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#1 SargeSparta   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:39 AM

So I have been mainly playing PC and Wii U (was playing a bit of the PSTriple for GTA V) and I would consider myself a fan of Halo and Gears of War (I dusted off my 360 just to play Halo 4.)  but recently I found myself flip flopping on either I should revisit my 360 and go on with the Xbox One or if I should just go with the PSQuadruple. The exclusives on the Xbox One seem to be more interesting and fun but $500 is hella steep and on top of that Xbox Live Gold is still there. I am interested in playing Xbox 360 games again but I don't know where to start. I just need your opinions on this fellow CAGs. 



#2 RiceQuakes Classic   The One, the Only.....RiceQuakes CAGiversary!   3755 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

Buy a preowned 360 and get a PS4.


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#3 Noc Noc   Gamer CAGiversary!   23 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

buy ps4. don't buy xbone :bouncy:

microsoft can ban your account when they want and you lose everything :headache:

 

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#4 RiceQuakes Classic   The One, the Only.....RiceQuakes CAGiversary!   3755 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

buy ps4. don't buy xbone :bouncy:

microsoft can ban your account when they want and you lose everything :headache:

 

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After this debacle (of many), I'm definitely waiting for MS to get their act together. That might take a while....


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#5 Flux1  

Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

If you can't find a cheap 360 locally, Gamestop is selling 4gb slims for $120 right now with a free used game $20 or less. Get that then get a 3rd party hard drive off Amazon or Ebay. Then wait and see how both next gen systems turn out over the first few months and decide which one to go with then.

 

Edit: Oh, and never make a foreign account or use any Microsoft promotional links like free gold time as many of us found out.



#6 Righteous Nixon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

So I have been mainly playing PC and Wii U (was playing a bit of the PSTriple for GTA V) and I would consider myself a fan of Halo and Gears of War (I dusted off my 360 just to play Halo 4.)  but recently I found myself flip flopping on either I should revisit my 360 and go on with the Xbox One or if I should just go with the PSQuadruple. The exclusives on the Xbox One seem to be more interesting and fun but $500 is hella steep and on top of that Xbox Live Gold is still there. I am interested in playing Xbox 360 games again but I don't know where to start. I just need your opinions on this fellow CAGs. 

 

If you can't afford it then just wait for the inevitable price drop which will probably occur this time next year. I agree that the Xbox One exclusives are superior at this point in time and given the fact that MS is investing a billion dollars into exclusives, I don't expect that will change anytime soon. MS learned their lesson with the 360 in regards to exclusives. That being said, once you actually factor in inflation, both of these consoles are a great deal. If you were to buy the Xbox launch console in 2012, (cant officially do 2013 until the end of the year) it would cost you $388.80. If you were to buy the XBox 360 launch console in 2012, it would cost you $465.11. Using 2.5%, which is roughly the average rate of inflation over the last ten years, one can estimate 2013 figures. The original Xbox would cost $398.52 and the XBox 360 would cost $476.73. So basically the Xbox 360 would be just $23.27 cheaper than the XBox One and remember the XBox One has Kinect 2.0 in the box. The original Xbox 360 did not. So all in all, the price of the XBox One is one of the best deals gamers have gotten yet in regards to buying consoles at launch. Its vastly more powerful, has far better features, has Kinect 2.0 in the box, and its basically the same price as the XBox 360 was. 

 

I think gamers tend to overlook inflation, simply because the video game market hasn't generally been in line with inflation. That is a very good thing and gamers should recognize that fact as it basically means gamers are getting more for their money. If you remember back, N-64 and SNES games were roughly 50 bucks. That means if games were in line with inflation, they would cost $72.24 in 2012 and $74.04 in 2013. So the fact that games are only 59.99, basically just 10 dollars more than they were back in 1996....well, its pretty amazing and again it means that gamers are getting more for their money. When people complain about the 59.99 price on games, I don't think they quite realize how lucky we are. In regards to the value of our money, gaming has never been cheaper. The fact that most games can be found for 20-50% off, just a month or two after release....well, again, gaming has never been cheaper. 

 

The bottom line - $500 bucks for an XBox One is actually an amazing deal. Again, if you cant afford one at launch then just save up and buy one when you can afford it. The best part about waiting 6-12 months is there will be a much larger selection of games when you do buy it and many of the games will have already dropped in price. Its a win win either way you go. The only way you lose is if you opt out of buying one altogether. Personally, I cant imagine not buying the next gen consoles as I personally believe that this will be, BY FAR, the best console generation we have had yet. 


