In the past, I had a Sony Playstation video gaming console, and I liked it pretty well, until I decided to get an Xbox. The main reason I decided to get the Xbox was because most of my friends had one and I wanted to be able to play with them. I wound up paying about $199 for my Xbox, which was a decent price and I am so glad that I got it.
This game console doesn't take up a lot of room on my entertainment center and is made very well. It is a bit heavy, but it is durable and you can place it horizontally or vertically. I have the console in black and I got the 4GB unit. I also purchased a hard drive for it so it would have more memory for my games. I have never had an issue with my console overheating or lagging like I did with my PS. You can also play DVDs with this player, which eliminates the need for a separate DVD player.
There are also so many different games that are available for the Xbox 360. You can purchase an Xbox Live subscription so that you can play with your friends and this is fairly affordable as well. If you're looking for a good game system to play video games on and you want a great value and a durable machine, the Xbox 360 is the way to go!