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.
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 =]
If someone wants to wait, let them. But I think these people are being a little too petty.
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.
articles i have read. It gives good info. But I don't want to buy a arcade.
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.
I got mine since 2005 and I'm very happy with my baby
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...
That's only for a year mind.
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.
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 $199 just for a new 3-year warranty. If Jasper will solve all these damn issues I've had over the past couple of years, I'm willing to wait for it. Petty? I don't think so.
im pretty impressed by these price cuts! I'm a PS3 fan and i'm not the type to buy two consoles but that price is very competative and I think may result in more sales than PS3 the rest of the year even though the current game line-up for PS3 is better (JUST MY OPINION). Unless of course sony have a price cyt of there own sometime soon =P
I may buy one soon, the Elite will have a 70€ price cut in Europe, it would be nice with my PS3 and my future 40" screen. I keep waiting, i'm afraid there will be good packs for Christmas, so the question is "Now or Later?".
the choice is yours in the end. But remember, there's a huge influx of games this holiday season. But I wouldn't miss out on GeOW2 or R2.
I would wait until the bundles come. Last year MS bundled up 2 games with the 360 Forza 2/Marvell Alliance.
I've been to my local blockbuster (UK) on tuesday to trade-in my Elite, before the price cut, as it was my third one (two replaced by MS and the 3rd one refurbished) and I wanted to raise some cash to buy a Jasper Xbox, however, I don't know whether to buy a Premium one with the 60GB hard drive or for £70 (about US$ 125) more to buy another Elite. What would guys do?
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
There will Never be a Good Time to Purchase a Flopbox
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.
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.
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
Still to noisy for me.
@ [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
"a 4 cylinder car aka-gimped system-is more than enough for you " ----------------------------- -^^ RROD^^ ------------------------
8 cylinder I can handle. Jet car in my living room, not so much.
Your Household,specifically your Kitchen,can indeed Survive without an Additional Rice Cooker
Unreliable Hardware:Check Flop Software:Check Overcharged Accessories:Check Lack of Hi-Definition Format:Check Lack of Metal Gear Solid 4:Check Lack of Insomniac Games:Check Lack of Wi-Fi Technology:Check Lack of BlueTooth Technology:Check Lack of Standard Hard Drive:Check Lack of Free Online:Check Lack of Little Big Planet:Check Lack of Rechargeable Controllers:Check Lack of Motion Sensing Controls:Check In Conclusion,the Xbox 360 is a Worthless Toaster.
[[I will never buy an xbox 360]]
[[[[I will never buy an xbox 360]]Its a waste of my shelf space and fire extinguisher]]
[[Unreliable Hardware:Check Flop Software:Check Overcharged Accessories:Check Lack of Hi-Definition Format:Check Lack of Metal Gear Solid 4:Check Lack of Insomniac Games:Check Lack of Wi-Fi Technology:Check Lack of BlueTooth Technology:Check Lack of Standard Hard Drive:Check Lack of Free Online:Check Lack of Little Big Planet:Check Lack of Rechargeable Controllers:Check Lack of Motion Sensing Controls:Check In Conclusion,the Xbox 360 is a Worthless Toaster.]] [[[Or a worthless water heater for that matter]
But will it blend?
No need when it cooks itself
Until the 360 fits into my watch. Anything bigger is unacceptable.
im not sure.... the two quick price cuts in Europe are an obvious signs of desperation from MS.... but they do make a tempting deal i saw an elite bundle with NG2 and LO... got me thinking the two things im concerned about are RROD (don't try to tell me it's been fixed, my friends get RROD's all the time) and that it doesn't really do much my PS3 can't do a lot better (with the exception of ingame music in every game- that's pretty appealing) some games interest me like Fable and Ninja Gaiden, but it might suffer the same fate as my Wii.... buy for cheap, play a few decent games for a while, go back to PS3 where all my favorite games and features are.... il give it some more thought @Mwaan funny, but im ok thanks @Anton what part of RROD STILL EXISTS don't you people understand- i've seen it happen i go over to a friends house, ask if we can fire up a game of Halo or something...... nope, he's waiting for a replacement happens quite a lot
If you had both consoles your opinion would have more merit. Imagine playing all those 360 blockbusters with a notepad and writing down each and every imperfection you find so you could come back here and argue that the game sucks. By the way, your 360 won't fail if you give it room to breath.
" (don't try to tell me it's been fixed, my friends get RROD's all the time)" lol is this some kind of party ?? RROD Party ?? maybe your friend is an idiot you should give him some advice edit you get a 3 year warranty and that's more than enough for any gadget
Oh ffs!! I am getting extremely irate with this Rrod nonsense! Its gone finished, grab a new machine and be done with it! The problem does NOT exist no more!!
how much is M$ paying you?