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#7 RiceQuakes Classic   The One, the Only.....RiceQuakes CAGiversary!   3755 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:44 PM

If you can't afford it then just wait for the inevitable price drop which will probably occur this time next year. I agree that the Xbox One exclusives are superior at this point in time and given the fact that MS is investing a billion dollars into exclusives, I don't expect that will change anytime soon. MS learned their lesson with the 360 in regards to exclusives. That being said, once you actually factor in inflation, both of these consoles are a great deal. If you were to buy the Xbox launch console in 2012, (cant officially do 2013 until the end of the year) it would cost you $388.80. If you were to buy the XBox 360 launch console in 2012, it would cost you $465.11. Using 2.5%, which is roughly the average rate of inflation over the last ten years, one can estimate 2013 figures. The original Xbox would cost $398.52 and the XBox 360 would cost $476.73. So basically the Xbox 360 would be just $23.27 cheaper than the XBox One and remember the XBox One has Kinect 2.0 in the box. The original Xbox 360 did not. So all in all, the price of the XBox One is one of the best deals gamers have gotten yet in regards to buying consoles at launch. Its vastly more powerful, has far better features, has Kinect 2.0 in the box, and its basically the same price as the XBox 360 was. 

 

I think gamers tend to overlook inflation, simply because the video game market hasn't generally been in line with inflation. That is a very good thing and gamers should recognize that fact as it basically means gamers are getting more for their money. If you remember back, N-64 and SNES games were roughly 50 bucks. That means if games were in line with inflation, they would cost $72.24 in 2012 and $74.04 in 2013. So the fact that games are only 59.99, basically just 10 dollars more than they were back in 1996....well, its pretty amazing and again it means that gamers are getting more for their money. When people complain about the 59.99 price on games, I don't think they quite realize how lucky we are. In regards to the value of our money, gaming has never been cheaper. The fact that most games can be found for 20-50% off, just a month or two after release....well, again, gaming has never been cheaper. 

 

The bottom line - $500 bucks for an XBox One is actually an amazing deal. Again, if you cant afford one at launch then just save up and buy one when you can afford it. The best part about waiting 6-12 months is there will be a much larger selection of games when you do buy it and many of the games will have already dropped in price. Its a win win either way you go. The only way you lose is if you opt out of buying one altogether. Personally, I cant imagine not buying the next gen consoles as I personally believe that this will be, BY FAR, the best console generation we have had yet. 

Actually, I remember numerous Genesis, SNES, and N64 games being 60-70 dollars.


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#8 EdgeCrusher36   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   925 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:53 AM

Mortal Kombat 3 for SNES as 79.99.  I remember buying it at launch.



#9 codenamelenny   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   187 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:07 AM

You should just stick with wii u and PC for now and check out console sales next year. You can revisit the 360 but I'm not sure on how to help you there. Are you asking if there was any games that you may have missed?



#10 Toph Bei Fong  

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 02:08 PM

I still play my original Xbox today. Just make sure you take off the clock capacitor if you don't have a version 1.6



#11 3agl3s 3y3   Banned Banned   4 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 04:05 PM

Buy an Xbox One, all the new games are coming out for it. Xbox One also has a feature that lets you play Xbox 360 games from the disk.



#12 aeroforce325   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   950 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:11 PM

Forget my original post.  Wasn't sure which xbox you're referring to.



#13 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   1739 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:36 AM

Curious to know which console you picked up.

 

I admit I was more of a 360 player last-gen.  I also had a PS3 and Wii, but didn't buy those until much farther into the console cycle.  The 360 was my system of choice.  That said, I'm not really a Halo fan, and while I like the Gears games (I've only dabbled in one and two - have the others sitting in an incalculable backlog), my main reason for selecting the 360 was because it was the system of choice for third parties.  As in any console generation, it's all about the games, right?  And I wanted the system on which the games would play best.  

 

And that's really why this go-around, I bought a PS4.  The Xbone unfortunately misfired a bit at the beginning and that's led developers to switch positions.  The PS4 is now the system of choice, and its vastly larger install base made it an easier choice for me.  I wanted to wait until the marketplace selected the winner, and PS4 has clearly established itself as the market leader.  Sure, am I going to miss Halo and Gears?  Yes.  But in general, the PS4 is likely to get more than it loses.  And given I simply have such little time to play now, I wanted the one system where I knew I would have more options.  

 

Still like the 360 controller, though ;-)  


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#14 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   10236 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:59 PM

I wanted to wait until the marketplace selected the winner, and PS4 has clearly established itself as the market leader.  

This is pretty irrelevant to the end user. The X1 has had more significant exclusives. Third party game availablity is nearly identical.

 

Sony sold more consoles. This doesn't mean the X1 failed. There are almost 20 million X1s out there. It's going to continue to get just as much content as it ever has, and just as much as the PS4...if not more, if history is any indication so far.

 

This sounds kind of like a flimsy argument on the surface, but if you can live without the exclusives available (on either console), I'd say buy whatever your friends have. You'll probably wind up having the most fun that way.


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#15 SpiderByt3s   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:51 PM

I don't see why not!