Over the past decade, video games became an integral part of the social lives of youths. With the creation and constant update of these games, one cannot help but notice the satisfaction and intense pleasure derived from them. Game developers are relentless in their quest to continually bring the best of technology and innovation in creating games that are both intriguing and relevant.
With these in mind, Microsoft developed the Xbox 360 to be the successor of the original Xbox. It’s the second console in the Xbox series. It was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information announced later that month at the 2005 E3 expo.
The Xbox 360 is more than just a game console. It offers a ton of extra functionalities. You can use it to play games, watch DVDs, listen to high-fidelity music and more.
Xbox 360 signals the arrival of the next generation of video games. It is the first console system to support high definition, meaning that video games have simply never looked as good as they do on Xbox 360. With the combination of incredible graphics, superb sound supports for every game, and online options, you get the trifecta of gaming features that every gamer wants to try.
Visual clarity, incredible sounds, and online functionality are only part of the story; this next generation of gaming means game developers can craft experiences that video gamers have never witnessed before. Realistic worlds, where locations look virtually like their real-life counterparts; beautiful fantasy settings that you can lose yourself in; and inventive situations that you have never played before usher in a true step forward in interactive entertainment, and it’s all delivered on Xbox 360.The Xbox 360 provides high-fidelity audio output that makes your home entertainment system top notch. You can use the Xbox 360 to play music directly from CDs, portable MP3 player, PCs and the likes.
Prices of Xbox 360 in South Africa (Brand New)
Xbox 360 is one of the cheapest gaming console in South Africa at the moment. While there have been new products from Microsoft, Xbox 360 remains readily available and can be purchased directly from Microsoft offices or other distributors around the country. The list below show the price range of Xbox I South Africa in 2018
- Xbox 360 4GB === R$1,638 – R$2,880
- Xbox 360 250GBn === R$2,016 – R$3,060 ZAR
As seen, the prices depend on the built-in storage, the included accessories, included games, size of the gaming box, and other similar factors.
The Microsoft Xbox 360 price in South Africa depends on the built-in storage, the included accessories (e.g. Kinect and/or wireless controller), included games, design/slimness, your location, and/or store you choose to buy from. Buying the console alone may be cheaper, but you will then need to buy the accessories separately.
Prices of Used Xbox 360 in South Africa
The ruggedness and durability of Xbox 360 makes buying the fairly used version worthwhile. Although it might not maintain the freshness and smooth operation, the quality remains intact and a fortune can be saved buying a neat fairly used Xbox 360. The prices are listed below
- Xbox 360 4GB === R$558 – R$1,800
- Xbox 360 250GB === R$900 – R$2,520
Xbox 360: Things You Should Know About the Gaming Console
The Microsoft Xbox is widely regarded as one of the hottest gaming consoles to ever be manufactured. It has stayed long enough to claim its place as one of the most successful gaming console to ever grace the gaming market. It is a sleek and powerful entertainment centre for the whole family. Asides the fact that Xbox 360 has amazing and user-friendly features, its video and audio qualities make it a step higher than similar gaming console in its class. Since its release in the later parts of 2005, Microsoft Xbox 360, like Sony’s Playstation, has been a revelation in the gaming world, advancing the gaming experience to a new level.
Microsoft currently offers two storage options in South Africa, the 4GB model and the 250GB model. One of the most amazing and unique features of Xbox 360 is the Kinetic sensor accessory. This accessory enables one play the game without a controller, using your body instead. This not only makes the game more exciting, it makes the game more interacting.
The Microsoft Xbox 360’s original graphical user interface was the Xbox 360 Dashboard; a tabbed interface that featured five “Blades” (formerly four blades), and was designed by AKQA and Audiobrain. It could be launched automatically when the console booted without a disc in it, or when the disc tray was ejected, but the user had the option to select what the console does if a game is in the tray on start-up, or if inserted when already on. A simplified version of it was also accessible at any time via the Xbox Guide button on the gamepad. This simplified version showed the user’s gamercard, Xbox Live messages and friends list. It also allowed for personal and music settings, in addition to voice or video chats, or returning to the Xbox Dashboard from the game.
Other amazing Xbox 360 features include a USB 2.0 port, kinetic port, AV Cable, Headset cable, Wi-Fi support, etc. The console also boasts of a DVD player that supports both CDs and DVDs.
Xbox 360: Things You Will Like About the Gaming Console
Xbox 360 is regarded as one of the best ever gaming console; here are some reasons why;
- It features a cross game voice chat
- It has an open mic system
- Most shooters are better on the console
- It features exclusive games including Halo 3, Gears of war, Fable, etc.
- Xbox life offers more downloadable games
- Easy to remove hard drive
- Xbox life also features rentable movies
- Most multiplayer games are better on the system
- Can use a point system to purchase things from the Xbox market place
Xbox 360: Things You Might Not Like About the Gaming Console
Xbox 360 has some few faults, some of which are;
- It has a high failure rate compared to Sony playstation
- It suffers from “Red ring of death”
- Proprietary hard drive, offered only in 20 and 120 GB’s
- Cant upgrade hard drive beyond 120 GB
- Scratches discs
- Can only have two people in out of game voice chat
- Power supply unit is not in the system; it is outside of the unit connected to the power cord
- Noisy cooling fans
- Uses outdated DVD format