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Microsoft - Xbox 360 Gaming Console

Model: FAA-00059SKU: 9460763

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 216 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    even with the 2 games, the value still isnt there

    Posted
    InsufficientFunds

    I don't mean to make this a PS3 vs 360 review, but with both rival systems out at the same price, you have to compare the to to see which has the better value. When it comes to exclusives, I'd say the PS3 and 360 are about even, maybe a slight edge to the ps3 because it offers more variety with its exclusives (LittleBigPlanet, God of War 3), rather than just a bunch of shooters. I'm really not a fan of the power brick, I'm not sure how Sony managed to cram all that hardware into the new PS3 design, but it would've been nice if Microsoft did the same. Lets get this out of the way, a lot of people feel that Xbox Live should be free, and I do too. The Wii and PS3 offer free online play, so does the PC, PSP, and DC, but Microsoft wants about $10 a month from you for this feature. The online gameplay is THE SAME as the PS3s (they're both very smooth but some people might tell you otherwise), but the 360 has certain features which the PS3 lacks, such as facebook, and radio, not really important to me since its a game console, but it might be important to some gamers who love their social networking sites. When it comes to the online store, the PS3 has a better variety of Indie games to choose from, not too mention a lot of PSone games. The 360 also has a lot of content, but Castle Crashers seemed like the best Xbox Live Marketplace game available, but that title is now being made available to the PS3. Both the 360 and PS3 offer Netflix, but the 360 has it integrated more nicely onto its system, but I've heard thats part of the Microsoft deal that they made with Netflix. However the PS3 does offer a Video store, which makes up for that. Other features that I wish the 360 had was built in wi-fi, and the ability to upgrade the harddrive like on the PS3s. Microsoft charges a wopping $100 for their wi-fi adapter, and an additional 60gb harddrive for the 360 is also $100. On the other hand, you can buy a 320gb hardrive for the PS3 for that price. This holiday bundle specifically isnt very good, those games combined are worth about $30-$40, and if you buy a 360, I assume you'll probably want to get started with some great console exclusives like Fable II, instead of Lego Batman. To sum it up, the PS3 is the much better value in terms of hardware, but the 360 has certain exclusives and online features that people other than I might greatly care about.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I haven't stopped playing since Christmas day

    Posted
    awax1978

    I'm 31 years old and purchased this for Christmas as a family gift for myself, the wife, and my two kids. Our last console was a PS2 so this console upgrade was huge for us. I picked it up from Best Buy online so I will be genuine in my review. Package showed up in great shape. Console was produced on 10/21/09 so I guess it has the Jasper chip and all that. I knew it wouldn't come with the HDMI cable so I picked one up for $12.00; I do find it lame that they couldn't throw even a bottom of the barrel cable in the box--oh well. So I hook it up, and turn it on. The interface they use is great; very clean simple set up and to navigate. I set up my Live Gold membership, creat my avatar, sign up for Netflix, and I'm off! My wife and I have watch instant netflix movies which I was impressed that there was not a single glitch on either SD or HD movies; I've got my 360 hooked up to a hard wire to the router just in case I encountered this. The kids and I have beaten a couple games already. I've been playing COD MW2 online with buddies. Networked the console to my PC to play photo albums and music. It all works seamlessly. This system is great. I'm not going to lie, when you put a disc in the drive, it can be a bit noisy, but really, you don't notice it much while actually playing a game with the volume on; especially when you're freaking out while playing COD or jammin out on the drums with World Tour! If I could describe it, it would be similar to running a CD off your PC; it gets a little loud, then quiet, loud, quiet, and soon. Note that when you are not running a disc and simply using the live interface or watching Netflix movies via instant stream, the console is very quiet; just a light noise that I can't describe, but very soft. So no problems at all, we love this thing and have played it every day since christmas for multiple hours at a time. I like how people complain about paying for the Online membership and not having built in wireless; so what? You buy gold membership for $40-$50 for a year; that's only around $4 a month. This isn't a kids only market anymore and I would certainly pay that to download game demos, play with my buddies out of state online, etc. The wireless card is no biggie either; I figure many people would just complain that the wireless card it came with sucked and was not good enough. I'd rather it be up to the consumer to choose wired or wireless. The PS3 looks really cool and I struggled between the two. I just felt that the 360 was a bit more of a casual machine and would offer something for my whole family. The PS3 seemed a bit more serious and adult orientated IMO. If I had another $300 to blow, I'd buy a PS3 as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great gaming machine!

