right side.

3. Keep your Xbox horizontal. Yes, the Amazon picture currently shows an upright, vertical Xbox. It looks cool, I know. The first thing I did with mine was place it vertical on a hardwood floor and played for maybe an hour. Bad idea. The area of the floor where my console once stood was unbelievably hot.

Keep in mind that you need to have the 250GB version in order to install games. The 4 GB just doesn't give enough space.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vast improvement from previous Xbox 360. December 13, 2010
By Amazone
Edition:250GB Holiday Bundle|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I would like to begin by saying that I have had an Xbox 360 since 2007. I had one of the "Falcon" chipset models, and even that console was loud, crude, and frustrating. I dealt with the mishaps however, as the games and content you get from Xbox is top notch. After 3 years of playing the console (a month after my 3 warranty ended) my Xbox died on December 8th, 2010 due to an E74 error. Microsoft would have charged me over $100 if I sent the thing in, so I figured it was not worth it. I did not know whether to give it a funeral or smash it to bits, since the previous cheaper models are hard to come by. I had no choice but to purchase the new console since I spent so much time and effort in my games in the first place. I just got it today and I can tell you it is a vast improvement from the older models. VAST.

Noise and Reliability:
This is one of the reasons people tend to shy away from the Xbox 360, along with the Red Ring of Death and E74 errors.(DARN YOU E74!!!). The console is DEAD silent. You do not hear a peep from the thing until you start playing a game. That's the thing, it's not silent when you play a game, but it's definitely not deafening. It's certainly a great improvement over the older ones, and what you do hear is a silent buzz. The POWER and EJECT button make a beeping sound when pressed, like the (FAT) PS3's do. It's kinda cool. Other than this, I do recommend that you install your games, because if you do, it will be dead silent all the time. As for reliability, I cannot comment much about it, but from what I understand, you cannot get the Red Ring of Death anymore. The console gives you a warning message, then proceeds to shut itself down, to prevent internal damage. You let it cool down and it will be back to normal.
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91 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars XBOX 360 250GB Holiday Bundle November 10, 2010
Edition:250GB Holiday Bundle|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I ordered this item on the 5th of this month and am happy with my purchase. Setting it up was very easy and only took about 10 minutes or so to complete, taking into account having a couple of updates throughout the whole process. Also, retrieving my profile was very easy. I have not tried out Forza Motorsport 3 or Alan Wake yet, but probably will in the next couple of days. I'm liking the improvements that have been made to the XBOX 360. Having 5 USB ports instead of 3 is nice as well as the built in WiFi, although I still prefer to have a wired connection for various reasons. Also having the touch-activated buttons for opening/closing the tray and for turning the console on/off is nice. There also seems to not be any input lag while going through the dashboard, which is nice. After playing for a couple of hours, the unit got only slightly warm. Overall this has been a worthwhile purchase. For those who are looking into buying this bundle, Forza Motorsport 3 comes on a physical disc while Alan Wake comes on a download voucher. So whether you've been wanting to upgrade, or if you're looking to buy an XBOX 360 for the first time, this bundle is probably a good way to do so. Thank you for reading this.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xbox 350 bundle December 1, 2010
Edition:250GB Holiday Bundle|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought the 250Gb as a replacement for my 1st gen xbox 360 that went out. The whole experience was simple and painless. Out of the box the system took approximately 15 minutes to set up (rearranging cords took most of the time) The initial updates took about 45 minutes with the updates and setting up the wireless connection and settings. Very easy step by step system that follows. If you're looking to replace or upgrade from another system I have to say that this is a great product. I would reccommend the 250Gb instead of the 4Gb if you're looking for a whole entertainment package, streaming movies, downloading games, etc. If this is strickly a gaming system then the 4Gb should work for you. I was pleasantly suprised that this did come with it's own headset and the racing game is above average for a free game. I haven't downloaded the movie that came with the bundle at this point due to time constraints. The only downside that I have incurred is that there isn't an HDMI cable out of the box, it is the basic a/v cable. Otherwise this has been a positive purchase without any issues.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It was great to have something that finally had enough memory to ...
It was great to have something that finally had enough memory to play the games I wanted without having to get rid of other games.
Published 1 month ago by Michele Douglas
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice bundle but I would now put my funds into a Gaming PC......
Bought this for our son 2 years ago. I think he used it a dozen times before using his saved funds to build a Gaming PC. Then we used it for a front room entertainment system. Read more
Published 5 months ago by NYDLSTRICK
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 months ago by Abdulaziz A Hassania
5.0 out of 5 stars so good
im verey happy with this bundle its been 6 years and still running good but im bout to perchase an xbox one this year 2014 in august
Published 8 months ago by ASHANTE
5.0 out of 5 stars The bigger the hard drive the better
The XBOX 360 is the console to go for if you value multiplayer. They have superior arcade games (Shadow Complex, Mark of the Ninja and Perfect Dark) and because of it's... Read more
Published 9 months ago by JN
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say
Item was for a friend. They totally loves it . Can't say much about the game that came with it . But you can't go wrong with Xbox.
Published 11 months ago by S. Francis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
The grandkids have had a lot of fun with this. It is a wonderful way to get the whole family together and have them laugh at each other. It is well made and easy to use.
Published 11 months ago by SLC
5.0 out of 5 stars XBOX360 "S" RULES!
Excellent system! So much more QUETIER than previous (original) XBOX360!
Looks Prettier too goes better with other entertainment items you may own! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Daniel Lavan
5.0 out of 5 stars I love my Xbox 360
This is all i wanted. An excelent media center with tons of cyber fun.
Love this console! And Forza is the best sim for a non-pc platform.
Published 13 months ago by Matias
5.0 out of 5 stars Xbox 360
We love it! Not just for gaming, but we watch movies and old tv shows on Netflix. I highly recommend this bundle to anyone.
Published 14 months ago by Barbara
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