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Great Bundle Overall,
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This review is from: Final Fantasy XIII Special Edition Bundle (Video Game)
There are many people talking about this bundle, saying that it's not worth it because the console has no special design. That's not a big deal at all. You have to look at the overall value you get with this bundle. The console itself has the Jasper chipset built-in, the hard drive is the largest available (250GB) with a custom Final Fantasy XIII engraving, there are two controllers (always safe to have a back-up), and the game itself is fantastic. I do feel that it would have been nice if they could have replaced the second controller with either HD or HDMI cables, but the value you get with this bundle is still worth it.
I was previously on a 20GB Pro pack from when those were the best available and this bundle was the upgrade I needed. The hard drive difference is the best upgrade yet. I am now able to install Final Fantasy XIII (along with a large amount of other games) onto my hard drive so that my console will perform better and at cooler temperatures. I'm sure people would think this bundle would be sweet if the console was designed, but once again, it's no big deal. No matter what color or design you put on it, in the end it will still be an Xbox360. I also believe that Microsoft decided to not design the console because of problems relating to repairs. The repair process for a special designed Xbox360 takes longer than ones without a design. For example, if you have the special edition Modern Warfare 2 console, you will actually have to wait for you console to be fixed rather than get it quickly replaced.
If you have a high interest in Final Fantasy and need to upgrade (or getting an Xbox360 for the first time), go ahead and get this bundle you won't regret it. If you're on a 120GB Elite than you should either sell it and get this bundle (if you want it bad) or just stick with it. The bundle is great for people still on an Arcade or 20GB Pro console from years back.
+Large hard drive (250GB + special engraving)
+High rated game included
-No HD cables
KEY FACTS (things for gamers to notice):
>Headset included is in black (while console and controllers are white)
>For the last time - THE CHIPSET IS JASPER
>About 6GB of memory is reserved for the console, giving you 244GB (still a lot)
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2010 10:13:55 AM PDT
I thought this was the best deal as well. I was also able to get a FF13 faceplate for free ($50 retail even though I would never pay that much for it). An HDMI cable is pretty cheap via Amazon, <$10 and it arrived at the same time as the console. It does bug me that Microsoft would still issue a composite connector for this unit and no HD cable (at least a component cable should be offered).
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