To buy or not to buy?

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Nov 21, 2008

To buy or not to buy? by SeanoRLY? at 9:02 AM (1,491 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. SeanoRLY?
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    It hasn't been long since I last asked myself this question. I never even noticed how cheap the 60GB 360s are going for until a week ago. There are some good offers floating around Gamestation, Argos and Currys, which I'm seriously considering.

    Xbox 360 60gb Console
    Wireless Controller & Headset supplied
    Xbox Live Silver Membership
    007 Quantum of Solace Xbox360
    Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox360
    Sega Superstar Tennis Xbox360
    Project Gotham Racing 4 Xbox360

    All for £199 with free shipping.

    There is an Argos deal similar, but without 007 and Banjo, and instead replaced with a Sonic game I think. IIRC it's a little cheaper too.

    Gamestation have loads of mix and match deals going at the moment, and I could get an Elite for like £220 or something. Not sure if I really need that though.

    What do you guys think? Should I just say 'screw it' and but one now, or perhaps look into a PS3? The downside of that is I wouldn't be able to hack it if I felt like it. I doubt prices wouldn't get THAT much cheaper in January either, and if anything will just go out of stock then shoot straight back up in price.

    EDIT: If I do buy a 360, I'll probably pick up stuff like VF5 pre-owned, Naruto, Burst Limit and probably some type of new racing game.
     
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    I say go for it. The 360 is a fantastic console. But it is your money afterall and really I'm no 360 fanboy but the ps3 is....err...not brilliant. It is up to you.

    oh and btw if you want to play online you'll need to get a xbox gold membership
     
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    that's a pretty good deal, but check the reviews, you can get a 60gb pro pretty cheap on its own, then pick up the games you want. the 2nd hand market for games on ebay is v.good, I got plenty of games no more than a year old for between 3 and 10 quid.

    the 360 is a great console, some excellent games. personally I'm waiting for the ps3 to go for under £200 and then I'll get one. I really want Littlebigplanet, but there's plenty to play on 360 in the meantime.
     
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    Where exactly would I look to get one on its own? When I had my Wii, I did exactly that, just bought all my games from Ebay and saved myself loads of cash.

    Not sure how much of a price difference I'd get with a Pro on its own though, considering Arcades are still like £150 or something.

    EDIT: http://www.gamestation.co.uk/Xbox360/Hardw...th-Mirrors-Edge

    Cheapest I could see. Maybe I just suck at browsing. [​IMG]
     
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    don't forget to get one you can mod.
     
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    If I buy a brand new 360, it'll probably have one of the unhackable drives in it. I'd probably have to buy another DVD drive off of Ebay or something, unless I actually buy an older console from the 'bay.
     
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    Yes, I'm double posting, but it's been like 6 hours and no activity in this forum.

    How much could a 20gig HD hold? Basically, when will the lack of storage begin to become a problem? 10/15/20 games in? etc.

    Asking this because on Ebay they are selling 'brand new 20gig Pro' consoles for like £140 and under. That means I'd have like, £120 to spend on games, or I could possibly look into modding it.
     
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    a good place to look for deals is hot uk deals

    check this out as an example:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/280825/xbox...sole-kung-fu-p/

    Xbox 360 60GB Pro Console + Kung Fu Panda/Lego Indiana Jones + Spare Controller £152.99 at Woolworths

    of course it now looks like woolies is going bankrupt, but hot uk deals is a great website for deals, I check it every day, you never know what will come up...
     
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    Overly hopeful much? It'll kick in around 3 games. As in, you'll likely never get more than 3 on it.
     
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    I probably should've made myself more clearer.

    I mean save games. Not actually putting the games on the HD using the NXE thing.
     
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    Ah, not at all most likely. Space eaters are DLC for games like rock band and HDD game installs.
     
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    I see. Guess 20GB would be fine then if I did end up with one. I need to try get to the city this weekend to get a good deal, or order online but then I'd have to wait until Monday to put money in the bank. [​IMG]
     

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