    Posted
    HandsOfDeceit

    I've been an Xbox 360 owner for close to four years now, and in a nutshell, the Xbox 360 is an awesome game console! It has triple A first party and third party titles. Titles such as: Halo 3, Gears of War, Fable 2, and Forza 3 really make this console great if you are looking for great exclusives. Then you have the big third party titles such as: GTA IV, Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and Madden which ALL look and sound great on Microsoft's machine. But the sole reason why the Xbox is so popular is due to their online service, Xbox LIVE. LIVE comes in two flavors. Silver is totally free and has the ability to have a user download game demos, content, add-ons, avatars, a friends list and more. It will NOT allow you to play online. Gold on the other hand allows players the full benefit of playing Xbox LIVE titles online and much more for $50 per year, which isn't a bad deal at all. The online community is vastly growing everyday and someone is connected 24/7 for the most part. Now for the negatives. The biggest problem for the 360 is that the hardware still has general failures to induce the console to have the infamous "Red Ring of Death" or RROD. This makes the console unplayable unless you either send it in to Microsoft to fix it or to just buy a new one. I would HIGHLY recommend the extended warranty from Best Buy if you're planning to buy one. It's saved me a lot of time, money, and hassle. Trust me! Another downside is that, it's not Blu-ray compatible. While it can still play DVD movies, many people with an HDTV would prefer to have more of a complete package than to go out and buy a separate player to watch Blu-rays. DVDs are still the format of choice in this time and day, but it won't be long before Blu-ray becomes the new standard in viewing optical media. And with the 360 not having any sort of relation, it really doesn't make it a future-proof console as of right now. Accessories are also quite expensive. The wi-fi add-on is still $100, not to mention battery chargers ($10 - $30). Plus no HDTV compatible cables are included. Just your standard RCA cables which is a disappointment for HDTV owners. Bottom line is that the Xbox 360 is a great console for gamers. Has plenty of great first and third party games and an unparalleled online service. I love mine to death. But with this console to be prone to general hardware issues and not being so future proof as its competitor, don't say I didn't warn you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entertainment value

    Posted
    RangerLee

    This is my second xbox and my first Elite version. My Xbox pro is still running fantastic and has been given to my son so the Elite is my little upgrade. Considering the amount of entertainment I get from this, from games to movies, news and socializing with friends and family, this system gives a massive amount of "bang" for the buck. The Elite model I picked up is quieter than the pro, my understanding is the newer models have a quieter set up, so that explains the noise difference. The large hard drives allows me to install many more games to the system directly which lessons the stress on the hardware while gaming. Having it also connected via Windows Media Center to all my computers in the house, I can stream movies, music and photos to the main TV with out having to store them on the Xbox itself. The Microsoft Live interface is by far the best online gaming network around for the consoles, having done Multiplayer gaming between Sony's system and the Xbox, the difference is very noticeable and it shows how much money microsoft sinks in to the Live network. The Xbox elite would benefit from having wireless integrated in to the system, this does not affect me at all since I have my house hard wired with CAT6e to every room since I prefer gaming via a hard wire to help reduce lag even by a fraction. There are many though that could and would prefer to have the wireless integrated. One thing to consider though, is as wireless technology improves, systems that have a built in wireless adapter can find themselves behind the curve, an external adapter allows you to upgrade with a faster model, such as moving from a B to a N wireless adapter. So there is always a silver lining. Seeing as Blu-Ray won the High def war with movies, this is another area Xbox can improve in, not only does Blue Ray give sharper looking movies, but it holds so much more data for games allowing even more depth and sound. Overall I am highly satisfied with this system and would recommend it to anyone, especially for multiplayer gaming. It is a nice way to stay connected with friends and family that live far away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Jasper units are more reliable than previous 360s.

