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Microsoft - Xbox 360 Arcade Spring Bundle

Model: XGX-00038SKU: 9267937

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system, Awesome Online Setup

    Posted
    titan318i

    Great system, owned one 3 years ago but I ended up selling for some extra cash, glad to buy one again. First one I had did get a RROD, took a week for Microsoft to swap out, no issue with them, but I'm glad to get a newer model. From what I've read and heard, the failure rate on new xbox's is only about 15%, which is even better then the a PS3, which is around 17%. Either way I wouldn't be too concerned about RROD, even if you did get one, Microsoft will handled it. Debated on getting the PS3, would be nice to have the blue ray player, wifi, and free internet. But I'm close to my router, so I can use a wired connection, which is better. Also I found a year subscription for xbox live for $30, so for a couple dollars a month, I'm glad to have a superior online setup, online gaming and downloads is mainly what I do. Of course this arcade unit only has a small amount of memory, so you'll probably need to pick up a hard drive if you want to play online, I bought a 20gb pack which works just fine. After the system, all accessories and an online subscription, probably spent around $260, I'd probably should have just bought the elitle, but I'm happy either way. If your deciding between the PS3 and Xbox, both are great systems. I went with the Xbox because it has a nicer online setup and majority of my friends are on there, but the PS3 has been catching up in quality. Also I stream movies off of Netflix so Blu Ray wasn't important to me, but it may be to others. You'll be happy with either, as long as it isn't a Wii, dozens of my friends own Wii's, pretty much no one plays them after the first 2 or 3 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Poor Quality Console

    Posted
    kow

    360 does have the largest online community. Unfortunatly, thats really thats all that is going for it right now. I am on my 5th xbox. Each has gotten the Red Ring. Then, the 360-only "hit" games consistantly disappoint me (Halo 3, Gears of War 2, etc.). The acessories and the 360 itself are consistantly breaking. I'm averaging about 3-6 months with a basic headset and 8-12 months for a wireless headset. Controllers tend to fail after a year and a half. The Hard Drive tends to erase game data or revert saves to a point months before. The console has enormous failure rates (I haven't seen a person who hasn't gotten a new 360 due to hardware failures) several seem to happen a day after it has gameplay has begun. To top it off, if you want to upgrade to a larger hard drive...say 60 or 80 GB, you have to spend an extra $15 on top of your $100 purchase, basically making the Hard Drive cost as much as the console itself. The $50 a year online play isn't too bad, but when compared to ps3, its just another thing that you get nickled and dimed for. All in all, you'll end up having to pay for your xbox numerous times over from the $50 controller, the $50 wireless headset, to the brand new xbox every other year. Finally, the xbox live market place tends to be horribly overpriced...800 points ($10) for some downloads that all they do is add a few flames to a weapon or extend gameplay for 10 minutes...it is just not worth it. At the time when i bought it, 360 was half as much as the ps3 and had better games. Now, ps3 has caught up and the 360 just consistently fails to impress me. When the next generation of consoles come out you wont see me on an xbox "whatever" instead ill be one a ps4

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    360 is good junk???

    Posted
    greenfoodgames

    The 360 is a lot of fun and has more good titles then the ps3. However with that said I have 2 ps3's neither have failed and one gets an insane amount of use sometimes 8 hours straight if not more, these have never given a hint of a problem. I have had to purchase 6 xbox 360's - purchase, 2 had warranty repairs/exchanges done for a total of 8 Xbox 360's, this shows you 2 things. 1- It is a lot of fun that is why so many have been replaced. 2- it is made like junk. If you have netflix it is great to stream video right to you're tv through the internet for no extra charge and the system truly plays high end games smoth as could be, if you look at most reviews for a multi-platform game they always rate the 360 over the ps3 for gameplay. I enjoy the xbox but the ps3 is a better system - sorry folks, the only reason the 360 is the successor of the 2 is it has the game library to move consumers to their product even if it is a timebomb. If sony would buy out every good game to the table I would never replace a 360 again as matter of a fact the 2 now would go on ebay, so buy this for the games and don't be heartbroken when it breaks you had to expect it but know you have more good games to choose from with the 360 then a ps3 and you are buying it to play the games so just know what you are buying. The new generation of xbox 360 with the jasper motherboard is said to be much more reliable by reducing the amps by 25% over the original model and I am going to be buying another 360 (3rd not a replace) so we shall see. Just a note you can sell you're busted 360 on ebay for a partial credit towards you're next one people do buy them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have to go with the Arcade

