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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Xbox 360 generates large puddle of drool

Xbox 360 generates large puddle of drool

"Why you should wait.

As you probably know, the Xbox 360 came out this week. It's been a while since we've seen a new console, and the anticipation has caused consumers to generate a large puddle of drool at their feet.

First off, let me mock the name. Am I supposed to infer that the Xbox has undergone a full revolution and turned around 360 degrees? This brand new product is headed in a revolutionary, yet identical, direction to the old Xbox. At least they're making headway, I guess.

Now that I have that out of my system, I'll try to get to the point. This shiny puppy retails for about 400 dollars. Not a bad price, considering that it should be a few years before the Xbox 720 comes around. Just divide it out, and you'll see it costs less than fiddy sen' (50 cents) a day. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's better than going to the arcade and playing Big Game Hunter once every 24 hours.

I've checked certain online auction sites and seen the same box for more than 1,200 dollars. Some people didn't get their pre-order slips in on time, and they're screwed. No Xbox = no happy. But wait! There are plenty more Xboxes on their way to the store. You'll just have to hang on a little while, maybe a month until after Christmas. Then you can pay the reasonable 400 dollar price.

Those people who decide to shell out 1,200 dollars won't want to do this maths. Subtract the regular price from the I Want It Now price. 800 dollars. Now divide that by the number of days till it can be bought at the regular price. It comes to almost 27 dollars a day. Holy crap! Sit on your PS2 and enjoy the buzz of the spinning drive, if that helps you bide your time. Put those 27 dollars into your kid's college fund. Go out drinking every night. See movies NON STOP until January. But for the love of God, just don't be a consumer whore." [link]

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