Believe it Not, Xbox 360 Main Use Today is Not for Gaming

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lp231

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When a console has other features besides just for playing games, it's no surprise users will use it for other things. Just like a gaming computer, you don't just only play games , you will use it to browse the web, listen to music, etc.

 

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[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]It's because it's free to use xbox360 as media center and it's not free to use it as gold member.[/citation]

>_> well 1/3 of all consoles have gold membership and lets face it a fair few of the other 2/3 are either broken or unused.

so i would say most people with a 360 pay for membership
 

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It's like China buying the Kiev aircraft carrier from Russia, and instead of using it for why it was built, convert it to a floating hotel. Is that good?
 

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[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]It's like China buying the Kiev aircraft carrier from Russia, and instead of using it for why it was built, convert it to a floating hotel. Is that good?[/citation]

THAT is good. Floating hotel > consumptive war device.
 
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"Believe it or not"? Heck yeah I believe it. The hardware is 5 years old. Just fine for media playback. Not so fine for modern games.
 

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My wife and I use the xbox almost exclusively for netflix, movies, music, etc. It's incredibly rarely used for gaming (sometimes I do Halo nights with some friends)... I do all my gaming on the PC - everything on Xbox just feels old.

If the Xbox didn't have the multimedia stuff that it does, I probably would have sold it a year or two ago.
 

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It would probably get used even more if it could play Blu-Ray movies. I initially purchased my PS3 solely as a Blu-Ray player. At the time it was one of the cheapest Blu-Ray capable devices and being a game console has received continual firmware updates unlike most Blu-Ray players.
 

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[citation][nom]Fuyukazehime[/nom]My Xbox 360 is being used as a paper weightI've owned one for a little over a month now, and I have only used it twice. [/citation]

Yeah me to.. I've owned one for a little over a month now, and I have only used it twice. Thinking of trading it in for some PC parts.
 

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so the idea of gaming-console-only is basically pretty weak... the more strong and widely accepted idea is media-center ,, and there is more strong... its a PC.
 

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[citation][nom]Fuyukazehime[/nom]My Xbox 360 is being used as a paper weight[/citation]
Sounds about right, my PS3 would be too if it were not a Blue Ray player.
Long Live PC games.
 
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