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Tuesday  September 11  12:14 AM EDT

Xbox Pre-Order Bundles Sneak Preview

By Brian Briggs

Microsoft is pushing the limit on gamers' patience by only allowing pre-orders of their Xbox gaming console to customers who purchase bundles of software and accessories.  The first batch of Xbox pre-orders sold out in 30 minutes and emboldened the Microsoft marketing team to put together some more creative Xbox packs.  BBspot has come into possession of an internal Microsoft document outlining their newest Xbox packages:


The "I bought an Xbox and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt" Pack


  • T-Shirt


The Useless Junk Pack


  • Xbox
  • Misprinted Windows NT 5.0 boxes
  • Sack of Rotting Garbage
  • Microsoft Works


The You Don't Really Want It But You're Getting it Anyway Pack


  • Xbox
  • Elmo's Circus Hunt
  • 7 Game Controllers
  • 3 Extra Power Cords
  • 1000 Xbox Bumper Stickers


The Victory Pack


  • Xbox
  • Legal Fee Surcharge
  • Discount for Voting Republican
  • "Why the Justice Department is Wrong" Booklet
  • Monopoly board game: Microsoft Edition


The Bill Needs a New Yacht Pack


  • Xbox
  • Project Gotham Racing
  • 100 Share Microsoft Stock


The Hard Sell Pack


  • Xbox
  • Timeshare in Seattle
  • Membership in the Church of Scientology
  • 1987 Honda Accord "like new"

$9995 down, $150/month

The Godfather Pack


  • Xbox
  • Vito doesn't come to your house and bust your kneecaps with a bat



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