Buy An Xbox 360, Get Halo Wars Free

Buy An Xbox 360, Get Halo Wars Free

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Microsoft has just passed along word of a special 360 deal involving Halo Wars. It’s not a proper bundle per se, but if you buy a 360 console between Feb 26 and Mar 26, Microsoft will throw in a copy of Halo Wars at no extra cost. Which is nice.

Here’s the full Microsoft PR:


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — February 19, 2009 — Halo Wars, the next instalment in the blockbuster Xbox 360 Halo® franchise, will hit shelves on February 26th 2009. To celebrate, Xbox has today announced that every purchase of a new Xbox 360 console will receive a copy of Halo Wars* at no additional charge.

The highly anticipated Halo Wars is a must for all Xbox owners. It’s perfect for both curious real-time-strategy fans looking to explore the genre on the console platform and for those looking to get their hands on the latest Halo game. The Halo series has captured millions of fans worldwide, becoming a popular culture phenomenon. Halo Wars will give fans a different perspective of the Halo universe and add a new chapter to the famous Halo franchise.

With a starting price of $299.95 RRP, Xbox 360 offers the best value in next-generation gaming. Available at participating retailers, the Halo Wars offer applies to the entire Xbox 360 range of consoles and will run from February 26th to March 26th or until stock runs out.

Xbox 360 Arcade – $299
Xbox 360 – $399
Xbox 360 Elite – $549

*Halo Wars Standard Edition, $99.95 RRP


  • You can tell a console is on its last legs, when companies start to throw in runaway deals that are designed to liquidate stock.

  • The Wii has thrown in Wii sports since inception and Sony has been throwing in 1 of 4 games when you purchased a ps3 over christmas, soon after launch they were offering with 2 controllers and Resistance and Motorstorm and now they are throwing in killzone 2 when you buy one, what does that mean? Are all consoles DOOMED!?!?

  • So, does anyone know if there are any places that are doing this promotion around Sydney? I went to a Big W today, asked about it, and the lady had no idea!

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