When it comes to the special edition consoles, they aren’t cheap. Then again, they’re special, and they include more in the box than you’d normally get in just the “stock” box. So, that makes sense. So when they go on any kind of sale, you can see why we’d get pretty excited. Special Edition Xbox 360s are bound to carry more expensive price tags but it looks like Best Buy will be offering could care less……
The two special edition Xbox 360 game consoles are the Final Fantasy XIII and Splinter Cell: Conviction special edition Xbox 360 consoles which will be offered for only $299. This is a $50 price off the current market prices.
Let’s face it: despite the new Xbox 360 being joyously quieter and more efficient, the previous model still manages to seduce some of us with its sexy curves. Speaking of which — according to Joystiq’s source, Best Buy’s going to kick off August by lowering the prices for the Splinter Cell: Conviction and Final Fantasy XIII previous-gen Xbox 360 bundles.
As to the reason why this is being offered, chances are they are clearing out their inventory for new incoming ones. The new game console bundles will not really offer anything different.They will come with the usual 250GB hard drive and the usual black or white colored casings.The bundle also includes two game controllers and the games they were specialized for. While 250GB may not be sufficient storage space, there had to be a catch.
As you might expect, they’re trying to rid themselves of stock, and probably try and make some room for that new console that just launched, plus that whole Kinect thing that’s coming out soon.
Nothing else is changing with the bundles, though. You’ll still get the black or white Xbox 360 (depending on which game you want), as well as two controllers, the game itself, as well as the console and a 250GB hard drive.
Considering how “not-special” the 250GB hard drive is now-a-days, we’re not sure if anyone out there would actually want to pick up either of these packages. Especially considering the new console, with all of its new looks and amenities, goes for the same price. Then again, the included game and controller may be worth it, in of itself.