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Microsoft - Xbox 360 S Gaming Console

Model: S7G-00001SKU: 1219686

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 365 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One word "WOW!!!"

    Posted
    SKilla

    I never write reviews but the Kinect is something that finally lives up to all the hype that I had to create an account and write one I went out and brought the 250GB Kinect bundle pack first day it came out 11/4/10 but unfortunately xbox still hasn't fix the problem with the circular scratches on the disk when switched from horizontal to vertical or the other way around. Matter of fact you can't even touch this console at all while the disk is being played. But I did so to make room and that's when it happened Kinect Adventures Ruined. So I went back to Best Buy and they were more than helpful to fix my problem. So I didn't get to play until two days later 11/6/10 but it was definitely worth playing when I did. Kinect works EXACTLY as advertised so if you're impressed with what you seen on T.V., Internet, Game sites, etc. I can back this up with my word by saying. "YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN." For the skeptics (I was at first) don't be one for the kinect this is the real deal. Lastly for the people that weren't impressed by what they've seen or know nothing about it go to Best Buy and try it out once you've played it I bet there's an amazingly high chance that you WILL or WANT to buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun For Entire Family

    Posted
    JConnell

    My wife is opposed to video games. She was very against us getting a XBox 360. But a friend of ours has one with the Kinect and he invited us over to play. We played Kinect Sports all night and we all had a blast. It took all of about 5 minutes for my wife to see how much fun we were having before she was playing with us. My 5 year old son loves it, my 15 year old daughter loves it, and I love it too. With the wife's permission we are getting one for Christmas (shhhh don't tell the kids) The best thing for me was, no controller needed while playing Kinect., so you dont have to worry about throwing a controller through yor TV, or knocking out other players. You do need a lot of room to play so be warned The commercials are deceiving. You cannot be right up on top of the sensor you'll need to be at least 6 feet away but 8 is better. Trust me get this one with the 250GB memory, as opposed to the one with the 4 GB hard drive. The model with the 250 GB hard drive gives you well, a larger hard drive, also you get one controller (why Microsoft sells a console bundle pack without a controller I'll never understand) All in all this is a great gaming system that will give you a work out so get out of your seat and on your feet and play Kinect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding in a Little Black Box!

    Posted
    CSARdiver

    I purchased this as an upgrade to my elite 120GB console. First thing existing 360 fans will notice is the slimmer design, control upgrades (touch sensitive), and quiet operation. I cannot stress this enough, but compared to previous consoles this update has little to no noise and runs cool! Integrated wireless frees up the rear USB port and the unit now sports additional ports for future peripherals. The additional HD space is perfect for users of the windows media center - allows quick access to videos and files on the PC. I had my doubts about the Kinect, but it is simply amazing! Movement detection is incredibly sensitive and works very well. Setup took minutes - I have a wall mounted TV slanted towards the middle of the room, so built a small shelf above the TV for optimal placement. The walkthrough is easily understood and will help anyone with correct placement, lighting, and play area. Optimal play range is 6'-8' in a well lit room. The included "Kinect Adventures" is actally a decent game and does a great job of showing off the potential of the Kinect. Enough variety with the different game modes and offers a good deal of challenge and replay. All in all a very good deal for those new to the 360 or those looking for an upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    Mannyb0y

    The new Xbox 360 is here with a sleek new look and powerful features. Featuring a gloss black finish, a 250GB hard drive and Wi-Fi capability, the Xbox 360 250GB console brings you to the brink of innovation and the future of gaming. The exciting new Kinect Sensor lets you literally climb into the game and control your entertainment with the wave of a hand using advanced motion-sensing technologies. Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi provides a faster and easier connection to Xbox Live to stream HD movies and TV shows or download games in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound. The internal, removable 250GB hard drive offers plenty of space to save games, HD shows and movies and more. Your body becomes the ultimate controller as you jump off of the couch and into the game with Kinect. With no other remotes or accessories, your every movement translates on-screen to give you total control of the action — and it all starts right out of the box with the included Kinect Adventures game. Your gaming and entertainment world expands online with the included one-month Xbox Live Gold membership. Communicate via voice, text and video chat, or engage in global competition. You can even download content from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Connect more accessories and storage devices easily with five USB ports, and enjoy booming sound from your A/V receiver with the integrated optical audio out port. The system comes with a black wireless controller and a black headset. With its sleek new black design, this super-quiet model of the Xbox 360 console delivers a wide variety of entertainment options and the intuition of the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great, IF it lasts

