Unofficially, however, the prices are far higher. EBGames offers a package typical of many vendors, with the Xbox 360 "Ultimate Bundle" priced at $699, and the Xbox 360 "Core Bundle" at $599. EBGames tosses in an extra controller in both cases, as well as a variety of games, but there is no option for a standard bundle. At this point, it scarcely matters—the website prominently advises potential buyers that "Due to high demand, orders placed after October 26th may not ship until January or February 2006." In other words, if you didn't have the foresight to order months ago, you aren't going to get one anytime soon.
If you're curious about the Xbox 360's games, GameSpot has individualized reviews of the launch titles, as well as their separate impression of the system itself. With Christmas a month away, the 360 is definitely going to be on the "must-have" list of many a gamer.