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Old 01-13-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Xbox 360: Arcade, Premium, or Elite?

With arcade, will I still be able to play online, ?

Is there any difference of failure rates among the 3 versions of the console.

I don't play a lot of games, I'll probably only play a few, so shouldn't need to spend the extra $100 on an elite. Unless the failure rate is lower than the premium.

What are the major differences between the 3?
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Xbox 360: Arcade, Premium, or Elite?

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With arcade, will I still be able to play online, ?

Is there any difference of failure rates among the 3 versions of the console.

I don't play a lot of games, I'll probably only play a few, so shouldn't need to spend the extra $100 on an elite. Unless the failure rate is lower than the premium.

What are the major differences between the 3?
Arcade is able to play online.

Check here for major differences: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Xbox 360: Arcade, Premium, or Elite?

You at least want the Premium with the 20G hardrive. Not having a HD is just a pain in the ass.

The Premium is 349 with 2 games, plus 49 a year for online.



Get a PS3. 399 with 40G HD and free online for life.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Xbox 360: Arcade, Premium, or Elite?

I think I made up my mind. I'll go with the Premium. I was thinking of just getting a cheaper Arcade version, but I would like some more space for memory, especially for when I want to get DLC, and the gold membership pass for the price of a can of soda a week. Can't get mad at that.

The Elite is out of the question. I don't even play that many video games to the point where I would need an Elite in order to hold all the saved data without deleting any data. The only games I'll probably play in the next year anyway are GH2/3, CoD4, an NBA Game, and GTA4. Even if I play the sh*t out of those games, AND get all of the DLC for each game, I'm sure I'll have plenty of space in the hard drive for more games worth of saving and DLC.

IMO, the Elite is for the hardcore gamers that have 20-30 360 games on their shelves.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Clipps, I thought you were in New Mexico? Did you move back to Cali? Or am I thinking of someone else?

Anyways, get the Premium or Elite. You need the hard drive, trust me.

Don't worry about getting a PS3 for awhile. All the good games on PS3 are out on 360 anyways and it doesn't have very many good exclusives while the 360 has TONS.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: Xbox 360: Arcade, Premium, or Elite?

personally i got the ELITE 360 and never had any issues with it. runs great, i like it, also got the wii and PS3, but i play the 360 mostly...
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:22 PM   #7
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Clipps, I thought you were in New Mexico? Did you move back to Cali? Or am I thinking of someone else?

Anyways, get the Premium or Elite. You need the hard drive, trust me.

Don't worry about getting a PS3 for awhile. All the good games on PS3 are out on 360 anyways and it doesn't have very many good exclusives while the 360 has TONS.

I did move back to Cali last May, but sh*t didn't really work out too well so I'm back in New Mexico. I've been too lazy to change my location name.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:26 PM   #8
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Default Re: Xbox 360: Arcade, Premium, or Elite?

Most likely I'm getting a premium, but is there any difference between the 3 versions when it comes to failure rate/rrod?
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:58 PM   #9
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Most likely I'm getting a premium, but is there any difference between the 3 versions when it comes to failure rate/rrod?
i had the lighter colored 'premium' 360 and went thru 3 of them, my bro went thru 2 and my other bro went thru 2 all due to the RROD, so we all paid the difference and got the Elite 360 and have had no issues.

*by the way we all live in different locations, if that makes a difference? i'd vote for the Elite*
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:25 AM   #10
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Premium the Hard drive is big enough you dont really need to 200GB hard drive
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