December 4th 2012 6:00 am PT

Nike+ Kinect Training News: Xbox 360 Bundle, New Workouts & More

Today we are officially announcing the Xbox 360 Nike+ Kinect Training Bundle that will begin appearing at major U.S. retailers

The Xbox 360 Nike+ Kinect Training Bundle includes a 4G Xbox 360 console, Kinect sensor, a copy of “Nike+ Kinect Training” and a one-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership for $249.99*.

Available at major U.S. retailers while supplies last.

“Nike+ Kinect Training” will be available for Download on Xbox LIVE Dec. 25.
You can skip the post-holiday shopping crowds and download the full version of “Nike+ Kinect Training” directly to your Xbox 360. Available through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace beginning Dec. 25 for $49.99/4,000 MS points.

“Fast and Focused: 15-Minute Upper Body & Core Workout” Add-On Content Launches Dec. 26
The “Fast and Focused: Upper Body and Core Pack” is a 15-minute workout with personalized drills to target your upper body while burning calories. This add-on content integrates with your ongoing “Nike+ Kinect Training” program, adding new, challenging drills as you progress through your workout. Available through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace beginning Dec. 26 for $4.99/400 MS points.

* Estimated retail price. $50.00 off Holiday Price Promotion ends Jan. 5.

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

  • Metroview

    And this makes it useless bundle number…? Seriously, where’s the originality behind most of these lame bundles? Most of them are just a black or white 360 with a game. Not to mention that new users on Live can already get a month of Gold for free when they sign up.

    • Hydranockz

      Surely you can see this as being ‘the’ bundle for get up and get fit people (or those striving to be that kind of person). 4GB is a cheaper alternative than a 320GB model which would be pointless if all you’re looking for is some fitness motivation. This isn’t necessarily the bundle for me (not that it needs to be) but it’s a pretty good bundle all the same.

      • QuixoticRocket

        Yep. This is the “active person” bundle that isn’t a hardcore gamer.
        More bundles = more choice. More choice is never a bad thing. It’s not like someone is forcing you to buy this.
        Unless you’re trying to collect all possible bundles but then you’re crazy and deserve it.

        • Russell Gorall

          He is just stating an opinion on the Internet.

          Nobody is forcing you not to buy this.

        • Chris Grub

          More bundles equal more SKUs.

    •!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

      4 gigs are perfect for people like my 2 brothers who like to play games every once in a while but aren’t really into gaming. Sure are a lot of bundles though.

      • Curtis Isabell

        I think people don’t realize how little 4gb is, and how stupid the bundled amount is, 4gb isn’t even enough to play battlefield 3 online. they should have 20-50gb HDD, which would still be extremely cheap for them and be enough for any casual player.
        microsoft sells their hard drives at about 200% mark up. a 1terabyte laptop hard drive ( the same xbox uses) is about the same price as a 250gb HDD for xbox, but you can no longer use laptop drives with xbox’s because MS was losing money and decided people should over pay when using their console.

  • Calum Young

    ”that will begin appearing at major U.S. retailers” Thanks Microsoft, for your more. Then. Word Wide. Customers.

  • Jason Beimert Jr.

    Quit worrying about my health, if I wanted to wave my arms every which way and jump up and down I would go outside and do something stupid after a days work. I want to sit down and play games after a stressful day.

    • QuixoticRocket

      Then don’t buy this bundle.

      • Russell Gorall

        Are you an MS employee?

        • Russell GoralI

          hi troll

    • Joe. S

      if people want to have little bit more fun working out then good for them… If you choose to look at wall/listen to music/ watch a movie/ look at the world while working out good for you…

  • Volitar Prime

    Are the Kinect fitness games really so popular that there is a market for a bundle like this?

  • ElektroDragon

    Oh lordy, will this be sold in Bed, Bath, and Beyond? Looks the part!

    • Russell Gorall

      It does.

  • Russell Gorall

    Is this a joke? – Kinect owner

  • ElektroDragon

    Saying “4GB memory” on the box is really misleading. It does not have 4GB memory, it has 4GB STORAGE. Thank you Microsoft for encouraging computer illiteracy in the masses.

    • Chris Grub

      Though I agree with you it would actually increase computer literacy because the user would realize that 4GB is a limit and not just a random number.

      Get your USB keys out boys and girls.

    • Curtis Isabell

      for the longest time, back before ram was cheap, memory was storage.

      • ElektroDragon

        Well if you want to get into antiquated computer science references to primary memory and secondary memory used in the 70s, be my guest, but I was talking about current nomenclature. As it stands this could deviously be used to advertise to simpletons that the 360 has the most “memory” out of all the consoles, including the Wii U (which has actually has 4 times the “memory” of the 360).

  • bushmaster2000

    This bundle should come with the Nike+ Fuel Band.

    • Joe. S

      should but stupid nike thinks their nike band is worth 150 bucks alone…

  • Joe. S

    lol MS putting that much faith in this game?

  • Joe. S

    if thye going make a work out (game) i think they should make one that fun…

  • Z4M0

    I’m OK with kinect. I’m OK with working out.

    I’m extremely dissapointed at how, having a xbox 360 + kinect can’t still have fun doing so.

    If I just wanted to work out I’d go outside home, why not releasing PROPER (kinect) GAMES that are not compilations, nor dancing or a person on the screen yelling you what to do.

    Kinect catalog = no quality (except for a couple of titles), no quantity, no variety so far. And it’s been time from the day kinect hit the market.

    Such nice device underused and poorly supported (gaming-wise). Don’t expect me buying “kinect 2″ next gen in case I end up trusting Microsoft again next gen… I got enough paying for that piece of tech demo kinect has been this gen. Pay per betatesting; brilliant !

  • Iris Wow

    Better wait for next major Xbox hardware update in 10 months. Current Xbox is now a dinosaur running obsolete 2004/2005 graphics technology (equivalent to a now discontinued NVIDIA 8800GT PC GPU).

  • Arie Rich/KMP Blog

    I have this game and I love it. I guess I fit the description of the fitness gamer. NIKE and Xbox did an excellent job in putting this game together. I use the NTC app to train, so most of the moves on the app are on the game, which is great because it helps you perfect your form, track your progress, etc… The Nike kinect training game is an awesome game for any fitness fan. I can see women using this the most, but it’s great for anyone.
    By the way I do not work for Nike nor Xbox just a casual gamer and a fitness enthusiast.
    Happy Holidays!