"Does not exist no more?" Where are you learning this crap? Also, yes...it does.
just because it doesn't happen to you.... doesn't mean it's not real
The only people I've seen complaining about the rrod for over a year now are PS3 fanboys grasping at straws. There is a point when beating a dead horse makes you look stupid, and PS3 fanboys passed that mark a long time ago.
Thats it bury your head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist syndrome is rife in this thread, to the numpty above tell my brother the rrod doesn't exist sadly for him his 360 developed ONE red ring so wasn't covered by the so called free warranty. So for that reason was charged £70 by microsoft to pick it up and repair it wipe the sand out of your eyes, oh and for the record he doesn't own a ps3 time to take the blinkers off eh ??
But it doesn't seem to be happening as much as it used to. By now, everyone knows about it, and there isn't much of a need to keep bringing it up. It does seem true that 99% of the time, the only ones beating this dead horse are those that don't even own one. In that case, what's the point in saying anything at all? Either way, its old news, and a lot of people are still buying this console, along with PS3s and Wiis.
The 360 has been around for awhile now so having a price cut is just a normal process and not a desperation move. A desperation move would be slashing prices the first few months of its launch like the ps3. The good thing is that Microsoft is still not losing money with these price cuts. The ps3 can't say that and that's why they can't follow suit.
'The good thing is that Microsoft is still not losing money with these price cuts.' Is that taking into account the $1 billion plus MS is losing over RRoD?
lol, people still worried about RROD... please...
It's still a problem, even with the warranty and the quick repair it can still happen and does. At the same time the 360 is well worth the risk and offers the best graphics so far this generation and easily the biggest well rounded game library out at the moment. At the price they're at I think arcades are a great buy. You can easily find an hdd on ebay and upgrade it to 120 gig for much less than an elite. You'd be foolish not to buy one now if you've got the income and like gaming but don't want to sit in front of your PC any more than you already do. The worst problem though is no matter how many different motherboards they come out with MS ignores the design oops that causes the red ring in the first place so the jasper will still have similar odds of failure. The problem has been taken care of as far as MS admitting they were stupid and fixing them for free. I couldn't imagine sending it in though when I could just fix it myself and be playing again in an hour or two.
wow, when will the old news on the rrod stop? what is this firmware update month for the ps3? still trying to get those features right huh. dah well maybe they will get it together next gen, hpefuly they will remember about games and not weather
He used all his "Hopefullys" up on his 3fixme player LOL
Um, Where do I start? Have you tried to learn how to write? There is a useful tool out there you may find helpful, It's called a dictionary. They can be found in print (Also known as a book), and if you look hard enough they have them online as well. I should also point out that when you see a red line underneath a word, that word is spelled incorrectly. You can place your cursor over the word and right click to correct your mistake easily without the use of said dictionary. Punctuation and caps wouldn't hurt either. Secondly, There has been 1 firmware update this month that isn't mandatory for anyone outside of Japan. "hpefuly" this will help to clear up some things.
well 120 dollars wow i thought 199 was going to be there price but at this price you tend to not care if ya get rrod because your getting your money worth out it by buying more of what you want to play for it.
Darkblood the price is in British pounds not dollars so it s about $230-40 depending on the exchange rate
Xbox sucks and always will suck.
Waiting for Bioshock hurting you soo much that you need to hate on the best selling High Def gaming console of this gen? Go pay £40 / $70 for the game when its out...I still have my COLLECTORS EDITION on the 360 hahahaha. Oh the tears in my eyes thank goodness on the Xbox 360 I don't have to WAIT a year to play the game I want soo much - oh and thanks for Final Fantasy 13.
A Harvard grad I see!
GTFO YOUR NOT A SUPER SAIYAN NOOB!
kinda funny supersayan4, bioshock is coming to ps3 1 year after xbox release as final fantasy 13 is coming to xbox one year after ps3 version.
FF XIII is coming to the 360 at the same time as the PS3...
Ever heard of Japan?
of course you wouldnt. your too ignorant to see anything withouht the sony logo on it.
I thought people were not supposed to say stuff like that in the gamerzone, Im finding that alot of my fellow Sony fans on this site are pretty immature. They are both great consoles guys, ease up. You sound pretty stupid to an outsider looking in when you act like some kind of soldier for Sony on the internet. Everyone here is a consumer, you should only be fighting for each other, not MS or Sony.
Yeah you're not supposed to say things like that but the mods are also sony fanboys.
I think it's more along the lines of there are just too many fanboys on this site. The mods can't keep up.
PS3 has no good games thats why i have a xbox360 soon it will be over for poor sony's poo station 3 and i've got my bottle of bubbly for that day
You steal that from your drunk dad or did your mum throw it at you?