    Posted
    SeanVH

    I got my first 360 three years ago after my PS2 died on me. I can tell you I have had so much fun with this system. I was sad to see the RROD about two weeks ago, but I figured I would get another one since I have so many games. After reading all the reviews on this versus the Pro and Elite, with all the accessories that I already own this system looks like it would be a great upgrade. I didnt have HDMI on my old system and it still looked great in HD, but when I purchase this system I have the option of adding the cable. Well I already have an HDMI cable at home because I use it for my cable. I will test it out with that and see if it is worth buying another cable. I dont want to come out here and compare it to the PS3 because from what I am hearing form other people it that PS3 is a great system with out the games to support it. My brother in law has the PS3 and the 360 and to tell you the truth the graphic differnce isnt that much of a difference. I mean you can get it for the Blue Ray, but blue ray prices have come down a lot. Well enough about that. From the reviews that I have read for all versions of the X-Box 360, the arcade is right up my alley. With the newer Jasper Chip and the warrenty its a no brainer for me. Its no secret that the gaming experience is outstanding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    XBOX ROX

    Posted
    pastorpresent

    Ok I had a PS3. My main complaints with the xbox was that the internet costed money and it had the so called "red ring of death".... I was completely against the xbox. I had my PS3 for 1 year and I learned something.. The PS3 can get the blinking red light of death as well.. I was playing a game and it shut off..I looked online and sure enough the playstation has the same thing as the red ring of death on the xbox.. I called Sony to see if they would fix my playstation. My answer was "I am sorry sir but this is not an issue that SONY has claimed as a defect." then she said "Electronis brake when they get old". I explained to her that my was only 1 year old. She offered to have it fixed but for a paymnt of $150.. I have since got rid of my PS3 and bought 2 used xbox 360's... I called XBOX and XBOX. Microsoft re-registred both of my xboxes in my name and advised me that my waranties for the red ring and the standard warranties are still in effect. As for paying for XBOX live. XBOX live is a great internet service and worth the money paid for. There are several things that you can do that you cannot do on the PS3. Party chat and playing seperate games is one of them. Over-all I am completely satisfied with my xbox. I will stay with xbox as long as they make units. Microsoft has backed there system issues. The funds paid toward the xbox live program fuel there excellent waranties and customer service departments as well. Over-all I would strongly reccomend the xbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All around great console

    Posted
    oycomics

    The only reasons I bought an Xbox 360 is because I'm a fan of the Halo franchise and after having a Wii for a couple years, Project Natal looks intriguing. Knowing what I know now, I had a lot more reasons to get one than I even realized at the time. Simply put, this went from just being a gaming console in our house to being our main entertainment system: between DVD's and Netflix streaming, Last.fm, and Windows Media Center streaming of my PC files, this would be worth the price even if it didn't play games. I bought the Arcade unit just to test the waters and it's perfectly adequate to do all of the above without an HDD. But once I got into playing XBLA games and wanted to play classic Xbox games, buying the HDD starter pack wasn't that much different than if I'd sprung for a HDD-containing model from the get-go. I ended up with a "Jasper" model chipset, so I haven't had any problems with overheating, red ring of death, and even the disc drive runs quieter than the one on my PC so I can play late without waking the kids. If you like games, movies, music, and getting the most bang for you buck, you can't really go wrong with this unit. But save up for an HDD, you're gonna need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just get a Playstation 3

    Posted
    PTopps

    My family got an Xbox 360 a few months ago. I knew it didn't have a blue ray player like the PS3 but I was excited about the large game library. At first I enjoyed playing Call of Duty World at War but was frustrated when I found that I could not play any new maps because without a hard drive, There is no way to download them. This makes it difficult to play on Xbox Live because you can only play about half of the maps available and if a newer map comes up, you get kicked out of the lobby and have to find a new game. I looked into buying a hard drive but that already made it more expensive that the PS3. Also, Xbox live costs $20 per month to play, so if you plan on playing at all online, getting the PS3 is cheaper after only a few months. The worst came next when I got the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. I spent $60 on the game and cannot play it because my system has difficulty reading the disc despite the fact that it has no visible scratches or damage of any kind. My friends have had worse problems (Red Ring) that have rendered it useless. I haven't encountered this yet but it's only been a few months so who knows how long before i will happen to mine. The Bottom line is, the Playstation 3 has free online gaming, and comes with a hard drive so if you plan to play online AT ALL the PS3 will be a much better value every time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Hard Earned Money

    Posted
    Elvis1972

    Our Xbox 360 Elite broke down 11 months after we bought it. The game console seems to have issues with its video card (which burns out) leaving you a black screen. I had a very difficult time getting Microsoft to honor their warranty; however, they did repair the console. After the repair, the console lasted about 9 more months and the same malfunction occurred. XBox 360 is also a bad deal since they charge for online interaction and very few accessories come with the game console. XBox 360 is a "lemon" product and Micrsoft knows it and won't stand behind their product. I basically feel stupid that I got tricked into this piece of junk. After a warranty repair, Microsoft will only honor the repair for 30 days after it leaves the factory. If you buy an Xbox, just understand you will have to replace the console itself every year or have it repaired. I suppose its a good thing that the Hard drive and other accessories can move over to the new console so you can keep your game progess but it sure is a high premium to have to buy a new console for $199.00 and pay $50.00 or so dollars to play online every year. I feel like I am stuck with it though because of my investment into the games and other accessories

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Won't regret buying this

    Posted
    cubsmom

    Well, I have been a proud owner of a microsoft Xbox 360 arcade unit for about a year and a half. I cannot complement this console enough on its durability, and reliability. After continuous hours of gameplay, this console has never overheated, or experienced any technical difficulties. Sometimes, controllers may be thrown, or other objects may strike the console, and yet the 360 arcade is unfazed. Games such as Call of Duty WAW, or Halo 3 look superb in high definition. Accessories which I have bought for this console are a 60 gb hard drive, battery pack & charge kit, HDMI cable, and an ethernet cable. One may think that buying the arcade and upgrading would be more expensive than buying a pro or elite, but in certain cases it is cheaper! Check it out yourself by placing items in the shopping cart, or by grabbing a calculator. Another upside to buying the arcade and upgrading with a hard drive, HDMI cable, etc, is that if one of the components, let's say the console breaks, you can return the console under Best Buy's replacement plan, receive a new console, and not have to forfeit your profile and achievements. Overall I have no complaints regarding this console.This truly is a Best Buy "best buy"!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great For A Few Months

    Posted
    MastaJuggla

    The Xbox 360 has one of the greatest game libraries out there but beyond that, it's a horribly manufactured piece of junk. I am on my 3rd Xbox now. 1st one I got the RROD and fixed it then the GPU crapped out and I fixed that as well and from there it just went down hill. This was all within one year and I barely played the thing. The second one the exact same thing happened and to top it off the Drive stopped working. Now I'm on my 3rd one and I already had to fix the Ring Of Death after 3 months. We'll see how long it lasts. I am not a hardcore player but theres a few games that I love to play maybe once a week and that's why I keep buying new 360's. I have a PS2 (yes PS2 not 3) that I bought on day 1 that's still going strong and it makes me wonder if microsoft does this on purpose so people keep handing out money either to get a new one or get it fixed. One more problem and I'm sticking with Sony for good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Beginner & Light (Weekend Warrior) User

