November 1st 2010 8:51 pm PT

Xbox 360 2010 Holiday Bundle


Xbox 360 2010 Holiday Bundle



Today we announced the Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle. This bundle includes:


Xbox 360 250GB Console

Copy of Forza 3

A token for Alan Wake full game download from Xbox LIVE


The bundle will be appearing at retailers over the next few weeks, and will retail for
US $299.99






This is in addition to all of the 4GB and 250 GB Kinect bundles that are available.


Update: The 2010 Holiday Bundle is now starting to appear at retailers.



Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • floris112

    I’m not impressed by this offer… And all the people who follow this website had already an Xbox.


    Forza 3 is a hardcopy, but Alan Wake is a download? Seems a bit backwards. Oh well if it gets the vastly underrated Alan Wake into more hands, then so be it!

  • Hauz20

    Really? I follow this blog and I don’t already had an xbox …

  • RavenousLou

    Hey, Microsoft, I just got a brand new, shiny, 250 GB Xbox 360 S on Thursday. If you want to send me one of those Alan Wake redemption codes to keep me from feeling sad, I won’t complain. :)

  • Jonners117

    I hope it also comes with dark glasses so you can look at the dashboard for more than 2 minutes. I’m guessing this is the core gamer bundle then as it doesn’t include Kinect.

  • chiruno99

    Who hasn’t got Forza 3? That’s the question. Practically anyone with an Xbox got it at some point. If they didn’t they’re some kind of, freak child, or a Call of Duty fan.

  • Ramstein

    I too just bought an XBox360 S not 3 weeks ago. Where’s the extra love for people like us? :P Voucher codes! :D

  • SilentHunter382

    I’ve read and seen these images 2 weeks ago. Old news major.

  • r3dreck

    Alan Wake was just ok (repetitive and kinda dull, story was good), it would be a better deal if it had both DLC in it as well… Forza 3, haha, score $5 sell back at GS.

  • SeNiLe911

    I think it’s a huge mistake for Microsoft and Sony to be selling consoles without the motion controller added. Every console sold from here on out should have it.

    Kinect (and Move) COULD fail because of this.

    More on this here:

  • Waffle Slayer

    I don’t understand why you guys are complaining.

    1.) Thousands of people follow this blog or follow Major Nelson on Twitter. They might not own an Xbox. Major Nelson does other things where people might enjoy him sans owning a 360.

    2.) Its a holiday bundle packed with 2 critically acclaimed games from Microsoft. Holiday bundles aren’t necessarily targeted towards people who already own a 360. Its for people buying 360s for other people and it comes with 2 critically acclaimed games for free. Since you follow this blog you should’ve known that MS was going to do a holiday bundle and shouldn’t have bought a 360 in late October. Common sense. That’s like the people buying old 360s the same day MS announced the new one. Who’s fault is it really?

    3.) As to this being old news. This is the official MS announcement. Not a rumor you read from Joystiq.

    Let Major do his thing and stop trolling.

  • AutomaticOcelot

    @Waffle Slayer: Stop making sense! :)

  • sho220

    I think this is a great deal. Both are games I want, I want a new Xbox and, the price isn’t any higher.

  • Veive257

    If it will play Halo Reach without multiple ejects, I’m in.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still waiting for the games on demand promised three weeks ago! i really want cabela’s big game hunter 2010!!!!

  • Major Nelson

    Right….many of you already have a console. I am posting this so you are informed when you are talking to friends/family who may be making a purchase.

  • The Grim Heaper

    How come Alan Wake isn’t a hard copy of the game, like Forza 3?

  • RavenousLou


    Sure, it’s also a good upgrade for people who have old 20 GB consoles that sound like jet engines when they spin discs. That’s why I got the S model even though my white one was working.

    Let me tell you, people, this thing is so quiet I can hear the external hard drive spinning that’s hooked up to it. It was totally worth it.

  • trickybuz93

    Wait Alan Wake’s a download?
    Does that mean it’s gonna be on Games on Demand soon because that game deserved to sell a lot more copies than it did!

  • Oatmeal25

    Microsoft probably wanted to include download tokens for both games but that’s a lot of data.

    Too bad there’s no cash for clunkers upgrade program. I’d love to replace the arcade console in my living room with one that doesn’t interfere with watching a movie since that’s the main reason I bought it.

