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Microsoft is slashing the cost of its Xbox 360 console, but is now a good time to buy?

This Friday, Microsoft will lower the cost of its Xbox 360 console to £129.99. But there's one reason not to buy, and it's called Jasper.

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rCrysis3354d ago

I agree. I just finally bought a new Arcade 360 with HDMI. I have my old 20gb HDD. I am a proud HDMI player of both the 360 and PS3 =]

Immaculate3354d ago

If someone wants to wait, let them. But I think these people are being a little too petty.

rCrysis3354d ago

waiting may cost you the best fun during Christmas time! Gears 2 on one TV and Resistance 2 on another TV. Pure awesomeness.

Plus all the other games that are coming out during the holiday season.

chaosatom3354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

articles i have read.

It gives good info.

But I don't want to buy a arcade.

YoshiMeetsU3354d ago

Yup, I know a grip of people buying a 360 now that the price drop has happened. I recommend getting an in-store warranty just in case the worst happens you can take it back to the store and swap it out instead of waiting for a repair.

Anton Chigurh3354d ago

I got mine since 2005 and I'm very happy with my baby

elitewh0re3354d ago

you don't need an instore warranty in england, there's a legal requirement with part of british trade act that means all electonical goods can be replaced/exchanged with proof of purchase. it's strange not many people know about it. i myself only found out about it after my dad told us...

GameOn3354d ago

That's only for a year mind.

King Neptune1173354d ago

of course its the right time to buy one. We got gears 2 coming out, NXE, fable 2, new halo games, and most of all, we got xbox live. It was the right time to buy years ago.

Skizelli3353d ago (Edited 3353d ago )

Petty?

I've gone through two Xbox 360s in the past two years. My first got the dreaded RRoD and my second, brand new and only a year old, now has a faulty DVD drive as of a week ago. My first console was under warranty, but that's not the case with my second, as it has already expired. Forking over $99 + $5 S&H to get it "repaired" won't renew my warranty, so I'm better off buying a new one for $199 just for a new 3-year warranty. If Jasper will solve all these damn issues I've had over the past couple of years, I'm willing to wait for it.

Petty? I don't think so.

Tomdc3353d ago

im pretty impressed by these price cuts! I'm a PS3 fan and i'm not the type to buy two consoles but that price is very competative and I think may result in more sales than PS3 the rest of the year even though the current game line-up for PS3 is better (JUST MY OPINION). Unless of course sony have a price cyt of there own sometime soon =P

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Sangria3354d ago

I may buy one soon, the Elite will have a 70€ price cut in Europe, it would be nice with my PS3 and my future 40" screen. I keep waiting, i'm afraid there will be good packs for Christmas, so the question is "Now or Later?".

rCrysis3354d ago

the choice is yours in the end. But remember, there's a huge influx of games this holiday season. But I wouldn't miss out on GeOW2 or R2.

jaysquared3354d ago

I would wait until the bundles come. Last year MS bundled up 2 games with the 360 Forza 2/Marvell Alliance.

UMC3354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

I've been to my local blockbuster (UK) on tuesday to trade-in my Elite, before the price cut, as it was my third one (two replaced by MS and the 3rd one refurbished) and I wanted to raise some cash to buy a Jasper Xbox, however, I don't know whether to buy a Premium one with the 60GB hard drive or for £70 (about US$ 125) more to buy another Elite. What would guys do?

SabreMan3353d ago

I recently had the red rings with a refurbished 360 i bought from blockbuster which was still under the six month warranty they give you.
So i took it back and they replaced it with a brand new 60gig hdmi 360 for an added cost of £50 on my part, i happily paid the money but when i got home i was very disappointed with the noise the new 60gig 360's make quieter than my refurbished model but still to noisy so now that has been sold.

If i was in your shoe's i would wait for the Jasper models to appear

lnfinite3354d ago

There will Never be a Good Time to Purchase a Flopbox

Spread Butt Cheeks3354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

right....gamers want to watch bluray movies all day. PS3 is trash. i owned a ps and a ps2. sony lost another customer. defend your console all you want but they just don't got it anymore.

damn, look at Nasim go. Stupid little muslim hasn't blown himself up yet.

spelle cheque3354d ago

Judging by your user name and comment I would say you own a 360 yes?

Another fine addition to the 360 family I see.
You're all so funny.

cahill3354d ago

and without RROD

plus gamer can get games running at 1080p native at 60 fps on PS3 too

unlike TRASH BOX 360 which has no games except multiplat and crappy PC games like Mass effect/Gears etc

MART aks SPC

u owned a TRASH BOX

it doesnt matter whether u own one or not

X360 will be third this gen too. PS3 will beat x360 based on just EU sales this gen

oh wait what are u playing this Fall???there is no game on X360 except Gears

BUT

We have R2/M2/LBP/SOCOM/WIPEOUT HD/VALKYRIE/NARUTO this Fall

our EXCLUSIVE existing library is also better than CRAP BOX 360's library

R1/M1/HS/UNCHARTED/MGS4/NGS/F OLKLORE/RATCHET/WARHAWK/MLB SHOW/MINNA GOLF etc

Genesis53354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

Still to noisy for me.

Anton Chigurh3354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

@ [email protected] Nasim

thanx for PMS

@ Genesis5

maybe you are a bit too sensitive for the V8 Engine sound so, a 4 cylinder car aka gimped system is more than enough for you

DavidMacDougall3354d ago (Edited 3354d ago )

"a 4 cylinder car aka-gimped system-is more than enough for you "

----------------------------- -^^ RROD^^ ------------------------

Genesis53354d ago

8 cylinder I can handle. Jet car in my living room, not so much.

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lnfinite3354d ago

Your Household,specifically your Kitchen,can indeed Survive without an Additional Rice Cooker