Xbox 360 White 20GB Console

Xbox 360 - MPN: B4J00001
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Description
By now you've already heard how Xbox 360 puts you at the center of the most powerful games on the planet, hence the "360," as in 360 degrees (geometry students will recognize that as the number of degrees in a circle). To accomplish this feat, Microsoft has brought together a full circle of powerful factors.
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Device Type Gaming Console
Expert Reviews
XBox goes full circle
4.5 Star Review  BurnWorld.com - Nov 18, 2008

Early testing this box looks quite impressive. Games will follow just be patient.

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Xbox 360
5 Star Review  laptopmag.com - Jan 24, 2007

In many ways, the Xbox 360 is the ultimate media streaming device. (And it plays a few games, too) The console can handle streamed video, audio, and photos from any PC and lets you download movies and TV shows directly using Xbox Live.

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PCI Express Battles PCI-X
5 Star Review  tomshardware.com - Nov 22, 2005

Just three years after launching the Xbox, Microsoft has come out with a new console. It has a lot going for it: snazzy design, staggering power, high definition, multimedia, and good games available at launch time. If you have a high definition display and a home theater system, the Xbox 360 will literally plunge you right into the middle of the game.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Nov 19, 2007

THE GOOD: Superior selection of games, including several console-exclusive titles; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use Dashboard interface; excellent online gaming and communications via Xbox Live; plays hundreds of (but not all) original Xbox titles; doubles as a superior digital media hub and Windows Media Center extender; online Marketplace allows for easy purchases of downloadable full-scale games, mini-games, movies, and TV shows; latest version offers HDMI output with 1080p support. THE BAD: Early versions of the console prone to "red ring of death" system crash; noisy exhaust fan and DVD drive; gigantic oversize power supply; no built-in wireless networking or flash media reader; DVD playback has substandard video quality; support for next-gen HD DVD movies requires a bulky external accessory; 20GB hard drive fills up very quickly; online gaming requires a paid subscription to Xbox Live. THE BOTTOM LINE: With its extensive digital media features, a superior online service, and an excellent game library, the Xbox 360 remains the game console to beat.

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Xbox 360
0.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Xbox 360 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.51 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #193 standard DVD player of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium
5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 12, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 5 expert reviews for Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium and the average expert rating is 96 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Microsoft Gaming Console
2 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 13, 2009

Graphics is Average according to 2 Gaming Console experts. -- "high-resolution display support."-reviews.cnet.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Games, Controllers, Performance, etc.

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Xbox 360 | 20GB Premium
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Sep 1, 2009

The successor to Microsofts first video game console, the Xbox. The Xbox 360 expands upon the originals strong PC roots while being positioned as the complete center of media integration with many built in functions and a high level of Internet connectivity. The 360 is the first next-gen console in what Microsoft touts as the HD-Era, the seventh generation of consoles, which includes the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. With the Xbox 360 Microsoft has advanced graphical capabilities to the next-generation featuring a 3-core CPU from IBM and a new custom-built graphics card from ATi. Out of the three seventh generation console from a hardware perspective the 360 shares the most similarity to consoles in the sixth, there are no drastic changes to the controller, a standard DVD drive and the use of memory cards. One of the biggest changes that Microsoft made in its transition from Xbox to 360 is ... PROS: (1) Excellent online gaming support with Xbox Live! (2) Broad selection of titles. (3) Full 1080p HD gaming and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. (4) Large selection of games (5) PC connection to play video and audio files (Windows XP Media Center or Vista) ... CONS: (1) Very loud fans and disk drive (2) Have to pay a subscription for online gaming (Gold subscription = $50/year) (3) Prices of Xbox360 Marketplace items are steep (4) Overheating issues. (5) Slow to fix and return broken consoles

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User Reviews
Great system
5 Star Review   By member anik360 - Jul 9, 2008   

Strengths: XBL, Games library, HD gaming (1080p), Online marketplace has great stuff ;)

Weakness: the 33% failure rates (well I am not one of them w00t falcon chip), Accesories cost a fortune, you don't get much for your money vs. the dollar per dollar profit on a ps3.

Well aside from the failure rates, I am a happy camper. love the games and fun with multiplayer in XBL. Only strong point against ps3 because psn has bad integrity but sill love both systems.

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Xbox 360 Premium (component version)
3 Star Review   By member rbc24123 - Nov 27, 2007   

Strengths: Large game library available, good controller feel, nice interface, great online community.

Weakness: Huge power brick, loud, overheats easily.

Even though I'm a fairly hardcore gamer, I'd say this console has definitely not won many points with me since I've owned it (or, maybe, it's pwned me?!?!). I love the huge library of games, the integration with games with the well-thought-out online community (Xbox Live!), and the feel of the controllers. I hate the heating issues with this thing, though. I'm currently on my 2nd XB360 (I sent the first back to Microsoft for repairs within the 1st year...typical for this console) and am probably going to end up sending back this one for more repairs. Frankly, I'm torked that M$ would allow something with this level of build quality (and the amount of $ it cost me) to get into consumers' hands and not replace it with a working console (it's widely known that most folks have had to have their XB360 replaced at least once). The sad thing: I can't stay away. The mix of games and online community via Xbox Live! is too compelling to make me throw this thing out alltogether. So, I'll suffer Microsoft's apparent lack of care for their consumer base and keep playing my ExBox.

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Great System
5 Star Review     

Strengths: online multiplayer and online multimedia, 3 year warranty

Weakness: Loud when in use

I had an original Xbox and got into the online multiplayer. This is what makes the system great and better than the other two systems. Chatting is simple to use. You can chat with friends or family, even if they are playing a different game. You can also video chat with the optional camera. I play my 360 through my 22 inch HD viewsonic computer moniter. The HD graphics are incredible and is the only way to play the games.

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Xbox 360 Premium
5 Star Review   By member m0h3k4n - Sep 29, 2007   

Strengths: Works. All pieces included. Arrived early(to fedex' credit). Shipping was free.

Weakness: Not quite in like new condition, a little dirty, nothing permanent looking though, and it didnt red ring of death right outta the box.... wait thats not a weakness. :(

Overall, I am very pleased with the order, I was scared due to reading some of the bad comments after placing the order, but luckily mine isn't one of them. Even if the system fails after a week or so, it is still under MS warranty so I'm not sweating... just enjoying my new excuse to wake up more than 20 minutes before work. :)

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Great system with a few flaws.
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Great graphics, sound quality, xbox live, awesome library of games.

Weakness: The three flashing rings of death, console crashed 3 months after purchasing, can cost up to $120 to fix.

I purchased the xbox 360 last november, and when I hooked it up to play my copy of elder scrolls: oblivion, I was blown away. I thought the sound quality, graphics, and gameplay were awesome. However 3 months later, I tried to start up my xbox 360, three flashing red lights appeared. I was pissed. I tried calling xbox customer service and they said that they would send a shipment box to send my xbox 360 to one of thier headquarters in texas. One week later, I started up my xbox 360 and it worked absolutely fine, and has for the past 6 months. Expensive to repair, but it was worth every penny.

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Xbox 360 Premium System
4 Star Review   By member stephmipar - Aug 25, 2007   

Strengths: Pretty good graphics for a console.

Weakness: Need to buy the Elite version for an HDMI video connection. (some TVs can't support 1080p on component connections)

Still the best console out there for the money. The XBox 360 has tons of games. Pretty good graphics for a console and is reasonably priced. Parents don't have to take out a second mortgage to help Santa at Christmas time :) One of my favorite features of the XBox 360 is the wireless controllers, and being a Vista Media Center Extender is also a big added bonus.

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Xbox 360 Premium System
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Speedy delivery

Weakness: Console box and shipping box were damaged but seems to work ok anyway.

This is a reliable company. The product shipped as promised in two to three business days. I would do business with company again if looking for a product the company carried.

