With the brink of a new next-gen war about to get under way in a little over a month. Both Nintendo, Microsoft and even Sony have Slashed the prices of their respected consoles. While the eve of a new console nears this holiday season the big 3 prepare to battle for the mighty dollar. Parents are still unaware of the chaos that is soon to ensue over the Wii U console as only the last remaining pre-orders are silently being reserved at Wal-Mart. The shortage will cause all sorts of pandomonium and parents will be quick to find a replacement in one of the consoles that have been on the market for 6 years.
Why don’t we take a look at some console bundles each company has to offer for this holiday season directed at the Hardcore Gamer.
Don’t forget it was Sony at the Toyko Game Show 2012 that announced the first holiday bundle along with a new PS3 redesign. The bundle includes a 250 gig HDD, Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception along with a $30 dollar voucher for Dust 514 digital content and a 30-day Playstation Plus free trial. While not the most appealing of the bunch the bundle comes in at 269.99 which for a new PS3 owner is a steal compared to the PS3 stand alone consoles. Of course there is always the Assassins Creed 3 Bundle coming out on Octobter 30th.
Microsoft was quick to react to Nintendo’s strategy today as they have announced a price drop of $50 dollars for their console. In addition to the price drop the green machine has announced 2 new bundles made for the Holiday Season much like last year. The one pictured above is priced at $249.99 dollars which reflects the price cut from 299.99. It includes a 250 gig HDD, Forza Motorsports 4, a redeemable code for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, 1 month of Xbox Live, Hulu Plus and Epix. New adopters of the console will be happy to know they now can purchase this at their local retail store!
Nintendo like its next-gen console has struck first in the strategic price cuts. The Nintendo Wii, which came out 6 years ago this November will see a price cut of $20 dollars in the US. Bringing the price down from 149.99 to the more approachable 129.99. The new bundle comes complete with 2 games which include: Wii Sports, as well as the Wii Sports Resort title. Along with 1 Wii Mote with a very sexy black finish to go along with its console counterpart.
While the head of the house hold runs frantic this holiday season over which console to buy. This might be the most wrongfully purchased as non-gamers might not see the differences between the U and non U version of the Wii.