Sony isn't the only hardware manufacturer trying to pry open your turkey-addled wallet next week. Microsoft will be partnering up with various retail outlets to offer their game console bundles with hot new games in a variety of configurations. The news comes from Xbox exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb:
Walmart will offer an exclusive special edition glossy white Xbox 360 4GB console and controller with "Skylanders" and exclusive "Skylanders" figurine, for $149.99 USD (ERP).
Best Buy, Fred Meyer, Fry's and Newegg will carry the Xbox 360 250GB console with "Skyrim" and "Forza 4: Essentials Edition" for $199.99 USD (ERP).
Target, Amazon, Sam's Club, Meijer, Kmart and Microsoft Stores will offer the Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect and "Kinect Disneyland Adventures" for $199.99 USD (ERP).
Additional retailers will offer a variety of exclusive deals including:
GameStop: Xbox 360 250GB console with "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" for $249.99 USD (ERP)
RadioShack: Xbox 360 4GB console with a wired headset for $169.99 USD (ERP)
Toys R Us – Xbox 360 4GB console with $50 gift card for $179.99 USD (ERP)
The post on Hyrb's blog also includes details on discounted first-party games, too, like a $40 price tag on Forza Horizon. If you've been saving your money for a moment like this,