    Posted
    VironYDC

    Okay, I own a refurbished 360 Elite based on the Falcon chip set. First thing it did was give me the red ring of death (rrod for short). Being the tech I was, I opened it and did the X-Clamp mod and it worked great for many, many months. Now, it's acting up again. Possibly looking to get the new Jasper based units. The newer Jasper based units have a much better reliability rate and are LESS prone to the rrod. You can often tell by looking at the power requirements near box cutout for the serial. They will have 12.1A and a more recent manufacturing date. If you don't believe me, Google it. Engadget also has an article on how to tell if a 360 is a Jasper unit. When it was working, I ran it at 1080p on my computer monitor. You need an HDMI cable that is rated to handle 1080p. Not all are. My HDMI cable has on it: "AWM STYLE 20276 80(degrees)C 30V VW-1 HDMI V1.3/CAT.2 (1080p) RoHS" So it was manufactured with the latest HDMI specifications for 1080p transmissions. For those getting 720p, you might not have an HDMI cable capable of 1080p transmissions. The new Dashboard is great. Being able to use my Facebook, Twitter and even stream music from last.fm was a great update. You will need an XBox Live Gold membership to access those features as well as Netflix. The avatars though are definitely a ripoff of the Nintendo Wii's Miis, just more graphical, lol! I will get a PS3 soon as well as the prices are now reasonable. Anything more than $300 for a console and it's just a waste of money. This is coming from someone who's been gaming since the Atari 2600 back in the early 80's and builds his own computer systems. Final words: The Jasper based 360 units and the upcoming Valhalla based units (most likely it will be a silent launch this year since Microsoft doesn't want people to know) are worth buying as their reliability will be much, much better. If you want to run 1080p, make sure you get HDMI cables manufactured to run the latest HDMI specification (V1.3 or higher) and that your TV or monitor is rated for 1080p. This will save you a lot of headaches. Know what 360 accessories you will need (web cam, mini keyboard, optical audio/stereo unit audio adaptor, wifi-n adapter, hard drive (overpriced), etc.) before hand as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is great system

    Posted
    akeclipse907

    The xbox 360 is a great system! it is loud and it may get RRoD but those are the only problems. infact one cool thing about the 360 is it has a 4 year warrenty with micrososft so you dont need to buy one at the store. if you get the RRoD just call up microsoft and tell them and they will fix it for you for free and renew your warenty for free as well GREAT customer service. it doesnt have bluray and also doesnt need it people may say oh you only need one disc with the PS3 but i find swapping out the discs better than having to waste memory installing the game to your system like you have to with the PS3. Xbox live isnt free but it is ONLY $50 a YEAR most people make more than that in a day of work so its nothing to complaign about and besides you get what you pay for. you get the most features, xblox live is MUCH faster than playstation network its MUCH more user friendly and more focused on making it as easy as possable to play with your friends...or watch movies with your friends overlive or even just talking. on the playstation you can have text chats...yay...xbox live you can have 8 player party chats with voice and everyone can be in a different game. on playstation network it gets annoying sending messages to your friends bc you need to add a head line than go in a type your message and send than go back to you inbox read the message...you get the point. also the system is more user friendly, ill start with the playstation, if you switch tvs to a TV that can support 1080P than go back to a tv that can only do something like 1080i or lower you have to change the settings FIRST befor you change TVs otherwise your stuck with no signal and if you dont know how to reset it your out of luck. on the otherhand with the 360 its automatic it sets the resolution to the highest the TV supports automaticly. i can go on for a while about the 360 but i will say it has the best game library, the best online capabilities, most user friendly, and not to mention the most fun out of the the bunch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    At long last, I have one and I'm not disappointed.

