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My son is wanting an xbox for his birthday. He said to me he's happy to get a 360 but I'm just wondering if that is OK or not? I don't follow gaming at all so I have no idea whether 360 is ancient outdated technology or not...
Any assistance greatly appreciated!
If his friends have the 360 then he will love it, if they've moved on to the one he can't play with them. The 360 sure has the greatest collection of games, the best ones came out between 2011 and 2013 and are rather cheap to get. Get him the 360 along with a massive pack of games :)
I take mekks points. But I would probably plump for the latest model. His friends will all probably get the One for Christmas anyway?
XBone is a better investment, it'll give you a good 6 years of new games.
Might suck a bit short term because you can't play with 360 owners but he'll get more use out of it long term.
remember, with xbox you need to pay a monthly subscription to play with (his) friends online. And with the new xbox you need to pay even just to use the damn browser. It aint plug-and-play like consoles used to be. Food for thought.
xbox 360 = £40
xbox live = £30 a year
"He said to me he's happy to get a 360"
would he be happier with the One but doesn't want to tell because it sounds like to much?
Maybe he wants to be surprised with the One, but maybe he really just wants the 360.
360 has some great games but to be fair the One will last years and years and he'll probably want one after a short while with the 360 anyway...
PS 4 and the x1
Call his friend's mom. You might get lucky.
Get him a ps4 instead
360 has a better catalog of games, especially kids games.
I'd get a PS4 next choice would be an Xbox One.
But if he's specifically asking for a 360 his friends must be still on that one. Those are cheap now too.
Get the latest. Make his friends upgrade!
Get the Xbox One. Your son (and probably you as well) will want an upgrade sometime down the road.
Just in case you were unaware, the Xbox One can't play 360 games. The library for the One is relatively tiny compared to the 360 right now.
is the kinect built into the one?
Think I'll get a 360...nice & cheap now and he'll be happy with that.
Thanks for the advice.
make sure you buy this. just got a ps3 copy today and my 8-yr-old can't stop playing it. it's a riot actually.