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bobby
1 Star Review   By bob on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Aug 20, 2007   

Strengths: none i did not think it even one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weakness: every thing nothing was good

i would say they should never make a nother and have a recall on all of them it had bad sound,graphics,games,lagging on games,a rip off,and used to much space with cords and every thing but i don't care i sold it on a nother website

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X-Box 360 premium "Working Great"
4 Star Review   By member dj98hd2 - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Works like a brand new one

Weakness: no eithernet cable ( But I don't care) other than that just as seller described it.

The seller stated working open box units and other than that it might as well been new. Totally satisfied with my purchase and the price. The only thing I regret is not buying two instead of one.

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5 Star Review   By member meltyman - Jul 6, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent machine for the price. Has the most highly rated games on the market compared to the other next gen systems.

Weakness: eventually, this system will cost you money! to utilize this thing's full potential you'll need money to download extras, games, and pay for the online gaming service. Generates lots of heat.

Amazing graphics, easy to use interface, great arcade games for download, and best games on the market so far. good legacy of online community. only drawbacks is the cost of accessories, services, and online content/games.

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Product Details
Description
By now you've already heard how Xbox 360 puts you at the center of the most powerful games on the planet, hence the "360," as in 360 degrees (geometry students will recognize that as the number of degrees in a circle). To accomplish this feat, Microsoft has brought together a full circle of powerful factors.
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Device Type Gaming Console
Summary
Product Title Xbox 360 White 20GB Console
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.0 | 73 Reviews
General
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Green Compliance: Yes
Product Line: Xbox 360
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited Warranty
Fill Rate: 500 Million Polygons/s
Hard Drive Bays: Yes
Dimensions: 3.27" Height x 12.17" Width x 10.16" Depth - Approximately
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
Weight: 7.70 lbs Approximate
Processor Features: AMD 3DNow! Professional Technology + SSE2 Instructions, AMD® 3DNow!(TM) Technology, Dual Core
Brand Name: Microsoft
Graphics Processor Speed: 500 MHz
Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
Memory Bandwidth: 22.40 GBps
Input Device Type: Game Pad
Included Devices: Cooling Fan, Heat Sink
L1 Cache Size: 256 kB
Release Date: 2005-11-22
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Green Compliance: RoHS
SKU: DB4J00001
Parent Retsku: B001T0HVH0
Graphics Memory Technology: DRAM
Description: Xbox 360 Platinum System
Included Fan Type: ATX
Number of Processor Cores: 2
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
AMD Model: 4800+
Number of Hard Drive Bays: 1
Frequency Band: Xbox Live: Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music.Tri Core Processor Features:Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads totalVMX-128 vector unit per core; three total128 VMX-128 registers per hardware threadCPU Game Math Performance:9.6 billion dot product operations per secondCustom ATI Graphics Processor Features:48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelinesUnified shader architectureUnified memory architectureGraphics Features:16 gigasamples per second fill rate using 4x MSAA48 billion shader operations per secondAll games supported at 16:9, 720p, or 1080i, with anti-aliasingStandard-definition and high-definition video output supportedMemory Performance:256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM21.6 GB/s front-side busSystem Performance:1 teraflopMenu Features:Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizersAudio Features:Multi-channel surround sound output320 independent decompression channels32-bit audio processingAdd-on:Video camera ready (Optional)Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g ready (Optional)
Expert Reviews
XBox goes full circle
4.5 Star Review  BurnWorld.com - Nov 18, 2008

Early testing this box looks quite impressive. Games will follow just be patient.

Read the full review »

Xbox 360
5 Star Review  laptopmag.com - Jan 24, 2007

In many ways, the Xbox 360 is the ultimate media streaming device. (And it plays a few games, too) The console can handle streamed video, audio, and photos from any PC and lets you download movies and TV shows directly using Xbox Live.

Read the full review »

PCI Express Battles PCI-X
5 Star Review  tomshardware.com - Nov 22, 2005

Just three years after launching the Xbox, Microsoft has come out with a new console. It has a lot going for it: snazzy design, staggering power, high definition, multimedia, and good games available at launch time. If you have a high definition display and a home theater system, the Xbox 360 will literally plunge you right into the middle of the game.

Read the full review »

Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB)
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Nov 19, 2007

THE GOOD: Superior selection of games, including several console-exclusive titles; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use Dashboard interface; excellent online gaming and communications via Xbox Live; plays hundreds of (but not all) original Xbox titles; doubles as a superior digital media hub and Windows Media Center extender; online Marketplace allows for easy purchases of downloadable full-scale games, mini-games, movies, and TV shows; latest version offers HDMI output with 1080p support. THE BAD: Early versions of the console prone to "red ring of death" system crash; noisy exhaust fan and DVD drive; gigantic oversize power supply; no built-in wireless networking or flash media reader; DVD playback has substandard video quality; support for next-gen HD DVD movies requires a bulky external accessory; 20GB hard drive fills up very quickly; online gaming requires a paid subscription to Xbox Live. THE BOTTOM LINE: With its extensive digital media features, a superior online service, and an excellent game library, the Xbox 360 remains the game console to beat.

Read the full review »

Xbox 360
0.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Xbox 360 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.51 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #193 standard DVD player of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium
5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 12, 2008

TestSeek.com has collected 5 expert reviews for Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium and the average expert rating is 96 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use TestSeek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Microsoft Gaming Console
2 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 13, 2009

Graphics is Average according to 2 Gaming Console experts. -- "high-resolution display support."-reviews.cnet.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Games, Controllers, Performance, etc.

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Xbox 360 | 20GB Premium
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Sep 1, 2009

The successor to Microsofts first video game console, the Xbox. The Xbox 360 expands upon the originals strong PC roots while being positioned as the complete center of media integration with many built in functions and a high level of Internet connectivity. The 360 is the first next-gen console in what Microsoft touts as the HD-Era, the seventh generation of consoles, which includes the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. With the Xbox 360 Microsoft has advanced graphical capabilities to the next-generation featuring a 3-core CPU from IBM and a new custom-built graphics card from ATi. Out of the three seventh generation console from a hardware perspective the 360 shares the most similarity to consoles in the sixth, there are no drastic changes to the controller, a standard DVD drive and the use of memory cards. One of the biggest changes that Microsoft made in its transition from Xbox to 360 is ... PROS: (1) Excellent online gaming support with Xbox Live! (2) Broad selection of titles. (3) Full 1080p HD gaming and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. (4) Large selection of games (5) PC connection to play video and audio files (Windows XP Media Center or Vista) ... CONS: (1) Very loud fans and disk drive (2) Have to pay a subscription for online gaming (Gold subscription = $50/year) (3) Prices of Xbox360 Marketplace items are steep (4) Overheating issues. (5) Slow to fix and return broken consoles

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User Reviews
Great system
5 Star Review   By member anik360 - Jul 9, 2008   

Strengths: XBL, Games library, HD gaming (1080p), Online marketplace has great stuff ;)

Weakness: the 33% failure rates (well I am not one of them w00t falcon chip), Accesories cost a fortune, you don't get much for your money vs. the dollar per dollar profit on a ps3.

Well aside from the failure rates, I am a happy camper. love the games and fun with multiplayer in XBL. Only strong point against ps3 because psn has bad integrity but sill love both systems.

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Xbox 360 Premium (component version)
3 Star Review   By member rbc24123 - Nov 27, 2007   

Strengths: Large game library available, good controller feel, nice interface, great online community.

Weakness: Huge power brick, loud, overheats easily.

Even though I'm a fairly hardcore gamer, I'd say this console has definitely not won many points with me since I've owned it (or, maybe, it's pwned me?!?!). I love the huge library of games, the integration with games with the well-thought-out online community (Xbox Live!), and the feel of the controllers. I hate the heating issues with this thing, though. I'm currently on my 2nd XB360 (I sent the first back to Microsoft for repairs within the 1st year...typical for this console) and am probably going to end up sending back this one for more repairs. Frankly, I'm torked that M$ would allow something with this level of build quality (and the amount of $ it cost me) to get into consumers' hands and not replace it with a working console (it's widely known that most folks have had to have their XB360 replaced at least once). The sad thing: I can't stay away. The mix of games and online community via Xbox Live! is too compelling to make me throw this thing out alltogether. So, I'll suffer Microsoft's apparent lack of care for their consumer base and keep playing my ExBox.

