x-box 360? or wait?

  • HPgeek934

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    Mar 15, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    I'm considering buying myself a new gaming system, but I've been hearing that the new x-box may be out next year. I'm not one to buy a new system every year, my last system I bought was the Wii when it first came out. Do you think I should just wait?
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    Depends. Rumor is that the new Xbox won't have a disc drive and will be strictly digital. This would be in an effort to curb selling used games and confining DLC, and would also allow zero backwards compatibilty It's complete speculation at this point, and the further along the system is in the design process, I imagine there will be significant backlash, because it's not a great design choice.

    If its true, it might be worth it, as there are some games you just won't be able to play on the new system, although I imagine the big 360 titles will be available for download.

    If you're gonna get one, 360 would be a good choice. There's a solid library, a good online community (if you can get past all the 13 year olds yelling "faggot" constantly), and the kinect is actually a good time, if you care to spend the extra money. If you're into multiplayer, the community is large enough where I see it sticking around well into the next system's generation. And if you're more into single player, there are a lot of awesome games you have to catch up on.
  • A_1991

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    Mar 15, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
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    is better!
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    A_1991 said170393-ps3-slim_350.jpg

    is better!

    yes and no

    FPS and sport games I prefer xbox.
    Everything else I like on PS3.
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 15, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    I'm in the same peridicament. If the new xbox were released next year, there's a good chance it wont be till Q4, which gives a good 1 and a half years for the current system. I think the most economical option is to buy a used Xbox and get gamefly. This is what I plan to do to get the most out of the current generation. This way you wont accumulate tons of 360 games in the event you cant play them on the new system.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    If you are on the market for a game console XBOX 360 Kinect Combo is the best you can get. Same graphics than PS3 much better online services($50 a year), much better UI and soon it will be integrated with Windows 8 PCs and smartphones. Kinect is also frogging awesome, by far the most complete console in the market right now. The next XBOX is not due until end of next year so the wait is kinda long.
  • Ajax86

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    Mar 15, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    I have 'em both. Got my PS3 this past Black Friday really cheap. I have more games for my 360 at the moment though.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    The new Xbox and new PS won't be out for QUITE a while (neither is even showing at E3 this year).

    The Wii U, on the other hand, is rumored to be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360 and has a fascinating new controller (which the new Xbox is already copying, and the Wii U isn't even out yet). The Wii U will be out this holiday season. ;)
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    I remember camping out to buy the Wii and regretting it. So much hype for so little entertainment....

    btw, just play pc games ;)
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    My problem with the new Wii is the same problem that I'll have with this one. I just don't think there are enough good games. the good games they have are really great, but there's just a whole ton of crap too. I'll probably get the new system, but if I do it won't be the only one.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidI remember camping out to buy the Wii and regretting it. So much hype for so little entertainment....



    Unfortunately the great Wii games have only just started coming out (Skyward Sword, The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles) right as the Wii is making its farewell. As awesome as Mario Galaxy and Mario Galaxy 2 were, they weren't enough to sustain a console all these years.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Young_Sir saidMy problem with the new Wii is the same problem that I'll have with this one. I just don't think there are enough good games.


    ... It's not even out yet, how can you know? Nintendo has promised, however, that they'll be announcing over 70 Wii U titles at E3. Three of which are "major Nintendo franchise titles." And they've also commented that they are aware of their missteps regarding the 3DS launch line up and have made sure that history will not repeat itself with the Wii U. Also, it's rumored to be priced at only $300. If that's the case (and it is twice as powerful as the Xbox 360)... Damn.

    All I know is that there will be a Zelda title on it, and that's enough for me. icon_razz.gif But also Dragon Quest X which looks awesome
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
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    Young_Sir saidMy problem with the new Wii is the same problem that I'll have with this one. I just don't think there are enough good games.


    ... It's not even out yet, how can you know? Nintendo has promised, however, that they'll be announcing over 70 Wii U titles at E3. Three of which are "major Nintendo franchise titles." And they've also commented that they are aware of their missteps regarding the 3DS launch line up and have made sure that history will not repeat itself with the Wii U. Also, it's rumored to be priced at only $300. If that's the case (and it is twice as powerful as the Xbox 360)... Damn.

    All I know is that there will be a Zelda title on it, and that's enough for me. icon_razz.gif But also Dragon Quest X which looks awesome


    I don't know for sure, but I do know that Nintendo hasn't had a solid library for any of their systems since Super Nintendo. N64 and GameCube were the same, a great but very small collection of first party titles, a smattering of other good games, and a slew of junk. Wii hasn't broken that trend. I hope Wii U does, but I'm not going to be surprised if it doesn't.

    Edit: you kind of validated my point with this:

    thenes said
    Soccerstud4 saidI remember camping out to buy the Wii and regretting it. So much hype for so little entertainment....