    Posted
    GamerDan

    First impressions of this system were both good and bad. Was a little surprised that there are no longer any high definition cables of any kind, just the original yellow visual, and red and white audio. Also the power supply cord seems to be a little cheaper as well and does not fit as snug as it should. However after turning the system on I was very impressed. The kinect works great if you have a space large enough to play it (6-10 feet from the TV) and this system is so much quieter than the old system. That remained my impression until I had the system for less than a week and it started sounding like an electric razor and vibrated enough to shake my TV. Obviously I was able to return it after that period in time but after looking into a "vibrating xbox" I quickly realized that my situation was not a freak occurance. Also with the replacement I got from best buy the covering of the case for the kinect game had cracked all along the side which brings me to question the care the systems are handled with and if something else may be jarred loose. I did not take the time to drive out and get a second replacement though I have my worries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bad Connection Originally Fixed

    Posted
    Pudd

    I absolutely love my kinect. It has been a welcome addition to my home entertainment system. When I first purchased the connect I was not able to hook it up to my home entertainment system because the Kinect needed to be in the front of the room while my home entertainment system is hooked up to my projecter in the back of the room. The length was about 40 ft and the extension only went to 15 ft. This obviously was not enough, however, after looking around I found an Long Range USB extender that extends the USB up to 100 meters (much further than I or anyone else would need). I hooked up the externder, and ran the cable back to my Xbox and it worked perfectly. Regular USB extensions will not work for this problem due to signal degradation. IMO even the 15 ft cable from XBOX will cause you some issues. You can find this product at usbcables.com. If you can't find it call in and ask for the Long Range Extender for the Kinect. Also want to give a big thanks to the Best Buy rep who gave me the idea and contact info.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full entertainment package

    Posted
    texan10

    I own both the xbox 360 arcade and the Wii. Individually, they are great and my 6 and 8 year old kids played back and forth on both of them based on their mood. After 3 days of the new console I believe we're finally down to 1 console that does it all. Setup was a breeze except I had to remove my glasses for the Kinect to recognize me during initial calibration (I could play with them on afterwards). The kids love the kinect feature and have been jumping with us "older kids" to the point that my calfs are burning (I can't cheat by sitting down on the couch with a controller anymore). We still have full use of the xbox 360 controller games and stream music for free with last.fm. The updated netflix integration is where it needs to be where I can search, stream (and order) movies straight from the console. No more going to the PC to get a movie in the instant queue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great family games

    Posted
    Zealous

    I purchased the Xbox 360 with Kinect for myself. The reason was to get me off the couch and get me moving with some of the dance games. I really enjoy dancing and this was a great find for me and fun to do. Then one day my grandkids were over and noticed I had the Xbox and they went crazy I became the coolest grandma around. We now have dance wars and I must say grandma is pretty good. My son didn't want to do any of the dances but we really drove him crazy so he got up to do ONE dance just so we would leave him alone. Once he started he couldn't stop and liked the Xbox so much he purchased one for himself the next day. We have now added other family games and have so much fun trading them back and forth. But most of all when we get together we all can join in on the fun not matter what the ages are. One of the best purchases I have made in a long time. Now I am off the couch and moving plus became a very cool grandma

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent game console package

    Posted
    Rmill
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    I owned the first Xbox for many years and finally took the plunge to upgrade to the 360. I decided to go all the way and get the latest and greatest with the Kinect included. I have not been disappointed. The graphics and audio are excellent and there is a vast library of games for the machine. The Kinect has performed flawlessly. Although I have only two games for it, I expect to see many more in the coming year. It is really quite amazing to stand in front of the TV and participate in a game without the hindrance of a controller device. The 250GB hard drive is also a big plus. I doubt that I will ever run out of storage space for this unit. This is a package that is well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    XBOX rocks