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Great System
5 Star Review     

Strengths: online multiplayer and online multimedia, 3 year warranty

Weakness: Loud when in use

I had an original Xbox and got into the online multiplayer. This is what makes the system great and better than the other two systems. Chatting is simple to use. You can chat with friends or family, even if they are playing a different game. You can also video chat with the optional camera. I play my 360 through my 22 inch HD viewsonic computer moniter. The HD graphics are incredible and is the only way to play the games.

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Xbox 360 Premium
5 Star Review   By member m0h3k4n - Sep 29, 2007   

Strengths: Works. All pieces included. Arrived early(to fedex' credit). Shipping was free.

Weakness: Not quite in like new condition, a little dirty, nothing permanent looking though, and it didnt red ring of death right outta the box.... wait thats not a weakness. :(

Overall, I am very pleased with the order, I was scared due to reading some of the bad comments after placing the order, but luckily mine isn't one of them. Even if the system fails after a week or so, it is still under MS warranty so I'm not sweating... just enjoying my new excuse to wake up more than 20 minutes before work. :)

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Great system with a few flaws.
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Great graphics, sound quality, xbox live, awesome library of games.

Weakness: The three flashing rings of death, console crashed 3 months after purchasing, can cost up to $120 to fix.

I purchased the xbox 360 last november, and when I hooked it up to play my copy of elder scrolls: oblivion, I was blown away. I thought the sound quality, graphics, and gameplay were awesome. However 3 months later, I tried to start up my xbox 360, three flashing red lights appeared. I was pissed. I tried calling xbox customer service and they said that they would send a shipment box to send my xbox 360 to one of thier headquarters in texas. One week later, I started up my xbox 360 and it worked absolutely fine, and has for the past 6 months. Expensive to repair, but it was worth every penny.

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Xbox 360 Premium System
4 Star Review   By member stephmipar - Aug 25, 2007   

Strengths: Pretty good graphics for a console.

Weakness: Need to buy the Elite version for an HDMI video connection. (some TVs can't support 1080p on component connections)

Still the best console out there for the money. The XBox 360 has tons of games. Pretty good graphics for a console and is reasonably priced. Parents don't have to take out a second mortgage to help Santa at Christmas time :) One of my favorite features of the XBox 360 is the wireless controllers, and being a Vista Media Center Extender is also a big added bonus.

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Xbox 360 Premium System
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Speedy delivery

Weakness: Console box and shipping box were damaged but seems to work ok anyway.

This is a reliable company. The product shipped as promised in two to three business days. I would do business with company again if looking for a product the company carried.

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bobby
1 Star Review   By bob on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Aug 20, 2007   

Strengths: none i did not think it even one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weakness: every thing nothing was good

i would say they should never make a nother and have a recall on all of them it had bad sound,graphics,games,lagging on games,a rip off,and used to much space with cords and every thing but i don't care i sold it on a nother website

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X-Box 360 premium "Working Great"
4 Star Review   By member dj98hd2 - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Works like a brand new one

Weakness: no eithernet cable ( But I don't care) other than that just as seller described it.

The seller stated working open box units and other than that it might as well been new. Totally satisfied with my purchase and the price. The only thing I regret is not buying two instead of one.

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5 Star Review   By member meltyman - Jul 6, 2007   

Strengths: Excellent machine for the price. Has the most highly rated games on the market compared to the other next gen systems.

Weakness: eventually, this system will cost you money! to utilize this thing's full potential you'll need money to download extras, games, and pay for the online gaming service. Generates lots of heat.

Amazing graphics, easy to use interface, great arcade games for download, and best games on the market so far. good legacy of online community. only drawbacks is the cost of accessories, services, and online content/games.

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So close to perfect...
5 Star Review   By member manu08 - May 17, 2007   

Strengths: Awesome graphics, sexy & sleek, customizable faceplates, superb online network, wireless controllers

Weakness: External *brick* power supply, gets a little hot & sometimes noisy, no HDMI output (only Elite)

So close to perfect... I've had the Xbox 360 for about 10 months now. Last month it gave up on me & I had to get it replaced, for which I had to incurr a one way shipping cost but the replacement process was a breeze & the replacement Xbox 360 was with me in no time. I had the original Xbox for a very long time, now passed it on to my brother who doesn't require *next-gen* gaming for his day to day life, however I do recommend it for everyone else. The Xbox 360 takes entertainment to another level by giving you wireless controllers, a better interface to interact with (the Xbox 360 dashboard), jaw dropping graphics & a whole lot more..I'm not going to bore you with the technical specifications of the console, I will point out the few things you might be wanting to get a feedback about. What makes the Xbox 360 awesome (Pros)? The graphics are way too good to be described by any sort of words. Yes, if you want to take advantage of the true HD experience you will need a decent HDTV which keep getting cheaper by the day. The graphics do vary from TV to TV but in general with a HDTV you will not be disappointed at all. The HDD allows you to save a lot of content including downloaded content, music you rip from cds etc. The main reason of the hard drive existing is to allow you to save your game files & with a 20GB HDD (only 12GB is available to the user) you can store an unlimited amount of saved games, mind it, you do need the HDD to play original Xbox games. The wireless controller creates freedom beyond what can be imagined. Using 2.4GHz technology the responsiveness of the Xbox 360s controller is nothing but instant giving you the perfect lag-free gaming experience. The Xbox Live Network System is optional but I strongly recommend it for anyone who has got a broadband connection. It will complete the entertainment experience you are looking for. Online content availability is increasing rapidly. You can download game content, game demos, gametrailers in HD, movie trailers in HD, music videos...the list is endless. The availability of games will get you confused on what to choose & keep you busy with the Xbox 360 all the time. The number of games available keeps increasing & currently the Xbox 360 has almost 5 times the number of games available on its competition - the PlayStation 3. The Xbox 360 can be linked up with your computer to stream music, videos & pictures. The setup for this barely takes a minture. All games allow the option of using custom soundtracks, this is where streaming music can be very useful. If you feel the need of watching your movies in HD (HD movies are different from normal DVDs) then you can buy the external HD-DVD Player add-on for the Xbox 360 ($200). What's not-good about the Xbox 360 (Cons)? The Xbox 360 is not by itself, you have this *brick* power supply which is bulky & annoying as the mobility of the console is lost with this. The component cables can make it a little untidy & can cause a little bit of a clutter. There is no HDMI output for the premium system (the Elite has this). The machine can be noisy at times & produces a lot of heat, you have to make sure it is in a well ventilated area, the power supply should be in a well ventilated area as well. Comparison with the PlayStation 3..... Which is more powerful in terms of specifications? On paper, the PS3 but which is being Which is being used to its utmost potential currently & delivering what it promised? The Xbox 360 for the main reason that the developers have found too many bugs in the PS3s developing software & are finding it hard to understand & learn the PS3s developing software. What's the exclusive content on both (from the top of my head)? Xbox 360: Gears of War/Halo/Project Gotham Racing/Forza Motorsport/GTA IV/Perfect Dark Zero PS3: Resistance Fall of Man/Gran Turismo/Formula One/Metal Gear Solid/Motorstorm What's the number in game titles currently in the market? The PS3 is told to have less than 40 games currently available in the market where as the Xbox 360 has 150+ titles available. Which one has the better online network? The Xbox 360 with its Xbox Live Online Multiplayer Network is by far better than what Sony came up with, you might be paying $50/year for it but it is well worth it. The latest dashboard update allows you to IM with your friends as well. Which is better? Nothing can be taken away from either of them, they are both very powerful machines. However, for a person looking for a *pure entertainment* system I would recoemmend the Xbox 360 because it has a lot more titles available & will never be far behind the PS3 in terms of graphics or performance (currently it is ahead), allows you to easily connect to your computer to stream music, pictures & videos, the Xbox Live Network allows you to download a lot of content for games & other media - such as gametrailers in HD, demos, new themes etc. plus the lack of force feedback with the PS3 leaves the next-gen experience incomplete which is not the case with the Xbox 360.

