Microsoft reveals special edition Star Wars R2-D2 Xbox 360 console

By Tom Warren, on 21st Jul 11 5:48 pm with 26 Comments

Microsoft has revealed a new special edition Xbox 360 console.

The new console is built for Star Wars fans. Gizmodo got an exclusive hands on with the new console which features an R2-D2 design and C-3PO style controllers. The software giant is also planning a special white Kinect accessory to accompany the new console. According to Gizmodo, Microsoft has spent a long time getting the design spot on. The Xbox 360 power LED is now blue and the controllers are shiny gold, the same colour as C-3PO.

Microsoft will release the console in November as part of a bundle set to debut with Kinect Star Wars this holiday season. The bundle is available to pre-order through retailers, priced at $449.99. The bundle will include:

  • Kinect Star Wars game
  • Custom R2-D2-themed Xbox 360 Console with custom sounds (Hear them (MP3)  - >  Power on and Tray eject)
  • White Kinect Sensor
  • Custom C-3PO-themed Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
  • 320 GB Hard Drive
  • Xbox 360 Wired Headset
  • Kinect Adventures game
  • Exclusive downloadable content

Xbox 360 R2-D2 console

C-3PO Xbox controllers

Image Credit: gizmodo.com

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Now that is what you call EPIC! and i’m not even a star wars fan! =) 

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Now that is what you call EPIC! and i’m not even a star wars fan! =) 

  • Mikee

    want

  • Mikee

    want

  • Anonymous

    …My Xbox has been acting up… I may have just found a reason to upgrade. :P

    • Anonymous

      You’re just looking for an excuse to spend money! haha I’m so doing that with every windows phone that comes out… :$ 

  • Rigouh

    EPIC! :D

  • http://twitter.com/karimmunir1 Karim Munir

    its for 450 $, i’m there :D

  • Grannyville7989

    Oh no. I just happened to throw my Xbox out of the window upon reading this. Looks like I’ll have to buy this Xbox to make myself feel better.

  • GP007

    I think that new gold C3P0 controller looks pretty good, even if it wasn’t a star wars related color.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Garcia/100000361221634 Jesse Garcia

    Oh my God! thats hilarious and awesome at the same time ! I want it. I still have a launch 360 lol i only have 2 gigs of space free :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Garcia/100000361221634 Jesse Garcia

    Oh my God! thats hilarious and awesome at the same time ! I want it. I still have a launch 360 lol i only have 2 gigs of space free :/

  • http://twitter.com/mcakins McAkins Online

    Way to go Microsoft, prove the pundits wrong that cool designs doesn’t belong to the Apple camp alone! Sony, where are your sneering jabs now, dissing Kinect before launch date?

  • http://twitter.com/mcakins McAkins Online

    Way to go Microsoft, prove the pundits wrong that cool designs doesn’t belong to the Apple camp alone! Sony, where are your sneering jabs now, dissing Kinect before launch date?

  • http://twitter.com/laserfloyd Lewis McCrary

    Do want.

  • http://twitter.com/TheeBladeOGrass Michael Pendergraft

    I do not know why I want this so bad.. oh wait… so that’s what nostalgia feels like!

  • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

    Wow! I want one! I really hope this thing is going to sell in Europe too.

  • http://twitter.com/starksimon Stark

    Wow! I want one! I really hope this thing is going to sell in Europe too.

  • Anonymous

    The only to make this cooler is to build the kinect into R2 himself.

  • Frylockns86

    Is it just me, or does R2 have a DHARMA Initiative logo on his side?

  • Frylockns86

    Is it just me, or does R2 have a DHARMA Initiative logo on his side?

  • C3PO

    I hope they come out with a R2-D2 KIN next! 

    • Joe05

      This should make me angry but for some reason I find it pretty funny!

  • C3PO

    I hope they come out with a R2-D2 KIN next! 

  • C3PO

    I hope they come out with a R2-D2 KIN next! 

  • Anonymous

    Before I even looked at the comment thread I knew it would be 90% nerdgasms