    Posted
    Roadking10453

    This is my first gaming system since my Nintendo 64 and I'm AMAZED by the system. I love the wireless controllers (over the old tethered style of course) and the response to character movement is faster than I am. The only downside that I have noticed is that some game disks won't install to the hard drive to they get a lot of disk use and at times it gets a tad noisy, but most games do install nicely and a GB drive hold a lot of games/data. The kinect is amazing too. I've played the Wii and this is much better, M$ got it right IMHO. Some of the Kinect games aren't as responsive/accurate as they should be but most are solid and impressive. I think that M$ is taking a bit of advantage though with the client base with the while xbox live gold membership stuff to unlock the full potential of the xbox in general but thats not a reflection on the box itself, its a criticism of M$ in their marketing practice. That aside (and I did sign up for gold b/c I do want all the content), this is an amazing piece of HW and the bundle of the xbox, big drive, kinect, and a couple of killer games beat anything out there this season (and still does!). Thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Planning to join GYM? Buy Kinect Instead.

    Posted
    forumans

    Man.....Oh Man....... It is an ULTIMATE experience. It is not an excitement that anyone would have with a new gadget. It is definitely much more beyond that excitement. It is such awesome gadget. Don't waste money joining a GYM. It would be total waste of money if you join GYM. Instead buy Kinect. The game supplied with the console (Adventures) was more than suffice to have each and every part of your body move. I can confidently say that within a month, you would loose many more pounds of weight. If you don't loose considerable amount of weight, hey, you can always return the console and get your money back within a month right? It is very interesting for the whole family. You won't get bored because you don't need to hold any kind of joysticks in your hand. Bare hands, total body movement and sweat out gallons and drink gallons of water, maintain healthy life, feel happy playing games. My personal experience is that it changed all ages people to kids. The kind of laugh they had when they saw their pictures in different positions was such a different feeling..... awesome, ultimate, excellent... Go for it....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for everyone

    Posted
    MLopez

    I played with the Kinect over the weekend at a Microsoft store and gave it a fair chance. Going into it I had minor doubts. In the end I was left with several negative thoughts towards the Kinect that I didn't have before. 1) If you already have a Wii, especially if you've already gotten tired of it, you may as well pass on the Kinect. The games I played were neat, but when I was done It already felt old. I was looking at the Kinect much like how I look at my Wii. There were several things that bothered me, which leads to 2) You need 6 - 8 square feet of playing space. Not a problem for me in my living room, I personally set it up as a full theater with plenty of floor space, but if you live in a small apartment, have a cluttered living room or plan on buying this for your kid to play in his/her bedroom who's TV is close to their bed, then buying it will be pointless because it wont work. Watch a lot of the reviews on YouTube and you'll notice how well spaced out everything is and how well lit they are. 3) There were also a few glitches here and there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    outstanding console

    Posted
    baseballgeek6126

    i traded in my ps3 for the 360 with kinect and this thing is so cool i thought that i would feel like an idiot jumping aroung and being a controller but it is so much fun and it is also a workout i feel like a magician i wave my hands and something happens i jump up and down and something happens ,the move is not even close to this and the move is also just to complicated iread all of these articles from these experts about which system is the best and i really do not pay attention because the experts do not pick the best console the consumer does and the consumers say the 360 is the best yes the ps3 is a great system but since the xbox has gone wireless and with the production of the kinect system it just can't be beat ,blue ray is just something that sony came up with to make even more money go and just buy a regular dvd because i do not see the difference a movie is only so long and a video game only takes up the same amount of space so what do you do with the rest of the space .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kinect is a nice change of pace

    Posted
    CodeGorilla

    I'm typically a PC gamer and have been wanting to purchase a Kinect system for a while now. I have two children, seven and nine that I've wanted to provide a more "interactive" gaming experience for and the Kinect delivers. First off, it's controllerless... this is great for kids. We have a Wii and they have absolutely destroyed a couple of controllers and I have had to purchase replacements, so a controllerless system is a god-send. Kinect game selection is pretty slim currently. However, I have high hopes that this will change within the next year. I currently own Outdoor Adventures, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports and Fruit Ninja (highly addicting and awesome). There are a few demos available for download as well so that you can see how well the kinect games interact with the controllers prior to purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good way to upgrade your hard drive and get Kinect