    Posted
    bighonkinwalrus

    I bought an X-Box 360 because I'm sick of the absolutely ridiculous requirements that come with PC gaming. That era for me has ended. You purchase a new machine and its outdated after a few releases. That's the number one reason to get an X-Box. Even when a new version comes out, they will still make games for the 360. You have nearly unlimited gaming capabilities and minus storage space, which is easily condensed, if you want to play it, you can play it. PROS: * Play any game designed for a 360 and you know its going to work. Forget any stupid requirements for you PC. PC gaming is so yesterday. * Play online (with an adapter) with people all over the world. * Huge harddrive space on the elite (when are you ever going to have to dump something out? Think about it). * Track achievements and compare to other gamers to see who dominates in what games and categories. * "The red ring of death" has supposedly been fixed. * The price just dropped $100 to compete with PS3. There is no better time to buy. * That's pretty much it. If you have one, or you've seen one, you know whats involved and what they're capable of playing. CONS: * I hear you can't stand it vertically because if it gets bumped, it can burn a hole through your disks. So now it takes up 4x as much space to sit flat on the floor, however when its flat on the floor, its almost impossible to cover up any of the heat vents. * Its loud. Mostly when I play Madden its as if you can hear the disk spinning around inside the console constantly! It can get very annoying especially on quiet loading screens. No doubt I would recommend this to a friend. If a noisy console is the biggest of problems I face, this will have turned out to be a perfect and flawless purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Xbox360; best gaming console available

    Posted
    S

    The previous reviewer is a bias PS3 fanboy. The 360 has several exculsive games that put it in front of the PS3. Gears of War series, for example, is one. The Halo series is old and tired? I guess millions of people worldwide are wrong then, huh? Jump on Halo 3 multiplayer and there are close to or more than a million Halo3 multiplayer gamers logged in worldwide at any given time. It's triple core processor may not be as powerful as the PS3's, but the PS3 games don't show otherwise. Anyone remember how Madden '08 ran at 60fps on the 360 but at 30fps on the PS3? Xbox Live IS better and much faster than the lag ridden Playstation network. You're actually complaining about $6 and change a month for a better online experience??? If you're that cheap then get a PS2 and be done with it. Almost everything on PS3 is on 360, with exception of games like Resistance, MGS, and soon God of War III. The Resistance games are great, but not worth buying a PS3 for. I never really liked Metal Gear (or Splinter Cell either), and I'm not sure God of War III would be worth the price of the PS3. And before you start to say I'm "another Xbox 360 biased fanboy", I just want to say I OWN all three systems; Xbox 360 Elite, Nintendo Wii, and 120gb Sony Playstation 3. The only one I think I wasted my money on is the PS3. The most action it gets from me is for BD movies and I could have gotten a BD player cheaper. The few games I play here and there on it aren't worth what I paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better Replacement

    Posted
    Pilgrim007

    I bought this Elite to replace a Premium model which had to go back to Microsoft for an out of warranty repair. This is technically my third Xbox 360 as the first (launch) one got Red Ring of Death within a couple of years - the second was a refurbished Premium which lasted another couple of years and then this one, which I hope will be the last. I'd thought about getting another Xbox 360 anyway so applied a lot of Best Buy Rewards points and picked this one up for next to nothing, plus free shipping and at least had a replacement machine within a couple of days, while I waited for the old one to get repaired. The bigger hard disk drive is a plus. The 20 GB on the older machine was full within a year so I'm hopeful that the 120 GB on the Elite will work out better. HDMI connection is particularly convenient - it removed a bit of the clutter from behind the entertainment center as you only need one cable from the Xbox 360, as opposed to say a VGA or component cables and then the optical cable for digital sound. Also, it makes it much easier to change inputs on the TV as now I only have one monitor HDMI cable going from my amplifier to the television and so all the other components, including the XBox 360 plug into the amp and use some kind of pass-through. Before I had to program in a step to change over to the VGA input and often it would screw this up in the macro so I don't have that problem any more. In all, this is a decent system so far but given the record of dead machines I have suffered over the years, I'm hoping that third time is the charm. If not, I guess it will be a PlayStation for me next time....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great While it Lasts

