So then… the Xbox 360 launch day came and went. And here I am, without one.
It would appear that my “early adopter” zeal may be starting to wane. Although I do want an Xbox 360, I’m not in any desperate rush for one. And at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be much of a compelling reason to upgrade. I’m – at present – quite happy with my current Xbox, and there are some good games around for it at the moment.
If I had a high def television, and/or there were some absolutely killer titles that I really wanted to play, I’d probably be more enthusiastic, but as it presently stands, I’m not really that desperate. Sure, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Perfect Dark Zero look like good games, but I can’t help feeling that I wouldn’t really be getting my money’s worth if I was playing them on a standard definition telly.
Maybe the price will come down, or an absolute “killer app” will arrive, or maybe I’ll splash out on a high-def screen. But until one of those things happens, I’m content with my big, black, obsolete, old, ordinary Xbox. And Half Life 2 is on my Christmas list, so that’s definitely something to look forward to.