Xbox’s still in high demand

I just got the last Xbox at the Bellevue Best Buy. The guy at the front door says that they usually are sold out before his shift even starts in the afternoon and that this is the longest he's seen one on the shelf (not even a day). Anyway, the Xbox mailing lists internally are showing that a lot more Xboxes are showing up on retail shelves. What's your experience like? I haven't signed on yet, so don't know my user name yet (I let my old one expire, I don't play that many games, mostly bought this for my son for when he comes to visit in a week). Will do that this weekend. Thanks to Randy Holloway and Brad Wilson, who accompanied me to Best Buy. Lots of geeky fun!

77 thoughts on “Xbox’s still in high demand

  1. Heh, wait till you get Oblivion :-) Never has a game been so aptly named, it’s like an endless adventure, you look at the dvd in wonder, trying to figure out how they fit this world onto a DVD :-)

    BTW Oblivion and GRAW are the only two games that do the xbox 360 credit.

  2. Heh, wait till you get Oblivion :-) Never has a game been so aptly named, it’s like an endless adventure, you look at the dvd in wonder, trying to figure out how they fit this world onto a DVD :-)

    BTW Oblivion and GRAW are the only two games that do the xbox 360 credit.

  3. Yesterday I went to a Best Buy here in Miami and they had more than 60 in stock. I didn’t buy it because I want to buy the MacBook Pro, but I think I will go today and pick one up. :-)

  4. Yesterday I went to a Best Buy here in Miami and they had more than 60 in stock. I didn’t buy it because I want to buy the MacBook Pro, but I think I will go today and pick one up. :-)

  5. I’ve had my xbox since last year. Waited a long time in line for it. It has frozen twice in the half a year or so that I’ve had it but has been working fine otherwise.

    I’ve been sending ideas in to the xbox team which I thought were pretty good, (xbox.live.com which when populated let’s you read RSS feeds on your xbox was one idea) but of course I never get any type of return email or note or anything when I send in feedback. I wonder how many people have had that or a different experience.

    At any rate, the xbox is absolutely great. I’m a firm beleiver that the reason for the PS3 getting delayed is not DRM for BR, but inability to match xbox live 2.0

    My online tag is Mystopas, anyone please feel free to send me a friend request. You’ll find having friends on live will make your experience that much better.

  6. I’ve had my xbox since last year. Waited a long time in line for it. It has frozen twice in the half a year or so that I’ve had it but has been working fine otherwise.

    I’ve been sending ideas in to the xbox team which I thought were pretty good, (xbox.live.com which when populated let’s you read RSS feeds on your xbox was one idea) but of course I never get any type of return email or note or anything when I send in feedback. I wonder how many people have had that or a different experience.

    At any rate, the xbox is absolutely great. I’m a firm beleiver that the reason for the PS3 getting delayed is not DRM for BR, but inability to match xbox live 2.0

    My online tag is Mystopas, anyone please feel free to send me a friend request. You’ll find having friends on live will make your experience that much better.

  7. I had mine quit reading game discs after a month. Just got it back, but I’m hyperparanoid about it flaking out again. But outside that & some pretty glaring bugs in the games I’ve played, it’s been really nice.

  8. I had mine quit reading game discs after a month. Just got it back, but I’m hyperparanoid about it flaking out again. But outside that & some pretty glaring bugs in the games I’ve played, it’s been really nice.

  9. One of the key factors in the overheating is that people have been putting their Xbox 360′s on the carpet or in a small space without ventilation. If you have to put it on the floor then put it on a piece of wood or book that won’t impede the airflow. Also, make sure you do the same for the power supply brick, since it can cause overheating if blocked or impeded too.

    BTW, Pelican has an Xbox 360 stand than includes a fan to help increase the airflow. You can find it at most stores that carry Xbox 360 accessories, including Best Buy, Target, etc.

    I haven’t had any problems with mine and it’s been running 20-22 hours a day x 7 days a week x 30 days.

  10. One of the key factors in the overheating is that people have been putting their Xbox 360′s on the carpet or in a small space without ventilation. If you have to put it on the floor then put it on a piece of wood or book that won’t impede the airflow. Also, make sure you do the same for the power supply brick, since it can cause overheating if blocked or impeded too.

