Well, as another early adopter, I too feel some of the pain of the subsequent price cuts. I think I paid $600 (CDN) for my bundle about two weeks after launch. Add in the HD pack, optical cable, and extra game, and it was something like an $800 trip to Future shop. Look at it this way though-you've had the chance to enjoy your Xbox for that much longer though (and you got it with the original big controllers!)
I don't feel any pain from the price cuts. If I bought an XBOX or other system a month or so before a price cut I might feel regret but since I bought from launch day I feel as though I got more enjoyment from my system. Anyone who buys now missed out on a couple of years of enjoyment And that us easily worth $100.
Couldn't agree more. No regrets about ever being an early adopter for exactly this reason. What I do tend to hold off on, however, are new game releases. Try and hold off until an inevitable price drop. I have too many games in the queue as it is.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I still ended up grabbing Ninja gaiden at full price though, since I just couldn't wait until it dropped, even though I still had about a dozen games ahead of it in queue. I did finish off Gladius first though, since if I hadn't I might NEVER have completed it.
Only problem with waiting though is that sometimes games will just disappear. Case in point, I had a really hard time finding the original Advance Wars a couple years ago, since it had gone out of print and nobody had copies left. There was a point where you could get it for about $20, but then right after that it was gone. Now, I don't think that waiting to get, say, Pandora Tomorrow will be a problem (since I don't see it going anywhere), but something like the Mega Man anniversary collection? Some things you jsut have to get while you can...