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X-Box 360 - Good with some major flaws.
3 Star Review   By member Lakroth - Apr 13, 2007   

Strengths: Great games! Has a great user interface and the ability to play you own songs from an USB device or the hard drive if you have it is great. Also like the controllers now.

Weakness: Has very high fail rate. Mine failed within 3 weeks. But the system I purchased was pre-owned and was advertised as new so this may have been the reason it lasted such a short amount of time.

Overall a good system if you get one that works without having to send it in to get repaired. The games that are being developed for it are outstanding and there's plenty to choose from no matter your preference you'll definitely find ones you'll love.

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Xbox 360 Platinum
5 Star Review   By HomerDepotNut on Home Depot - Apr 12, 2007   

No matter how old you are, you know you want one. Connect up to 4 wireless game controllers. The XBox 360 is Wi-Fi ready, has a built-in Ethernet port and has out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live. Plays DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD Streams media from portable MP3 players or a Windows XP based PC 3 USB 2.0 ports, two memory unit slots Multi-channel Surround sound. This is the game experience you've been waiting for.

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Great gaming system
5 Star Review   By missB1 on Home Depot - Mar 30, 2007   

I would definetely recommend this product for anyone. This system has some of the latest technology and is more than just games, the 360 is the most played gaming system out right now you cant go wrong with this one. I would pick up a few more if i could!!

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THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT
5 Star Review   By candybaby on Home Depot - Jan 19, 2007   

WE LOVE OUR X-BOX 360. MY HUSBAND PLAYS MY BROTHERS FROM ACROSS TOWN EVRY N IGHT. MY 7 YR OLD CANT PUT THE CONTROLLER DOWN. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANY ONE!! IT IS GREAT. LOTS OF FUN!!!!

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Simply the Best Game System on the Market!
5 Star Review   By Othello on Home Depot - Jan 19, 2007   

My son received an X-Box 360 for Christmas and it is by far the best game system we have in our house. The graphics are amazing, the game-play and handling is impressive, the menus are user-friendly! They need to release more titles for the 360, but so far every game we have played on it has been great! The two X-Box 360 games that stand out are Smackdown vs Raw 2007 and Gears of War.

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Simply awesome!
5 Star Review   By Unowho72 on Home Depot - Jan 18, 2007   

I have owned just about every game system since Atari (Nintendo, Playstation, X-Box, PSP, etc...) and the new 360 is by far the best. The graphics are top of the line. And combined with the internal hard drive provides non-stop action without freezing or pausing. The only drawback to the system is the price.

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XBOX 360 Premium System
4 Star Review   By member dstonionis - Nov 30, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent system

Weakness: Too few of original XBOX games able to play on system

I received the product very quickly and in perfect condition. Easy to get started using the new system. Graphics are astonishing and gameplay is very smooth. Microsoft needs to get busy coding the hooks for the oroginal XBOX games.

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5 Star Review   By member matt60158 - Oct 13, 2006   

Strengths: Xbox works great it shipped quickly.

Weakness: The headset microphone was damanged, most likely at microsoft error and I get inconsistent voice pick up.

Great seller, I would gladly do buisness with them as long as they maintain expedient shipping and the best prices. Simple economics...if you can supply the product quickly for the least ammount of money you will have my buisness.

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Living with Xbox 360 for a week...FYI
4 Star Review   By member deepac18 - Oct 9, 2006   

Strengths: + The best visual graphics/sound/Gaming experience out there… + wireless controllers rock! + Great games support + Very responsive GUI/Hardware, well designed, highly customizable + Good quality D

Weakness: - expensive (esp accessories) - Still too noisy for the living room - somewhat restricted hard drive capablities, USB port usage, generic memories, cables support - game loading time needs some i

Am I satisfied?? Yes! But I wish microsoft woulfd fix some of the negetives I have pointed out cant think of a reason why I might need a VIIV PC in my living room rather than an XBOX 360 (VIIV PC in the closet would be perfect..which is exactly where I have my media center PC:)

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the 360 is tha best there eva was and will be
5 Star Review   By member whawhat - Oct 2, 2006   

Strengths: 200$cheaper than ps3 ,has rumble in contorl ps3 doesnt,has a hard drive,the fps,frendily controll,great controll design,tons of killer exclusives,sweetgraphics,xboxlivearacade/marketplace/

Weakness: uhh well theres very few really maybe the fan is sorta loud but its not a problem really or weakness its not that much of a deal,thats it really

very cool getting titles like,GEARS OF WAR,HAAALLOOO 3!!!!!!!!!!!,mass efect,alan wake,bioshock,the darkness,gta4,wwwesmackdown.vs.raw o7,army of two,need for speed carbon,theres alot more,live is growing rapidly like market place is where you can get demos,videos,downloadable content,array of killer titles out now, graphics are the best afew games that are the graphical best are the elder scrolls 4:oblivion,fight night round 3,mass effect, gears of war those are few this is the next generation console to get ,oh yeah it gonna get the hd dvd player and vison too thank you for reading myreview i hope i helped you if i did nt oh well

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omatically tracks if you're online). Also I can pull up the dash blade any time I want. This allows for me to insert my own pers
4 Star Review   By sd on PageComputer - Sep 26, 2006   

Strengths: omatically tracks if you're online). Also I can pull up the dash blade any time I want. This allows for me to insert my own personal soundtrack whenever I want to any game. For example in PGR3 I can just plug in my Ipod and load up my songs and race with

Weakness: omatically tracks if you're online). Also I can pull up the dash blade any time I want. This allows for me to insert my own personal soundtrack whenever I want to any game. For example in PGR3 I can just plug in my Ipod and load up my songs and race with

asdasdomatically tracks if you're online). Also I can pull up the dash blade any time I want. This allows for me to insert my own personal soundtrack whenever I want to any game. For example in PGR3 I can just plug in my Ipod and load up my songs and race with my own playlist from my Ipod. Also an alternative is connecting the 360 to your home network and loading up the songs for a shared folder on your PC. Either way it all works flawlessly except for the fact that they left out any sort of alphabetical sorting tabs. Therefore browsing through a long list of playlists/albums/artists can be quite annoying. Also you can stream pictures off your computer for instant access for photo viewing on your home TV from your computer. The console delivers on all the promises of being an entertainment hub for your home network. Unfortunately for me this aspect is not as important since my PC and my 360 are connected to the same HDTV LCD Monitor. However for people with their PC in the computer room and the HDTV in the living room, it provides a very affordable alte

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THE best system i think ever built!!!!!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: everything but mostly the controller,graphics,and games!!!!

Weakness: i will have to think about this one because there is not alot of weaknesses....actually there are no weaknesses

wow!!!!!amazing!!!! the Xbox 360 is the best system ever!! i have 4 games for the Xbox 360 and they are 20 times better than my gamecube games and i have about 25 differnt games for it. i am very impressed with the Xbox 360 wireless controller! it fits so well in my hands!! if i had the chance to take my Xbox 360 back to where i bought it from to trade it in for somethin else i wouldnt do it in a million years!!! i absolutly love it im so glad i bought it

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5 Star Review   By member MK23 - Jun 23, 2006   

Strengths: 720p, xbox live

Weakness: can lock up (get intercooler fan!)

Overall a very good product, and at the price point PS3 is coming into the market this was a no-brainer especially since I really only play sports + GTA games.

