The $10 Xbox Live Gold price increase from $50 to $60 a year has lots of Xbox fans crying “foul,” but is Microsoft really asking too much with it $60 a year XBL Gold price tag? The following are 4 Xbox 360 Add-ons that cost more, but give less than Xbox Live.
Xbox Live Gaming Headsets – $59.99-$199.99
Professional Xbox Live gaming headsets like the ultra-popular Turtle Beach EarForce series and the Tritton Technologies AX Pro gaming headsets allow XBL members to yell angrily at online gamers, curse out teammates, and make random annoying sounds across Xbox Live with a better sound and a more crisp microphone, but Xbox Live can be completely enjoyed without a headset or with the default Xbox Live microphone headset. It’s kind of hard to say that Microsoft is greedy for raising the Xbox Live subscription prices to an additional 84 cents a month when there are $200 XBL headsets on the market.
Xbox 360 Wireless Adapters – $99.99+
If you own an original Xbox 360 console and would like to play online without stretching long Ethernet cables from room to room, you’ll be forced to opt for an Xbox 360 wireless adapter and they’ll cost no less than $100 each. There’s pretty much no other reason for owning a wireless internet adapter for you Xbox 360 other than playing Xbox Live and streaming content, but you’d be able to buy a year and a halves worth of online gameplay via Xbox live for $99.99.
The Official Xbox 360 16GB USB Flash Drive – $69.99
The Xbox 360 recently underwent a massive update to how it manages files and one of the biggest changes done to the Xbox 360 during the 2010 storage update was replacing the annoying Microsoft MU memory units and implementing USB Flash Drive storage support for in-game saves, online DLC content, and full game saves. In order to save lots of those cool online game saves and be able to easily transfer your XBL profile from console to console, lots of XBL gamers are opting for this expensive 16GB flash drive that costs more than a full year Xbox Live subscription.
1 Xbox Live-Ready Game – $60
Xbox Live allows you to play an unlimited amount of Xbox Live games via its massive online gaming service that spans over 26 countries, but the retail price of just a single Xbox Live game will hit your wallet for more than it’d cost you to purchase a full year Xbox Live Gold membership.
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