i live in OZ and here the most expensive games are A$120 (and $1000 for PS3) . its quite rediculous as games are half priced in US even with our exchange rate at just under 78US cents per dollar. o well. i own both 360 n gears. n this is definitely a good pack. although M$ would sell many more units if the price was $50 lower
Gears of War gets bundled with Oz Xbox 360s from this week.
Gears of War has been one of the best-selling games for the Xbox 360 and has won plenty of industry awards since its release last year. Now Microsoft is bundling the action shooter with its console in Australia, selling a special Gears of War pack for A$699.95 ($546).
The pack will contain a copy of Gears of War, a 360 console with a 20GB hard drive, one wireless controller, remote control, and a one-month complimentary membership to Xbox Live Gold. The bundle goes on sale down under from this Thursday, March 15. An Xbox 360 with a 20GB hard drive normally retails for A$649.95 in Australia, while a stand-alone copy of Gears of War sells for A$99.95.
To Israels_Son "It ends up at $546 American? That seems a bit pricier than it would be here in the states..." Yes, it does seem a little pricy but after all, in most non-American markets, video game prices are higher.
i got this same deal early december last year what the hell? this is NOT new and i got it for $675 plus now i see this same deal for $639 at JB HI FI
Wow, I didn't see that coming! (sarcasim)...what with the soon approaching Australian launch of the PS3 and all. :D
Best bundle I've ever seen...good move indeed and can't wait to play you Aussies...see you on live...
Just remember $546 includes tax. So in America you'd pay $460 for a 360 and gears + 10% tax or what ever it is where you live, so it ends up at $506. So the difference isn't as huge as you think.
Dang,that's expensive!Poor Aussie gamers,the games come late and when they do,they sell high(u no,the countries frikkin isolated,shipping costs are really high).
The system is selling for $A599 at the moment and you can get the game at less then $100 so it's not a saving.
i'm moving to australia next month, but i'm only looking for a core system because i'll bring over my hard drive etc, would have been handy to get gears with that. What sort of prices am i looking at for a core system?
sucks for those in Australia who already bought the 360 without GoW (unless of course, its not their type of game).....but yes, it will move some units off the shelves!
its amazing how ppl can discuss about PS3 and Xbox 360 when the story here is about a bundle that in my point of view is very nice a great game... the GOTY . So microsoft is doing a good job in putting this bundle in the market. About the game price here in Portugal a Game is something llike 75? . A really high price for a game ... the medium wage here is 420? :(
George_GameGuy dont always believe the reviews, this site blows a whole wack of reviews, killzone is a fun game
Is that legal? If somebody wants to buy a 360, then they have to buy an M-Rated game against their own will?
bubnux - They're still buying Gears, they're just paying a little less. And if they buy a system with no games, they're just going to buy Gears anyway.
Convenient since the PS3 is launching 8 days later. Would have been smarter to do a price drop. This isn't going to sell many systems, especially when the PS3 has been marketed well over here.
@ Metilco - New releases are £39.99 in the uk. But as you say, its all relative to the exchange rates etc.
Man thats a good package I guess, but I feel sorry for those guys having to pay A$100 for a GAME! I know its a different currency but I think even USD $60 is too much for a game. $50 is where it should stay.
hellfire9988, Killzone is NOT a good game...please do not give credit where it is not deserved. Look at the terribly low scores Killzone received from websites like IGN and Gamespot. Sony shouldn't even be making a sequel to Killzone...it is like the song that makes fun of the Playstation 3 says: "Killzone 1 sucked bee-fore, So what makes you think we want it more." And then the other verse says: "So-neee you went wrong with your PS3, I'll just keep playin my three-six-dee, I hopes this help you unn-der-stand, How you killed your brand." That is an awesome music video!
"BladeofImmortal You can tell when a company is desperate, when they have to bundle their best game with their system" Kinda like how the PS2 is bundled with killzone? And if you say hey look at the P$3 its not bundled with anything, I would just tell you... That's cause theres no good games for the P$3!
they have done this bundle before in canada. and for those complaing about lack of hard drive space, whenever you buy a pc it uses a lot of space just for the os and all the other applications that come with it. this 7 gigs is used for all the updates so technically its the same thing. if you really hate it then keep complainging to ms hoping they will hear your request
andypipkin85 this has nothing to do with ps3. Dont underestimate sony. Your a fanboy. Microsoft is doing a great job.
This says nothing about the PS3 and yet blind fanboys bring it up!what's the matter? is the big bad PS3 making you scared?
They should also have a Viva Piñata pack. Stuff like this makes people think that Xbox 360 is not for kids.
"360 is weak, stuggling to get any good selling games before gears, system is full of bugs and has poor sales worldwide for the time its out. as soon as 2nd gen ps3 games are out the xbox360 is no longer needed. .. Go on living in your fantasy world. What's really not needed is Blu-Ray. " Look at this guy, he is not able to overcome the frustation he caused to himself buying a PS3.....keep waiting for games dude.
I am sick of them saying its a 20GB HDD, because we don't get 20GBs of space open to us. 7GIG is reserved right off the bat.
Australia's currency system isn't the same as ours so i wouldn't think that 100 dollars is really any more different than us spending 60 bones here.