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4.6
273 reviews
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console
 
4.6

(based on 273 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (184)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent gameplay (7)
  • Fun for all ages (7)
  • Great graphics (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Lots of game choices (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)
  • Poor game selection (4)
  • Freezes up (3)

Best Uses

  • Multiple players (8)
  • Online playing (6)
  • Sports games (6)
  • Serious gamers (5)
  • Kids (4)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual gamer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (15), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best gaming system around

When debating between Xbox and PS3 I think the question is easy.  The best part about Xbox is the controller.  The controller feels great in your hand and is super intuitive. ...Read complete review

When debating between Xbox and PS3 I think the question is easy.  The best part about Xbox is the controller.  The controller feels great in your hand and is super intuitive.  The game selection for Xbox is great as well.  It is the only system with Halo and Grand Theft Auto.  The new black design looks super sleak and looks cool.  The biggest drawback about the Xbox is the 3 red rings of death problem.  I have had this happen twice and even though Microsoft is aware of the problem and repairs it for free it is still a huge pain to leaves you without and Xbox for a week or two.  Xbox live is also great and I leader in that technology.  Almost every game has an online component that makes it more exciting.  While and Xbox Live subscription is an additional cost (and a reoccuring one at that) I still think it is well worth it.  Loading times are fast and my Xbox rarely freezes.  Xbox does not play Blu Ray or HD DVD which is one drawback.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hoping the Elite won't overheat.

In 2007 here Microsoft and their **Xbox 360** gaming console are in a really good spot in the gaming industry. Since the Xbox 360 got a huge head start over the competition...Read complete review

In 2007 here Microsoft and their **Xbox 360** gaming console are in a really good spot in the gaming industry. Since the Xbox 360 got a huge head start over the competition (the *Nintendo Wii* and *Sony Playstation 3* of course) it managed to capture the number 1 position and have a great list of games already in their library while their rivals still struggle to build up support. All this is great news for Microsoft but the problem with being the top dog is maintaining it. Microsoft just got out their double barrel shot gun called the new Xbox 360 Elite console to answer the challenge. The system comes loaded with HDMI cables, more memory in the hard drive, and a sleek new look. See if this gun has any bullets though.

The first thing you will notice about the Elite is the price. It's 550 Canadian and 480 US so it's quite a bit more then the standard 360 Premium package which is 400 bucks in the states. The second thing you will probably notice right off the bat is the new black finish instead of white. Sadly the PS3 is also black as well and that thing bombed worse then Paris Hilton's movie career (although I liked that one where she looked all green). Still I remember how much cooler **Michael Jackson** was when he was black instead of white so maybe changing it up isn't a bad thing.

Enough about the pointless stuff though let's get to the other goodies the system has to offer. The big thing driving up the price of the Elite is the new and massive 120 GB hard drive. That's 6 times bigger then the original 20 GB one on the 360 Premium set and twice has big as the one found on the most expensive PS3 model (although I heard rumours of a 80 GB model in the works). The funny thing is my old and smaller 20 GB model was find with me and the only reason you would need a bigger hard drive if you want to download a lot content. I guess they mainly did this to show off and say: "Oh ya, we have a 120 GB hard drive, beetyoch!" The system also comes with these HDMI which I don't care too much. Yeah this is great for those with HDTV's because the new wires adds more colours and junk to the picture but I have a piece of sh*& TV here and don't care about getting a fancier one just so I see some of the games or downloaded stuff in slightly better Hi-def. Maybe I'm old fashion that way but I got this sucker to play some games and that's it.

Sure, the Elite is a improvement over the previous system but the biggest problem with all the latest editions is that it's meant to look more enticing to the buyers who are looking to get a PS3 instead. The thing is as many gamers know the PS3 is in the doghouse right now and in the first month of May 2007 the original **Gameboy Advance** was out selling it. No, I'm not talking about that Nintendo DS portable system, I'm talking about that wimpy little 32-bit piece of out dated junk. OK, I don't wanna count out the PS3 just yet and be some fanboy jerk but my point is I think Microsoft should be more worried about Nintendo since their Wii and DS systems are killing Sony's other gizmos. Look at the Nintendo Wii: no high def cables and the games look like Xbox 1 games (if we're lucky) but buying the system gave you the interactive **WiiSports** with it and that was freakin' awesome! Why not steal that idea instead and pack in a killer app game, eh? The Elite system also has the same old issues with it getting too hot so you have to be careful it doesn't overheat and you don't get the dreaded three red lights of death. Another thing they missed out on was there is no motion sensitive feature added to the wireless black controller either even though the competition has them.

