Which Xbox 360 should I get?

Which Xbox 360 (and Kinect) should I get?

  • The glossy 250GB for $299 and the Kinect for $149 Total: About $450

    Votes: 13 76.5%
  • The matte 4GB for $299 that is bundled with Kinect Total: About $299

    Votes: 4 23.5%

  • Total voters
    17

amnost

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Which version of the new Xbox 360 should I get with Kinect:

The glossy 250GB for $299 and the Kinect for $149

Total: About $450

or

The matte 4GB for $299 that is bundled with Kinect

Total: About $299

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The 4GB is obviously a better deal, but I am not sure that it's enough space.

Please help me decide :confused:
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I'm curious as to why you would ask this in a Mac forum, instead of an Xbox forum, since choosng an Xbox has nothing to do with Macs.
 

Brien

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Aug 11, 2008
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Yeah, I noticed both threads were in Apple Hardware. o_O

Anyway, no use in two threads:

I'm either going to get the cheaper one and buy a 250GB HDD, or get the Halo Reach one, which is matte silver. I think the glossy finish on the 'premium' Xbox 360 S just makes it look cheap.

However, I have a perfectly functional 360 Pro so for now I'll do neither.
 

amnost

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I'm curious as to why you would ask this in a Mac forum, instead of an Xbox forum, since choosng an Xbox has nothing to do with Macs.
Because you can post about a lot of topic on the MacRumors Forums and I already have an account here it's simply easier to do a poll, etc.

Yeah, I noticed both threads were in Apple Hardware. o_O
This section of the forums has tons of posts about things that aren't apple hardware (cameras, harddrives, etc.), so I don't know why it says Apple Hardware.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Because you can post about a lot of topic on the MacRumors Forums and I already have an account here it's simply easier to do a poll, etc.
You also could have added the poll to the existing thread you started on the topic. There's no need to create duplicate or repetitive threads on the same topic, which is a violation of forum rules. Nor is there a need to post consecutively, which is also against forum rules.
 

amnost

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Feb 6, 2010
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You also could have added the poll to the existing thread you started on the topic. There's no need to create duplicate or repetitive threads on the same topic, which is a violation of forum rules. Nor is there a need to post consecutively, which is also against forum rules.
Actually, the thread I already started doesn't allow me to add on the poll later. So I had to make another post specifically for the poll.
 

schopaia

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Apr 14, 2010
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Can I vote for neither?

Do you already have a 360? It sounds like you do, and if that's the case, why are you buying either bundle?

Kinect is expensive, unproven and lacks a true killer app. Just wait on it. If you don't have a 360 already, get the 4 GB version for $199. Save a few hundred dollars, that you can invest on starting a great library of established, high quality, and discounted games.
 

amnost

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Feb 6, 2010
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Can I vote for neither?

Do you already have a 360? It sounds like you do, and if that's the case, why are you buying either bundle?

Kinect is expensive, unproven and lacks a true killer app. Just wait on it. If you don't have a 360 already, get the 4 GB version for $199. Save a few hundred dollars, that you can invest on starting a great library of established, high quality, and discounted games.
I don't have a 360, I have a PS3. I will use the Xbox 360 as the main gaming console, making the PS3 perfect for Blu-Ray, Playstation Move, and exclusive gaming titles. Therefore, I probably will need the extra space if it is going to be my main gaming console, because I will most definitely be downloading things.

On that note, what's your vote?
 

kshat28

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Jun 4, 2008
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I don't have a 360, I have a PS3. I will use the Xbox 360 as the main gaming console, making the PS3 perfect for Blu-Ray, Playstation Move, and exclusive gaming titles. Therefore, I probably will need the extra space if it is going to be my main gaming console, because I will most definitely be downloading things.

On that note, what's your vote?
sounds like you already have it figured out