Rumor: Xbox 360 bundled with Table Tennis?

Xbox 360 Table Tennis Bundle - Image 1 Xbox 360 Table Tennis Bundle - Image 2  

For those of us who have yet to give in to the temptation of buying one of those shiny new consoles of next-gen joy from Microsoft, here’s a rumor to chew on: the new shipments of Xbox 360s coming into a particular electronics and videogames boutique (cough, Circuit City, cough) may be bundled with a particular game (Rockstar’s Table Tennis) – not as a freebie, but as an actual bundled item. Very interesting.

For what it’s worth, the picture does seem authentic, and with the game being Table Tennis itself, this rumor isn’t all that far-fetched. First, it could be a direct countermeasure against Nintendo’s highly-effective campaign of bundling Wii Sports with the Nintendo Wii.

Second, while the choice of the bundled game may seem pretty suspect, it’s actually a smart decision, as casual gamers looking for a solid title to start with would immediately feel at home with Table Tennis. The fact that Table Tennis is also kid-friendly and wholesome (no scantily-clad females waiting on street corners, no violence, no guns) also makes it a solid investment.

Third, and probably the most important – free games with next-gen console bundles are ALWAYS relevant. The cherry on top. The finishing touch. The contract-sealer. In short, it’s something that sweetens the deal.

Certainly good news that Microsoft’s upping the ante some in the console sales war. Updates as we get them!

Xbox 360 Table Tennis Bundle - Image 1 Xbox 360 Table Tennis Bundle - Image 2  

For those of us who have yet to give in to the temptation of buying one of those shiny new consoles of next-gen joy from Microsoft, here’s a rumor to chew on: the new shipments of Xbox 360s coming into a particular electronics and videogames boutique (cough, Circuit City, cough) may be bundled with a particular game (Rockstar’s Table Tennis) – not as a freebie, but as an actual bundled item. Very interesting.

For what it’s worth, the picture does seem authentic, and with the game being Table Tennis itself, this rumor isn’t all that far-fetched. First, it could be a direct countermeasure against Nintendo’s highly-effective campaign of bundling Wii Sports with the Nintendo Wii.

Second, while the choice of the bundled game may seem pretty suspect, it’s actually a smart decision, as casual gamers looking for a solid title to start with would immediately feel at home with Table Tennis. The fact that Table Tennis is also kid-friendly and wholesome (no scantily-clad females waiting on street corners, no violence, no guns) also makes it a solid investment.

Third, and probably the most important – free games with next-gen console bundles are ALWAYS relevant. The cherry on top. The finishing touch. The contract-sealer. In short, it’s something that sweetens the deal.

Certainly good news that Microsoft’s upping the ante some in the console sales war. Updates as we get them!

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