Do you know someone who is an Xbox 360 gaming fanatic? Need something to put in their stocking this year for Christmas? Here are five Xbox 360 stocking stuffers that are perfect for any gamer and any budget.
Price: $40 to $50
You can never go wrong with an extra controller. Let’s face it, every hardcore gamer has worn out his (or her) share of controllers. If you are not familiar with the Xbox 360, there are a few things that you need to know when selecting a controller. First, the Xbox 360 is a part of the first generation of game consoles to go almost 100% wireless. Wireless is definitely the way to go (especially since the wireless controller is only about $10 more than the wired version). Also, the Xbox 360 console can only use four controllers at a time. If your player has at least four good controllers already, you might want to move on to another idea for a stocking stuffer.
Battery Pack Play & Charge Kit
The default Xbox 360 controller is powered through a battery compartment that holds two AA batteries. Constantly changing batteries is a hassle. Not only that, you also end up spending a small fortune on replacing batteries or a lifetime charging and swapping out rechargeable AA’s. Xbox 360’s Play & Charge Kit is a rechargeable battery pack that can be recharged by simply plugging the controller into 360 console. The best part is that you can still play while the battery pack is charging.
Always yelling at your gamer to quit texting and eat their dinner? Well Xbox 360’s Chatpad might be the perfect stocking stuffer. The Chatpad is a keyboard attachment that snaps directly onto the Xbox controller. It can be used for everything from chatting in online game sessions or posting to Facebook or Twitter.
Xbox Live Gold Membership
Price: $25 (three-month membership)
Xbox Live is the center of the Xbox 360 world. With an Xbox Live Gold membership, players have access to online multiplayer gaming, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, downloads from Xbox Live Marketplace, and more. This is a must have any serious gamer. Keep in mind that Xbox Live requires an internet connection.
Xbox Live Points
Price: $20 (1600 Microsoft Points)
The Xbox Live Marketplace is where players can download videos, full Xbox games, game upgrades, and special game pieces and characters. Microsoft Points are the currency of the Marketplace. This is a great stocking stuffer especially if you’re not sure what to buy.
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