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New Xbox 360, Controllers, For Holiday '09

Game console platform holders see the holiday season as a massive opportunity to grow their installed base. But with all three companies having recently announced price drops, cutting the price of the machine isn't an immediate option.

Microsoft's answer to this is to bundle free games into the package. For the same $299 that the Xbox 360 Elite was selling for over the last month, you can now get the very same but with two free games!

Those two games are “LEGO Batman: The Videogame” and “PURE,” which to us sounds like sensible, safe choices for families getting an Xbox 360 this year.

LEGO Batman can't truly be experienced solo, so people will need a second controller. Microsoft is also putting together a special bundle for the wireless controller.

The new bundle includes a black wireless controller along with four Xbox Live Arcade games including, “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2,” “Lumines LIVE!,” “Bomberman LIVE!,” and “Ms Pac-Man.” That package will run for $59.99.