Actually the one Ben speaks of doesn't have a hard drive. The $400 one has the hard drive and wireless controller to boot. I've got this particular 360 with the supposed "puny" hard drive and it works just fine for me. I have 5GB free on it and that's with 10 demos (which add up to about 8 or so GB), a ton of downloaded content for the games, all the garbage that came on the 360 originally that I've been too lazy to delete, etc. Whenever space gets down to about 3GB I just delete some demos I no longer play. It's not a very difficult thing to get into the habit of. I think the 20GB hard drive works fine. Could they have made it bigger? Yeah, but then it would have just had more space to save crap that you wouldn't really need anyway. Unless a person is ripping CD's (if you have an iPod this is unnecessary since you can hook it up directly to the 360) to their 360 hard drive I think a person would have a hard time filling it up. Just the opinion of someone who owns the system. Take it for what it's worth.sammy wrote:I don't think you can get a decent xbox 360 for 50$ more. The wii comes with everything you need, including a game.
The Xbox 360 you are talking of comes with a controller (not wireless) and a Hard Disc that is to small for a real gamer. Furthermore Nintendo WiFi is free, whereas you have to pay for internet on the Xbox360.
And the 360 does have some cool games for under $50: Test Drive Unlimited and Table Tennis both come in at $40. Plus, there are others like Perfect Dark Zero, Burnout Revenge, etc. that come in under $40. Again, for what it's worth.
You don't "have to pay" for Internet on the 360. You can use the Xbox Live Silver package to do a lot of stuff, but you do need the Gold to play against others online unless it's a Massive Multiplayer game which Silver members can play as well. Plus, does Nintendo's online service offer all the functionality that Xbox Live does? Didn't think so.