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Xbox 360 Complete System

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"Overall...Average"
3 stars"

I own a 360 & PS3.

Overall my impressions of the 360 were positive. The only downside that I would have to note would be the loud noise the ROM drive makes as it's streaming off the game disks. It is quite noisy, so playing quietly at night (with the sound turned down) really isn't an option. I personally didn't notice the console getting hot, but only ran it for about 4 hours when playing with it. As with all consoles during their initial release the developers are still exploring the limits of the hardware. Though this should be faster with the 360 as it's based on PC hardware. “Lost Planet” which is an RPG trailer included with the console was an example of this. It certainly punishes the console as a number of in game screens were noticeably dropping frames, still it does look nice and appears to have an interesting enough plot (graphics aside). If asked whether I'd buy a 360? Yeah, I probably will, but not until their price has come down considerably. Of course by this time, the console will be into it's n'th iteration of hardware revisions and with luck the ROM drive will be a lot quieter. Of course coupling it with Windows Media Center would be interesting to provide a more complete entertainment centre experience.

Pros

  • Next generation console, with more “visually” appealing games
  • Wireless controllers out of the box
  • HDTV support
  • Hard disk expansion add-on

Cons

  • Noisy ROM drive
  • Requires Windows Media Center edition to stream movies from another computer
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Which is the best games console?"
5 stars"

My 360 has never had overheating problems, keep the power brick above the ground and it will not overheat. Why do people buy consoles? To play games of course. Yes, the PS3 has better specs. But does it have better games? It may have better graphics and more hard drive space, but it has no interesting games such as Halo or Gears of War. Most of the games the PS3 releases are also going to be on the 360 too. In terms of price, the 360 is cheaper, and of course, the better option. Who wants to pay lots of money for a games console? As I have said, PS3s and 360s will mostly share the same games, eg GTA 4. Why pay hundreds more to get the PS3? Because it has an HD DVD player? Wow. You get the same movies on HD DVD as normal DVDs. Why pay more, just to get a small little difference in the picture quality?? So I choose the 360 over the PS3, because of the price and amount of games. In the end, it does not come down to the graphics or the specs. It comes down to the games, as they are game consoles. If the PS3 and the 360 are releasing games that will be on both platforms, just get the 360. And anyway, if a game has excellent graphics, it may not have an excellent story and fun gameplay. It is not the graphics that count in a game. Choose the 360 if you want to play console games. Or if you prefer high specs and a higher price, get the PS3, even though in the years to come, they will probably have the same games on both platforms, and very little PS3 only or 360 only original games that are worth purchasing.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Dont waste your money"
3 stars"

Dont get me wrong this is a great console, but it is very fragile and they overheat real easy.

If your into gaming then go for a PS3, I have had a 360 and i know have a PS3 and I enjoy the PS3 alot more then the 360.

At first glance the PS3 might look like alot more money but you get alot more in it.

To get the 360 to match the specs of a PS3 you'd be looking to spend up to $1400 on things like HDD upgrades, wireless adaptor, wireless controller with a play and charge kit, HD DVD player, Online memberships which are $90 a year, so that expense continues and it isnt for anything more.

Resistance has 40 players online ina room with no lag FOR FREE, no 360 game will ever be able to say that.

Not to mention the PS3 has blu ray, with 50gb of space imagine the detail games can be, imagine how big games can be, you thought San Andreas was big, thats was on DVD, times that by 10 and you'll see what i mean.

My recomendation is to save the pennies and get a PS3, but for those that want the 360 then have fun, but make sure you get an extended warranty, because chances are, you will need it.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"great"
5 stars"

i had a playstation 2 and was awaiting the playstation 3 when i bought my xbox 360, i decided to get the xbox 360 instead because the ps3 was too expensive for me and because i wanted the game gears of war. so far ive had no problems with the xbox 360, its big, but it looks great, its loud but its not that loud unless your playing games in complete silence, the sounds of the game drown out the noise of the console. the graphics are beautiful, and one of the features i really liked was the ability to connect your ipod and listen to music in the game. ive heard people talking about it freezing while they have been playing it, ive had it for a month and this hasnt happened once. the controllers are comfortable and function very well. it really is a great machine, and well worth the price, and playing gears of war is an incredible experience, the games that are out for the xbox 360 were a big factor when i was choosing which console to get, because the xbox 360 has some great exclusive games.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Exellent Console but unrelible"
3 stars"

Pros:

  • Xbox live is brilliant
  • Best selection of games
  • Xbox live arcade is the business
  • All games look awesome with HD
  • Microsoft has extended all console warranties (new and old) from one year to three years

Cons:

  • Needs a bigger hard drive
  • Over heats, I had a clip on fan and was very careful to not put it in enclosed space or on carpet & it still over heated and eventually got the “red ring of death”
  • I know 2 mates that have had the same problem, apparently as much as 25% of Xbox’s built to date will have this problem hence the extended warranty
  • Xbox servicing is not up to scratch, one of my mates waited 3 months for his xbox to be fixed, the other waited only a week and was sent a replacement console which didn’t even work
  • Wireless controller played up about the same time as my console (6 months) and the disc drive always had problems opening you could not even open it if the console was in the vertical position.
  • Very noisy, this is made far worse with a clip on fan.

Would have been 5 stars if it was of good build quality.

"On the Fence"
4 stars"

I own a PS3 but have played many hours on an XBOX 360 (while waiting for the PS3 to come out). Both are great consoles and with prices aside both desereve praise. When playing on the 360 I never noticed any over noise but then you wouldn't if you had the surround sound turned up. As for over heating so long as it is not suffocated with things cluttered around it it was perfectly fine. As for choice of games obviously the 360 has a huge selection which fans should be proud of. Given time the PS3 will catch up with a list of titles that will surely blow alot of people away. For someone keen on gaming now I would recommend a 360. With the XBOX LIVE facilities you would be hard pressed to loose interest. And with a range of games for any genre nut it easily wins. If you didn't mind waiting I would recommend going for the PS3. It has similar features to the 360 but online gaming is free. If you already have an internet conection its basically plug and play. Though the games are limited some of them are great.

Description

The Xbox 360 Complete System includes the following:

  • Xbox 360 Console
  • Wireless controller
  • 20 GB hard disk drive
  • Media remote
  • Standard/HD component AV cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • One month free Xbox Live Gold subscription
  • Unlimited Xbox Live Silver access

    From action to adventure, puzzle, racing, sports, and strategy titles so intense they'll leave you staring in awe, it's all on Xbox 360.

    You want it, you got it: blockbuster franchises, must-have exclusives, groundbreaking originals, support from all the major developers you know and love. There's never been a system launching with so many must-have games.

    With movie-quality, high-definition graphics and spine-tingling surround sound, you've never experienced anything like this. Xbox 360 redefines interactive entertainment.

    But that's not all: Unrivaled broadband functionality and sense-shattering multimedia experiences are part of the package too.

    Connect with friends and family via Xbox Live and see why millions love the premier online service. Or just stream digital music and movies—even live television, via a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based PC—throughout the home.

    Whether diehard gamer or casual tech enthusiast, prepare to meet your match.

    Xbox Live memberships explained

    Silver Xbox Live Membership is free of charge, and includes the basic service - voice over IP with the headset, access to the Xbox Live marketplace (where you can get demos and buy classic games etc.), download updates for your games and full support for games with high scores.

    Gold Xbox Live Membership features all the benefits of Silver Membership, but is required for online play. A monthly subscription fee applies.
  • Release date NZ
    March 23rd, 2006
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    882224035934
    Product ID
    1477255

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