By Eli Green
October 28, 2008 - 15:15
The new 60GB Xbox Live Starter Pack should remedy that issue, at a price that isn't bad at all. Priced at $99.99 USD/$109.99 CAD, about the same price as the 20GB Xbox 360 hard drive was originally going for on its own, the 60GB Xbox Live Starter Pack includes everything you need to get online and playing games over Xbox Live (at least wired). Inside you get a 60GB hard drive, the Xbox 360 wired headset, a three month Gold subscription to Xbox Live and an Ethernet cable.
With the new Pack, Xbox 360 Live Arcade owners, or other Xbox 360 users who need another hard drive, headset and Ethernet for whatever reason (and there are good reasons, like having an extra headset for multiplayer), will have a considerably larger amount of storage space for their games and media at a price that isn't to much of a premium when compared to just buying the Xbox 360 Premium/Pro on its own. In fact, when calculated out, you save a penny by purchasing an Xbox 360 Arcade and the 60GB Xbox Live Starter Pack instead of the Xbox 360 Premium/Pro, except in Canada, where the total cost would come to $309.98 CAD. The only thing you lose on the whole deal is the component cable.