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

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.dimartino Joe DiMartino

    nice

  • http://twitter.com/YGBJammy Jamie Wood

    So the white controllers are special edition now? Gone full circle…

    • http://twitter.com/Microsoft360 Sam Smith

      These controllers are the ‘new’ style S ones with the mirrored Guide button and upgraded D-Pad and tighter analogue sticks…in white.

      • Eric Land

        Images on flickr do not seem to have upgraded D-Pad (just saying :) )

  • http://twitter.com/GB330033 Grady Bailey

    The white looks pretty slick. Now might be the time for me to upgrade from my original 360 to a new S model…

    But I wonder, are the “special edition” white controllers the same as the original controllers? Or is there some difference that I can’t see?

    • http://www.facebook.com/gaz.sharp Gareth Sharp

       didn’t the old “white” controller have grey bits where the headset puck and charging port is located? the new one seems to be totally white. only differences i can see

    • http://sevenupdate.com sevenalive

      If it works why waste money on getting the same thing just a bit smaller?

      New consoles are expected to be out next year, announced this year.

      • Anonymous

        Because I was waiting to get an Xbox, as I am sharing one right now. There is one I actually want now, so I’ll probably buy one (probably the Star War one). Not having your own Xbox when you’re used to it (traded mine in because it was wearing out) can suck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gavin.rollings Gavin Rollings

    Any chance there is gonna be a White console with a HDD? Availible in the UK? Never liked the black. Always thought the original whites where much nicer to look at.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justingummy Justin Gum

    ewwwww

  • http://www.facebook.com/justingummy Justin Gum

    ewwwww

  • http://www.thechrisd.com/ TheChrisD

    Quite surprised those “special” controllers don’t have the transforming D-pad.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not. The ones that have had the new D-Pad (silver, GoW, I think MW3) were all $60. These are $50, so it’s to be expected.

      Also, they need to phase this style out and just make the $50 standard controllers have the new D-Pad anyway. That’s the surprising thing–that they still make these crappy D-Pads at all.

  • http://www.thechrisd.com/ TheChrisD

    Quite surprised those “special” controllers don’t have the transforming D-pad.

  • Anonymous

     “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.”

    WHAT A NEW WHITE CONTROLLER? I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE BEFORE IN MY LIFE TIME!!!
    AND ITS WIRELESS AMAZING!!!

  • Anonymous

     “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.”

    WHAT A NEW WHITE CONTROLLER? I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE BEFORE IN MY LIFE TIME!!!
    AND ITS WIRELESS AMAZING!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexandre-Oliveira-Mendonça/100001994267801 Alexandre Oliveira Mendonça

    KINECT BRANCO MANOLO! EU VI PRIMEIRO!

  • Anonymous

    I assume the controller is a glossy white controller?

  • Anonymous

    I assume the controller is a glossy white controller?

  • Anonymous

    I assume the controller is a glossy white controller?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000061432319 Roy Indranil

    Why don’t you produce the same package with 250GB HDD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000061432319 Roy Indranil

    Why don’t you produce the same package with 250GB HDD.

  • Matt Street

    Interesting after me preferring the black after the white 360 had been out for a couple of years, I’ve now gone back to preferring the white.

  • Matt Street

    Interesting after me preferring the black after the white 360 had been out for a couple of years, I’ve now gone back to preferring the white.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001886097457 Michael Reddington

    how do i qualify

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1354526004 Born A Jee

    Looks slick…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ladyhawk21 Renee Vires Honeycutt

    nice but will keep my black one as my tv is black as well as the tv stand  unless you will give it me!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ladyhawk21 Renee Vires Honeycutt

    nice but will keep my black one as my tv is black as well as the tv stand  unless you will give it me!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaz.sharp Gareth Sharp

    looks nice but i prefer the matt black

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/ItsNymo Nymo

    I knew this would happen! A part of me really wanted a white Xbox 360 slim just because all my other 360 peripherals came in the classic white color. But alas: A nice throwback to the original white design!

  • http://www.facebook.com/seanschu Sean Paul Schumacher

    Man! That’s such a good deal! It’s sick too! :D If only if I didn’t have to worry about the bills that I have to pay and if I got another huge raise from work and a big paycheck from Google, heck, I’d go right for it! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russ-Schoonover/100000521425133 Russ Schoonover

    love my mw2 xbox but i like this one also. guess it may be time to trade up and get this one and put the other one in the living room then get rid of the old pro system i have

    • http://sevenupdate.com sevenalive

      Why? Do people actually sell their old consoles to get a new special edition one. There is no point. They all have the same hardware. You are just replacing what isn’t broken, a waste of money. Especially since next year new consoles will be released, they will be announced later this year

      I know someone who sold his halo reach console at a loss to buy the gears 3 console. You guys are crazy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russ-Schoonover/100000521425133 Russ Schoonover

        i said get rid of it as in give it away. never said anything about selling it so idk where u got that from. i simply said put the other one (the mw2 edition) upstairs as in for other people to use. so please tell me where i said anything about “selling” it. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russ-Schoonover/100000521425133 Russ Schoonover

        that or maybe i just like new things. ha

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russ-Schoonover/100000521425133 Russ Schoonover

        that or maybe i just like new things. ha

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andre-Williams-Rizan/1776597615 Andre Williams Rizan

    over-priced. $250 is about right.

