Microsoft is putting on its best marketing face to try and sell some Xbox 360s in Japan, hence a new Xbox 360 Elite bundle
-- last week's rumored bundle
. The new pack includes a copy of Forza 3
on top of all the usual trimmings that come with an Xbox 360 Elite -- all for a cool ¥29,800 ($319.48).
It's one of the more unique software bundles we've seen, to tell the truth, but a nice way to entice Japanese gamers. Each title comes from an opposite side of the spectrum: Forza 3
is a diehard racing sim with an emphasis on cool, calculative driving, whereas Bayonetta
is a frenetic action game with an emphasis on giant, ambiguous animals
and riding motorcycles in space
The bundle is available to Japanese consumers right now.