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What are you thinking?
5 Star Review   By KeeloG on Tech for Less, Inc. - May 15, 2006   

Strengths: awesome graphics (esp. on a hdtv, but still great on a sdtv), great games, friendly controller, 5.1 sound if you have a home theater, the list goes on and on

Weakness: big power supply, the plastic casing is a little more fragile than I'd like, some of the better xbox games aren't compatable, you need a hdtv to really get the point

I've had my 360 since December, and in that time, I haven't once regretted buying it. I won't be one of the people that lies and says that there are no problems, but those problems are few, and the system more than makes up for them. The 360 was my jump from Sony to Microsoft, and I still haven't decided if I'm looking back. With a set price of $599 for the premium system, I'm not sure if the PS3 is worth taking out a loan. However, I do have one bit of advice, and because of that, I doubt anyone will be reading this... DON'T PAY $600 FOR A REFURB 360. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY STUPID. GO TO WALMART, BEST BUY, CIRCUIT CITY, ECT. AND BUY A BRAND NEW, NEVER OPENED, NEVER PLAYED 360 FOR $399.

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Horrible
2 Star Review   By member jake6220 - Apr 27, 2006   

Weakness: Heat, Slow Due to 512 mb ram,unimpressive ATI Video processor.

It Locks up in upright position and runs slower when laying down. My computer loads oblivion faster and is only single core 3ghz processor. Graphics are better than my computer but I don't have a very high end card. Good for money but nothing compared to full computer.

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good console
4 Star Review     

Strengths: best available console, good games now

Weakness: playstation3 will be better if it can be most of what is promised.

The xbox 360 was my first console, and from reading a lot about it, I think the system completely met my expectations. I certainly wouldn't be saying this if I bought it earlier than Ghost Recon and Oblivion, but the wait was worth it. I have heard that the graphics compare with the radeon x1800 and that's probably pretty accurate, as people have gotten pc versions of these games to run on comparable systems. It's true that the top sli system from nvidia (7900 xt) is a factor of 1.8 times the processing power, but only the graphics cards will cost you three times the console. Although the powerpc is not new like the cell, it is good technology (core duo's not as much faster as apple would like), and this was actually the most drastic change from the original xbox, according to Microsoft it's speed is a factor of 52, and programmers probably have not fully utilized it yet. The games were really amazing. I was a bit alienated by using a controller, but it gives you a lot of magnetism (you don't have to aim right at enemies) even in hard mode, and was much nicer than I expected. However I still prefer the mouse, and ghost recon would be pointless without the magnetism, and slightly unrealistic enemy response times. Also it's extremely annoying not to be able to move at variable speeds with any sort of scope. I haven't played Oblivion as much but what I have seen is amazing. The outdoors slow down a bit (20-30 fps) simply because there's so much, which is evidence that the xbox 360's graphics power is indeed limited, but it was still a nice experience. The built in antialiasing and procedural texture functions add nice effects, but there are obvious sampling problems, and ghost recon and oblivion's shadowing really was not outstanding. If sony can offer anything close to the trailers for metal gear and the supposedly fake killzone trailer, they will certainly win in terms of graphics, and I'm sure sony's games will be better as well. also some other reviewers said that microsoft is "open minded" and this is bogus - I think that the opengl 2.0 specification with some standardized open source libraries will eventually be an advantage for the playstation. The xbox live is obviously Microsoft's way to make money for those not buying accessories. The price isn't bad but it is rather limited. I really was least impressed with the windows media playback. Microsoft was going to have wmvhd playback, and indeed it can play high resolution files but the player is awful - it can only pause and stop, and there is no support for any of the dvds that are out (most of which are imax now). Obviously the xbox 360 wasn't really intended to beat sony's new high definition battle, and though video games are often a better enterprise than videos, especially at $60 a game, but the disc royalties would have been profitable. I suppose for previous console gamers will appreciate "hd" but it is nothing new for me. I appreciated the antialiasing but the texture sampling was nothing revolutionary. Also, Windows Vista's DirectX 10 will bring standardized occlusion testing and point sprite acceleration, and something called "geometry shaders". They're a good idea (being able to edit vertices and save with only the card) but still limited and really one is still limited to built in triangle rasterizing. Unfortunately Microsoft doesn't give dev kits to anyone who wants one, but if it's really described as "directx 9" with a few additions - and Microsoft says for now that the directx 9 sdk is similar to xbox development - it will again end up loosing to the computer, especially when advanced shaders come out utilizing this important new feature. worst of all is the fact there is no linux yet or any time soon. I am not ripping apart my console to help a development effort (www.free60.org...) that will probably take a very long time. Microsoft is afraid that the xbox will hurt its windows sales according to some articles I have read. They also mention the connectivity and stand alone playback is again an attempt to defend Windows sales. I think if the Sony Playstation 3 turns out to be at least close to what it has promised, Microsoft will again be fighting as the secondary manufacturer, and probably disrupting its rather integrated interface to try and compete with Sony's features. Other notes - "multiple dvds" is pretty unrealistic because of procedural texture generation. The ability to interrupt games I believe is pretty new for a console, and certainly very useful. The controller is shaped well, and the system doesn't look outlandish (a very good thing). It's nice to get a bundle instead of buying rip off accessories. You will need an optical connection if you want 5.1 sound. The console will get noisy after a few minutes, but this is expected. The optical drive is relatively fast.

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best console currently
4 Star Review   By member gatoatigrado - Apr 11, 2006   

Strengths: great graphics for a great price

Weakness: it's a console, playstation 3 will be better, for a computer person, the console's "next gen" is nothing revolutionary

The xbox 360 was my first console, and from reading a lot about it, I think the system completely met my expectations. I certainly wouldn't be saying this if I bought it earlier than Ghost Recon and Oblivion, but the wait was worth it. I have heard that the graphics compare with the radeon x1800 and that's probably pretty accurate, as people have gotten pc versions of these games to run on comparable systems. It's true that the top sli system from nvidia (7900 xt) is a factor of 1.8 times the processing power, but only the graphics cards will cost you three times the console. Although the powerpc is not new like the cell, it is good technology (core duo's not as much faster as apple would like), and this was actually the most drastic change from the original xbox, according to Microsoft it's speed is a factor of 52, and programmers probably have not fully utilized it yet. The games were really amazing. I was a bit alienated by using a controller, but it gives you a lot of magnetism (you don't have to aim right at enemies) even in hard mode, and was much nicer than I expected. However I still prefer the mouse, and ghost recon would be pointless without the magnetism, and slightly unrealistic enemy response times. Also it's extremely annoying not to be able to move at variable speeds with any sort of scope. I haven't played Oblivion as much but what I have seen is amazing. The outdoors slow down a bit (20-30 fps) simply because there's so much, which is evidence that the xbox 360's graphics power is indeed limited, but it was still a nice experience. The built in antialiasing and procedural texture functions add nice effects, but there are obvious sampling problems, and ghost recon and oblivion's shadowing really was not outstanding. If sony can offer anything close to the trailers for metal gear and the supposedly fake killzone trailer, they will certainly win in terms of graphics, and I'm sure sony's games will be good as well. The xbox live is obviously Microsoft's way to make money for those not buying accessories. The price isn't bad but it is rather limited. I really was least impressed with the windows media playback. Microsoft was going to have wmvhd playback, and indeed it can play high resolution files but the player is awful - it can only pause and stop, and there is no support for any of the dvds that are out (most of which are imax now). Obviously the xbox 360 wasn't really intended to beat sony's new high definition battle, and though video games are often a better enterprise than videos, especially at $60 a game, but the disc royalties would have been profitable. I suppose for previous console gamers will appreciate "hd" but it is nothing new for me. Windows Vista's DirectX 10 will bring standardized occlusion testing and point sprite acceleration, and something called "geometry shaders". They're a good idea (being able to edit vertices and save with only the card) but still limited to built in triangle rasterizing. Microsoft says for now that the directx 9 sdk is similar to xbox development kit, therefore I think it will again end up loosing to the computer, especially when advanced shaders come out utilizing this important new feature. worst of all is the fact there is no linux yet or any time soon. I am not ripping apart my console to help a development effort (www.free60.org...) that will probably take a very long time. Microsoft is afraid that the xbox will hurt its windows sales according to some articles I have read. They also mention the connectivity and stand alone playback is again an attempt to defend Windows sales. I think if the Sony Playstation 3 turns out to be at least close to what it has promised, Microsoft will again be fighting as the secondary manufacturer, and probably disrupting its rather integrated interface to try and compete with Sony's features. Other notes - "multiple dvds" is pretty unrealistic because of procedural texture generation. The ability to interrupt games I believe is pretty new for a console, and certainly very useful. The controller is shaped well, and the system doesn't look outlandish (a very good thing). It's nice to get a bundle instead of buying rip off accessories. You will need an optical connection if you want 5.1 sound. The console will get noisy after a few minutes, but this is expected. The optical drive is relatively fast. The system will take 7 gb from your hard drive so don't expect to store movies. You cannot do anything while you download.

