Xbox 360

Although officially Best Buy isn’t selling pre-orders for the Xbox 360, the San Francisco store is selling a bundle that comes with the premium system, an extra wireless controller, two controller play and charge kits, a faceplate, one-year Xbox Live subscription, and seven games for a cool grand. Since I was already spending close to $800 on the online order at EBGames, I figured this wasn’t that much more money to spend for a guaranteed system on launch day morning. Besides, I was bound to buy seven games eventually. I cancelled the online pre-order that I made a few months back and will be at Best Buy at 6:00AM on 11/22 to pick up my system. This is much better than waiting for Fedex or UPS to deliver the online order, which may not get to my house until the afternoon, or worse yet, the next day. Ready to play on launch day.

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  1. I was going to go at 7am and wait in line. Then I came to my senses after perusing the hype again. Now I’m going to just wait and not even pick one up in person. I hate that tactic of create more demand than available units. That, plus not being able to get a consistent answer as to store opening times or availability from seemingly clueless and unenthusiastic sales people. They’re taking advantage of people’s excitement. I’ll bet there’s not more than 1 or 2 decent games at launch time. Instead, I’m going to pay tribute to my excitement in 1999 with the launch of Dreamcast and break out HydroThunder and Sonic Adventure.

    #1 by Mark — November 21, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

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