There is no denying the 360 itself has a lot of good things going for it and the Elite is just an improvement on a already great console. The graphics in **Gears of War** are still some of the best visuals I ever seen in a game and that includes anything on the PS3 at the moment (at least until Killzone 2 comes out...... heh heh just kidding). If you're looking to get an 360 system and you plan on downloading a lot of content through the Xbox Live market place then the Elite is definitely the system for you. All others should just get the cheaper editions.

**Xbox 360 Elite overall rating: 65/100**-StarSoldier1 2007(Ryan Genno)

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5.0

I Buy This Console Again I Cant Miss Him

By 

from Hollywood,LA

About Me Casual Gamer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Excellent Gameplay
  • Fun For All Ages
  • Great Graphics
  • Lots of Game Choices

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Freezes Up
  • Nothing New
  • Poor Game Selection

Best Uses

  • Kids
  • Multiple Players
  • Online Playing
  • Serious Gamers
  • Sports Games
  • Teenagers

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

Nice Console Is Great Xbox Thanks Xbox I Love This Company Easy Button Speed Fps And So Perfect Graphics

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
5.0

very nice product

By 

from san joes

About Me Frequent Player

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Excellent Gameplay
  • Fun For All Ages
  • Great Graphics
  • Lots of Game Choices

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple Players

    Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

    It is easy to use and awesome

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    this good consol in microsoft

    By 

    from libya

    About Me Casual Gamer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Excellent Gameplay
    • Fun For All Ages
    • Great Graphics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kids
      • Multiple Players
      • Online Playing
      • Serious Gamers
      • Sports Games

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      is relly good perfect system

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      5.0

      buy this xbox to feal the game

      By 

      from tunis

      About Me Casual Gamer

      Pros

      • Fun For All Ages
      • Great Graphics

      Cons

      • Poor Game Selection

      Best Uses

      • Kids
      • Multiple Players
      • Online Playing
      • Serious Gamers
      • Sports Games
      • Teenagers

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      i have this product and i usualy use it on the serious game and the games that have god graphiqus and honestly the xbox has done the job and i am pround of it i enjoying play with it in all time even when i play multiplayer its very good

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      IT IS GOOD

      By 

      from ALEXANDRIA EGYPT

      About Me Casual Gamer

      Pros

      • Excellent Gameplay

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Multiple Players

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      IT IS GOOD

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      5.0

      Good

      By 

      from saudi arabia jeddah

      About Me Gaming Novice

      Pros

      • Excellent Gameplay

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Serious Gamers

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      i like it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      I want to buy this again

      By 

      from algeria , batna

      About Me Hardcore Gamer

      Pros

      • best game
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Excellent Gameplay
      • Fun For All Ages
      • Great Graphics
      • Lots of Game Choices

      Cons

      • Freezes Up
      • Poor Game Selection

      Best Uses

      • Multiple Players
      • Online Playing

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      my friend he's have one it's very cool Actually I like it very much I hope get one

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      5.0

      I would to buy this product and I want that to my sister

      By 

      from United States

      About Me Casual Gamer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fun For All Ages
      • Great Graphics

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Freezes Up
      • Poor Game Selection

      Best Uses

      • Multiple Players
      • Online Playing
      • Sports Games
      • Teenagers

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      This product is very important in night because Me in nigh is angry it make me interested and it more easy to do game and to see about online

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      you want to enjoy your life buy this stuff

      By 

      from algeria

      About Me Hardcore Gamer

      Pros

      • cheap to buy
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Excellent Gameplay
      • for all genders
      • Fun For All Ages
      • Great Graphics
      • Lots of Game Choices

      Cons

      • need to renew u'r account

      Best Uses

      • Kids
      • Multiple Players
      • Online Playing
      • Serious Gamers
      • Sports Games
      • Teenagers
      • WAR GAMES

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      when i'm tired and i need to get some rest i play gta

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      a love that

      By 

      from USA

      About Me Casual Gamer

      Pros

      • Lots of Game Choices

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Sports Games

      Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console:

      a love this gaim

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand

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