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Money Saving Tips When Buying an Xbox 360 This Christmas…

I’m guessing that a lot of you either want an Xbox 360 for Christmas, or your kids do! Let’s face it, everybody wants one, and we don’t blame you! Let me guess, you’ve probably just walked into the shops this Christmas, looked at the prices and took that for face value. Guys, it’s all about online shopping. What do I mean by this? Well you usually find that most stores either have cheaper prices online, or they have a seperate online website that usually have lower prices. For example, GAME have a as their shop to compete with web competitors. This means that usually, this is cheaper than their mother site of GAME. This is not always the case though. At Christmas, the prices are volatile and there are offers flying up all over the place. This is why we are here. We are, and we are here to search and find you the BEST prices out there for all of your console needs. But back to this article, let’s talk about some money saving tips when buying an Xbox 360 this Christmas. In any gaming stores, you’ll see different types of Xbox 360, namely: Xbox 360 Arcade, Xbox 360 Premium, Xbox Elite, and even some speacial editions like the Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 customised Xbox 360. Basically, don’t get scared. Read on, and you’ll be just fine!

If you trying to decide which Xbox 360 to buy, or you are not sure of the difference between the 3 models, then this is for you:

Let’s start by saying that the Xbox 360 Arcade is the cheapest option. This doesn’t mean the console itself is slower or insuperior, it just comes without a hard drive (which is handy to have I must say!). It comes with one control pad, and all the necessary cables, but again, does not come with a hard drive. This doesn’t mean that you can’t play all of your games, you just won’t be able to take advantage of the online side of things for e.g. downloading large content for your games, or downloading games from the Xbox Live Marketplace. If playing online isn’t your thing anyway, the Xbox 360 Arcade may be a good option for you. However, you still won’t be able to download patches for games (patches enhance gameplay and fix issues). Remember that you can always purchase an Xbox Hard Drive afterwards, it slots into all Xbox types pretty easily.

The Xbox 360 Premium, sometimes called the Xbox Pro, is the same as the Xbox 360 Arcade, but comes with the hard drive. The hard drive itself comes with 20 gb of space (this is more than decent the casual gamer).

The Xbox 360 Elite comes with a whopping 120gb hard drive. Absolute lovelyness :) If you buy this for your children, they will love you for it. Not only does it come in black (black is always cooler, right?), it comes with a massive hard drive. Lovin it like McDonalds! :)

Whatever decision you make, make sure you don’t get ripped off. Check out the price listings here on Budget Consoles. They are updated twice daily, and are absolutely the best prices out there. Enjoy!

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