    Unfortunately the great Wii games have only just started coming out (Skyward Sword, The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles) right as the Wii is making its farewell. As awesome as Mario Galaxy and Mario Galaxy 2 were, they weren't enough to sustain a console all these years.
  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 15, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    I work for a video game publisher. Just buy an XB360. It's a couple hundred dollar investment, and like someone said above, if MS does release next gen next year, it will be in the Fall, so that's 18-20 months away. Even when next gen comes out, your XB360 is still going to last you a few years after that. Also, the next gen box is probably going to set you back double if not more what an XB360 costs you now.

    I'm not a fan of the Wii U. The portable display controller is pretty gimmicky and it feels like you're playing with a heavy iPad in your hand. You can do some interesting things with the touchscreen that you can't do on PS3 and XB360, but I don't know if it adds any gameplay value.

    In the PS3 vs. XB360 debate, I think they both have their pros and cons, but the major pro for the PS3 is if you don't have a BD player, then now you have one.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidI'm considering buying myself a new gaming system, but I've been hearing that the new x-box may be out next year. I'm not one to buy a new system every year, my last system I bought was the Wii when it first came out. Do you think I should just wait?


    It depends. What kind of games do you want to play? Is there a game that you specifically want to play?

    I personally love the XBox interface but it broke down a lot on me (3 times) so I just got a PS3 and it hasn't broken down a lot. Plus the PS3 is a blue ray player. Also if you play online a lot, you need an XBox live subscription, for PS3 you don't.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidI'm not a fan of the Wii U. The portable display controller is pretty gimmicky and it feels like you're playing with a heavy iPad in your hand.


    This is a common misconception. Everyone who has reviewed the Wii U says that the controller is EXTREMELY light and that is not an issue at all.
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidYou can do some interesting things with the touchscreen that you can't do on PS3 and XB360, but I don't know if it adds any gameplay value.


    A LOT of developers disagree with that stance. So many of them have come out since last E3 saying that the touch screen on the controller excites them and gives them new and interesting ideas for how it can be used and gameplay. This argument you're making was exactly the sort of thing that people said when they first heard about motion control, and we saw how wrong that turned out to be. Once again Nintendo is innovating. ;)
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidI'm considering buying myself a new gaming system, but I've been hearing that the new x-box may be out next year. I'm not one to buy a new system every year, my last system I bought was the Wii when it first came out. Do you think I should just wait?


    It's not coming out next year, don't worry about that. Give it two more years. But what do you want to use it for?

    Gaming? Socializing? I would go with the 360 since chat is so much easier on xbox live, however it does cost money, 35 bucks/year from amazon.com

    PS3 has some good exclusives and it's a blu-ray player, but other than that there really isn't a difference between the two.
  • HPgeek934

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    Mar 15, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidI remember camping out to buy the Wii and regretting it. So much hype for so little entertainment....

    btw, just play pc games ;)


    Don't have a PC lol
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    Mar 15, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    I have both Ps3 and Xbox 360. I would say get Xbox because it's more affordable now and it has Kinect, which has fun games that have you stay active in the winter months or even spring if your not active outdoors.



  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 15, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    thenes said
    gwuinsf saidI'm not a fan of the Wii U. The portable display controller is pretty gimmicky and it feels like you're playing with a heavy iPad in your hand.


    This is a common misconception. Everyone who has reviewed the Wii U says that the controller is EXTREMELY light and that is not an issue at all.


    It's not a misconception. It's my personal experience. Obviously this is my personal opinion so that isn't to say yours or reviewers won't be different, but I'm telling you my opinion based on my hands on experience. I've logged several hours playing it at this point.
  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 15, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    MS just announced no new hardware at E3 this year. So I suggest you definitely buy.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-03-15-xbox-720-will-be-a-no-show-for-e3-2012
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 16, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Young_Sir saidMy problem with the new Wii is the same problem that I'll have with this one. I just don't think there are enough good games. the good games they have are really great, but there's just a whole ton of crap too. I'll probably get the new system, but if I do it won't be the only one.

    Nintendo has crossed into the HD realm, so this will be a non-issue. 3rd party support for the wii U is immense. Many ports of your favorite Xbox and PS3 games will be available shortly after the Wii U's launch (most likely with even higher quality than available for Xbox and Ps3). Wii U will be able to support the Unreal Engine 3 which is a game developer's dream (Not to mention there are rumors that Nintendo is tweaking the Wii U to fully support Unreal Engine 4). Sure there will still be crap games, but the ammount of good games for nintendo will skyrocket with the launch of Wii U.


    OP: Yeah all that was off topic, but my opnion is to still get an Xbox360. You have a while to wait for a new Xbox or Playstation and their rumored "Avatar" level graphics capabilities