Video games have become pretty much as important as mobile phones. These days not only teenagers get hooked to game consoles and play for long hours in a day, but adults also take to video games to entertain themselves.
The continuous demand for creative video games has seen the upsurge in the release of high-end video games to meet market demand.
XBox 360 Prices in Ghana
Not only have game developers who build video game consoles topped the quality of their products to give video game lovers a thrilling gaming experience, game console brands like Microsoft also introduced the Xbox 360 to be the successor of the original Xbox.
About Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 is one of the powerful and superb gaming consoles in the market. It rivals with gaming consoles from other brands like Sony (PlayStation), and Nintendo (Nintendo Switch). Although these brands produce just as powerful machines, the Xbox 360 stands with its amazing graphics and it features better controllers, interface, and online support.
Prices of Xbox 360 in Ghana (Brand New)
The price of the Xbox 360 is cheaper than gaming consoles from other brands. This is quite surprising since the Xbox features a better interface and controller than the others.
The Xbox 360 might not be the latest gaming console from Microsoft, but it still remains one of the most popular. You can get the Xbox 360 directly from Microsoft offices or their distributors around the country.
Below is the current price range of Xbox in Ghana
- Xbox 360 4GB Flash Memory = GH₵ 700 – GH₵ 1,300
- Xbox 360 250GB HDD = GH₵ 900 – GH₵ 1,400
As you can see the Xbox comes with two storage options – 250GB HDD or 4GB flash memory. This and other factors like the accessories included, your location, and the store you choose to buy from determines the exact price of the console.
Prices of Used Xbox 360 in Ghana
If you can’t afford the brand new console, you could always opt for the used ones. The Xbox 360 is a rugged and well-built console, so you’re are likely to get a neatly used version. However, the neatness of the console will depend on the previous owner.
Some owners would choose to sell their consoles after it has developed some irreparable fault (something they won’t share with you during the purchase). Before buying test-run the console to ensure that it is in good working condition. Also, make a thorough check of the body and confirm that all its parts are in the right place.
Below is the current price range of used Xbox 360 in Ghana
- Xbox 360 4GB Flash Memory = GH₵ 250 – GH₵ 800
- Xbox 360 250GB HDD = GH₵ 400 – GH₵ 1,200
Xbox 360 Specs
- Release Date: November 2005
- Redesigned: August 2012
- Xbox 360 250GB: 270mm x 75mm x 264mm, Weight: 2.9kg
- Xbox 360 Elite: 310mm x 80mm x 260mm,Weight: 3.5kg
- Storage: 250GB HDD or 4GB Flash Memory
- Colour: Matte Black
- DVD Player: Play DVDs, CDs
- Xbox Wireless Controller
- Full HD support
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- USB 2.0 Port
- HDMI out
- Xbox Live Membership (optional)
- Ethernet port
- Kinect port
- Headset port
- AV cable
- AC power cord
Xbox 360 Review
When compared to the previous models, you will see significant changes in the design of the Xbox 360. First, the matte plastic on the body has been swapped for a better-looking gloss black design. It also features sharp edges and harsh lines that make it less prone to wear and tear. On the side of the console is the large opening showcasing the system’s case fan.
Another area that got a much-needed upgrade is the controls. The power and disc eject buttons no long need a hard press to function as they did in other versions. The clunky buttons have been replaced with capacitive touch buttons that respond to the slightest touch.
On The Front-side
On the front, the Xbox 360 still features the same two front-loading USB ports, however, it comes with more USB ports than the previous models. Instead of three, this console has five USB ports in total – two front-loading ports and three additional ports at the back.
The Xbox 360 features a smoother and quieter disc drive – something that is lacking in the previous model. However, the new disc drive doesn’t make up for a shortcoming that we’ve seen in the previous versions.
In the old console, moving the console while a disc was spinning inside would result in a severely scratched disc. Unfortunately, the result is even worse in the Xbox 360. Still, we consider the almost quiet operation of the disc drive as a bonus.
Coupled with a slimmer, more power-efficient CPU with an integrated GPU, you are less likely to be disturbed by the spinning sound of the disc with this new console.
On the Backside
On the back of the console, you will find three additional USB ports to plug additional devices. Another unique feature of the Xbox 360 is its Aux port which both operates and powers up the console.
The HDMI or the proprietary Xbox AV port is just the same, so your old AV cables will fit and work perfectly. There is also an Ethernet network port that allows you to connect to the internet, although the console comes with built-in Wi-Fi capability so you can connect wirelessly to the console.
The Xbox 360 features a more compact hard drive case in a slot on the underside of the console. This is better than the fat top-loading hard drive of the previous models.
Xbox 360: Pros
- Quality interface and graphics
- Wireless connectivity
- More connection options (USB ports) than previous models
- Better design
- Easy to remove hard-drive
- Smoother and quieter disc drive
- Capacitive touch buttons
Xbox 360: Cons
- Scratches disc (especially when the console is moved while the disc is spinning)
- No slot-loading drive.