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The best system out !!!!
5 Star Review   By member stargun - Apr 1, 2006   

Strengths: The Marketplace

Weakness: not being able to play all xbox games yet!!

Well it's the best system out right now, the graphics look great, I like the wireless control, and being able to download demo's before buying the games is one of the best things they added to xbox live. The system is alot more than I thought so much you can do with it, If you have a Windows Media Center Pc even better, I can play shows I have recorded on my pc and any cd's I have on my pc thought the xbox360, but just one thing I was not happy about is that you can't play all the xbox games, and it even some of the new games like Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Truely A Mind Blowing Multimedia Extravaganza!!!
5 Star Review   By member InStockNowFastShip - Mar 22, 2006   

Strengths: Mind Blowing HDGraphics, Digital 5.1 Surround, Unparalleled Wireless Performance, Seamless Integration with Windows XP, Excellent Multimedia Capabilities(Pictures, Music & Video)

Weakness: Extremely Hard to Find, Fan a little on the noisy side.

Besides having the best Mind Blowing HD-ready Graphics, Digital 5.1 Surround & Unparalleled Wireless Performance; This 360 Premium System, with the 20GB Hard Drive & Ethernet Cabability, allows seamless integration with Windows XP. Thus allowing the capability to store Pictures, Music & Video. That's right store pictures straight from your digital camera or memory card, file all your favorite music cd's for disc free playback, even use your 360 system as a DVR or TiVo to pause & rewind live TV. Truly a mind blowing little piece of equipment.

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rare and expinsive
4 Star Review   By member btb - Mar 7, 2006   

Strengths: great graphics, some nice features, wireless controlers that work properly

Weakness: limitations, expinsive, rare, accesiories are to expinsive, sub par launch titles, no nextgen optical drive (hddvd), many are defective

These are difficult to find, and when you do find one the price will be gouged to sometimes hundreds more than what you should be paying for it at the local wal-mart. I bought mine used from a gaming place that closed down. I haven't had any problems such as over heating and lockups with mine so far. Trust me on that one; I haven’t seen the light of day in a while. A buddy of mine who bought his 360 new from the store has been having problems with it locking up about every 15min. The graphics are excellent and wireless controllers work surprisingly well. The accessories are way over priced. By the time you get done buying all of the stuff to make it worth playing and buying the proper cable to hook it into your high end system your pockets will only contain a small amount of lint where after you will sell the lint on eBay stating that the lint was blessed by the pope so that you can buy some juice for these thirsty wireless controllers. Even though the play and charge accessory is expensive for what you get it is well worth it if you play often. The main reason I bought the 360 is for one to say that I own a 360 (cuz you know how the ladies go crazy for rare nextgen systems) and two to play PGR3. I was a huge fan of PGR2 and now am a huge fan of PGR3 but that is another review. The dash board limitations are very noticeable. I would love to be able to copy my mp3 files off the pen drive to the hard drive that way I could plug in 3 out of the 4 controllers but for some reason it wants me to burn my music to a CD and then rip them to the hard drive and then type in all the song names by hand. Who does this device think it is? Doesn’t the burning the CD then ripping it to the xbox hd and typing in all the song names accomplish the same thing as being able to copy directly from a pen drive? Who knows what they where thinking when they put in that limitation. Why are there only 3 USB ports on it anyway? What if I have 3 wired controllers, one wireless and would like to be able to use the USB network adapter and play music from my portable device? What if I am afraid “they” are tapping into my wireless controllers to figure out my secret move so I would like to use 4 wired controllers so all of my paranoid friends can play? Guess these questions weren’t ever asked while the console was in testing or did any testing ever take place? Apparently not according to my friend who’s brand new xbox 360 locks up every 15 mins. Why do these new memory cards cost twice as much as the old ones? Why can’t I use a pen drive as a memory unit? The list goes on but right now I am outa time.

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2 Star Review     

Strengths: Amazing graphics.

Weakness: Power supply already blew out. EA sports games are not back wards compatable.

When all is said and done, this system is not great. Limited # of games, not all back wards compatable. And, like many Microsoft products, this one is buggy - the consol freezes and I have to return it already.

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this system is worth it!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: this system is worth it!

Weakness: this system is worth it!

this system is worth it! I would buy it again. I love video games. thank you so much. All my friends are jealous. this system is worth it! I would buy it again. I love video games. thank you so much. All my friends are jealous.

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I have one.
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Excelent Graphics. Great Gameplay. 2.0 USB Ports. Expandable Faceplates. Fast Load Times. Sleek Design. Wireless. Always connected to Live through Hi-Speed internet. MOST OF ALL.. I HAVE AND ONE =P

Weakness: Only 3 USB PORTS. Limited Only to White color. Backwards-compatibility doesn't work with all games. Most systems have glitches(I got a replacement from M$ already)..

Overall good for gaming. OK for media. Great for Halo LAN Parties. Excellent because I bought one on the first week of January with no wait in line at a local Circuit City. In your face nikkuhs. Who's poor now?? haha

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super playing machine
5 Star Review   By member bocajbackwards - Jan 31, 2006   

Strengths: the graphics are unbeliveable real. The gamplay is gripping and you cant stop playing. The xbox 360 is like a drug that you cant stop playing.I would definatly recomened this outstanding prouduct.

Weakness: the wireless controlers are not as good as they were cracked up to be(they need batteries which run out)is usless . The biggest issue is the price! I brought my one for 210 pounds . Alot of money.

fantasticly amazing,fast,loud and higly enjoyable. Twise as good as the ps3 will ever be. Definatly worth my money. Never will there be a better concel (unless the next xbox).

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4 Star Review   By member hockey1993 - Jan 19, 2006   

Strengths: The xbox 360 has great capabilities

Weakness: It does not work all the time and we need to get warranty taken care of.

When you buy something new that needs to have warranty work, it is hard to do because we don't know where to take it to, because we don't know where it was originally purchased. It is difficult even though the x box 360 was never even opened by the seller.

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XBOX 360 a lot better product, with outstanding HD graphics
5 Star Review   By member santoshkolhatkar - Jan 6, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics, speed, interface, flexibility, sleek design. Microsoft's willingness to work with the end users to assure continued enjoyment.

Weakness: Number of games and price of the new games

The product met and exceeded my expectations. The graphics and the attention to detail is outstanding. The interface has been streamlined, setting up and making changes is a breeze. The speed of loading games and response time has vastly improved, the players using internet gaming will love the response time. Overall excellent product, the price will come down when competetors have their products launched.

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5 Star Review     

Strengths: Graphics

I'm happy with the product and me and my son are happy I got this item. He was so happy on Christmas and so was I to see that kind of look on my sons face it is worth a 1,000 words the pictures I took. Thank you.....

