Yes, finally! been planning this for months but there's always that game to buy or a bill to pay that prolonged me from buying my Xbox 360. I had the money for the unit, so I made sure I'd get it by the end of the week to prevent me from spending the money. It's beside my PS3 and their both staring at each other wondering which will be used the most.
Of course, most of the attention is going to be on the Xbox 360, I have to test the unit out for any problems. I got the Xbox 360 Slim with 250GB Hard Drive , and it's Kinect ready. I didn't bother getting the Kinect because getting it would bring me over budget, plus I didn't get the 360 to become the controller, I wanted it for its exclusive games and Xbox Live. Kinect is an amazing product, but i can't afford to get it right away, maybe in the future I'll grab the Kinect to dance like a fool.
First game for my Xbox 360? well this was a no brainer for me. Halo: Reach was my instant pick when they asked me if i was getting a game. I also wanted to buy Alan Wake together with Reach but the store was out of stock, bummer i know, but when i brought the unit home though, my cousin offered his Alan Wake digital copy, he told me to just download it and play the game on his account. Thank you Martin for Alan Wake. Sadly, I can't play the game on my account, so all the achievements i earned goes to his account, which is cool since all i want is to play the game, saves me some money, or I might get some other exclusive game.
For all the Filipinos out there, I bought the Xbox 360 in iTech in their Glorietta 3 branch. iTech is pretty much the next best thing if Datablitz doesn't cut it for you. I hardly make purchases in iTech, but each time, they provide great service. The clerk that assisted me when I was testing the unit at the store was very well-informed and kept giving me what to do and what not to do. Their simply not those sellers that has no idea what their selling.
The total damage in pesos was P19,500 in total. The 250GB Slim will cost P15,290, but since I paid in cash, i get a discount which brough the price down to P14,500. I also bought an extra wireless controller with a play and charge kit that cost P2,700, then Halo: Reach which cost about P2,000, and a HDMI cable for P300. The pice was perfect, it fit perfectly in my 20k budget. Grabbing the Kinect would have brought the price somewhere between 22k to 25k. So far, I'm happy with the buy. Perfect time to get the 360 since not that many interesting games are out right now besides Catherine, and Gears of War 3 is coming out soon.