MyGEN takes a look at the state of Xbox 360 hardware skus, crunches the numbers, and tells you how you can get the most from your money this Christmas season.
Not sure if the prices work out about the same in the UK but at least it gives something to base my calculations on if I decide to buy an Xbox in the near future.
Anyone who buys an xbox 360 without an hdd is an idiot. Plain and simple... Anyone who buys an elite over the ps3 is an idiot. Anyone who buys a wii over the xbox 360 or ps3 is an idiot. so, really, it all breaks down to this... A ps3 or a premium xbox 360. Those are the only 2 systems people need to concern themselves with.
It'll move the industry forward... The more people with hdd's in their xbox 360 the less gamers get porked over by developers and the less ps3 owners get scrwed too.
"Anyone who buys an elite over the ps3 is an idiot"
Wow, that is textbook fanboyism, nice going. Remember that not everyone devotes their whole lives to following Sony like you do. Some people will choose an Elite because of the great games library and 120 Gig for downloading movies from the XBL movie market place.
The arcade sku is also great fun at a great price and you can still play 100% of the Xbox360's great games library.
Us hardcore gamers only takes up a small percentage of the gaming market, a lot of the fanatics on this site seems to forget that fact.
Anyone who wants to play this Christmas buys 360. As simple as that.
After 2007 no one wants a 360. They better try to get them out the door while they can.
Like Halo Wars, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Banjo Three, and NG2. :D
If you actually read the article - they are telling you that you absolutely need a hard drive. The prices they go on to suggest include most of the extras you need for a decent 360 rig, except the wifi that the majority of people will require, and the play and charge packs that are necessary for the controllers. Adding all the extra's together you find the arcade pack + all extras is cheaper.
It nice to see people actually considering the extras required even if they miss two important ones.
Of course, it does make interesting comparisons with the PS3 price, that needs hardly any extras at all (except an HDMI cable), but its an Xbox 360 site, so I wouldn't expect them to be considering this and it conclusions are valid! :)
"but its an Xbox 360 site, so I wouldn't expect them to be considering this and it conclusions are valid! :)"
It would be foolish of them to go to the fanboy extream you're going to from a PS3 fan point of view at that.
No one buys consoles based on the points you're trying to get across when it comes to picking brands. These guys are just trying to give a friendly tip to consumers that are already going to buy the console anyways.
MSFT made the right choice giving it! I don't think your fanboy opinions are reflective on the in your face bargon consumer(people buy whats cheaper and worry about other things later they're just happy they can get it).
Most Xbox gamers hate WIFI...
Wow - you really do post utter trolling nonsense!
I love and play my 360 as much, if not more than my PS3! To accuse anything I've written as being from a fanboys perspective is utterly pathetic and shows quite clearly how warpped your reasoning is and how utterly childish you behave.
Do your self a favour and read the actual article. The whole point of the article was to compare the price of the machines with all the extras included - but you simply didn't bother to read it did you? You just went charging in trying to create another argument like you always do. Pathetic.
this is NOT an xbox 360 site, there is a PS3 section there too.
I would too, if I had to pay $100 for the adapter.
WTF does gamers wanting an xbox have to do with the PS3?.
"Anybody that buys an Elite over a PS3 is an idiot" ??????.
WTF does that even mean? I thought the post was about consumers needing to know how to get the most bang for their buck after deciding they wan't to get a Xbox.(not for what cables come in the box but for service and lineups lol).
"A consumer wanting a Wii over a 360 is an idiot"
???? as if everybody wants or should have a 360 sku of any kind over a Wii because what comes in the box. The people buying these consoles wan't them because of hype and games. lol
Not to be mean or anything but Sony fanboy opinions don't really matter people don't reall care(not talking to you if you're actually intrested in the xbox console).
If you buy a 360 Arcade you will get a Bang alright. A big red circular Bang when it overheats.
You need to chill mate!
Unfortunately, 'bot' and 'fan' posts are becoming inevitable on this site, and theres no point in letting them get you worked up. You've been guilty of making several yourself... :)
As for looking at 'what cables come in box', it's an extremely valid point to look at the real cost of a console if you want to choose it based on value!
..and finally, I'm afraid an article claiming that 'christmas belongs to the xbox360 arcade' was always going to attract some trolls, and the headline seems to be almost designed to do so. It might have been better to title it 'why the arcade pack is the best value 360 this Xmas'. Might have saved some of the trolling thats likely to happen! <takes cover> :)
90% of the articles on here have misleading titles to intentionally start fanboy ranting. Im just doing my part. Actually I love all three of the consoles but the 360's hardware has been a problem for many people. The PS3 is the Superior console and that is why I stand by it. If the PS3 let me down I would diss it the same way as I diss the 360. I like Games and if Im treated right I will give you good publicity. If I buy a console and have to send it back 5 times then its not me that has a problem, its the Hardware.
New 360s use the 65nm chip. So nice try though. LOL
I have bought another 360 for christmas actually and it's an Arcade, for the living room for my dad. I think the Arcade is great value for money, certainly much better than the old Core, i'll eventually shove a 20gb hard drive on it when I update my 360 to 120gb hdd
Enjoy paying microshaft prices. I'll be upgrading my PS3 to a 250gb for the same price.
Freedom = win.
This version of Xbox 360 doesn't have a hard drive. Didn't they say that eventually some games will require hard drive installation?... I think there are better Xbox 360 options...
You can always purchase the hard drive add-on later. At the moment it can play 100% of the Xbox library.
Maybe because it's the only one that's not giving RROD's???
Arcade pack sucks for gamers. But to casual gamers is a good deal. My girlfriend love the arcade games and viva pinata. I plan to buy an arcade machine to her this christmas.
win anything but a big fat RROD. The systems got games but is too unreliable for me to ever purchase.
I'll tell you why. It's because BABOON BOTS are so tired of dealing with M$ customer care, so being as how they're so STUPID they go out and buy the same defected console.....AHAHAHHA
OK so now wake up from La La land dreaming, and realize that the 360 is going NOWHERE FAST!!!...AHAAHHAHHA
oh please STFU about the rings, is that all you ps3 drones have against the 360? THAT SH!T IS SOLVED with the falcon and new chips and extra heatsink. The 360 is going nowhere? OK WHAT ABOUT THE 5 MILLION COPIES OF HALO 3 where did all those go? Not to mention the considerable boost in sales, not that it even needed a boost anyway. Where the hell has ps3 sold? OH YA FRANCE. BIG F!CKING WHOOP. 360 is going to dominate 2008, the only two games ps3 has going to for is K2 or MGS4, those are the only two games that would interest someone into buying a ps3. Other than that it's WORTHLESS. "Going nowhere fast" get real you retard.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Xbox 360. I love it. But the 360 arcade is a no no. Why? Let me break it down:
1) Microsoft wants to get more consoles sold esp for holidays.
2) Microsoft knows price point matters with Wii competition.
3) Microsoft bundles a watered down 360 just as holidays come.
4) Parents assume 360 arcade plays all 360 games because logically, an Xbox 360 should play an Xbox 360 game.
5) Children get console but can't play games needing hard drive.
6) Parents forced to get hard drive for children.
7) Money savings by trying to get cheaper console is nullified.
8) Microsoft gets more $ than they would have selling a premium 360.
I guess perhaps they are just trying to break the 360 into more homes, which is fair business. It just sucks for those parents who don't know the difference. 360 Premium FTW!! (I still have my launch console btw)
The Arcade is a waste of money. If you are going to buy a system get one that has it all. You never buy just 1 piece when you can get a better deal in the long run with the Premium. I tell this to everybody that comes into my store. HDMI cables can be gotten really cheap off ebay. I got mine for 7 bucks with shipping and it is a Sony cable. I personally think if the 360 put in a normal HD this would not be a problem at all. Take my ps3 will be a 250gig HD in a few months. My 360 has a 120gig HD. Will I ever fill those up hell yes I will lol. The point is I paid half the price for a bigger HD for my PS3. So if the 360 had that HD the Arcade would be a great buy. Drop the price of the 20gig HD and WIFI adapter you would have a better buy.
Not all the 360's on the market right now have 65nm chip. There are still some really bad seeds out there. I would personally wait till next year to get a 360 just for that reason, but I already have one so.
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