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Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
Everyone 10+
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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Edition: Arcade w/ Bonus Game
  • Family Settings allow parents to restrict game access for younger players
  • Wireless controller
  • HDMI lets you get HD video (up to 1080p, cable sold separately)
  • Go online with Xbox Live
  • Includes Sega Superstars Tennis game and 5 bundled Xbox Live Arcade games
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Product Details

Edition: Arcade w/ Bonus Game
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item Weight: 15 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 8, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,812 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Edition: Arcade w/ Bonus Game

Product Description

matte white finish with a wrls controller, 256 MB memory unit, HDMI port, Xbox Live membership - silver


The Xbox 360 Arcade System gives you immediate access to the Next-Gen power of high-definition video, DVD movie playback, digital music, photos, online connectivity and of course the great gameplay that Xbox 360 is renowned for, while ensuring that you retain the flexibility to choose additional features to customize your system to your specific needs.

Xbox 360 Arcade System
The Xbox 360 Arcade Bundle
Xbox 360 Arcade bundle with included accessories
Under the Hood of Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is much smaller than its predecessor--it measures approximately 3.3 by 12.2 by 10.2 inches and weighs 7.7 lbs. It's powered by custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU with three symmetrical cores each running at 3.2 GHz. It also carries a custom ATI graphics processor with 10 MB of embedded DRAM. This is powerful enough to draw 500 million triangles per second. In other words, it makes for great looking games on standard TVs, and even better looking ones on HDTV sets thanks to built-in support for HDTV (720p/1080i/1080p) resolutions.

The unit has a 12x dual-layer DVD-ROM drive, which plays both the game media and progressive-scan DVD movies right out of the box. For game-save and media storage, Xbox 360 Arcade System users can choose to stick with the Memory Unit included with the bundle, or upgrade to either the detachable 20GB hard drive or the 120 GB hard drive (both sold separately). Along with storing files, the hard drive will make the Xbox 360 backward-compatible with a large part of the existing Xbox game library.

Control your Gameplay
The Xbox 360 Arcade System comes with one Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with rumble. Xbox 360 uses a refined button layout for its controllers. Back and Start buttons sit at the center of the controller and between them is a new Xbox Guide button, which instantly takes the user to the Xbox 360 user "Dashboard" interface. From there, they can check for friends online, access personal digital content like photos songs, and more. The black and white buttons of the first Xbox controllers have been replaced with new shoulder buttons placed above the left and right triggers. The Xbox 360 can accommodate up to four wireless controllers and has three USB 2.0 slots to use for wired controllers or for streaming your digital media from digital cameras, MP3 players, and any Windows XP-based PC. Microsoft has also created a video-conferencing camera, sold separately, that will work with the system.

Xbox 360 Console Chooser

The Media Experience
All Xbox 360 titles can be played in either standard or high-definition resolution in 16:9 widescreen, with anti-aliasing for smoother graphics. Game designers will be able to take advantage of the system's multi-channel surround sound. The Xbox 360's digital media allows users to supplement any game's music from tracks in their own personal library. Five titles are bundled on a single disc included with the Xbox 360 Arcade System. These are:

  • Feeding Frenzy
  • Luxor 2
  • Boom Boom Rocket
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • Uno
Xbox 360's built-in Ethernet port allows users to connect their system to the Xbox LIVE service via their broadband connection. Utilize the free Xbox LIVE Silver Membership included with your console or upgrade to a Gold Membership to create a Gamertag and gamer card to express your online identity, chat live with voice chat (separately sold headset required), and connect to Xbox LIVE Marketplace to download free and premium expansions, maps, game demos, movies, TV shows and other digital content. The separately sold wireless network adapter supports the common 802.11a, -b, and -g standards.

What's in the box

  • Xbox 360 console (without hard drive)
  • 256 MB Memory Unit
  • Wireless controller
  • Xbox LIVE Silver membership
  • Standard (Composite) AV cable
  • 5 Arcade LIVE titles (included on disc): Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Boom Boom Rocket, Pac-Man Championship Edition, Uno
  • Sega Superstars Tennis Game

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228 of 234 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive with limitless upgradability November 5, 2008
Edition:Arcade w/ Bonus Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you take nothing else away from this review, understand that the Arcade bundle is simply an Xbox 360 without a hard drive and some games thrown in. The games are nothing to go crazy about, but you can't beat the price.

The fact that this version doesn't have a hard drive is important because backwards compatibility (the ability to play old Xbox games) relies on emulator software which gets installed to the hard drive. If you hear someone saying that the Arcade version can't play old Xbox games, they probably don't realize that all you have to do is install a hard drive. Microsoft is running a promotion where you can get a 20GB hard drive with a free Gold Live subscription for around $30. This is way cheaper than retail.

It's also worth mentioning that some industrious individuals have figured out how use an inexpensive (~$60) 120GB (Western Digital BEVS) hard drive rather than paying four times as much for Microsoft's version. If you're interested I suggest googling "HDDHackr".

It appears that Microsoft has made some improvements on the Xbox 360 since they first came out, especially in cooling to help prevent the dreaded "Red Ring of Death" (RROD) which results from your console overheating. This is a great reason to buy one of these new consoles rather than a used one or old bundle.

If you've got the money, check out the Pro or Elite. If you're like me and would rather put that cash into a premium drum set for Rock Band 2 or rechargeable wireless controllers, the Arcade version is a great option.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Got my Jasper - Arcade Holiday Bundle from Amazon December 5, 2008
By D@rkFX
Edition:Arcade w/ Bonus Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought my Arcade from Amazon two days ago, chose one day shipping and got it yesterday. BTW, it is a jasper, came with 150W power brick, TEAM: FDOU, mfg 10-23-2008, Lot 0843x (package was picked up by carrier from Phoenix, AZ).
This is my first XBOX360 console. I never had one in the past due to the bad reputation it had from the RRoD issue. I did have a PS3 but sold it a few months ago due to financial problems. I was regretting it until now.

Now the review:

I have to say I'm impressed by the size, looks and feel of the controller (which BTW is wireless). I like it much better than the PS3 controller. Although that was much lighter it didn't provide the same accuracy in FPS games - I can tell the analog sticks really make the difference. One annoying thing though, the controller anaglog sticks start squeaking after playing less than one hour (I bought the Orange Box and Fallout 3).
The console didn't come with a HD cable so I bought a component cable to go with my 26" HDTV.
The graphics on this are gorgeous. It's been a while since I played on my PS3 but I can tell the images look crisper on the XBOX360 (might be due to contrast). I didn't experience any hickups while playing the orange box unlike on the PS3 which was unplayable at times (frame rate drops).
I also purchased a separate 60GB HDD that came with a 3-month XBOX LIve GOld subscription. From what I can tell, there's no more waiting unlike the PSN which was very very slow. I'm not going to renew the subscription since I rarely have time to play.

Now to the bad part:
Let me start saying the console is fairly quiet WHEN playing from the HDD (the new update allows you to install games locally), as quiet as my previous 40GB PS3. It does not overheat either.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed by the new 360 February 25, 2009
Edition:Arcade w/ Bonus Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Just to start out:
I've owned numerous xbox 360, 2 premiums and 1 elite. I've either sold them off, or had them 3rrod and then sold them.
I finally decided to try out a new arcade with the jasper chip.
I must say from the get-go I was highly impressed with the new system. A few things had been changed, the top plate where the HD goes has been redesigned, the power brick has been redesigned, the frontplate cd drive has been redesgined, and finally the back has had some tweaks as well.
This thing is DEAD quiet when playing games from the harddrive, and does NOT get hot at all. I booted up World At War and played for about 2 hours straight...it was BARELY warm on the back; my previous 360s would have been INSANELY hot.
This is a great buy for people getting into 360s or people who want a new unit to pair their old harddrives with.
I recommend it 110%
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Deal! December 8, 2008
Edition:Arcade w/ Bonus Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First off let me say that I am an anomaly, or at least I think I am. I have played online on Xbox live and PSN at my brother in laws house before and I am just not that into it. I know I'm crazy, but I just am not that interested in team deathmatches and downloading a bunch of extra content. I am simple and really just enjoy playing single player campaigns. If you are like me, than this is the console for you. It has everything you need to just play games (except an HD cable, but I had an HDMI already) . For $200 bucks this is just awesome. It comes with a 256mb memory unit which has plenty of room to save game progress and achievements and so forth. I've got 6 saved games and I have 196 mbs left. If you want to upgrade to a hard drive later, you can. You can find a 20 gig for about $40. So if you just want to play 360 games and have a blast, don't spend more than you have to, like I said, it's completely upgradeable. I own a PS3 and I use my 360 more for gaming now. Halo 3, gears of war, bioshock, awesome stuff!
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Published 2 months ago by Jimmy J.
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for playing video games, but so is my NES, read a book
I have bought approximately three xbox 360's and they all fried. But I do enjoy playing my dad's so I'm not giving it a one star. Read more
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Xbox 360 with game at the time was an excellent value, 360 is still a great value with its established library of games and the ability to buy used games from various retailers
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1.0 out of 5 stars Broken again...
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Published 19 months ago by A. J. Herring
5.0 out of 5 stars great
these guys hooked me up with a great x box and package deal with a large drive. great customer service.
Published 19 months ago by Officer J.Bricker
3.0 out of 5 stars To whom it may concern
Its ok service but need improvement! I give a 70% shot! Its
ok service but need improvement! I give a 70% shot!
Published 21 months ago by Miguelito ok
5.0 out of 5 stars Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game
Great unit, to this day, we haven't had a problem with this unit,
Our grandson even play's with this all the time!
Published 21 months ago by Doug2
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jasper for Me!
I ordered this on September 30, 2009 and got it on October 2, 2009. I needed to replace my old 360 due to an E73 message. Read more
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