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Microsoft reveals 250GB Modern Warfare console

New Xbox 360 console ships with large hard-drive for $399 in US; Deal exclusive to GAME and Gamestation in the UK

Microsoft and Activision have revealed a new Xbox 360 console which ships with a 250GB hard-drive and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 branding.

The unit will retail in the US for USD 399 and come with a standard edition of the game, two controllers and headset.

The console is available to pre-order today in the US, with other regions to follow later this week.

"It's the highest compliment to the team and our fans to have a special themed Xbox 360 console," said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward.

"The precision and detail that's been put into the console captures the intensity and feel of Modern Warfare 2. We can't wait for our community and fans around the world to see for themselves on November 10."

The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console will be sold in Europe, the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia), UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. In the UK, the deal is exclusive to GAME and Gamestation.

"It is thrilling to bring the exclusive Modern Warfare 2-inspired Xbox 360 console to Call of Duty fans. Being able to work so closely with the talented team at Infinity Ward on the design has enabled us to develop a console that will set bragging rights around the world," added Albert Penello, senior director of global marketing for Xbox 360.

The game is picking up record pre-orders before its release on November 10, with GameStop in the US anticipating that it could be the the best-selling game of all time.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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