    Posted
    EnchiladaSupreme

    My original Xbox red ringed again, and I was out of warranty. I decided to pick up this system to upgrade my hard drive and to get the Kinect system as an added bonus. This system preforms well and is much quieter than my original Xbox. I also like the new sleek, black look, and it takes up a little less room on my entertainment unit. A word of warning, unlike the original Xbox where you had to hold the power button to power down the console, this one you have to simply push the power button to power down the console. For houses with young and curious children, this can be problematic as one push of the button from your child can power down your console. This may be an important factor to consider in your Xbox placement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Machine, Not Great Kinect (yet)

    Posted
    Helios180

    Having owned an Xbox360 from it's release date, it was time to upgrade to the new Xbox360 S. I like the increased storage up to 250GB, the built in WiFI was a big plus as well. The Kinect attachment, however, is kinda fickle. Without going into all the details, just know you will need to be patient with some of the games such as Party in Motion (the worst one for user interface in our opinion). We like Kinect Adventures and Kinectimals quite well. Kinect Sports is next on our list to try. We are expecting the next batch of Kinect games to work out some of the interface kinks. Value = 5: Includes lots of stuff, 250GB storage, built in WiFi, Kinect Sensor and game, etc. Functionality = 4: Falls down in this category due to Kinect sensor issues. Performance = 5: Lots faster than my previous Xbox360. Graphics = 5: Upgraded internals produce better graphics and the Xbox360 S has a better resolution output than prior models. HDMI is key.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exhausting!!!

    Posted
    mfr1

    I think it's a wonderful debut of technology and a good value, the device is simple to setup and calibrate. The kinect really does track your body well but there is a slight lag in responding, but so far of the games I've played kinect sports and adventures the games have tells that allow you to anticipate and execute your moves to make up for the really slight lag. Graphics wise the kinect games look simple to me, like wii games on steroids, dont expect Gears of War. Now probably on to the one thing new kinect owners might no be expecting, the Kinect is exhausting. You will be running around hopping up and down, squating, jumping, throwing punches(kinect sports), you will break a sweat and you will be sore the next day. No pain, No gain. Enjoy. Also two player games can be dangerous with kicks and elbows flying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of fun & gets you up off of the couch!

    Posted
    Cronniss

    I've had an XBox 360 since they first came out. So I had a 1st Gen with a 60Gb harddrive. Yes, I had to deal with the RROD, and the unit was loud, too. It was on its last leg by this time (5 years of constant use, and it could no longer read DVDS - the laser needed to be recalibrated), so I decided to get the XBox 360S - more storage space (250Gb drive - very nice) and it is really quite. Plus, it came with the Kinect - and now I have a couple of games and a fitness program that gives me some extra exercise! I also got my daughter this same unit, since she lives in another state (going to college) - and now we can see each other whenever we want to talk to one another! I highly recommend this unit - great games for the Kinect and you still can play all of the XBox 360 games (along with a good portion of the Original XBox games)! Its definitely worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's fun!! Family!!

    Posted
    Insertnicknamehereplease

    My sister has a wii, and it has been collecting dust. This kinect is awesome, since it does not require controller and older non-technological people can also have fun...like my mom. The adventures game may be a full game but after a while it gets boring, feels like a demo. Buy a full game like dance central which is super fun. This is way better than wii. Control responsive ness is great!! I did not think it would be this fun! Oh and this bundle is the best it does come with wireless controller unlike some think. This bundle saves you about 80 bucks compared to buying everything seperate

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best game console so far!

    Posted
    FloridaBuckeyes

    We owned Wii and just loved it since we got it and 2.5 yrs later we got playstation 3 and we were amazed with the graphics and the party game is a lot of fun! But when we got the kinect......oh my gosh!!! It's the best game console we ever got! You're basically the remote control so that means it won't cost you much to play the games (except some certain games like shooting you'll need remote of course. In pair in comparison when you play the PS3 boxing game if you want to play with 2 players you'll need 4 remote???? I'm the mom and I find myself playing kinect more than my kids does. :) I love the dance central I sweat good after dancing 3 songs...good workout!! My kids and I play at least 4x a week...that's how great kinect is! We had to sell our ps3 as I don't see us needing it anymore. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend