Just to clarify a few things that have been brought up but are wrong.
1. The price for an XBOX 360 is still cheaper than a PS3. Just cause you may have to buy something you want doesn't mean everyone else does. I bought mine and I am able to play everything I want haven't had to buy a single addon.
If you read what I said, here let me help you out,
1. The price difference when the 360 and the PS3 first came out was really deceiving. The 360 was cheaper, but by the time you buy all the extra crap that the PS3 comes with standard, you spend the same, if not MORE on the 360. Not to mention the PS3 drastically dropped its price as well, actually selling the consoles at a loss.
I was simply pointing out things that others might not have known. OBVIOUSLY, you don't have to buy anything additional, everyone's situation is different. I was simply trying to point out that when you compare the 2, you need to know what your getting and not getting for the price your paying. Looking at price alone is kinda dumb.
2. You do not in anyway have to pay to play games on line with an XBOX 360, you just need an internet connection. Not sure where that comes from.
Sorry, let me clarify, if you want to pay online WITH other people, you need the gold subscription, which cost money. That's where it came from. So in some way, yes you do have to pay. And like I said, not a huge deal, it was 60 bucks or something when I bought it.
3. It has been a while now that all XBOX 360s have an HDMI port. Not sure about the Arcade version. My Pro version has an HDMI port, so not sure where you are getting that info.
Thats good to know, I was unaware of that. When I bought a 360, not the core version but the "more" expensive one (it was white) it did NOT have a HDMI. You had to buy the "Elite" (black) to get the HDMI. So if they are standard now on all the 360's, good!
I wasnt slamming the 360. I enjoyed mine, and it has great games (and quite a few more) and mine ran smoothly