Yesterday, we began counting down the 20 best video game console bundles of all time, highlighting a number of great deals, from packaging Combat with the Atari 2600 to the collector’s edition Zelda Wii U with The Wind Waker HD.
Today, we wrap up the countdown with our top 10 favorite bundles. Some of these are a little more current than the ones on the lower half of the list, but we included some classic stuff for good measure. We can’t resist the old Game Boy and Tetris combo.
The 20 Best Video Game Console Bundles of All Time: 20-11
10. The SNES Mario Bundle (Super Nintendo)
When the SNES initially launched in the early 90s, Nintendo opted to include the system’s debut title, Super Mario World in the box, along with two controllers. The move paid off, as the package sold magnificently through the holiday season, and paved the way for Nintendo’s entry into the 16-bit market. Take that, Sega Genesis!
9. PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle (PlayStation 4)
The PlayStation 4 is a great value for $399, but Sony took it the extra mile just a couple of weeks ago with the introduction of a special bundle featuring Destiny, as well as an all-white console and matching DualShock 4 controller. It became a hot seller, and even made a few people switch up from their current models to the new one – data transfer and all.
8. The NES Power Bundle (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Earlier in the countdown, we mentioned the Deluxe Edition of the NES that featured R.O.B. the Robot and a copy of Gyromite. Many thought this would be the coolest NES bundle ever, but they were proven wrong, as the Power Bundle came with everything a gamer needed – a Power Pad, controller, NES Zapper and THREE games, including Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. Clearly this was a winning package for all.
7. Kinect Star Wars Bundle (Xbox 360)
The Kinect Star Wars experience left a bad taste in a few mouths, particularly with the inclusion of a dance mini-game. Regardless, the bundle was still a collectible item, featuring a white Kinect device, an R2-D2 designed console with beeping sounds, a C-3PO controller and a copy of the game. The Force was strong with this one.
6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle (Xbox One)
Technically this bundle isn’t available yet, as it’s scheduled to hit market on November 4th. Still, look at it. It’s a beauty, packing a 1 TB hard drive (the biggest to date for the Xbox One), along with a slickly designed console and controller. Oh, and there’s a copy of Advanced Warfare in the box. It’s $499 – originally what the Xbox One sold for – so it has significant value. Pre-order while you can.
5. Donkey Kong 64 Bundle (Nintendo 64)
The introduction of the Funtastic multi-colored console and controller line was a smart move for Nintendo, but before then, it rocked gamers’ worlds with the debut of a new Donkey Kong 64 bundle, featuring a copy of the game, an Expansion Pack and see-through green system and controller. It’s the kind of deal many would go, ahem, bananas for.
4. The Legend of Zelda System Bundle (Nintendo 3DS)
There are two great 3DS Zelda systems to choose from out there. The Ocarina of Time 3DS bundle comes with a black-and-gold colored system that’s a sure-fire hit for collectors. However, if you ask us, the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds system is the way to go, with its gold-brimmed cover and Triforce logo. It’s fetching quite a bit on eBay if you want to join the hunt…but it’s worth it.
3. God of War Bundle (PlayStation 3)
If you’re an action fan, chances are you picked up your limited edition God of War PS3 bundle already. Featuring a blood red PS3 console and controller, as well as six games from the God of War series (including the newest entry, Ascension), it was an excellent deal, and definitely the best system package we’ve seen from Sony to date. Now if we could get a blood red PS4.
2. The Game Boy Tetris Package (Game Boy)
Why is this considered a better deal than most of the bundles mentioned on this list? Simple, because it was the smartest packaging we’d seen from Nintendo. Think about it. What better way to celebrate the company’s debut on the handheld front than with one of the most addictive, battery-draining puzzle games out there? Those of you who played the game to death on road trips and airplanes know EXACTLY what we’re talking about. It’s a classic.
1. The Halo 4 Bundle (Xbox 360)
Out of all the bundles we’ve seen over the years, the Halo 4 package blew us away the most. Not only do you get a copy of 343 Studios’ wonderful game, but you also receive a wonderfully designed Xbox 360 console with hard drive, as well as two matching, blue-glowing controllers and a regular headset, all for around $399, no less.
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