Xbox Goes Black, Successfully Goes Back

Microsoft’s Steve Clayton is right; there certainly is something alluring about white technology. The color is clean, sleek, pure, and, when executed in an industrial design correctly, it can look stunning. That being said, for those of you who are fans of white gadgetry, Microsoft have announced the Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Bundle.

Priced at $299, here’s what you get: A white Xbox 360 4GB console, a glossy white Kinect sensor, a white Xbox 360 wireless controller, two popular Kinect titles — Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures — and finally a three month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold. This special edition console is available in the US and in some parts of the world starting today, and it will be hitting the shelves in Europe and Brazil sometime in the next few months.

Should you require a few additional controllers to play with friends, a special edition white controller will be available as well.

Microsoft has sold a over 65.8 million Xbox 360s and 18 million Kinect units worldwide since their respective launch dates. Recent data also suggests that the Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in 2011. With the console’s additional entertainment capabilities beyond gaming in mind, it’s no wonder that the Xbox 360 has been heralded as the king of the living room.

Major Nelson has posted up a gallery of photos on Flickr showcasing the bundle.

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