xbox 360 console differences

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What is the difference between the different xbox 360's. I think there is like 3 but I dont know what type to get, what type is better, what advantages one has over the other. Which one is worth buying


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You are right - there are three different packages available. The core console is the same (i.e. they will all run the games) but each has its advantages and disadvantages. The three are:

Xbox 360 Arcade - Includes the console, controller, memory card and 5 Live Arcade games. This is the cheapest version. The major downside is the lack of hard-drive.

Xbox 360 Premium - Includes console, controller, 20 GB hard drive, High-Def inputs. This is the "standard" model - it's more expensive then the arcade, but of course has the bonus of the hard-drive!

Xbox 360 Elite - Black console and controller, HDMI input and output, 120 GB Hard-drive. This is the most expensive model.

Which you get depends on what you want, really. If you're going to be downloading a lot of content, especially HD content, then you're going to want to have a big Hard Drive, so the elite is probably the best. If, on the other hand, you just want to use your storage for game saves and the odd demo (like me) then the Premium is fine. If you're not interested in any downloading, then the arcade represents excellent value. Have a look at what your requirements are and make your decision based on that.

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