Should You Buy The New Xbox 360?

Posted: Jun 14 2010, 4:46pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:45pm CDT, in News | E3

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Today Microsoft unveiled their latest update to the Xbox 360. While it isn't called the 360 Slim, there's no doubt that's what it is. This new console is shipping out now. It has WiFi N and a 250 GB HDD. It comes with a headset, wireless controller, HDMI cord, and a one-year warranty for $299.99.

There's no denying the new Xbox is hot. The question is: Should you buy it now?

Current Xbox 360 Owners:

No. Absolutely not.

As shiny as it is, this new console is still just a 360. This year's holiday season will bring the traditional ridiculous deals and game bundles. You have everything you need to keep playing your favorite games right now. If you can wait until November or December (maybe earlier) you'll be able to get a Kinect bundled with a new 360 and (most likely) a bunch of games for a substantial "holiday discount."

Sit on your early adopter impulses and wait until winter. You'll thank me then.

People Considering a 360.

If you had already planned to buy a console in the immediate future, the new 360 has to be a pretty big blip on your radar. The Kinect will be out in a few months, and your living room will be the envy of every technophiles in the country. The PS3 and the Wii both have a lot to recommend, but Kinect definitely tips the scales in Microsoft's favor.

A caveat. If you can wait until the holidays, you'll be able to take advantage of the sure-to-be-awesome deals mentioned above. Of course, waiting that long to game might just be more than some of our readers can bear... Update:
The new Xbox 360 is on sale on for $299.99.

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