Just seen that the leaked news last month about a special edition Union Jack Xbox 360 package has been confirmed by Microsoft.
It’s the same white hardware and extra stuff as you get in the older Xbox 360 Family Pack:
- a white 4GB Xbox 360 S console
- a white Kinect sensor
- 2 white wireless controllers
- Kinect Adventures
- Kinect Sports
- 3 months’ Xbox Live Gold membership
The only extra to what they’re calling the “Celebration Pack” is that it comes with free Union Jack skins for all the hardware, so that you can make it look like this:
That means you have to apply the skins yourself, so you still run the risk of cocking it up. And there’s nothing updated about the hardware. That said, it’s a good deal for the full bundle offered, so if you need new hardware then snap one up – you don’t have to use the stupid skins if you don’t want to.
You can pre-order the Xbox 360 Celebration Pack on Amazon for £239.86 right now, and it will be released on 25th May, just in time to cash in on the Queen’s Jubilee madness in June.
If you’ve already got the hardware, save yourself a couple of hundred quid and just by some Union Jack Xbox 360 skins instead.
Personally, I prefer the Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle - it’s got a cool C3PO style gold controller, and the console itself is styled to look like R2-D2.
Plus it makes R2-D2 sounds and has a bigger hard drive at 320GB. You only get one month of Xbox Live Gold with it, but then you get the Kinect Star Wars game instead of Kinect Sports. It costs about £50 more, but I know which one I’d buy.
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