Hust fyi, rumor is they are prepping a $99 xbox bundle
there will not be a 99$ console, its 99$+360$+tax. which is the exact same price it is now. you might think it is a good deal but you fail at math. posting half of the info is worthless.
I don't see the problem, and where did people fail at math? No one said it was cheaper overall (not that I remember atleast, cba to go read 1st page posts again), all I remember people saying is there will be a $99 edition coming out with a $15 a month 2 year mandatory subscription. Bear in mind the subsription contains Gold access, so your '99+360+tax' comment should also calculate the little saving you make in not needing to buy a gold subscription for 2 years, which is 120$ (if you buy 2x 1 year in one go, $60 a year). So we're speaking really off 99+360(-120)+tax (although I didnt pay any tax when I bought mine? not that I know off atleast).
(I read it includes a gold subscription, if this is wrong, please correct me).
The newer Xbox ("slim" versions) are much quieter than the old ones. I have both, and with the new one I hardly bother to install games anymore because the drive makes much less noise anyway. The only thing I have on there are arcade games and trailers and such.
As has been said before, some exclusives are great. And I agree on Symphony of the Night. Got it for 400 MSP a few weeks ago, though I think it's 800 again now, but it's definitely worth the money. Crackdown is also great, though I enjoyed the first one better than the second one. Was my first 1000/1000 (or 1250/1250)
@d3v: that Gold "discount" only applies if you were going to get Gold anyway I guess most people enjoy playing online, I usually prefer single player or local co-op.
There really isn't anything that won't perform better on a ps3 or PC that you can only get on an xbox.
As for why you should buy the Xbox itself, well I love my PS3 and my Xbox, and I've ultimately come to this conclusion. PS3 for Single player, and Xbox for multiplayer. The PS3 exclusives i.e. Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Uncharted, and InFamous are mainly single player games, whereas the xbox's exclusives i.e. Gears of War, Halo, and Forza are all about the multiplayer. Both systems have great exclusives and are worth the buy, especially since the xbox is like 100 bucks now. I'd say just buy a regular xbox with a decent amount of space (40 or 60 gb) and buy kinect if that's your thing. The star wars bundle is nice and all, but it really isn't necessary.
theres no reason to not own a 360 anymore, even if you put the gaming aspect aside. and blu ray? pfft. with increasing bandwidth to everyone's homes, blu rays will be gone soon enough too, with everyone streaming their 1080p content online.
There are at least 10-20 exclusive games per console worth playing.
With the price of the systems the way they are now (you don't need the hard drive space past like 20 gb, trust me), buy the cheapest version and have fun.
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Aye it seems the latest xbox is a lot quieter than the previous version, so maybe a big harddisk isnt needed. However, when I checked prices here in Belgium, they were doing some anniversary offers etc, where you got 4 games with the console, however 3 of the 4 were just download codes, hence you'd be needing harddisk space to download the games on too. just pointing it out... luckily the bundle I am talking about also had a 250GB harddrive :P
to add to that, thinking of buying my replacement now. I can't really use it yet as my room is being painted for the minute and I don't have a TV to play on :P (could use my PC monitor but pff cba with all the hassle of constant cable switching, and also I have no where to put the console in the room im currently sleeping in). Anyone know if prices are gonna go up/down or stay stable for say, the next month?
edit: The bundle I was talking about is the xbox 10 year anniversary bundle... anyone any idea how long that will still be sold for? I'd hate to wait a month to buy it and then it's suddenly no longer for sale...
I would definitely also agree that the hard drive is still a great thing to have, but probably dont need anything above the 250.
I would just wait until the next generation launches. (Hopefully) this generation of console gaming will be over soon. It's long overdue to get some new consoles.
@OP -> Its a personal choice with your money. No one can tell you what to do. MS is not releasing a console this year, I'm guessing they will at end of year 2013, but that is a guess since nothing is set in stone at the moment.
I plan to do the same thing with PS3 (I have an xbox). I'll wait for the price to crash when the "new hotness" comes out and then pick up a few exclusives like the uncharted series.
If you do plan to play online it's probably a good deal though =)
If I were to compare two jars of peanut butter, one costs $5 and the other costs $8 comes with a free fish that would otherwise cost $4. Knowing that I hate fish and will just throw it out, will that make the second one a better value?
I'd say value is in the eye of the beholder, e.g. the one buying it. If they value that Gold subscription it might be worth it, but if you're not going to use it you're just spending more on something you can get cheaper.
Not to mention this deal is for a 4GB Xbox 360. You don't need a lot of space but 4GB is pushing it in my opinion. And finally it's a cleverly disguised "loan", which you probably shouldn't take for consumer electronics anyway