  • krisxx

    Getting a new console, so glad I waited to get 2 free games. I rented Alan Wake and loved it and I never played Forza 3, so win win!

  • Quicksilver4648

    This is a nice bundle. I want the new Xbox to replace my older one but I am still waiting on a price drop. But, including two games is a good start. And Alan Wake needs all the attention it can get.


    I haven’t gotten one of the new Xbox’s yet nor do I have Forza 3. Other than Alan Wake, this is a good bundle. Really, how are you gonna pass up a 250gb Xbox with Kinect for 300.

  • DonP97

    Awwwwww mannnnnn!!!!!!!!!! Shouldve waited!!!!!!
    Bought a 3Sexy in week 1 and have been feeling chop blocked ever since!

  • efficaxor

    Thinking of getting this only because of the disc-free version of Alan Wake.

    As a bonus, the extra console and the extra copy of Forza 3 could be useful for future LAN-purposes!

  • moocow21

    Maybe it’s finally time to upgrade my 20GB “Premium” (Ha!). Wish it was a different game than Forza, though. (Not that Forza is a bad game, I’m just not into realistic racing games)

  • ELiiTe SH0T x

    Hmm, i gotta think about this. It’s actually worth it for people who never play or bought these games. so i might go for it. ill save at least $80 for these games cause its free with the 360.

  • a1984darkboy

    To the people who say this news is irrelevant, keep in mind that this is the new 360 console, some of us wish to upgrade but haven’t gotten around to it yet. The only minus for me is that I already own Alan Wake, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t mind a digital version. Have not tried Forza 3 though.

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  • Blue Thunder28

    Having a download token for Alan Wake instead of a hard copy is a great way to get people signed up for Xbox LIVE. I might ask for this for xmas so I can replace my old(and still works fine) 20GB model.

  • Anonymous

    Great deal for those looking for an XBOX 360. I’m not sure why Alan Wake is a downloadable token though. It was an excellent game but once it’s over there isn’t much to do. This is why I never want gaming to go digital. If I would of bought Medal of Honor and was forced to keep it… I’d be furious.

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  • Ruthless Image

    pretty ridiculous that Alan Wake is a download code.

    not everyone who plays videogames is hooked to the internet to download it.

    i guess microsoft thinks everyone has a high speed internet connection lol.

  • metallicorphan

    Major -please tell em that this isn’t true,that we got the XBL price hike because the 360 is getting the Call of Duty maps first,and because of Exclusives?..i am not even gonna be buying COD or the maps!!!..and the Exclusives you bring to the 360 is to keep my custom,not an excuse to charge me more..JOKE

  • ClausHH11

    It is nice that we europeans get some stuff early for once. I’m seeing the bundle in stores here since at least two weeks ago :-) .

  • z0rk

    nice to see a bundle pushing a non-mainstream game like AW, but it’s a shame to see MS making it digital-only when you overcharge so much for storage on the system. Make some large hard drives available for at least a semi-reasonable price and you’ll make some happy users.

  • z0rk

    nice to see a bundle pushing a non-mainstream game like AW, but it’s a shame to see MS making it digital-only when you overcharge so much for storage on the system. Make some large hard drives available for at least a semi-reasonable price and you’ll make some happy users.

  • IIx WaRL0rD xII

    is the version of Forza 3 included in the bundle the Ultimate Collection?

    the ultimate collection includes all DLC (100 cars + 1 track) plus 7 exclusive cars, if the normal version of forza 3 is in the bundle then thats a real bummer.

  • OPT1CS

    If it wasn’t for Major’s non-xbox related posts on twitter…. I wouldn’t have scored a full size Toblerone and Snickers … /joke

  • Punisher138

    Im glad to see Alan Wake included. Increases the chances of a sequel. One of the best games of the year IMO.

  • penguin1992

    Not a bad offer. Of course I won’t “upgrading” or anything silly like that. And I still can’t fathom how much room 250GB gives. I thought my 60GB had alot :o


    So when is ever going to be fixed? Ever since the redesign, I’ve constantly been getting “We’re unable to complete your request. Windows Live ID is experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later.” whenever I try to access my profile.

  • uzivatel

    May buy this bundle, if I find new job this month. My old 20GB is making weird sounds while playing games from DVDs.