Were Sony to proceed with a price cut, the console maker's newfound competitiveness may be short lived. Ars Technica's source notes that Microsoft may respond to a PS3 price cut with a SKU jiggering of its own. According to the tipster, Microsoft plans on phasing out the mid-level $299 Xbox 360 Pro in July or August, with the publisher introducing a number of attractive software bundles to help move systems. Once supply has sold through, Microsoft will essentially replace the 60GB Pro with the 120GB Elite model, cutting the price of its top-tier system to $299 in early September, the source said.
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Bought the 360 today with Gears of War 2. Turns out that this is his 3rd 360 over a period of about 5 years replaced twice under warranty for RR issues. He received this console summer 2008 but it was manufactured 8-8-07. I guess all I can hope for is that if it's going to die it do so within the next 12 months so I stand a chance of getting a warranty replacement.
Besides the reliability issue I will that:
XBox 360 + 1080p + Samsung 61" TV = Nice
Console controls are going to take some getting used to that's for sure. Seems much less precise than keyboard+mouse but it's totally new to me so I'm biased I guess. Not sure I'll play enough to get really used to it but I'm sure Buu will.
Do XBox coolers like this one decrease the change of getting the RR problem?
Is there any place I should be looking for used XBox games besides the usual eBay, Amazon marketplace, etc ?
Game store maybe used games at dem, perhaps.
Some specials at the store. I had a look. I would be interested for more co-op games to play split screen, RE5 is awesome split screen. I wish there were more games like dat. Halo 3 is ok, and the ODST is coming up so if it good enough den ok.
Last edited by 3dfxrain; 07-05-2009 at 06:38 PM.
I have a 20 gb. It's almost gone. Of course, that's because I have 3 game demos installed (that's 4-5 gigs right there), 20 albums (which seem to take up a lot) and Oblivion copied to the hard drive (which doesn't seem to help much with loading times). I have like 25 games. You could survive on 20 gb pretty easily unless you want to make your 360 a multimedia centre and shave a few seconds off game loading times.
Picked up Project Gotham Racing 4 on ebay for $10 shipped today. Still watching for a deal on Halo 3 and Soul Calibur IV.
Last edited by Lenny; 07-05-2009 at 10:27 PM.
Ooooo PGR4 is one of my favoritest racing games!
Cheap Ass Gamer for the most recent deal postings. Price drops and clearance items can be found at B&M stores (including Best Buy and Target), so if there are specific titles you're waiting to be discounted, chances are you'll find out about them first-hand at CAG; I found out about the $9.99 clearance sale on video games a few months back this way (yes, Soul Calibur IV was part of it )