Hi guys, here I am exactly 2 years later after I posted a similarly titled thread for advice on buying a Playstation 3. Which I'm happy to say is still working, though it hasn't been played with too much recently. Too busy with work. However, my friend who got me into the PS world over 10 years ago just got an Xbox with Forza 4. We were both into Gran Turismo on the PS 2 and then got the PS3 when GT5 finally came out. I had fun with the Uncharted game that came with my PS3. So I got to see and played Forza at my friend's house Friday. it's was pretty fun and the graphics surprised me that they were better then the GT5's efforts. ( from what I just read in looking at reviews of GT5 verses Forza, Sony apparently had some issues with hardware at the time and resolution is compromised on the PS3. ) So I'm now curious to get one. I know nothing about Microsft's Xbox and I feel a little dirty looking into them as I'm a loyal Sony Playstation guy and Apple user! But I can see the advantages that many of you guys are enjoying having both platforms. Exclusive games to each platform seems to force this issue. From what I can gather, the most popular configuration out there is the Xbox 360 with a 250gb drive. It also is bundled with Kinects and one bundle even includes Forza for $250.00. Like my Sony PS3 questions and answers thread, being a casual gamer, the 250gb drive sounds more then adequate. I don't download music or use the PS3 as media server, so the Xbox will similarly be used only as a game console. Not sure I'll use the Kinects feature, but it's a nice to have for future potential game purchases. Any other advise anyone can impart to a noob to the Xbox world? Also could be fun to finally see what the fuss was about with Halo. I see the Call to Duty series is also available on PS3, thought it was an Xbox exclusive. Seeing its the holiday season, maybe better deals are coming. But like what was mentioned in the PS3 thread, the game consoles are tightly managed and pricing is similar at all retailers, so perhaps the same holds true for the Xbox.