Xbox 360

After seeing it in stock through their inventory locator, I drove by Circuit City yesterday to try and get myself an xbox 360. Since the store is about 20 minutes from my home, there was a pretty big chance they'd be gone by the time I got there, and they were indeed nowhere to be found in the showroom by that time. Then I noticed an employee carrying two to a counter, so I followed him, asked if they had more in stock (the ones he carried were spoken for), and was finally able to get me one.

When I asked the guy why they hadn't put them on the floor, he responded "we can't - there would be fights", suggesting this had actually occurred before. Then again, in an attempt to sell me their $70 extended warranty, he also told me half of them were returned to the store because of defects, so he wasn't exactly that trustworthy I guess.

First impressions:

  • While it looks pretty good on a standard TV, it's clearly designed for HDTV. Some of the in-game text can be hard to read at times on a regular TV, and the Need for Speed most wanted demo looked better on my PC with 20" monitor than it does on my 52" projection TV. Since I won't be buying a HDTV any time soon, I might just end up getting the VGA cable and connect it to my monitor instead.
  • Having finished Need for Speed Underground 1 & 2 on my PC, I thought I was pretty good at racing games. PGR proved me wrong - I've got a lot to learn (like: you should actually let go off the gas and brake before turns).
  • The built in PC connectivity is very cool, allowing me to access my entire music collection from the living room. There's also supposed to be iPod connectivity, but I don't think I'll even need to try that since the PC connectivity works so well.

For people still looking for one: Best Buy also has an inventory locator (though it's a bit buggy), or you could subscribe to xbox360tracker's RSS feed to be notified of availability at dozens of online stores.

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Yea I picked up a Xbox 360 for my daughter and she loves it but I to will need to get a HD TV so she can view the games words correctly and so she can enjoy the full affect of the Xbox was a little upset that it did not come with an HD DVD plater though.

Posted by Ashley Bowers at February 14, 2006 10:12 PM

i picked up a xbox 360 for my daghter and i loves it but i will to need to get a hd tv so

Posted by abd al hafz shaker at April 9, 2006 7:13 AM

I hope to get mine today. PGR3? I got platnums at the store demo within half an hour. Have been playing racing games since 8 tho. PGR3 has fantastic handling, but is only semi-realistic. If you want the boss try Forza (Xbox- back compat) or wait for Forza 2 and grab the Wireless Daytona inspired wheel due out around the end of the year.

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