    Posted
    Absinthe

    This console is great for the gamer who is not a hardcore gamer and into playing 1000 games a year or beating such games like Halo or something. For only 200 bucks, you get the console with a wireless controller and two games (more for kids). What I like about the Core/Arcade console the best is that it is the only console that allows for the memory cards. Being a hardcore computer person, Flash media is the best media there is. Way better over harddrives. There are no moving pieces, so there won't be hardware failures or many failures period. If you are like me and don't want to potentially lose your data, this works best for you. I bought the smallest HD there was and use it to download online content and back up my memory cards and to store music. I am a light gamer. I play 2-3 games a year and am on the console maybe 20-30 hours a month when I am really into playing it, like when the NHL series of EA releases in September. Oh, buy the service plan, because sadly, the XBox 360 is "injury" prone. Another reason to buy the Core/Arcade version. Hope this helps people out!! Happy gaming!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Exellent choice for replacement

    Posted
    monkeykins

    I bought an Arcade edition console to replace my launch-era 360 that finally RRoD on me. After 4 years of solid service, it died the day Bioshock 2 was released. Naturally. Since I was out of the 3 year service window, had heard it costs $100 to send in for repair, and was in the middle of three new games, the next day I went to Best Buy and picked up the Arcade Edition. For $200, you get a brand new console, with a new chipset less prone to failure (so they say), a wireless controller, and Best Buy gave me a $25 gift card. That put the price of the new console very near the repaired console, and who wouldn't spend $20 to get it immediately instead of waiting at least a few weeks? As a new purchase, though, the Arcade is useless. No hard drive means you essentially HAVE to spend money on one, and unless you build your own they get pricey. Lack of HDMI cables, too, make a big difference. In short, only buy the Arcade edition to replace a 360, or else spend far more money making it truely useable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great system

    Posted
    dwa1128

    i baught my 360 back in march, some of my other familey members have a 360 but not with the HDMI. when i got the x box i had to get a tv that sopported the hdmi and i can tell you that the graphics are unbeliveable. lateley ive bean playing call of duty 3, sometimes i play at the inlaws house where they have no hdmi poor visability, with the hdmi you see in full 1080p your able to see more. But thats not just the best part if your into facebook and twitter, soon this fall you will be able to experence it on the 360 consel. i havent had any problems, when i took it out of the box everything was there and of corse brand new and i recomend getting you electronic, and gamming supplys at best buy i can see that they care about the product they put on the sales floor. i have had problems from other places but not once at best buy.........the 360 arcade also comes with build in memory, video streeming from marcket place, game downloads and much more

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easist system ever

    Posted
    foxtrot181

    ok so i didn't exaclty buy this straight from the retailer but i got this from a friend when it first came out and it was straight from the repair factory where it was just fixed from the red ring of death. so far i've had it for about two years and about 2 months ago it had the red ring of death again the customer service was nice and everything but you do have to pay for the shipping for a product that was fauty on them. xbox live has been the best online experience ever better then ps3 it is so simple to use but since it is $50 a year it is not at the best price when you play games that have a large memory base and that rarely load games like oblivion it could cause them to slow down during gameplay i mean a big time slow down not just average but the best way to fix it is to pop off the memory and it worked fione afterwards so far other than the problems it has been the best gaming system i have ever bought

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best BUY great service - Microsoft need to improve

    Posted
    jonNH

    i bought the arcade in FL wrong move by me in NH no tax. anyway i got it for 299 and a year later ; now it failed. had the 2 year best buy warranty took some time to exchange but no problem. got new arcade home junk right out of the box. plugged all in and black screen. back to Best Buy again. got 2nd new one home plugged in and run like a champ and got a refund of $100 dollars because of the new price change. wish x-box had online browser like playstation 3 . x box has netflix on demand great for movies but the instant online movies is all old selection but netflix has great delivery time 1 day. x box now has downloadable full games on x box live better dig into pocket and pay for 180 gig hard drive my 18 gig or whatever it is can hardly handle game demos. has a loud humming when on and in a small room with an hd tv combined plan on turning on your air conditioning. despite problems i love it .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good console

