The Xbox 360 is making a comeback — in blue, that is.
As it prepares for the holiday season, Microsoft announced Friday that it will sell a new, blue special edition Xbox 360 bundle in the U.S. exclusively at Walmart for $249 starting on Oct. 7. The bundle, which is also available at other retailers with a regular black Xbox 360 starting Sept. 16, comes with a blue 500GB Xbox 360 with arctic accents, a blue controller, one month of Xbox Live Gold, and copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Microsoft is also selling another bundle that comes with a 4GB Xbox 360, a Kinect sensor, one month of Xbox Live Gold, and three games — Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, and Forza Horizon — for $249 exclusively at Target in the U.S.
It’s been nine years since the Xbox 360 debuted, so it’s rather interesting that Microsoft is still marketing the console, even with the newer Xbox One having been on the market since November 2013. Perhaps the company is trying to squeeze as much profit from the 360 before it becomes obsolete. Meanwhile, Sony — which has outpaced Microsoft in next-generation console sales — noted on Thursday that it led Microsoft for combined home console sales (PS3 and PS4 vs. Xbox One and Xbox 360) for the third straight month.
But the best part about this news is an excuse to listen to Eiffel 65’s classic “Blue.” Enjoy taking a walk down memory lane: