Microsoft's strategy with the Xbox 360 over the past few years has been to introduce a holiday bundle and $50 price cut in the fall followed by regular promotions that throw in a $50 gift card or store credit. True to form, the latter came into play Sunday, Oct. 27 from Amazon, Best Buy, Target and the Microsoft Store for the new bundles featuring Halo 4, Tomb Raider, and Kinect Sports.
At Amazon, the 250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle with Halo 4 and Tomb Raider is priced at $249.99 and comes with a $50 store credit as does the 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Bundle that comes with Kinect Sports: Season Two and Kinect Adventures. Meanwhile, the 250GB Kinect Holiday Bundle that throws in Forza Horizon is $349.99 and includes the same store credit. The 4GB stand-alone Xbox 360 is discounted to $179.00 and comes with a $25 store credit.
Best Buy has the same bundles at the same prices but offers a $50 gift card instead. However, the 4GB stand-alone model comes gets bumped up to a $30 gift card. The same promotion also applies to the older "slim" models that are still in-stock if anyone prefers them to the newer Xbox 360 E.
Meanwhile, Target is running the $50 discount and $50 gift card promotion only on the new Holiday bundles. The 4GB stand-alone model received the discount but not the gift card bonus.
The Microsoft Store is on the act as well with a $50 discount and $50 store credit on all Xbox 360 models that are in stock including the older 250GB Spring Bundle that comes with Batman: Arkham City and Darksiders II.
Lastly, Toys R Us does not have a $50 gift card or store credit to offer but is including a free Microsoft Xbox 360 controller with both the newer and older bundles and stand-alone systems.
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