Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Games' started by getbigg21, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. getbigg21 Guest

    Jun 5, 2005

    How much would you guys pay for an xbox 360 since all the preorders are sold out?
  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
    199 dollars. Console gaming is only good for Parties.
  3. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    retail price of $399 because I already have mine on pre-order, but I would really like to pay only $199 because that all to me its worth.
  4. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    The most I'd ever pay for any gaming platform is £150. They can stick whatever hardware they want in there but for something to play video games 150 is my limit. whats that? $264? Which is why I wont even bother touching an Xbox 360 until its that price. so gimme a shout in 3-4 years time. or maybe not at all with this MarketPlace thing (gamers having to pay for rewards rather than being good at a game).

    meh. I'm like Colin in Advance Wars. best if i horde my money ;)
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    I probably won't buy one until they release Halo 3, but I don't mind paying $400. I only play one game at the moment, Halo 2, I don't see a need to buy a system to just play a game I can play just fine now. The only thing that sucks is that I can't use any of my controllers from the original XBox, I have 4.
  6. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I don't see the XBox 360 being with that much money. Besides, after going through 3 different defective XBox systems and having multiple controllers stop working on me, I think I'll pass. I just can't wait for the Revolution to come...
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I wish I had preordered one so I could sell it on eBay when the preorders run out...BWAHAHA!
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    i would pay $299 for a PS3........oppz this is an xbox thing....i'll pay $199:D

  9. getbigg21 thread starter Guest

    Jun 5, 2005
    Yeah I preordered one and I am thinking about putting it on ebay after it is released. I may be able to make some money off of it. A few years back the ps2 sold for over $1000 on ebay around christmas
  10. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I wouldn't expect anywhere near that. XBox won't be in the same demand. When PS2 came out that is all there was. Now we have to competitive console manufactures. Many people are waiting until both systems come out before they buy. Plus, they probably will make more for the launch than Sony did for the PS2. No one had any idea that the demand would be so great for the PS2.
  11. savar macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    I don't want to buy one until

    A) Halo 3 comes out.
    B) I own an HDTV.
    C) The price for the hard drive model drops to $300
    D) All of the above.

    Wooden, you're totally money about the controllers as well. I even bought mine off Ebay and they were still real expensive -- and took a long time to get at that. Unless the new controller has particularly cool features (wireless is cool but at $50/pop I don't need more than one of those), there should be no reason why the 360 is incompatible with the old controllers.

    I think MS is aiming a little bit too high with this one. Way too expensive, and it feels like most of what you're paying for is graphics, which won't look much better than they already do on my 19" Trinitron. And the worst part is that the HD (which, in my opinion, *made* the original XBox) isn't even standard anymore.

    PS. The answer is D). I bought my XBox long after the rush and I suspect the same will be true of the 360.

    PPS. Does the 360 come with what used to be called the "HD AV pack"? That is, connectors for high-def output, and a coax connector for digital SRS sound?
  12. jcarm24 macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2005
    C-Ville, VA
    I'm doing the same thing. The fact that the pre-orders are gone and that it's rolling around xmass time is a good sign. Although the demand may not be as high as it was for the PS2, I do believe it will be a pretty hot item. I have seen plenty of good reviews for the console. I've also seen reports on news sites (CNN for example) saying that Microsoft is planning on releasing a constant stream of the consoles, rather than big spikes. This means that come holiday season, there is could be a shortage. As long as the release date stays the same, I think you'll be in pretty good shape.
  13. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I don't know if the old XBox used USB for controllers or not (don't think it did but I never really looked at the box itself), but even if the connectors were compatible, the XBox 360's black and white buttons are in different locations and the XBox 360 adds the XBox 360 button with 4 LED's to tell you which player you are.

    Only the $399 Premium model.
  14. 4Mac macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2005
  15. getbigg21 thread starter Guest

    Jun 5, 2005
    Yeah see I'm thinking the closer it gets to Christmas the more these will go for on ebay.
  16. kuyu macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    I want one really bad, but I wouldn't pay more than retail for the thing. That's why I preordered. Luckily I found a bundle that actually included all the extras I wanted. That being said, $400 isn't a bad price considering what you get.

    If someone told you Apple had a new computer (The Apple iDen, "the computer just left the office") with the following specs:
    Triple-core PowerPC @ 3.2 GHZ
    512 RAM
    20 GB HDD
    ATI R520 with 512 mb DDRII @ 700 mhz and 10mb EDRAM
    Dual-layer DVD
    it hooks up to a TV or a monitor, and is meant for use in the livingroom, not the study
    it includes a remote, wireless control device, and headset for audio/video chat

    It comes out in 3 weeks and it's selling for $399. This site would crash with all the posts about "OMFG!!! I'm getting one! This thing is the ROXXXRS!"

    Wait until they "really" unveil the 360's power. It will surf the web and check email, play games, have VOIP with video, a wireless keyboard, and let me basically do everything I do on a computer now sans spreadsheet stuff. Oh, and I heard it might have some sweet games too.

    Hell, the gfx card alone is worth $400. I paid that much for my X800 Pro, and the R520 is twice as powerful (if not more).
  17. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens

    OMFG how stupid can people be.

    A video game system is a gaming computer that DOESNT crash.

    So why ever pay more than what you can get for a computer?

    $1500 for the ability of 4 peeple to play with 4 wireless controllers on 4 games. I dont think so mang.
  18. xli_ne macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2005
    Center of the Nation
  19. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    I had absolutely no interest in the 360 until one fateful day last week when I stumbled onto a demo system at Wal-Mart. After only ~10 minutes of the WW2 game (forgot the name) I was kicking myself for not pre-ordering one.

    Luckily, one of my relatives is a manager at a pretty rural Wal-Mart and my Mom managed to snag a PS2 on Black Friday many years ago so I've got my fingers crossed for one on Xmas. ;)

    But if that doesn't work out, I wouldn't pay anything over the MSRP. The launch titles are not worth it.
  20. 0098386 Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    What? video game systems don't crash? look again.
  21. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    i still remember the fun taking this picture last august during the games convention (and yeah the one the right was frozen ..)
    but we saw crashing ps2s as well during those 3 days ;)

    Attached Files:

  22. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Loving your thinking, just imagine in a year or two when the 360 gets hacked as the xbox did and people are putting linux on that beast of a machine,

  23. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    There's word MS is artificially constraining the supply of Xbox consoles on opening day for marketing purposes.
  24. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004

    And then the week after it is revealed that those PowerPC's actually are per-MHz slower than a G3 processor, lack 64-bit, have a low amount of cache, and are a huge downgrade from a G5, and we'd have a billion people screaming "APPLE IS STUPID!!!" ;)
  25. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area

    And then Sony's PS3 will do the same. With production costs being retardedly high due to all those cores... At least Nintendo has little expectation... Hopefully they slap us in the face with the revolution's real capabilities...

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