    Posted
    TigerShark94

    Its a great console but the ps3 is definitely better now anyways if your on a budget and your in a hurry to get an xbox 360 get this arcade console. If you have the money to burn get the elite or pro console. if you get the arcade console then save up some money for the future so you can buy ah hard drive. I ended up going to a different retail store and buying a refurbished 20 gb hard drive but those arent being made any more so go to best buy and get a 60 gb hard drive now this console has great graphics good game selections online isnt free but its worth the money now whenever you buy a 360 dont listen to reviews if they tell you to buy a ps3 because those are just fanatics of playstation same thing with buying a ps3 dont listen to xbox fanatics also one game that should definitely be purchased with any xbox 360 console: Halo 3!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dont expect it to last

    Posted
    Joe25

    I bought an x box 360 2 and a half years ago. PS3 at the time was almost twice as much, so I went with the 360. I figured it had better games and it worked better than the ps3. The system worked just fine for 2 years, I was just a little disappointed with the amount of money spent on accessories such as x box live membership every year. A few weeks ago I bought the COD Modern Warfare 2. Like every other poor soul who bought this system, I got the red ring E74 message. Microsoft would not replace the xbox or admit it was their flaw and fix it for free. They wanted 140$ since I did not buy the extended warranty. I refuse to send it in to get fixed because of the amount of money i've spent on the system itself, the games, xbox live etc. Im simply going to kick myself in the rear,sell all my xbox equipment, and buy the better functioning system like the Ps3. THANK YOU MICROSOFT!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good system for money

    Posted
    ajsfarms

    awesome system for the money. had to buy like a flash drive for memory but i dont do online stuff with system so this is the best for the money. ya it dont come with a hard drive but for just playin game its awesome. also got the warranty with it because everyone i talk to says they have heard or have had problems with their system and also got the cooling fans for it another cheap insurance problibly didn't need it but makes me feel getter. ALSO now at best buy you can get a bundle, the system 2 game(not good games more for kids), the HD cable and a wired remote for 199 so i think thats a good deal if you want to get into next generation games!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Good Console That Lacks Some Important Features

    Posted
    Mass88

    The XBOX 360 arcade is a cheap option at $199. But people need to realize that for $199, you get far less than a $299 PS3 or to a lesser extent a $299 XBOX 360 Elite. Starting with the hard drive, I was surprised to see that the unit I bought only had 512 MB. This is very small for anyone who wishes to save games, music and pictures. I filled it up very fast. The other downfall is, I was told I had to buy a Microsoft hard drive. My friend has a PS3 and he was able to buy any manufacturer hard drive, as long is it met the size requirements, and that is a much cheaper route. The wireless adapter was expensive. Overall if you want a no frills system, then this is a decent option. The lack of wireless internet and a decent sized hard drive really tipped the scales for me and my mindset that this is only a decent option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful service with system.

    Posted
    yurpy

    So I've only owned my 360 for about 3 months, i use it everyone once in a while (while playing Wii and PS3 often). Anyway get a game for Christmas, im stoked, cant wait to get it out to play it, finally do that night and I get the three red light issue. I think great, this is the reason I shouldn't have bought the system. My brother tells me, "oh its no problem, they will fix that" so a little frustrated with not being able to play my new game I can wait the 3 weeks it'll take to get it back and play then... NO, I get the system back, still the same issue, then read the note in the box of Microsoft accusing me or voiding the warranty by opening the back of the system, and they will not fix it. This just seems messed up to me. You would be better off buying a PS3, better service, free internet, same games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend