We recently dug out our old X-Box 360. We hadn’t used it in a few years, though it was still hooked up to a TV. Again, like our PS3, the hard drive had gotten full, so things started getting difficult, and it ended up just going unused as we moved on to other things. I considered selling the console, and even went as far as to gather up all of the info about it, including the 26 games for it that we have on discs, and I posted it on our Slack Team’s site.
But after a day with no response–during which time Kevin discovered about 11 or 12 more games on discs that I had missed–I also found that I have about 70 more games that I purchased as digital downloads from X-Box Live that were on the hard drive! I should have considered this before posting the ad I guess.
So I took the X-Box 360 and moved it out to the living room and set it up again so I could thoroughly go through the system and catalog its entire contents. After doing this, and actually finding many “lost treasures” in the form of classic games from my youth, I decided to promptly pull the ad and keep the X-Box 360. The 70+ digital games alone would be quite a chunk of cash (at least for me) to throw away, let alone the 30+ disc-based games that we had purchased.
I loaded up a few of my classic favorites yesterday, just to try them out, and quickly found myself enjoying them all over again, not wanting to close them until finishing “just one more level.” The hard drive did start sounding pretty loud after the system was on awhile though. It’s the system’s original 120GB hard drive. It’s pretty maxed out with everything I purchased back in the day, leaving 2.2GB of free space on it… barely enough to hold another decent game. And of course, you know me… I immediately jumped on the interwebs and found a replacement internal hard drive. The largest internal drive I could find, that matched the older X-Box 360 model I have, was 500GB for $40. So I grabbed it. In a few days I should be able to upgrade and then have plenty of breathing room to work with on my “refurbished” X-Box 360.
Just like with the PS3, I justify it by stressing how cheap the games, parts and accessories are for these old systems… And they play all the good old classic games I love. I hope the 360, as well as the PS3, last for many more years. I’ll probably try to keep my youth alive as long as possible! Let the old-times roll!