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Final Fantasy, Splinter Cell Xbox 360 Bundles $399

Don't have an Xbox 360 yet but you're frothing at the mouth over the impending release of Final Fantasy XIII and/or Splinter Cell Conviction? Then there could be a special bundle coming your way.

Ars Technica has it on good authority that Microsoft is whipping up two special bundles that'll pack some added value to gamers wanting to pick up a game system along with one of the new blockbuster titles.

The Final Fantasy XIII package isn't a big surprise, considering that both Japan and Europe already have announced bundles, but the rumor now is that there will be a Splinter Cell Conviction version for those who are more sneaky and less role player.

The Final Fantasy XIII package is supposed to come with a white console, while the Splinter Cell Conviction bundle will pack a black console. Both will come with two matching wireless controllers, a single wired headset, 250GB HDD, and standard definition cables. The price is expected to be $399.

Final Fantasy XIII is due March 9 and Splinter Cell Conviction is planned for April 13, so expect those bundles out in time with those dates.

  • touchdowntexas13
    No HDMI cables included? That's strange. Is that how the MW2 edition was?

    Anyways i guess these are good deals if you don't already own a 360, especially considering how much of a rip-off it is to buy that dumb 250 GB HDD by itself...
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  • jimmysmitty
    Kinda suprised a top tier RPG title like Final Fantasy would not include HDMI for HD. I mean the biggest ting that makes Square who they are is the amazing graphics they can do. I remember watching the cut scenes in FF VIII and being amazed for the time.

    Well its not that bad since HDMI cables have gotten cheaper now. If not you can get RGB HD cables too for pretty cheap.
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  • lasaldude
    This Reminds Me Of Putting Flashy Rims On An Old Busted Ass Used Car To Make It Sell Better. Then, It Breaking Down Or Needing Standard Accessories. Oh, You Want Heat Well Thats Extra And You Thought About A Radio, Forget It.
    Sorry For The Bitterness But Fuck Microsoft For Peddling Me On Attachments That Should Be Standard.

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  • bin1127
    For the FFXIII bundle they should throw in a DVD case for all the discs as well.
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  • justbrae1
    soldier37Why is the crapbox still being made, garbage outdated console give me a break! Arguing over a HDMI cable being included when you can order one on Amazon for $1.78 wake up people, invest your money is a real gaming platform medium or high end PC platform or a PS3 at the least.Did you really just say that?
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  • rmmil978
    The Xbox is still being made because Microsoft sells millions of them every year...and the "old" hardware now costs them much less on each one they sell. And the Xbox Live service makes them hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. Oh yeah, and playing the games or playing the games on Live is incredibly fun. Who cares about having slightly noticeably better graphics on a high end computer anyway? All the games are now being scaled to consoles, which is unfortunate, so even using wonderful graphics cards won't show a whole lot of improvement on a PC compared to a console. This is being said by someone using 2 GTX 285's in SLI when I play games on a PC. That being said you don't really lose anything playing on a Xbox compared to a PC, and you gain Live, which is amazing for what it offers.
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  • silky salamandr
    Some of you are complete idiots. Your complaining about microsoft not providing a hdmi cable lately(cause the use to) but you totally forget that ps3 was 600bucks and they NEVER have to this day provided you with an hdmi cable. Go to monoprice.com and buy a damn cable for 4 bucks and stop bitching.
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  • Honis
    rmmil978The Xbox is still being made because Microsoft sells millions of them every year...and the "old" hardware now costs them much less on each one they sell. And the Xbox Live service makes them hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. Oh yeah, and playing the games or playing the games on Live is incredibly fun. Who cares about having slightly noticeably better graphics on a high end computer anyway? All the games are now being scaled to consoles, which is unfortunate, so even using wonderful graphics cards won't show a whole lot of improvement on a PC compared to a console. This is being said by someone using 2 GTX 285's in SLI when I play games on a PC. That being said you don't really lose anything playing on a Xbox compared to a PC, and you gain Live, which is amazing for what it offers.Although I agree on your points about why they will not stop selling the xBox, I have to disagree with you on graphics quality. If you use the same screen for your console and PC, sure you wont see much of a difference. Maybe some improved shadows, draw distances, and lighting on the PC. If you have a real monitor for your PC though, you will have the ability to go to a much higher resolution, improved colors, and (in your case) 3D gaming with a small(ish) upgrade/purchase. Unfortunately, they stopped selling CRTs awhile ago and high resolution LCDs are crazy expensive when compared to an equally sized (inches) TV/monitor. Not to mention high resolution large format CRTs weight a ton which isn't a huge problem for those of us who dislike moving anyway.
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  • acegmr
    silky salamandrSome of you are complete idiots. Your complaining about microsoft not providing a hdmi cable lately(cause the use to) but you totally forget that ps3 was 600bucks and they NEVER have to this day provided you with an hdmi cable. Go to monoprice.com and buy a damn cable for 4 bucks and stop bitching.
    The 360 is a p.o.s. For the $600 i paid for the ps3 i got a blu-ray, wireless connectivity, larger HDD, rechargable controller, FREE online play, and oh yea the fact that since release i have not had 1 problem with my ps3 where as my 360, constant disk read errors and RRoD.
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  • ordcestus
    I'll replace my launch model Xbox 360 when these come out. And btw i'm sure they'll be at least a hd component cable included. Perhaps toms mentioned standard cables because you wouldn't neccesarily expect them at this point while hd cords go without saying?
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