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Spoilage
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Hardware

Weakness: Everything else

The console is a good device, no doubt. However no console is any better then the games out for it. Right now, there is nothing for it. The release line up is about as weak as a release as I have ever seen for any console all the way back to the Odyssey2. (before Atari 2600) The real kicker in this situation though is the inflated price. I mean which one of you parents out there think they are helping their kids by buying this trash for them? I mean at $400 the thing is nuts, but with the mark ups, it's gotten up to $700 to $1500?? I mean what in the world would anyone want this thing for at that price when there won't be any good games out for it until way past the price drops back down to it's intended retail? For $1500 you can buy your kid a computer, and most of the games XBOX 360 offers for it. The computer will do a lot more than just play games. Here's the best measure though... Write down your current purchase price, then wait until your kid starts asking for a specific XBOX 360 game, note the price of the units at that time, then wait until the kid actually starts playing it a lot (i.e. enjoying it) again, note the price of consoles at that point. I think all of you paying $1500 for these things will find it wildly amusing to see that just the difference between the now and then prices will be enough to have been able to buy two extra consoles at the un-marked up price.

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XBOX IS GREAT
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Great graphics, best game system ever made!

Weakness: no weaknesses

The Xbox 360 is a great game system, and everyone should beable to enjoy it, it has great graphics, and awesome small design, sits on either its side or lays down.

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bad
4 Star Review     

Strengths: good consle

guy whos selling it for 800 bucks what friggin rip off they only sold it 300 or more bucks left f@#$in rip off b!@#h f you and shame on you

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2 much
5 Star Review     

Strengths: 2 much

Weakness: 2 much

the thingy magiger is way 2 much 4 athing like tat pleaz lower the price my nefue really wants 1 this year just 4 me pretty pleaz just this 1 time pretty plea just this 1 time pleaz thank u.

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Nice try
2 Star Review     

Strengths: good for a poor gamer (maybe for someone who works in the fast food industry)

Weakness: Microsorft shoots itself in the foot

Where are the RPG games? Microsoft comtinues to leave RPG games on the back burner comcentrating on FPS and Pc ports , so if you own a decent Pc let this console go until summer when the game library grows...hopefully it will?

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AWESOME
5 Star Review   By member KSHOLLYWOOD - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: HDTV,THIS XBOX 360 HAS UNBELIEVABLE GRAPHICS AND THE COLORS ARE AWESOME

Weakness: THE BLACK AND WHITE BUTTONS ARE IN A STUPID PLACE,THEY DIDN'T PUT MUCH THOUGHT IN THE PLACEMENT OF THEM.

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY THE 360 CAME OUT 6 MONTHS BEFORE THE CRAPPY PS3???? DOES HALO 3 RING A BELL?THE RELEASE DATES ARE THE SAME TIME.PS3 HAVE ALREADY HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS.

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Sharks
1 Star Review     

I think it's awful that a system that retails for 400.00 is being horded by dubious retailers and individuals to be should be 2 to 3 times retail. I hope you get stuck with your merchanise!

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It is the BOMB
5 Star Review     

This game system is Fantastic. It has some great graphics on the game system. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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awesome
5 Star Review   By member lala26 - Dec 5, 2005   

Strengths: everything

Weakness: too expensive, ha

love it!!! i cant stop playing on this wonderful piece of machinery made by the brilliant microsoft company. the graphics are phenominal and the games couldnt be better!! if you dont have one, i highly suggest you get one!

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Xbox 360-Sytem not yet utilized, but great value.
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Powerfull triple core processor with 6 pipelines of Hyperthreaded data, giving you the power of 3 64bit dual threaded processors, more then 6 times that of the most powerfull Pentium X and Athlon 64.

Weakness: Very few. The price may seem high until you see what Sony plans to charge. Currently games utilize less then 25% of the systems abilities, not taking advantage of it at all.

I know the inner workings of the Xbox 360 very well, but still have yet to tap it's true power. It does take more time to create games for it. The system is yet to be utilized and current games use only 1 core and 1 thread. When titles start utilizing all 3 cores and 6 threads of data, and the GPU as well, gamers will see a hudge leap in grapahics and game play. Current titles rival those on the highest end PC's, but will soon excel beyond them. Microsoft has done it right. Xbox Live brings gamers together in a much better way then other services trying to copy them. The Xbox Live Market Place is your spot for free game demo's, video's, and paid content. Download and try games before you buy them. The real power is yet to be seen, but trust me, it will be a hudge leap.

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THE BEST
5 Star Review     

This thing is freakin awesome!!!!!! I would highly reccommend that everyone should get one as soon as possible!! Put it on your Christmas or birthday list. make that the one of few things on your list.

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the Xbox360
5 Star Review   By member luisreyes1510 - Nov 30, 2005   

Strengths: great graphices,werlies controlers,mp3 player,and much more

You will think its a waste of money but it is not.This system is one of the best with all of the features it has to offer. Some people think that $400 dollars is a waste of money but you have to think of it like in a investment because this is one of the newest system on the market.

40% of readers found this review helpful.

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I Expected More!
3 Star Review   By member rf186 - Nov 29, 2005   

Strengths: Better graphics than the original xbox. Every game is in HD. More than a just a gaming system with it's media center capabilities.

Weakness: Current game list doesn't utilize the xbox 360's abilities, so the graphics don't appear to be drastically better than the original xbox. It's not fully backwards compatible.

The xbox 360 is slightly disappointing to me, the graphics are only slightly better than on the original console, I already own a few HD games for the original xbox and the graphic improvements of the 360 are even less noticeable in those games (the jaggies are slightly less apparent). I can't wait to buy a game that really puts the xbox 360's hardware to task to see what it can really do. A huge plus is that the xbox 360 adds a bunch of new functions with xbox live and connectivity options so it functions more as a media hub, which I'm just starting to explore, in this case it resembles a multimedia computer more so than a gaming system. To sum it up, it's a good system (not great, but good), I just expected a little more of a jump (as far as graphics go) between the orginal and the 360.

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x-box -360
3 Star Review     

Strengths: nice graghics,poor aviaiblty to the consumers

Weakness: so much for so little

The x-box 360 is nice to have but, Why use this availbility marking scheme with the public and make us wait for others to have the unit, Mr. microsoft is paid already. Everyone is going to be pushed into buying P.S systems,because of availbility. I guess no one cares about todays consumers.....

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Pricy Gaming
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Great Graphics, Some great launch titles (Call of Duty 2, Perfect Dark Zero), A Great Online Service, Online Marketplace to Download Media

Weakness: High Price, Not very good performace without a HDTV, Can only hold 100 songs

Okay Here is the 360, the first of the next generation of gaming, this system has great graphical capabilities and a very amazing online service. Not only can you play amazing games on this system, you can download music, videos, and chat with friends. Xbox LIVE lets you play with people all over the world and is playable on many of the launch titles. WIRELESS!! No more tripping over cords, the controller on the 360 is wireless. There are however some downsides, the price for one, is wayy too high, you would be better off if you waited to see what the other consoles have to offer before you sped $500. Also, te 360 only looks good on a HDTV, otherwise you may just mistake it for your old Xbox, so if you dont have one now, there's another reasong NOT to get this product (it's just not worth it). Other than that, this console offers you the best of the next generation of gaming, right now!

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One of the best console launches and suprisingly well thought out console
4 Star Review   By member zoglog - Nov 28, 2005   

Strengths: Great graphics processing power, Live intergration with downloadable content/marketplace/online play, Great media center functions, Progressing Backwards Compatability List, Solid Launch Lineup

Weakness: Fans will be a bit louder than other consoles, Expensive ($100 than other console launches), Faceplates hard to get off, Will only load 100 songs list for MP3 Players, Video Streaming requires MCE.