    Posted
    Polo151821

    Xbox 360 Pros- I like their online service, called xbox live, I tried it free for a month, I like the HALO franchise Cons- Doesnt Play Blu-Rays which will be the new standard in a yr or 2 No wifi adapater, cost me 99.99 to add a wifi adapater? Are you kidding me? They cost about 6 dollars to produce and come as a standard on the PS3 120GB is the max Hard Drive out right now for their system Their downloadable media, which since they are not shipping to stores so they should be saving on shipping and packaging, costs the same as if I bought it in store I find this confusing. Xbox live is an additional 50 dollars, now their service is nice but only has a few features that make it better, PS3 Online service is FREE, yes FREE Xbox Reliability is still in question after 3 yrs, systems still fail, it made me think twice about picking up the system, the best buy sales person said they still get them returned using their best buy warranty on a consistent basis, Xbox does have a 3 yr warranty though, but makes you wonder why they made it 3 yrs? I go back to the store and take a look at a PS3 PS3 Pros Plays Blu Rays Free Online Service Sleek and Reliable system Swapable hard drive of any size Wifi Built In Cost the same as an Xbox with more features Cons- Online isn't quite up to par of Microsofts yet, I like the controller on the xbox better So if your considering both systems and your a grown adult, who spends money wisely go with something that offers more for your money, doesn't nickel and dime you and is a reliable system go for the PS3 Slim, I was really impressed with this model and features Regards

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good System with very few flaws

    Posted
    ChiefOfRelief

    The xbox 360 overall is an amazing system I'd say for any teenager or adult that likes to play games, or watch movies. The xbox has very good graphics no matter what TV size/type you have. Some of the flaws the xbox has are: it can be loud while operating, although it depends on what type of surface you have it on, also, this may not be a problem with the xbox itself, but, hooking up to xbox live wireless can be very tricky, so make sure you have the wpa code, and wifi network all configured so that would work. But the good parts of the system are, the graphics are amazing, the game play looks amazing, the value of the system you get with this deal are okay, but I would recommend trading in the games it comes with, because, they're awful. But one thing that people have complained about, is the red ring of death. This is mainly when your xbox will overheat, or have some kind of malfunction. You know it will be doing this when the green ring where you turn on the xbox turns red, but i've kept mine on for about 6 hours at one time, on a shelf, and my xbox stayed cool the entire time. SO this deal i would say is very good overall, true xbox live may cost around 40/50 bucks per year, while ps3's live is free, but its far worth it. Also games i would really recommend are: Assassin's Creed 2, Dead Space, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Left for Dead 2, Gears of War 1 AND 2, Resident Evil 5, Halo 3 ODST, and Fallout 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No complaints here!

    Posted
    kr2nist

    After having been on the Sony bandwagon for a very long time -- as I've gone through a handful of PSOnes and PS2's respectively -- I wanted to find out what all the 360 fuss was about. I was originally going to buy a PS3, but after finding out about all the backward-compatibility issues and cringing at the thought of spending a lot more money, I finally set my "Red Ring O' Death" fears aside and splurged on a 360 Elite. And let me say I don't regret it one bit! I'm not going to nitpick on any minor flaws on my system because I really couldn't find any. Sure it makes some noise when I first turn the power on and the noise gets even louder when my Intercooler fan (the smaller sized one...not the one that covers the whole back of the system and won't fit properly and/or will eventually melt...) kicks in, but I don't let that bother me. Plus, I go the extra steps of making sure dust doesn't collect on the system, keep it very well ventilated, etc. I play my 360 to enjoy the games and to connect with family and friends over XBox LIVE -- the newest additions of Facebook and Twitter are a VERY nice touch, by the way! And if I feel the need to watch movies, that's what my good ol' PS2 is for. All in all I say that my 360 Elite is an awesome system and it's definitely worth every penny that I've spent on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    microsoft forgets locals

