Many Xbox 360 users aren't happy with the $99.99 price tag of the recently released Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter with N network support.
That was a funny read. The adapter is half the price of the arcade SKU lol
...it's also funny that people still go out and buy that thing, not realizing that the original xbox wi-fi adapters(pelican brand)works fine on 360 and is a tenth of that price.
as long as MS knows they can milk YOU they will so better just stop being a cow!
You can also buy a wireless n router for half that price...and get a lot more uses out of it
If people don't buy it, MS will cut the price. So if you want it cheap, don't fall for it and buy it immediately like every other 360 peripheral. Simple.
and XBL yearly cost this gen you would be very shocked, microsoft have raped
what a joke, the only reason they do it is because idiots let them get away with it, i hope all you suckers staring at the ground right now are happy with what you've created
THAT is the whole philosophy behind XBox Live
how is MS going to make money if they don't milk the idiots?
There are people that think MS will release NATAL at less than 100 bucks... Now that is LOL funny stuff. MS is known for ripping the consumers off for their peripherals, can you expect anything less from a company willing to sell you a console that breaks all the time? I didn't think so.
how dare you insult the vapourware like that, natal will change the way modern science is thought of! /s
This isn't new with MS and we all know it. I've that price for a while now so why are we acting shocked? MS does this as routine. Why do you think 360 games on DVD9 are the same exact price as Blu-ray dics? Shouldn't they be like $5-10 cheaper? But ofcourse you won't get gaming "journalists" asking none of these questions though and the 360 fanbase have shown they enjoy to take what MS gives them. MS knows their consumer base. They know the type of people that support them and defend them to the end thoroughly and they'll keep harvesting these people. It's just the way many people are made, they can't help it and it's smart business. Why you think the 3Do, Jaguar etc could manage to sell the product to millions?
"They" have yet to create anything yet. MS is working too hard at making the 360 popular., at least vs the amout of returns they've seen. That the Wii easily outpaced them a year after launch and PS3's was nearly matching them in selling when it was $600.
Whoever buys one of these for this price is an idiot or has more money than sense obviously.
is there any excuse why the 360 doesnt have built in wi-fi i mean even the DS has built in wi fi and that was released in 2004(5th year anniversary soon)
Butt but it's only 99.99/365 = $0.27 cents a day!!!
It would match my elite. Yet, I hard wire my elite because it is in the game room. My original pro is in the front room with the hddvd drive hooked up. The original wifi adp is connected to the back of the hddvd drive. Performance wise compared to my ps3 right next to it, I am impressed at the signal strength the 360 adapter has. My router is practically 3 rooms away and the ps3 has a signal strength of 55-60% but the 360 is pulling over 75%. I dont know if it has to do with the external directional antenna or what. Even the wii is averaging 65-70%. When watching netflix on both I get more hd streams and less drops from the 360 than the ps3. Is there anything I can do to improve the signal strength on the ps3 besides moving it closer to the router?
so MS milks everything. WTF is up with the ps3 headsets?
They're expensive as hell, that's whats up with em. But luckily just about any bluetooth headset OR USB headset will work. Bob Dole's bluetooth cost him 15 bucks about a year ago.
WTF is up, is that Sony doesn't mandate proprietary accessorizing and upgrading. They open the floodgates and give choice and value to the consumer, and then also put out their own version. They don't force you into being ripped off, they leave options. So don't compare the two, it's apples and oranges.
A full game cost 1/3 the cost of an xbox 360 arcade. People shouldn't buy games they are just too expensive.
Quite simply put, the Xbox 360's wireless adapter is a ripoff. Even the Wii has G-band wireless connectivity. The PS3 also supports G-band out of the box. The simple fact of the matter is that wireless network connectivity is literally a 5 dollar technology. Making a wireless adapter to cost 100 dollars is a clear corporate ripoff. In my PC, I have an Encore (no-name brand) N-band wireless card that cost me 30 dollars shipped that allows me to access my home network at 300mbps. Name brands like Linksys and whatnot want 60-100 dollars for their cards. Microsoft was a big wrong with not including wireless connectivity out of the box. Making the wireless adapter a hundred bucks was a big wrong. From a simple economic standpoint, it's a big ouch for Microsoft.
All these people who whinge about the price, and start comparing it to other things on the market are chumps. Just don't buy it - there problem solved! As for Microsoft trying to squeeze pennies out of people - It is their jobs to do just that... dummies. Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo doesn't care about you - And why should they... you still sucker up and shop for them.
and you can buy a superior product that can do everything you ever dreamed or imagined. Lets do the math: moneybox 360 arcade (includes rrod) + wireless adapter = 299$ Playstation 3 (includes blu-ray, wi-fi and a 120GB hard drive)= 299$ do i have to say anything else? Playstation 3 it only does everything
ok i admit it that made me laugh
ps3 doesnt do 1080p on most of the games. try harder. its pc that really does everything ;-)
The Xbox360: Pay Beyond.
cry more PS3 fanturds. Wireless N is a XBox Xclusive. While you're lagging on the POSN, I'll be lag free thanks to my wireless N and Microsoft.
quick noone tell the drag-queen that all PS3s have true next gen gigabit ports.
You still gotta wait until you mommy takes that nipple out of your face and buys you one..
The adapter costs as much as my Roku box (Netflix streamer), which has wifi built in. Hahaha. For shame Microsoft. For shame. EDIT: @ MURKERR The original Xbox? Wait, no, they all had HDDs. I'm stumped ;)
talking about a ps2 or 360?.. ^oh sh!t i forgot xbox1 all had hd's,so 360 could be considered a step backwards but also a step forwards in the way it rapes your pockets
The 360 was probably built for that reason alone...to rape peoples wallets... Considering it was released with the cheapest materials they could build it with... Obviously defective because of its 33% death rate... XBL being a pay-for service when it could very easily be free... Only 2 developers under their roof making games for them exlusively, so you can tell they dont really care much for new games like PS3 and their 22+ development teams. Next console Microsoft releases i wouldnt be surprised if they make you buy the remote seperately...and people actually DO it... For Teh HALOZ!!!
360 was built as the base console with nothing on it you had to buy everything else to get the "full experience" separate at a more expensive price than the original PS3 price (before the drop). It was all a ploy so they can claim they are the cheapest console out of the 2 when in reality they are not. Of course they can't rely on everybody to buy these accessorys so how can they get the money? Xbox live fees of course!
Why are people outraged? It is overpriced, but MS is not forcing you to buy it. There are cheaper options available. If people weren't such lazy fvcks, they would know that already. I sure as hell wouldn't pay $100 for it.
tell that to the parents who feel this is the correct wireless adapter to get for their kids 360 because it has a 'certified' tag on it
you could get banned for using uncertified hardware lol... who knows, microsoft expect you to use their hardware even if it means bending over. if they did care so much for the end user theyd allow all wifi devices to work + hard drives etc
The majority of shoppers (especially those in the holiday seasons) are generally your average Joe when it comes to video games. These average joes probably don't know jack when it comes to available options, prices, and necessary hardware. Christmas moms are more likely to buy a 360 along with accessories stamped with a 360 logo for their kids, than to check the back of an accessory to see if it's compatible with a 360 video game console. The average joe and jane is that ignorant when it comes to shopping for something so foreign. Take for example my cousin. He recently bought a PS3. At the same time, he needed me to go with him to know what to buy. He plays video games on his PC, PSP, and DSi but is new to owning an actual video game console. He's played games on a console before. Just never owned one. I tell you. He was so completely ignorant to "next-gen" video gaming that he was going to buy a Monster Cable hdmi, Sony PS3 bluetooth headset, and controller charging cradle thinking it'll add to the best gaming experience. Instead, I made him get a $4 hdmi cable at the store since Monster Cable isn't necessary. The headset he could use his phone's. And the charging cradle he could use the usb cable. If I wanted to be really mean, I would've told him in order to get the best experience he'd need to get a surround system from Sony because that'd be completely compatible with the PS3. Oh... and throw in a Bravia too. He'd really believe that Sony-everything will be the best. That's to show how ignorant typical shoppers are when they're new to the video game console hobby.
Im not really concerned about this one considering that there ARE cheaper third party options. HOWEVER, what really ticks me off is the $150 price tag on a friggin 120g HDD. Its total bull, MS your hard drives cost as much as a Wii for christs sake. Im running out of space on my 60gb with game installs but I refuse to pay that ludicrous price. I got a 250gb HDD for my PS3, cost me $60.
Sorry but that just takes the p1ss, shame on you MS
thats the one thing that made me hesitate buying a 360 was the wifi not built in. This may be the thing that cost alot of sales and one contributing factor that could lead to the xbox360 ending last place in this generation.
So finally people are seeing the price? I mean the last one was at $99 too.
and this is why I have 100ft of ethernet cable to get me the best connection anywhere in the house.
Typically MS...Lie and rip off gamers...FACT...
disagrees are in denial...nothing to do with the console or its games..just MS... how can you disagree that MS doesnt rip off gamers with overpriced accessories ??
Microsoft havent been "soft" on their customers lately.
Maybe they should change their name to Microc*nts.
i can reall see Natal being cheap /s *offers* ky anyone
lolzzzz,that me laugh
Who really cares? If you want it, buy it, if not don't. It's only $99, and you can find it a lot cheaper. Some people must really enjoy complaining and are getting to be a pain!
Read the comments. You're pretty much the dude everyone here is talking about.
You're the 1 idiot out of all these people that says it's ok... People like you are the driving force of Microsoft...im not saying you should be ashamed of yourself... You should just think about what you just said, think about the grand scheme of things, and REALIZE that the comment you just made is ridiculous. If after you think about it you STILL think that the price is no big deal...THEN you should be ashamed of yourself.
really anyone who defends the price MS pays for accessories...is very special...no other way to put it... bet you also like paying more for gas, cause if you pay more for it it has to be better.....
The average consumer will purchase it at $99 because they're too lazy to find a cheaper alternative that doesn't have a 360 certified tag on it. These sales will convince the company to keep it at that MSRP. It's the same reason why we're getting $15 DLCs from EA that only have a play time of an hour or two, on DAY ONE of the game's release - and it's because EA know consumers will purchase it. If it's the trend for consumers to buy it, we can sell it. The ignorant consumer is the fuel to these overpriced DLC, accessories, and other rip-offs. Why do you think they continue to have Rock Band, Band Hero, Dj Hero, Guitar Hero, Beatles, etc releases and then tell you to pay more for extra songs? You saying it's okay to list it at $99 is the reason why accessories and DLC continue to be overpriced. You saying it is an option and we don't need that 120 gb harddrive is the reason it continues to stay at that MSRP. Because they know even though it's optional, we will eventually need to get it, and they know we ultimately have no option. Not particularly attacking a specific company. But I'm generally not fond of companies nickle & diming consumers for poor quality products. I would be fine paying a premium for a well-made quality product. But being nickle & dimed? Shame on the people for allowing it to continue.
While other people like you must really enjoy taking it from behind. I can only imagine it must be quite a pain.
Shame on Microsoft for setting such a high price. Shame on anyone stupid enough to pay this high price.
that something I dont have to buy costs more than I'm willing to pay. hey I understand hating giant monolithic corporations. also I will take any opportunity to disparage people who are so not outraged that they actually purchase it. nothing like praising myself by calling others stupid, its always the start of a fine day.
...sorry for thinking that there are others that have a 360. I didn't realize you are the only person that Microsoft sells to.
The more outrage you show toward Microsoft the faster your bubble count rises. I find it hilarious that the majority of people that complain about Microsoft's pricing are people who aren't even their customers. Maybe they secretly really do want to own a 360, but they feel they just can't afford to buy every single option. So the right thing for Microsoft to do would be to just give them away to anyone who wants one, along with all of the accessories they want. Just like Sony does with the PS3! After all, $599 was a bargain, $499 was too good to be true, $399 was the price that put them in the lead and $299 is going to make people throw every other entertainment device they have in the garbage can and line up for days to buy a PS3. I guess haters are going to hate. That's ok, I have some gaming to do.
...you're right, I did want an Xbox 360. But it wasn't the price that kept me from buying one. It was the failure rate and the fact that I would have to pay for Live to play on-line. And no $50 a year wasn't going to break my bank. It's just that I don't see why I should pay twice for something. If I'm paying $60 for a game and that game has online multi-player, I should be able to play it. Also, paying a yearly fee makes it seem as if I'm leasing my console instead of owning it. Many 360 owners claim it's just $4 a month, but that's like saying owning a PS3 for 5 years is like $5 a month. Meanwhile, it would cost me $9 dollars a month to own a 360 for the same time. Not including the lack of wifi, internet browser, rechargeable controllers and Blu-ray player. It's not fanboyism, it's just common sense.
Price and value are two different things. If you can't understand that a Wi-Fi adapter's value is not worth the price of $99... then maybe you DO deserve to take it from behind by Microsoft.
Microsoft is slowly just digging its own hole... Oh and by the way to anyone who is thinking about buying an unofficial HDD... Microsoft might ban your console from Live by saying it's "modded". This has become quite a hilarious situation. The 360 is just THE best console now... To get your daily laugh out of.
Microsoft is banning people who have made their own custom hard drives because a lot of the people who use these hard drives are getting them with pirated games. Go on ebay, they advertise they come with hundreds of games. I would say that is a good reason to not allow them. OH and here is a eye opener. If you mod your system, you don't get banned from live, only your system gets banned from any support. You have to violate xbox live terms of service to get banned from live. This is normally done by pirating arcade games, or using a modded system to cheat/ steal content you would normally only be able to get through live. So all the people who are crying they modded their hard drive and got banned from live should realize that you did violate the tos for live. You essentially modified your gamer profile when you transferred it to a different hard drive in a unsupported way. Its the same thing as a cell phone company cutting off your account for hacking a phone and using it with a service plan it isn't supposed to be used with. (cough iphone and att cough).
Are you serious? $100 for wireless game-play? I really hope they don't try to rape like this when NATAL come out. I want to try that new tech but it isn't goin to happen if they don't do a bundle with it. Wait a sec...why wouldn't they bundle that wireless adaptor with a 360? Or at least the old 1 with it. That would really get sales up. They won't put it in their system for some odd reason so that would work a lot better. Shame on u M$! I wanted to get a 360 b4 the end of the year but I guess I have to wait for NATAL.
well it was Microsoft who started the gen with 59usd per game price. if you add up the extra 10usd being charged.. it becomes a large amount at the end of the year. and insane by the time you are done playing the gen with consoles. I do belive if sony had started the gen it might still have been at 49usd per game.
thats a lie dont be stupid ever heard of neogeo back, even snes games wew 70 bucks back then
snes games came a cartridge.. and nintendo was ripping ppl back in the day. last gen was 49usd... then microsoft had to get greedy.