    BTW, Pelican has an Xbox 360 stand than includes a fan to help increase the airflow. You can find it at most stores that carry Xbox 360 accessories, including Best Buy, Target, etc.

    I haven’t had any problems with mine and it’s been running 20-22 hours a day x 7 days a week x 30 days.

  11. I had to return 2 of them before I could get one that didn’t overheat. Very frustrating. But the one I have now is terrific, and if you have a young son as I have, the Arcade games are sufficient without getting involved in the overly-complicated games.

    So I guess that’s a 66% return rate for me!

  12. I had to return 2 of them before I could get one that didn’t overheat. Very frustrating. But the one I have now is terrific, and if you have a young son as I have, the Arcade games are sufficient without getting involved in the overly-complicated games.

    So I guess that’s a 66% return rate for me!

  13. My boyfriend and I got ours back in December, and it’s awesome!!! I’m suprised nobody has talked about Perfect Dark Zero, it’s an awesome game, and the multi-player version is amazing too. You get to play with like 32 people at a time.

    Also, you can add your gamerscore card to your Google homepage now too, it’s neat.

    Hope you and your son enjoy the 360!

  14. My boyfriend and I got ours back in December, and it’s awesome!!! I’m suprised nobody has talked about Perfect Dark Zero, it’s an awesome game, and the multi-player version is amazing too. You get to play with like 32 people at a time.

    Also, you can add your gamerscore card to your Google homepage now too, it’s neat.

    Hope you and your son enjoy the 360!

  15. Picked mine up about two weeks ago…the last one in Circuit City. I just checked yesterday and saw four core systems in the Walmart here. Also, the local Gamestop has 10 Premium’s and 10 Core systems in stock. BTW, they’re running a “get $80 off an Xbox 360 when you bring in your original generation Xbox” deal. If you’re in or near Bellingham, WA you’ll want to check those places, as well as the local Target, since they’re getting regular shipments.

    As far as experience, you’ll want to see if for yourself. There are very cool things going on at Xbox.com, including web-based friends management and more. Let me or one of the Xbox MVP’s know if you need any help or have any questions. If you or Patrick want any online gaming send me (Rainmaker2112) or my son (Merc4hireV2) a friend request.

    BTW, you’ll definately want to check out the Xbox Live arcade, since there are alot of old arcade favorites, including Marble Blast Ultra (like the old Marble Madness), Joust, Galaxian, Wik, Bankshot Billards, and Trixie’s favorite…Zuma. Even if you don’t get into the other games, the arcade is worth it. BTW, in a recent interview Bill Gates says that the arcade games are huge favorites for him and his family.

    Glad to have you online Robert and Patrick.

  16. Picked mine up about two weeks ago…the last one in Circuit City. I just checked yesterday and saw four core systems in the Walmart here. Also, the local Gamestop has 10 Premium’s and 10 Core systems in stock. BTW, they’re running a “get $80 off an Xbox 360 when you bring in your original generation Xbox” deal. If you’re in or near Bellingham, WA you’ll want to check those places, as well as the local Target, since they’re getting regular shipments.

    As far as experience, you’ll want to see if for yourself. There are very cool things going on at Xbox.com, including web-based friends management and more. Let me or one of the Xbox MVP’s know if you need any help or have any questions. If you or Patrick want any online gaming send me (Rainmaker2112) or my son (Merc4hireV2) a friend request.

    BTW, you’ll definately want to check out the Xbox Live arcade, since there are alot of old arcade favorites, including Marble Blast Ultra (like the old Marble Madness), Joust, Galaxian, Wik, Bankshot Billards, and Trixie’s favorite…Zuma. Even if you don’t get into the other games, the arcade is worth it. BTW, in a recent interview Bill Gates says that the arcade games are huge favorites for him and his family.

    Glad to have you online Robert and Patrick.

  17. yeah geeky fun is right, RS! But take a look at Xbox.com – they just added the ability to send friends requests from the website.

    And Gamertags are connected w/ .net passport logins.

    And MSN Spaces added Xbox 360 modules, with current info about recent games played, achievements, etc.

    These are different groups at MS converging to make this connected experience happen. What’ll it look like 2 years from now?

    Michael: maybe – if MS opens up RSS and APIs, we’ll see gaming merge w/ Web 2.0 in interesting ways…

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