  • http://twitter.com/Dorwrath Ω Jalil Purtow Ω

    Have to ask but why don’t  these “NEW” controllers come with the transforming D-PAD. Come to think of it why isn’t it standard on all new controllers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zechariah.king1 Zechariah King

    well go back to white look like first xbox 360 came out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trickyour360 Craig Masbruch

    who the heck want a 4 gb
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1167633048 Carlos De Sousa

    los comprara si fuera de 250 gb 

  • Anonymous

    I will NEVER buy another white console!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, they get kinda gross coloured if you smoke in your house…

      • http://twitter.com/Thorpe Luke

        Smoking is a disgusting habit.

        • Anonymous

          I dont smoke I just dont like white electronics.

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

           i know a worse one…

  • ElektroDragon

    WHY ARE WE GOING BACK TO WHITE?  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Kliewer/1055784359 Brian Kliewer

    what’s so special, it’s only 4 gig! weak sauce!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paweł-Adamczyk/100000549843633 Paweł Adamczyk

    only 299$?
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003387010244 Sultan Hadj Slimane

    like it

  • http://twitter.com/bushmaster2000 bushmaster2000

    WOnder how long it would take that white controller to yellow after absorbing palm oils and sweat.

    • http://sevenupdate.com sevenalive

      A long time. I had my original white controller for 3 years before replacing it. The sticks wear out before discoloration.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

        I don’t think you know what a rhetorical question is.

  • http://twitter.com/Starcandy213 Telise

    the old controllers came in black and white.  The new black controller is different from the old black one.  so the new white one will prob have the same changes.

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

      he was asking HOW it was different incase u misunderstood the question…
      i’ve got them both infront of me and i cant pick and diferences apart from the chrome guide button??

  • http://twitter.com/AnXboxDude Xbox Dude

    I want this!!

  • Anonymous

    Why do you guys still offer anything under 60gb? I mean you push to install the games to the hard drive to extend the life, offer full downloadable games, offer all the apps to download, updates, and all the other saves add up to used drive space, and you expect a family to work with 4gb?! Bad call Major. This is more like an xbox for a grandparent or other relative for when the kids come visit. 

    I’ll stick with my CODMW2 limited Ed with 250gb, 2 controllers, headset, and game that I got for $400. It was well worth the price and outlasted everything you guys offered since with no worries of overloading my hard drive space. BTW, you seriously need to drop the price of controllers if you expect people to buy 3 more for a family! And you forgot to add the 1month trial family gold package! Just take the “family” out of the name of this bundle.

    Xbox 360 Special Edition “family” bundle… to get the true “family” experience…
    upgrade hard drive to 120gb ~ $110
    add 3 controllers ~ $50ea / $150 total
    Xbox Live Family Gold ~ $100
    *headset ~ $20 and chat pad ~ $30 optional because only one person can use it
    That’s approximately $350 added to the original $299 “family” bundled Xbox… $650… That’s $500 of Wii accessories and games!

  • http://twitter.com/MKTheory John Doe

    Holy piss, the new controller has a white bottom! OMG SO GENIUS!
    AND IT DOESN’T HAVE A TRANSFORMING D-PAD! LOVE IT!
    IT’S LIKE YOU DON’T WANT MY MONEY MICROSOFT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Noble/100000418445436 David Noble

    You know I am really disappointed with the slim consoles….I bought a halo reach console, spent I think 500 on it. NO component cables??!!!! The controllers were not the new ones that twist….1 year later the lens goes out and the wifi…..just a couples days after warranty…..so I had to fix it on my own..My phat console is still perfect!

  • http://twitter.com/HTLoneWolf HTLoneWolf

    I hear that the cash cows are being milked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000746837151 Adrianna Paola Selles Leon

    that kinect looks ugly and white consloes dont last as long

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

      racist

  • Anonymous

    Eh, I like the black better but the white looks nice.

  • http://twitter.com/jrdn_v Jordan Vasquez

    I would totally buy one of these and sell my old black one!  

    Even if it does have only 4GB, just take the 250GB out of my old one.  I always preferred the white 360s but I wanted a 360 that had less than a 33% FAILURE RATE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/br14nw Brian Winebarger

    Since this is called a “Family Bundle”, wouldn’t you assume there’s more than one person is in a family and maybe include an extra controller and a family xbox live subscription? 

  • Sophal Tea

    The hell? First Xbox 360=White, then Black was special edition. 
    New 360 slim = Black, now it’s White being a special edition?

    Definitely milking the black to white.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.kelehan Michael Kelehan

    You guys have GOT to stop manufacturing controllers with the old d-pad. It’s really horrible, and you made something much better.

  • Anonymous

    That dpad has to go. I will never buy another controller without the new one. 

 
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