Why you should not buy an Xbox 360

25 09 2009

Hello people, the, Why you should not buy a (insert game, console, or accessory here) series continues with the Xbox 360.

This series is dedicated to showing the public the down sides of everything, because nothing is perfect! So here is why you should not buy an Xbox 360

Price point: Sure the system starts at $199 with the high-end model being $299, being the cheapest console on the market as it stands, it sounds like a great offer, right? Wrong, Microsoft only gives you the console, and the bare minimal on what you need to operate it, the rest is pure Accessories that cost a lot extra. Want wireless? That will set you back $100 right there. Xbox live also costs a yearly fee of $50, for service that only slightly beats out the competition.

Technical problems: From launch the Xbox 360 was plagued with technical problems and too this day none have been fixed and are still widespread. These problems include Overheating (Red Ring of Death), Disk Scratching, and many more. With a failure rate of over 30% this will quickly turn people away if it weren’t for the three-year warrantee.

Exclusive Games: At the start the Xbox had a great exclusive line up with several new IP’s joining in, now in 2009 the Xbox has seen very few exclusive game releases, with the top rated one for 2009 being a Halo sequel. Not to say Halo is bad or anything, it alone is worth getting an Xbox over, but there is a serious lack of titles coming for the Xbox in 2009 and 2010.

Kids: The Xbox 360 and Xbox live are very popular services for children. Many of the users on there are children and all they care about is cussing and making you just plain pissed off. Most Xbox games such as Halo almost always have children in it cussing when people kill them, this is not so much of a problem for PC and PS3 gamers.

There you have it, why you should not buy an Xbox 360. Come back later tonight for the next part of the Why you should not buy series featuring the PS3.

Also be sure to check back for Why you should buy a Xbox 360 later this week.

Note: This is not a hate article, it is simply based on opinion and recommendation. We are doing this for every console and every game, if you like the ideas of the Xbox 360 then go and buy one, I never said you shouldn’t, only telling you what problems you will run into.


-Jidery

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5 responses

25 09 2009
N4G Staff

Here you are again! You aren’t fooling any one. I can’t wait to read your “Why you should not buy a Playstation 3”.

Keep your crap off of N4G.

26 09 2009
Jim

“Xbox live also costs a yearly fee of $50, for service that only slightly beats out the competition.”

This article in only “slightly” ignorant, yes?

26 09 2009
jjalsop

“Most Xbox games such as Halo almost always have children in it cussing when people kill them, this is not so much of a problem for PC and PS3 gamers.”

You haven’t heard of Counter Strike before, have you?

26 09 2009
Anon

There’s so many errors in your article, it’s laughable. Xbox Live is miles better than the competition. You get what you pay for. They have continuously reduced the size of the hardware, enabling better heat loss, as well. Also, if you get your discs scratched, you’re a damn retard. I have only had one disc scratched, and that was because a friend knocked my console over from the vertical position to horizontal.

This article needs a lot more work and clarification. This writer clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

21 05 2010
anon2

well the exclusive games, price point, and technical problems are true.

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