What is the Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 System?

Question: What is the Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 System?

To celebrate the launch of Halo 3, Microsoft released a special edition Xbox 360 system. Find out what is different about it from the other Xbox 360 systems right here.

Answer: The Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 system was released on September 16th, 2007. It had an MSRP of $399.99, which was ​more than the premium and core systems, but less than the elite system.

What do you get in the package? Quite a bit, actually.

  • Special Colors - The most significant change on the Halo 3 system is the special color scheme. It comes in a green case with orange/gold trim on the disc tray and 20GB hard drive, which is meant to represent the armor that the Master Chief wears in the Halo games. There are also Halo 3 logos on the USB door on the front as well as on top of the system, and some other lines and special artwork also on top.
  • HDMI Output - The Halo 3 system also comes with an HDMI port to deliver the best picture and sound possible. When you use the HDMI port, you can also upscale DVDs, which is a nice bonus feature. Unfortunately, the system does not come with an actual HDMI cable, but you can buy one from Monoprice.com for about $6, so it isn't too big of a problem.
  • Special Controller & Headset - You also get a special green-colored wireless controller and wired headset. They match the look of the system and look quite nice overall. You also get a Play and Charge kit that includes a rechargeable battery pack and a charger cable.
  • Halo 3 Game NOT Included - One thing the Halo 3 system does not have is a copy of the actual Halo 3 game. You'll need to buy that separately.

All in all, the Halo 3 special edition system is a fairly solid buy. You are paying a bit of a premium for it, since you can get an Xbox 360 Premium system for $50 less that has everything this system does minus the Play and Charge kit, but for Halo fans, it is worth it.

It looks great and is something you can be proud of.

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