Why You Should Buy an Xbox 360- 5 Reasons from a Gaming Noob

After years of waiting, I have finally purchased my own Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 is my first gaming console and so far I am in love with it. I am extremely new to the world of gaming and deciding which console to purchase was not an easy task. In the end I have 5 reasons for choosing an Xbox 360.
Wireless Controllers

My living room is currently filled with zhu zhu pets, notebooks, and every other object one could imagine. I clean up on a regular basis, but even when uncluttered there are laptop cords and cell phone charges everywhere. The Xbox 360 allows me the option of using wireless controllers. After being charged, I can use wireless controllers for hours without worrying about tripping over yet another cord running through my living room. The wireless controllers are a little more expensive than wired controllers, but they are worth the extra cost.

Arcade Marketplace

Buying games, even used, gets expensive overtime. The Xbox marketplace arcade has several free, and very cheap, game options. Though some of the cheap and free games have poor graphics, there are a few gems. The arcade marketplace is a fun option for gamers who are on a tight budget, but are tired of playing the same old games.

Friends and Message System

Xbox Live members are able to use their Xbox 360 to make new friends, and communicate with other gamers. I am able to add friends from Facebook to my Xbox friends list, and I can also send voice, picture, and text messages using the Xbox 360. My Xbox 360 has given me another way to stay in touch with friends I usually don’t have time to talk to.

Media Center

The Xbox 360 is more than just a gaming console, it is a full media center. I am able to watch DVDs, stream movies from Netflix, listen to music, or watch music videos. Instead of adding to the previously mentioned clutter of my living room, I am able to replace my DVD player and stereo with the space saving Xbox 360.

File Storing and Sharing

The Xbox 360 has an impressive storage capacity. I am able to store music videos, MP3s, game videos, images, and more on my Xbox 360. These files can then be sent to other Xbox 360 users. There are even several games I play that award achievements to users who share files.