Now, I'm not planning on buying a 360. It doesn't interest me. But I'm not going to be a biased jerk about it and demand that everyone not buy it. I see a lot of people complaining that they want to get it, but they don't want to support Microsoft. So, here's a guide to "How you can be an XBox 360 owner and still not give Microsoft money." Step 1: Buy a new XBox 360, PREMIUM. Microsoft takes the biggest loss on the Premium system. The analysists estimate an over $125 loss on every Premium system sold. So, by buying a Premium, Microsoft loses money. You won't need to buy much of the overpriced peripherals because it comes with the Premium package. Step 2: No first party games bought new! Microsoft makes a lot of money off first party games. The solution? Buy first party games like Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing 3 used. Microsoft doesn't make a dime if you buy a used game. Microsoft makes money off third party games too, but not near as much. Step 3: Buy peripherals used when you can. Admittedly, it is dangerous to buy peripherals (controllers, WiFi adapters) used because they may have problems, so leave this to your judgement. Step 4: Burn XBox Live! Microsoft makes $50 a year off Live users. Use XLink Kai or XBox Connect (teamxlink.co.uk or xbconnect.com) to play games online, instead of Live. You still have access to XBox Live's downloadable content because Silver gives you that. Voila! And thus, you can buy a 360 without feeling guilty about supporting Microsoft, because they're losing money off you. If you don't care if Microsoft makes money from you, then disregard this post.