Modern Warfare 2 LE 360 Priced, But What About The Halo 3: ODST Bundle?
COD: Modern Warfare 2 LE 360 is releasing in the UAE, will the Halo 3: ODST bundle follow suit?
Excited about the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 bundle? But confused about it’s availability and pricing in the UAE? Well, allow us to clear the air. Firstly, yes, contrary to popular ‘understanding’, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and all of its special editions (except the NVG one, we assume), will be available in the UAE. So, no, it is not banned in the country. It’s perfectly healthy for Arab world consumption. :p
Secondly, again to contrary public assumption, the Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 is not limited to the Americas only. It will be coming to the Middle East (specifically UAE and Saudi Arabia), and as we have recently learnt, the ‘Super Elite’ package will cost AED 1599 (a little over it’s USD price of $399 [399 x 3.78 = 1508 Dhs]) and will be available from November 13, 2009. The Limited Edition will feature a larger 250 GB hard drive, a subtle yet sexy custom designed Xbox 360 console, two wireless controllers and a standard edition copy of the game; all this for a few hundreds more from the Pro package. Pretty sweet, right? Although we would have preferred to it include the hardened edition copy of the game than the standard one. Ahh.
Hot on the heels comes another sweet bundle offering from Microsoft, and this time it’s for one of their own. The Redmond giants has announced the Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 bundle. The package includes a copy of Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST and consequently the BETA access to Halo: Reach. But it’s not a ‘Super Elite’ like the MW 2 Limited Edition and will only feature the plain jain Elite console. Currently, the bundle is said to be announced for PAL territories only, the pricing ranging from €280 in continental Europe to 4, 228 rand in South Africa. But what about the Middle East? Will it see a release? If so, how much will it cost?
Worry not, we will be following this up with Microsoft. We will keep you updated.