Xbox 360 Launch

Tuesday, November 22, 2005
So Microsoft released the Xbox 360 last night at midnight. Thousands of eager gamers waited in the cold and the rain so they would be the first to get one of the coveted machines.

Seriously, don't these people have a life? I mean, I love video games, but is it really necessary to wait in line with all these other people just to be the first to get it? I just don't get this mentality at all. The same thing happened with Harry Potter and I didn't get it then either.

I for one am waiting on getting a next generation console system. I think I'm going to wait until the Sony Playstation 3 comes out (although I'm hesitant to buy any Sony product anymore). I had an Xbox rather than a PS2 and was happy with it but the Playstation 3 is going to have a lot more horepower on it than the Xb0x 360 does. It will output a 1080p signal for an HDTV and it will come with a Blu-Ray DVD player. Blu Ray players are expected to cost a thousand dollars when they first come out but Sony will most likely sell its PS3 as a loss leader for around $400, and you will get to play games to boot.

I was also told by a friend that you really need an HDTV to enjoy an Xbox 360 (he works for a gaming network and got to play with it first hand). Since I don't plan on getting an new TV until sometime next year, I can definitely wait it out if I have to.


T said...

Considering there is an XBOX 360 system selling for about $5000 on Ebay, I may have to retract this blog.

Ryan said...

Yeah, but is anyone buying at $5000? Not likely. I've seen a few go on ebay for about a 50% gain. So, you could make $200 from the resale, which is decent. Maybe $250. But, nowhere near $5000.

Kat said...

is it true that nothing from the original xbox is compatible with this new one? so you need new controllers, new games, etc? that is SO micro$oft. grrrr!