Australia may not be getting that Xbox 360 Elite bundle containing GTA IV, but from May 28 we'll be getting one featuring Fable II and Halo 3.
The Elite, as you know, is the black one with the 120GB hard drive. It normally retails for $549. Now you get two pretty good games thrown in for the same price.
With such bundles appearing all around the world now, we're probably seeing Microsoft trying to clear its excess Elite stock. Whether that's in readiness for a new high-end SKU or because the Arcade has sold so well since the last price drop, I'll leave for you to speculate.
Here's the full PR:
Choose your destiny and finish the fight with the Xbox 360 “Game of the Year” Bundle
For a limited time, get “Fable II” and “Halo 3” with the Xbox 360 Elite
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA – MAY 18, 2009 – From the 28th of May, Australian customers will be able to purchase an Xbox 360® Elite bundled with two highly-acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive games; “Halo 3,” the thrilling conclusion of Master Chief’s epic fight against the Covenant and “Fable II,” the masterful role-playing sequel with a multitude of choices and consequences.
Bundled with an Xbox 360 Elite console, these two Games of the Year* award winners make this offer the definitive choice for anyone who wants a complete gaming and entertainment experience. The Xbox 360 “Game of the Year” bundle will be available while stocks last at participating stores and will come at no additional cost to the original recommended retail price of AU$549**.
In addition to providing two of Xbox 360’s biggest blockbuster titles, the Xbox 360 “Game of the Year” bundle provides an incredible value with 120 GB of storage, a wireless controller, a headset and a HDMI cable.
With the broadest selection of exclusive blockbuster games, now is the best time to own an Xbox 360.