February 28th 2012 9:00 am PT

Announcing the the Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Family Bundle

Today we are announcing the Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Family Bundle. This limited edition bundle includes a glossy white Xbox 360 4GB console, glossy white Kinect sensor, white Xbox 360 wireless controller and a copy of two of the most popular Kinect tiles: Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures as well as a three month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold and will be available while supplies last for US $ 299.99.

In addition, a special edition White Xbox 360 wireless controller will be available for purchase separately for US $49.99 and available with the bundle.

Both the controller and the white Bundle begin shipping today to retailers in the US & around the world starting today, and will be available in Europe and Brazil in the next few months.

I’ve posted a gallery of images on Flickr

Update: Here is a video I did for Inside Xbox showing off the bundle

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

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny I never expect anything white to be labeled family. I would never get white furniture, white car interior, or anything else white that my kids would touch.

  • Andrew Truman

    What is with the old d-pad being brought back already.

    • http://twitter.com/spartannhilator Zak Hayer

      by being brought back they technically mean they are taking the controllers back out of the storage sheds they put them in several years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    It’ll be all white on the night!

    Looks nice, but having a “family” unit cost that and only be 4GB is completely point-missing.

    • Anonymous

      I think you misunderstand the term “family” in this case.  Family isn’t “everybody in your house dumping COD map packs and Bethesda expansions into one console.”  It’s “little Johnny jumping on a make-believe raft and playing with elmo” which isn’t so storage intensive.

      Plus it’s the same price as the old 4gb kinect bundle anyway (so unless you expect MS to cop out to massive price cuts on their larger HDD units for no reason what-so-ever there’s not much to complain about.)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YRSWXL3ZJYVYS5UUSTVLVFK4JE RV

    Considering you can get a 250gb xbox 360 system w/ 2 games on Amazon for $299, and you can get a kinect only bundle at Gamestop for $99 with 1 game, you can get virtually everything in the above bundle plus one more game and a 250gb HD for just $100 more.  I would pass on the above bundle.

  • http://twitter.com/Scott_Knows Brian Walters

    I dont like how they are using the white Kinect, I thought they said it was an exclusive for the Star Wars Bundle.. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

      i think the pitch was the “first” white kinect, but i guess thats bs too if this comes out first?

  • http://www.facebook.com/stuntz0rZ Scott Zmolek

    I won’t be getting this… The bright white hurts my eyes to look at. I  thought this was the special Star Wars edition until i hit play! eck!… it’s definitely for someone, just not me!

  • Anonymous

    White, the new black, which is the new white…

    • Anonymous

      Just be glad we aren’t going back to gray.

    • Anonymous

      Just be glad we aren’t going back to gray.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Xbox360Mod David Latham

    lol…white

  • http://twitter.com/korahn Eric Starr

    Never understood the 4GB version.  Seems too small to do anything.  That said, already have my Star wars xbox ordered.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1351905810 Chris Halley

      4gb is more for family use, just typical small family games or Kinect playing, most likely wont use XBL or any of the Gold Membership feature. unlike most of us users who need 250+ gb ha ha!

      Though I’, sure some families use&have Gold Membership for nextflix and maybe DLC for their games.  I’m trying to convince my fam. to get it for family nights and gatherings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001572511473 Isaac Mark

    black looks better

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gxl-Redge/100000746050974 Gxl Redge

    New System Wanted ! 360 is too old now…

    • Anonymous

      Too old? This system is out since a year,and it can still run the same games of Playstation ;) and the new Playstation will come out in about 4 years and it’s been out since 2006

  • http://twitter.com/Lucky13X Lucky13X

    I like.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

    canada probably still gets more bang for buck than most other countries, same reason i hate feminism, join the chorus for equallity or stfu…

  • http://twitter.com/ThomasSamuelWal Thomas Samuel Walton

    mw3 console FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i do like the white kinect sensor tho thats smart

  • http://www.trueachievements.com/Samba+P.htm Andreas

    Will you be updating this site with news from the xbox showcase today, or is there some other site we can visit?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shiaoran Fernando Costa

    Because white sells better? Now all it’s missing is an Apple logo.

  • Anonymous

    The only way this white xbox would be a special edition if it made live free and had no adds.

  • Anonymous

    I like my black xbox because im not racist…lol

  • Anonymous

    I wonder why the joysticks are grey, i looks like the old controller. If the joysticks on a new black controller are black, why aren’t these white?

    • Anonymous

      My guess is that because you’re a squishy mammal who can’t help shedding his skin on every rough object he touches, the sticks wouldn’t remain white for long.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder why the joysticks are grey, i looks like the old controller. If the joysticks on a new black controller are black, why aren’t these white?

  • Anonymous

    LOL Seriously? This is how you get rid of old stock Xboxes and controllers and dust covered wifi adapters that were overpriced in the past and…shock horror…still are!

    Too funny

  • http://www.holesome.com/ Lorn Hole

    I think MS should have skipped the Special Edition and had gone right to the “Super Special Edition” which I would expect to have something extra special included. ie. better controller, play ‘n charge kit, small 20GB HD or similar or bonus 16GB USB stick, bonus XBLA game codes, or at lease retail games that aren’t normally distributed with every XBOX.
    IMO, special editions should NEVER be just a colour change!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1351905810 Chris Halley

    I’ll take the white kinect, that’s it. Black is more slick. White&Black, perfect combo. Hopefully it’ll be available separate in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

    Are prices in the US that different? 299 seems really expensive for a 4GB console.

  • http://twitter.com/a3rgan Simon

    I laughed when I saw that some places have put the old White Xbox 360 controllers back up to full price!

  • Anonymous

    Be sure to get the free Kinect Sports Challenge Packs and use up all of your memory!

  • Sidhant Saraogi

    Is this pack available in India ??? If not , then is a price cut expected in India ???? A 4gb kinect bundle costs a bit more than $450 here ….

 
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