Pros Great games, good multimedia features, good dashboard, friendly online service
Cons The fact that they sell refurbished consoles as "brand new", see my bottom line
Summary Okay, here I go... my sister bought me the premium system on a Boise store with 60 GB HDD, Indiana Jones/KF Panda game bundle, etc. Everything okay till there... I went mad when she arrived home (I live in Chile) and gave me the system... well, how can you explain the fact that Microsoft is still using Zephyr boards?? even when my console was manufactured on OCTOBER 2008? Isn't that just weird? I'm not kidding, I thought that I would have my "brand new" console with Jasper board, or in worst of the cases, a Falcon board, but no, this guys just laughed in my face... what can I do now? Didn't they supossely stopped the production of the Zephyr boards because of the red lights problems and replaced this boards with the Falcon board and then the Jasper boards? I spent US$300 for a REFURBISHED CONSOLE?? I don't think so...
And what can I do if Microsoft offers one of the worst warranties worldwide? What if I get the red ring of death? I bought the console in the US, but I can't do anything cause I live in Chile and the people in charge of the warranties in my country only deal with game systems that are bought in here... that doesn't seem very serious to me, if I buy a product of a worldwide brand obviously it doesn't matter where I bought it, it should have warranty in any place!!
I'm very pissed off because of this, so be careful, I swear, if I get the red ring of death I'll never buy any microsoft product again in my entire life!! Stop ripping off people!!
Pros Great design. User friendly. Great wireless controllers.
Cons Games freeze sometimes, Overheating, Scratches disks when barely nudged.
Summary The good is pretty obvious, So I'm going to describe the bad. Once, I barely tapped it with my foot, while playing ES4: Oblivion. The disk was totaled. Then, with more than two hours of play, the system overheats and locks up. Not even the system will respond. After about a year, I got the Red Ring. Microsoft actually said they woudn't fix it, even though my warranty is valid. Microsoft has very poor customer support who you have to PAY to talk to. This product is the same as their operating systems, great until you use it for a while. Should have stuck with Sony. My PLAYSTATION and PS2 still work like new. Getting a PS3
"LOVE MY XBOX"on by xboxsteve
Pros easy to use, has HALO, love the wireless remote, LOVE the netflix integration
Cons so much to offer than I keep finding new stuff. wish it had an old school joystick so i could play the older games I download on xbox live
Summary Love the XBOX 360.. LOVE IT. need I say more? it's the best gaming system out there. Wish it had motion; however, they said at e3 that it is coming. The 360 has also replaced my DVD player since it plays DVDs
Pros Ladies: If you want to keep your husband busy than buy the xbox.
Men: If you want a divorce than this will sure get you there!
Cons Very addicting. Nothing will get done and it causes major problems.
Pros Absolutely terrific game collection, elite online service, good graphics, simple user-interface, can play music & video along with display pictures, tons of multimedia features, marketplace has hundreds of thousands of cheap downloads.
Cons Online service costs $50/yr., product has a tendency to have hardware problems, requires purchase of too many expensive accessories, internal fans can be loud at times.
Summary Overall, the Xbox 360 is the way to go if you want to play games online, or connect with millions of people and chat with them live. The game collection is definitely the best of the three consoles and the marketplace is full of things to do. Check out my reviews of the Playstation 3 and the Wii for a better idea of which to purchase.