3 thoughts on “Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle

  1. 132 of 139 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Xbox One Bundle Comparison, November 3, 2014
    By 
    Vdub (UT, USA) –
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    This review is from: Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle (Video Game)
    There are now several Xbox One bundles to choose from over the holidays, so to help you make a decision, here is a comparison with holiday price drops:

    Xbox One, no Kinect: $349
    – Barebones, nothing extra, not a great deal, don’t get this one.

    Xbox One with Kinect: $449
    – Same as above, but includes Kinect. No other bonuses, don’t get this bundle.

    Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle, no Kinect: $349
    – This includes both Assassin’s Creed black flag (digital version), which is playable immediately after download, and Assassin’s Creed Unity, which you can pre-download, but it is not playable until release date, which is still 1-2 weeks away. As you can see, this is the same price as the barebones XBO, but includes 2 free games, making it a pretty sweet deal if you don’t care about the Kinect.

    Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle, with Kinect: $449
    – Same as other AC bundle above, but also includes Kinect. It also includes a free Kinect game: Dance Central Spotlight. The Kinect sells separately alone for $149 MSRP, so this is an *extremely* good bundle. The standard MSRP prices would put this value at $399 console + $149 Kinect + $30 AC Black Flag + $60 AC Unity + $20 Dance Central Spotlight = about $650 total. Even if you believe the separate prices are kind of inflated, or they go down further over time, still a great deal.

    Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle: $349
    – This bundle does not include a Kinect, but includes the new Sunset Overdrive game for the same price as the barebones bundle. But what makes this one stand out is that both the console and controller are white, which is pretty cool. Color preferences are subjective, so you’ll need to look at it and decide if this bundle is right for you, or if Sunset Overdrive is the type of game you’ll like. It is currently the only way to get a white XBO. If you really want the Kinect, you’ll have to buy it separately for $149, which makes the deal less awesome. But if you don’t care about Kinect and like the look of white, this is a great choice.

    Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle: $449
    – This bundle is priced the same as the normal Kinect bundle, but this one does not actually include the Kinect. Instead, that $100 premium gets you Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (digital version, not physical), a custom Call of Duty themed console and controller design, and a 1TB hard drive. This is the only way to currently get a 1TB hard drive, which to me is the biggest selling point of all. But again, if you want the Kinect, you’ll have to buy it separately for $149 which makes it not as great of a deal. But that 1TB is great, and with how large full games are, will quickly become necessary. I’m hoping 1TB becomes a standard hard drive size very soon for this console, but for now, you’ll have to get this bundle to get that extra space (or get a separate external drive).

    Note that the included Sunset Overdrive game is digital only, there is no physical game disc included. It is also a very huge file, so plan on either starting the download before bed, or waiting patiently for a few hours for it to download and install.

    After the last few system updates, the Xbox One has become an even better gaming/media device that I am still using and enjoying just about every day. So pick the bundle that works best for you and you won’t be disappointed!

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  2. 71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing console that looks great in White!, October 28, 2014
    By 
    G. Chadwell “Pempfist71” (Warner Robins, GA United States) –

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    This review is from: Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle (Video Game)
    Beautiful console! I love it. Sunset Overdrive is a fantastic game as well, you can’t go wrong with this set up!

    **EDIT**
    Microsoft announced a $50 price drop October 27th, Amazon sent me a $50 credit even though the price drop does not go into effect until Nov 2nd. Amazon on amazing which is why I make 99.9% of all my purchases through them.

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  3. 40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
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    Fantastic Value on a Great System that’s Never Looked Better!, October 29, 2014
    By 
    Zander

    This review is from: Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle (Video Game)
    I have been very hesitant to take the leap and purchase a next-gen system for myself, and when this was announced, I knew it was time. I got mine early this afternoon, and wanted to share my thoughts, and will break up my review into several categories below.

    –Whats Included: This bundle contains the White XBOX One console, White Controller, power supply, HDMI cable (which is very high quality), a Standard Online Chat Headset, a 14 Day Trial of XBOX Live Gold, and finally, the waivers for Sunset Overdrive (a card containing the download code for the “Day Zero” edition of the game, including bonus content). So for $400, you are getting a really great deal. The special edition console alone is worth the price of admission, and the inclusion of Sunset Overdrive truly is awesome, which currently has an 86 on Metacritic for those of you concerned about game reviews.

    –Aesthetics: First and foremost, the console is gorgeous, and is hands down the highlight of the bundle. The two-toned glossy and matte white finish, in addition to black accent pieces, make this a very aesthetically pleasing addition to any home theater. Everyone who came into our dorm today, (yes, dorm, I’m a college student in Madison,) complimented its looks. Dust shows on the glossy side, but not nearly as much as it does on the black system (we have a standard XBOX One in our living, and have had it for several months). Additionally, finger prints are much harder to see than on the standard black console. The white controller features black accents looks very nice as well, and since the controller is primarily matte white, again, finger prints and smudges are no longer an issue. Otherwise, the controller is exactly the same as the standard XBOX One controller, and that is definitely a good thing. In my opinion, this is an excellent controller in terms of build quality, comfort, and performance.

    –Performance: The XBOX one is a blast to use. The dashboard interface takes a little bit of time to learn, but once you do, you can truly appreciate how powerful and advanced it is. Being able to multitask, and pick things up right where you left off, is brilliant and incredibly intuitive. This machine runs absolutely silently. I don’t know if its just my system, but my new white XBOX One is much quieter than the standard One we have in our living room. Once you get the games installed, the load times are minute, and navigation is a breeze.

    –Sunset Overdrive: This game is a blast. I have played all of Insomniac’s games leading up to this, (Spyro franchise, Ratchet and Clank franchise, Resistance franchise), and they’re first XBOX release hits with a bang. This fun game feels a lot like a grown-up and mature take on the Ratchet formula. Its fast paced, frantic and fun, and it looks absolutely stunning. I have only spent a handful of hours with the game, so I don’t feel like I should put up a review of it because I obviously haven’t finished it yet, but I would encourage you to look up the video reviews on IGN or GameSpot if you’d like some more information. And really, its some serious fun.

    If your on the market for a new console, I would definitely recommend this bundle. At least look into it and see what you think. The $400 price tag, and upcoming price cut to $350 make this bundle a steal. The console is gorgeous and performs great, the controller is excellent, headset performance is pretty good considering it was free, and Sunset Overdrive is a blast to play. I hope this review helps, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

    Thank you for reading, and have a great day.

    -Zander

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