While browsing around I made a startling find. The New York Post on Yahoo News has a story saying that the Xbox 360 is not the console to buy currently. It goes through all the reasons not to get the console, and I have a small bit of information from the article.
Oh, it’s an amazing console, don’t get us wrong. Plugged into a high-definition television set with a booming sound system, it’s amazing, a wonderland of sights and music.
But that’s the part of the problem. To get the full Xbox 360 experience, you need to spend hundreds – perhaps thousands – of dollars. All that for a machine that won’t play the hot games this season, like Star Wars Battlefront II and 50 Cent: Bulletproof.
Save your cash, and skip the frenzy. Here are five reasons you should say “game over” to the Xbox 360:
- Lack of games
- No competition
- Hidden costs
- Older consoles are not dead yet
I don’t know about you, but those are pretty rediculous reasons not to buy what will be a very successful console. The price is what it is, and it looks like the next Playstation will have a similar price. As for lack of games, they have been praised for having such a wide variety of really fun titles for launch, so this point goes against what all others are currently saying.
I agree there is no competition currently, but that is no reason to not buy a console. The PlayStation 3 will have things that the Xbox 360 does not have. The Revolution will have a very different nieche and so could be considered better or worse. It is really personal preference.
As for hidden costs, this is a little true, but every console is like this. You have to expect this. It makes the point that we should buy a high definition television to enjoy the Xbox 360, but I disagree. I think a HD television will allow the games to run in full resolution but even not running in full resolution a game can be highly enjoyable and interesting.
For their last point, they bring up the fact that the older consoles are not dead. This is the only point that I can 100% agree with. The PS2, Gamecube and the Xbox are all great consoles that have probably years of entertainment value left in them, and they will become the budget consoles much like those that still use their Nintendo 64.
I think this writer is a little detached from the gaming community and does not understand our obsession and why we are so interested in a console from Microsoft.