    Posted
    jimmy851

    Xbox 360 has some features that nobody else can offer that really sets it apart from the rest. The ability to use it as a media extender with your vista operating system is pretty darn cool. One thing I wish it could do is play blue ray but I guess you can't have it all. My biggest gripe; I can live with the failure rate now that xbox has stepped up the warrenty for ring of death but it really ticks me off that I live less than an hour away from where microsoft originated from and the new pricing for the elite just doesn't cut it... Let me explaine,,, yes the cut the elite price by $100.00 but now they don't offer a hdmi cable, no games to go along with the bundle and no other accessories except for contoler and wired headset. Just across the border from me in Canada, Xbox has made a bundle exclusivly for the Canadian customers that offers the elite console, a wireless network adaptor, Halo, wired headset and a contoler for $329.00 canadian. That works out to be right at $300.00 with the exchange rate. The american public is getting screwed by microsoft while they're giving it away in other countries.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Upgrade from Earlier 360 Models

    Posted
    Rob2727

    I will preface this review by stating I already own a launch Xbox 360 Pro system. I'm one of the lucky ones because my 360 Pro has been running strong for over 4 1/2 years and has never suffered from the RROD (knock on wood). I've used it more than my PS3 and Wii combined, and thankfully it has yet to fail me. Having said that, I really wasn't in the market to buy another Xbox 360. As fate would have it, however, I stumbled across an open box Xbox 360 Elite that I was able to negotiate down to $199.99. I wasn't expecting too much of a difference, but I could immediately tell the picture was cleaner thanks to 1080p output instead of 1080i. The next thing I noticed is how much quieter the Elite is compared to my Pro. The vent fans are quieter and the spool up sound when a disc is inserted isn't as audible. The only negative for me is that fact that if you want to run audio through an optical cable, you have to buy an additional adapter. I have an Onkyo receiver for sound, but it doesn't have HDMI so I needed the adapter in order to use HDMI for video and an optical cable for sound through my home theater. Overall, I would recommend an Elite 360 over a PS3 or Wii. I would even recommend it to current 360 owners who have Arcade or Pro systems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This System is a money magnet!!!!!!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I owned an Xbox elite for about 2 years and never had an issue with RROD. It does seem to have better internet game play, however, it costs about $59.99+tax for a 13month subscription to Xbox live (which is the best deal) $19.99+tax for just 3months. The 360 will put a dent in your wallet! Absolutley everything cost more money for the xbox 360. Controllers are powered by 2 AA batteries ( last about a month, depends on how much you play) You have to purchase the recharge kit ($15.00 for basic kit). The Xbox ran a lot louder than the PS3 that was quite noticable. Basically, it doesn't have rechargable controllers, besides PS3's are also lighter, it does not have wi-fi, it doesn't have Blu-Ray, and you can not surf the web! If you compared the PS3 120gb @ $299 to the Xbox 360 Elite 120gb @ $299, you get more for your money with the PS3! As far as graphics go I would have to say I did not see any big difference between the 2 systems as long as you use an HDMI cable to optimize your maxium game play experience! Last but not least I know everyone including myself has mentioned the Blu-Ray Player, but all PS3 games are on Blu-Ray Discs and do not scratch as easliy as regular DVD's, CD's, Xbox 360, and Wii Games!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    sixth times the charm

    Posted
    MJDkk7

    this is my sixth xbox 360 and im sick of it. I dont have time or money to keep buying new ones the only reason is becuase of all my games but now im fed up i dont want to be buying a consell thats junk and doesnt have any good games halos old and im tired of playing it. i have been keeping these all in well ventaled areas on three feet away from my tv the room tempeture is 72 F and thell still get rrod. I would have played it for 2 or 3 hours then it dies on me i have had a electriction come out and he says its not the houses fault but the xbox is just porly made. After this one went out i sold all my games to a local gaming store and basiclay traded for a new ps3 with 4 games of my choice and 2 controllers. i feel cheated from xbox 360 that i got all that of ps3 for a net worth coast of 400 bucks and xbox 360 after 6 of them is over 2 grand not including all the games. also i leave me have played my ps3 over 300 hours and 2 months and its still running strong by the way. i dont want to diss xbox 360 buck frankly it sucks i dont like it and it doesnt have any new games its games dont have verry good graphics compared to ps3 ether. the xbox 360 has ps2 graphics it seams

