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Socoder -> Microsoft -> Looking to buy a xbox 360

Posted : Wednesday, 05 September 2007, 11:55
Erebel55
Alright, well I have decided to finally upgrade from my ps2 to a 360. I have been googling the 360 and I have found out that there is the Elite,Premium, Platinum, and Core. I have ruled out the Core because I want to be able to save my games and that doesn't have a hard drive. I am searching around for the best deal and was wondering if any of you have found any good deals you would like to pass on. I want to find the best deal for the money. So far this is the one I'm looking at, but I'm not sure if the site can be trusted yet.

I have also been looking into the possibility of buying a bundle because these are the things I will end up wanting anyways. The 360, 2 wireless controllers, rechargable batteries for the controllers, a microphone,an xbox live card, and I'm not sure what there called but they are the things you plug into the 360 and the controller to charge up the controllers. I think that is everything. Thanks

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Posted : Wednesday, 05 September 2007, 12:55
hyruleknight

just get a new premium, comes with 20GB HDD, wireless controller, headset and 3 months of xbox live gold

the only difference between the elite and premium is the black paint job and a larger HDD. before any of you guys say "HDMI support". new premiums are being made with the newer elite mobos, MS is just being quiet about it.

also the core systems are being discontinued. and that platinum just looks like a premium with an extra face plate. just go to your local game store get an elite or premium and some games

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Posted : Wednesday, 05 September 2007, 15:05
Jayenkai
Yeah, I'd wait a few weeks if I were you.
At the minute, the premiums are being flogged out to try to get rid of the non-HDMI stock, so if you do get one now, be sure you're getting one that DOES have the new HDMI on it.
Elite looks pretty much useless, once the Premium has it's HDMI.
And, quite frankly, what is the point of buying a Black X360 for the sake of it being "Black!!!" when you can just as easily get a face plate for it.
In fact.. Wasn't the whole point of the face plates so you didn't have to have 100,000 colorful variations of the console?

I must admit, I am slightly tempted to get a 360 myself, if only to play a newer version of Burnout.

But.. I wonder if I'd play it enough?

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Posted : Wednesday, 05 September 2007, 18:08
hyruleknight
jay, the faceplate only changes the color of the front panel but still the new paint job is not worth it but i think it is cheaper to get an elite than a premium and a 120 GB HDD separately.

plus it's black.... it jsut looks cooler :|

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Posted : Wednesday, 05 September 2007, 18:24
JL235
plus you can get Castlevania: Symphony of the Night off XBox Arcade, which is awesome.

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Posted : Thursday, 06 September 2007, 03:16
spinal
I wouldn't recommend a 360, if you read all the horror stories on the net, there is a 70% chance of failure due to them just being plain crap, overheating and chip dislodging themselves. You might however be one of those lucky people whos 360 lasts s few months before dying!

Just kidding, go by one, play it, have fun. Try to get the newest modle you can, to avoid the above trouble.

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Posted : Monday, 10 September 2007, 11:54
Erebel55
Thanks for all of the replies guys they will help a lot and after researching more on that website (www.bestpodeals.com) that I was looking at the deals for the 360s from. I found out that they have been reported as a scam on a different forum, so I have deleted the link and I must apologize for posting it.

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Posted : Monday, 10 September 2007, 14:57
Hotshot
I heard there is problem with new XBOX 360 and now two of my mates are buying PS 3 because they are fed up with XBOX 360 breaking down!
Posted : Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 05:09
JL235
I've heard Microsoft are planning to change the architecture of the 360 in order to make it more reliable. So I'd wait until they do that.

Or you could give in and just buy a Wii. I wouldn't contemplate getting a PS3 because of it's price, lack of games and how unsuccessful it's been. The last is a good point because as a result less companies choosing to develop games for the machine.

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