Let me start off by saying I don't believe anyone should get the core system. The core system was introduced in order to funnel off some heat for the $100 price increase for the console in the current generation. By releasing the core system users who bought the real system could feel a sense of value and feel the console's price point was really $299. While I think this tactic is far less shady than the bundling of useless accessories with the PSP, it is nevertheless obviously the real Xbox 360. All the accessories that come with the regular version just spell out next gen (Wireless controllers and HDTV Component Cables). When you hear them talk about the core accommodating to "niche users" they must be talking about people who like to get ripped off or people who couldn't get a regular system at launch and are desperate for a 360. On first receiving the system you will notice it is quite heavy for the size. For the graphical quality the console has potential for, it's not suprise that the components would be heavy. For the first time in 3D gaming this console has produced some graphics that are on Par with current Gen PC Gaming. I find this to be quite impressive for $400 which is quite a comparable price. And with many popular PC titles being ported on the 360 (Call of Duty 2 and Oblivion for example), it's not a bad alternative for people sick of upgrading their PCs every year, though personally I would not give up my Keyboard and mouse for FPS' like Quake 4. The console runs relatively hot so the fans are quite loud for a console according to many people. I personally have it running in the same room as my PC so my PC's fans are definitely louder and drown out any of the sound. One of the major feats with this console is that all the games will support 720p. For any HDTV owners this is a godsend. In the previous generation there were only a handful of titles that ever got the 720p treatment. Personally having a 1080p HDTV, this made me quite disappointed. But with the 360 I no longer have to worry about that. I think going with 720p was a good move since 1080p sets are rare. The visual quality jump from 480p to 720p is amazing. The main thing that struck me instantly while using this console initially is that they really designed this console for useability and Xbox Live. The intergration of every game into xbox live is quite interesting. Sometimes while waiting for a game to start in the multiplayer lobby I'll check out people's games list and achievements (which the console automatically tracks if you're online). Also I can pull up the dash blade any time I want. This allows for me to insert my own personal soundtrack whenever I want to any game. For example in PGR3 I can just plug in my Ipod and load up my songs and race with my own playlist from my Ipod. Also an alternative is connecting the 360 to your home network and loading up the songs for a shared folder on your PC. Either way it all works flawlessly except for the fact that they left out any sort of alphabetical sorting tabs. Therefore browsing through a long list of playlists/albums/artists can be quite annoying. Also you can stream pictures off your computer for instant access for photo viewing on your home TV from your computer. The console delivers on all the promises of being an entertainment hub for your home network. Unfortunately for me this aspect is not as important since my PC and my 360 are connected to the same HDTV LCD Monitor. However for people with their PC in the computer room and the HDTV in the living room, it provides a very affordable alternative to having another HTPC in the living room. With MCE you can stream HDTV Video directly off your PC to the living room which is very convenient. As for the launch lineup, I have found it to be one of the most solid in history. So far I own 3 games (Kameo, Project Gotham 3, and Perfect Dark Zero) and all are superb. I could go into detail about each of them but needless to say they all look fantastic and deserve well above a 8.5 Score out of 10. Also with NBA 2K5 sports fans have a game that looks fantastic. some of the visuals in that game will blow you away. The current estimate is that Microsoft is losing more than $100 off each console sold, and all the features and graphical capabilities you receive from the console is a clear indication of why. There have been some complaints about defective units, but that is not all uncommon with launches. In fact mine has been running quite well with no real crashes, though I have encountered one bug in PGR3. I know it is a popular trend to go against Microsoft, but it's very hard to deny that they have created a well thought out console sooner than anyone could have anticipated. With a good lead of at least 6 months before the other next-gen consoles there is no reason not to be somewhat impressed with the 360. I would strongly recommend this product to open minded gamers, especially if they have an HDTV.

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WHo are these other idiots writing reviews?
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Adaptable, upgradable, and overall user interface

Weakness: Out too soon gives Sony and others time to exceed or have comparable graphics

I do not know why some idiots rate this a one star when it is apparent they do not own a system. Leave this forum for those who want to know how the system is rated and do not be jealous and rate it only a one. Also please take a writing class and learn how to spell.

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it keeps shutting off during a game and it sucks
1 Star Review     

Weakness: shuts off and freezes

well it has good graphics but its always freezing and always cutting off in the middle of playing a game. I think that the xbox 360 should be taken off the market until they can get to work the right way and give everyone that has one a FULL REFUND like me i dont even want it you can take it back and give me my $400.00 back.

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wow
5 Star Review   By member AudioSlavery - Nov 26, 2005   

Strengths: great graphics, good design, awesome games

Weakness: price

this thing is very good. Everyone is afraid of how microsoft's 1.0 versions always have bugs, well i have had mine since the second day it cme out and i have noticed nothing of the sort. The controllers are great. The package with the hard drive and the wireless controllers is a better way to go. All in all this is a great product which completely destroys what the PS3 has to offer. PS3's liquid crystal hard-drive completely failed them so they have to use diiferent technology now. Xbox might of won this one.

64% of readers found this review helpful.

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Awesome
5 Star Review   By member Kerner13579 - Nov 26, 2005   

Strengths: it has the best graphics money can buy and is the ultimate gaming device

Weakness: there are none

This system was the best $400 dollars I have spent in my life. The video games for it are as amazing as the 360 itself. Its game are as realistic as life can get

51% of readers found this review helpful.

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Awesome!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Hd playing,Good graphics,Good variety of games,Wirelesss controler,And Harddrive.

Weakness: NONE!

Greatest Xbox ever!!!! Buy it.Great games even comes with online subscription.The best.Man it's worth the Money!I Highly recomend The Xbox360!Get the one with hard drive.

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xbox
4 Star Review     

i would buy agian but these prices are so outstanding that i could only buy one of your products but its great the xbox is worth it just work on the price

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You are crazy
1 Star Review     

I think you are crazy if you think im going to spend 3x's the amount for the xbox 360 its not worth it, I"LL WAIT for how ever long it takes.

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Insanity for Christmas
1 Star Review     

Weakness: obvious

The oil company would be embarrased to charge these prices. I imagine in a month sanity will return however I wouldn't ever consider buying a thing from these price gouging folks, ever!!!

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Launch DELAYED
1 Star Review     

Although Microsoft claims to have launched this product, many calls to the local stores indicate there was only a few available. (The stores got between 5 and 10) Thus, it was not a true launch, but rather just a trial release to build up hype.

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Honest Review
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Graphics,Controler, Sound, Etc..

Weakness: Well..

I just picked up my Xbox 360 shortly after midnight- I must admit that after waiting this long for it (Since I had it reserved) While I was waiting in line I started to become a little dissapointed. I was thinking, will this system be really worth the money or should I wait for the PS3? The graphics I have seen on the PS3 made me doubt I was making the right choice, but then again, the graphics were from videos not gameplay. After I hooked up my system and turned it on for the first time - all I must say is that every single doubt in my mind dissapeared. More than a thrill I was amazed. This system is not a video game console. All the menu screens made this system feel diferent, more like a computer. There were so many things going on that I started to mess around with the menus, not even the games. With my newfound amusement feeling I loaded my first game: Madden 06. Without writing a review on the game I must say that I was impresed except for a few minor glitches (Hardly noticed them). Then I loaded Call of Duty 2 and all hell broke loose!!! This is when my jaw dropped and the giggle came back!! This game is a launch title and it was great! I cannot wait for Gears of War after seeing the gameplay videos!! The videos Microsoft showed at E3 ARE THE REAL DEAL!!! THE GAMES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THEY WERE AT THE SHOW!!! So all I have left to say is this: I f you enjoyed the original Xbox, get it. You may not see a huge difference between the Xbox and the Xbox 360 if you want to compare it to the PS3 vids (But keep in mind that the PS3 are just VIDEOS, not gameplay)and just be a little patient and give game developers some time to get used to developing games for this system and wonders will happen (Example: Ninja Gaiden on the original Xbox, Halo 2). A lot of people are saying that 360 is not really a Next gen system because everything is being compared to the vids from the ps3..In my opinion, it is already a big improvement from the current system but more than that there are just way to many things going on between the games and the Xbox content that truly takes the gamming experience a huge leap forward. (Example: the Game Condemded were certain things you do in the game allow you to earn tokens for the marketplace). The potential is there and this machine is trully more than a game console...You will get the feeling as soon as you turn it on..

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360
3 Star Review     

Strengths: it's got a great quality and other stuff

Weakness: but it's really price 600$ wooooow

the xbox 360 has great gaming and all but it's really pricey i mean 600$ bucks that rediculas right about itill al ways be checking bye oh and i dont and do reccomend it

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