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GameZone's Holiday Gift Guide: Consoles

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Posted by: Lance Liebl

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  • Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle - $449.99:  Ever dream of having an R2 unit beside your tv?  Ever wish that R2 unit was an Xbox 360?  Well, you're in luck.  To coincide with the release of Kinect Star Wars, there was a Kinect Star Wars bundle with a custom Star Wars 360 planned for the holiday season.  Unfortunately, that system isn't coming out for the holidays anymore, but you can still preorder it.  The console will resemble R2-D2, include a white Kinect sensor, has a 320 GB harddrive, and will make all of the bleeps and bloops sounds that R2-D2 makes!  My favorite part is the controller, which is the shiny gold of C-3PO (no protocol droids were harmed in the making of this controller).  It also  comes with a copy of Kinect Star Wars and Kinect Adventures.  If you don't mind giving a receipt as a gift then this gift is a good choice for both the Star Wars fanatic and those wanting one of the newer 360 / Kinect consoles.

Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle

  • Xbox 360 with Kinect - $299.99 - $399.99:  Those looking to purchase a new model of the 360 with a Kinect can't go wrong with two options that I found on GameStop.com.  You can get a new Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect at $299.99.  GameStop is also offering a Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Value Bundle for $399.99.  Both systems come with everything that you'll need to plug in and play, and also come with Kinect Adventures.  The Holiday Bundle boasts a huge hard drive and another Kinect game, Carnival Games, as well as a 3 months subscription to Xbox Live

 

  • Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle - with Bonus! - $299.99:  Could you care less about motion-based gaming but still want a 360?  GameStop offers yet another Holiday Bundle that comes with Halo Reach and Fable III

  • Xbox 360 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Console - $399.99:  If you are buying for or are a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fanatic, then this is probably the gift you want the most.  320GB harddrive, custom sounds from the game for the eject and power buttons, two customized wireless controllers, a headset, a copy of Modern Warfare 3, and a month of Xbox Live.  What more could you want?!

Modern Warfare 3 console

  • PlayStation 3 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Bundle 320GB - $299.99In my opinion, this is the best deal for the Sony console.  320GB of space is more than enough room for anything that you'll be doing.  Not only do you get the capability to watch BluRay movies and play online for free, but you get a copy of Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception.  There is no point in getting a Playstation 3 if you aren't getting the best exclusive title for it.  Why not get them together?  In other words, if you are interested in getting a PS3 and Uncharted 3 this holiday season, get this bundle or you're doing it wrong.

  • Nintendo 3DS with one of two games - $199.99:  With some recent additions to the system's library of games, the Nintendo 3DS is picking up some steam.  Whether you are a child or adult, the additions of Super Mario 3D Land and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are must-haves for the Nintendo handheld.  Both for $199.99, you can get a Nintendo 3DS Flame Red with Super Mario 3D Land, or a Nintendo 3DS Cosmo Black with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  The 3DS Cosmo Black is a custom Zelda paintjob, making the handheld unique.  This is easily the coolest 3DS you could own, and it comes with arguably the best Zelda game.

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