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like any Microsoft product does

    Posted
    yuttivon

    Though loud, it performs like anything made by Microsoft should; 90% perfection, the rest is sporatic freezing (typically online play, so its less the hardware and more other peoples connections causing your own problems.) and the occasional disconnection to your own router for no apparent reason. There is so much stuff to do on this thing that you could easily go bankrupt, and then some. Worst part about the entire Xbox 360 idea is that you pay $300+ for it, then have to pay for Live, ON TOP of paying for your ISP, in order to play online. Then theres all these apps and map packs and movies and pictures and game demos and etc etc... which all costs money on top of the rest. Beyond being exactly what you pay for, for nearly no reason but lots of empty space and bragging rights, this is a worthwhile system. Id still definitely stick with the Arcade, or if you can find one used (since they dont make them anymore) get a Premium on eBay or similar. Removable hard drive (and its size) is more of a novelty than a necessity, but if youve got the cash to spend, hey why not?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fun... when it works

    Posted
    anonymous1193

    At first, this system isn't all that bad. It has a great selection of games, it has good graphics and good online. It's easy to look past the reliability problems, until it dies. May I inform you that it has been factually proven that this system dies 55% of the time, and can develop a nasty habit of scratching your CD's. FYI, scratched CD's are NOT free to fix. I have owned this system for 2 years, and I have already went through FIVE of them. You can go on gaming forums, they will say the same things. It is a widespread fact that this system is notoriously unreliable. However, this is also the only system without built-in wireless, and the online is $50 a year. as I've mentioned it is good, but is it $50 a year good? NO You can get a similar experience from the PS3, which has free online. PS3 also has built in wi-fi, good graphics and good games. However unlike the xbox 360, it is reliable. I have owned a PS3 for a year, and it hasn't given me any problems If you are in the market for a 360, AVOID. A PS3 costs as much as a 360, while having better value for money, is as fun, and above all it's reliable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox360 Elite

    Posted
    Shina444

    My friend got this system and let me tell you that this system is great. Sure it dosent have blueray like ps3 but it still has hd quality. Yes, it can still fail and get the red ring of death. But any system can fail that is just it. But the main thing is i dont get why they left the cable out but i already have one so i am not worried. The games on the system are great they load faster. The system is not as loud as a lot of people clam it to be. And the system can let you play music while in game with ps3 dosen't have. But overall the system is great. and you can stream movies with netflix with the xbox elite. Great and larger online community. Eventhough you have to pay but it is worth it if you want to spend time playing online with friend or whoever. The detail of the picture on an hd tv is just outstanding. So is the ps3. I would recommend this product to anybody who asked me about it. but if your afraid of the red ring of death dont worry you could get a ps3 and it could just as likely screw up as the xbox360 any system can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Game Console

    Posted
    pinkblh95

    The x-box 360 Elite is probably the best game system out there. And now with that super attractive price of $299, there should be no reason to hesitate. Games look fantastic in 1080p on my Panasonic plasma. I know some people don't like the 360 because you have to pay to play online, but it really is worth it. And it's not that expensive, either. You get one month free anyway, so why not give it a chance. As for what is included, the wireless controller is great. I would recommend getting a rechargeable battery pack if you are a heavy user, but that certainly is not absolutely necessary. The headset gets the job done, but feels a little bit cheap. You should hook it up with an HDMI cable for best results. The only thing that really is a turn off for me is the lack of wi-fi. Even though it's easy enough to hook it up via ethernet cable, the lack of wifi gets annoying when you want to move the system around. The game selection is great, there's a game for anyone of any age. A great console overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend