Still, despite a smaller (120GB) hard drive, the same-price Sony's PlayStation 3 remains our Editors' Choice console, thanks to a deep library of compelling exclusive titles and a top-notch built-in Blu-ray player (which is region free if you're into playing import games). Now that new Xbox 360 has integrated fast Wi-Fi, increased Web-entertainment features, and the overheating issues have been (hopefully) remedied, it rides a close second. If Kinect proves to be a better motion-control experience than the PlayStation Move, it may be the muscle Microsoft needs to push the Xbox 360 to the top of the heap.
Which Console to Choose?
Microsoft has made many fine improvements to the new Xbox 360 to make it a worthy purchase—for new users. The slick, compact design, internal Wi-Fi, and increased storage are attractive touches, but if you already own an Xbox 360, it's just not enough to justify dropping $300 and ditching your current console. Also, transferring your data could be a potential hassle; you'll need to purchase a $19.99 transfer cable (or use a USB stick) as your old hard drive can't be clipped onto the new machine.
With a design that borrows from the Xbox One’s elements, the new Xbox 360 has received a facelift – it’s smaller, sleeker, and quieter – and that’s about it.
Microsoft has continued to roll out its new Xbox 360 emulation layer for the Xbox One, with support for another 16 games dropping today as an early Christmas present. The new titles contains some significant hits and a few duds, but it’s a solid expansion of the existing library. We’ve added average Metacritic scores for each title. The list is as follows: