Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console Review

Writing reviews is my enjoyment so I decided to check out the Xbox bundles. I’m always interested in saving money, so I wanted to look at the older (but still available to buy) Xbox bundles.

I’ve played video games before but I didn’t pay much attention. I just figured they were all the same and that you should just buy according to price alone.

Turns out it’s a complicated area so I decided to really take a long hard look so I could really delve into the particulars to buy the best game console on the market. After much consideration, I chose the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console.

Released in the Fall of 2009 to coincide with the release of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game, this Xbox bundle really caught on. Many people were surprised.

There have been several Xbox 360 Limited Edition consoles over the years:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • The Dark Knight
  • Halo 3
  • Red Xbox 360
  • The Simpsons

Just to name a few. But none of them had a 250gb HDD. The Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition console is the only one to have this feature.

It also comes standard with a pair of regular Xbox 360 Elite controllers and it’s branded with the Modern Warfare 2 logo etc. Very nice-looking design and awesome fun.

250GB Hard Drive

The 250 GB harddrive is great. One user reports having two older Xbox consoles with only a 20gb hard drive. He says that it was a struggle to find room on those tiny 20gb drives for new titles, videos, and mp3s.

Frequently there was no other choice than to simply delete the old stuff, even though it had already been paid for. There was just no room left on the 20gb drive.

After getting this console and transferring all the stuff from his 20gb drive, the Xbox 250gb HDD still had tons of room left on it. A bigger drive also makes gameplay go more smooth. It also helps to keep the noise down.

It’s worth noting here that a data transfer kit is available for around $20 from Amazon.

Two Black Wireless Controllers

This Xbox360 console includes two black wireless controllers. They are battery operated. An Xbox 360 Charge Base is available for $24.99 from Amazon. Sleek black, it matches this console and the two black wireless controllers fit snugly into the charging base during recharging.

Having two controllers is good for families. Your kids won’t have to fight over who gets to play next. Two can play at the same time.


This edition comes in all-black. The Modern Warfare 2 branding is very attractive. It has a military look – gun metal and camouflage styling throughout. Unlike other Xbox units it fits very nicely with the usual other all-black electronics you may have (e.g. large-screen TV, home theater sound system, cable television box, cable modem etc.)


This Xbox uses the Jasper CPU on the unit’s motherboard. It is smaller than previous CPUs used. It runs cooler, so your Xbox will use less electricity (more environmentally green friendly) plus last longer. The Red Ring of Death (RROD) problem is likely to be minimized if not eliminated completely. It also makes it quieter.

How Much Does It Cost?

It originally cost $399 – current prices start at $490. You’re better off buying it used for around $250.

What’s Included

  • 250GB HD
  • 2 Black Wireless Controllers
  • 1 Black Xbox 360 Wired Headset
  • Ethernet Cable
  • 1 Xbox 360 Composite A/V cable

Do You Get Any Warranty?

Yes, the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console warranty is one year.

What Others Say

This Xbox bundle got great reviews from buyers. It got 4.5 out of 5 from reviewers on Amazon.

These are some actual comments:

“Worth the money so far…”

“…if you do the “math”, the bundle is a pretty good deal…”


“…having the game [Modern Warfare 2] and two controllers for me was the way to go…”

“I love this console, it runs smooth and i haven’t had any problems…”

Any Negative Feedback From Buyers?

There are a few complaints for this Xbox bundle online. Someone said the controllers felt like cheap plastic but someone else said they’re exactly the same as earlier Xbox controllers and they don’t feel cheap at all.

Where Can You Buy the Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition Console?

You can buy this Xbox 360 Limited Edition Console from 3rd-party sellers via Amazon. It was introduced as a special bundle in Fall 2009.

Where Can You Read More Reviews for the Xbox360 MW2 Limited Edition Console?

Amazon is the best source of real-world reviews from actual buyers of the product.

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