Xbox 360 Shopping Guide
Interesting in buying an Xbox 360 console? Our Xbox 360 Shopping Guide has the latest info on Xbox 360 pricing, availability, console packages and accessories.
Find below a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Without hype, and with all the important facts that matter, this shopping guide can help you make educated decisions when it comes to buying the Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 was released on 22 November, 2005 in North America, December 2, 2005 in Europe, December 10, 2005 in Japan and March 23, 2006 in Australia.
The Xbox 360 is available in Premium Pack (US $399) and Core System bundles (US $299).
Buy the Xbox 360 Premium Pack if…
…you wish to play online, play original Xbox games or store content such as music or images, as the Premium Pack comes with a bundled hard drive.
Buy the Xbox 360 Core System if…
…you don’t wish to play online, download content from Xbox Live or play original Xbox games. Note, you will need to buy a Memory Unit (US $39.99) to save game progress as the Core System doesn’t include a memory storage facility.
Yes. Core System buyers can buy the hard drive separately for US $99.99.
Check out our list of official Microsoft Xbox 360 accessories and their recommended retail prices. Joytech is also manufacturing a number of Xbox 360 accessories.
Yes. You can play games online with an Xbox Live Gold or Premium Gold subscription.
Yes. Existing Xbox Live subscribers can enjoy Gold Level service until their current subscriptions expire.
You need a broadband internet connection to play games over Xbox Live.
Yes, as long as you have the Xbox 360 hard drive.
No. Original Xbox peripherals and cables are not compatible with the Xbox 360.
Yes. You can play DVDs and CDs on the Xbox 360 console straight out of the box, and those with hard drives will be able to rip CDs straight to the hard drive.
The Xbox 360 will interface with the Apple iPod, as well as most other portable music players, digital cameras and USB thumb drives.