Sunday, September 10, 2006

'Porok' : Xbox 360 in India

I have seen the 'Porok' advertisement on MTV a couple of times. It is really mind-blowing. Unfortunately people don’t understand it, because many still don’t know what Xbox 360 is!

Xbox 360
is a game console from Microsoft. To make it simple, it is a video game system that connects to your TV. It has a DVD drive, where you insert game DVDs and play. What makes Xbox so special is the realistic quality of graphics, smooth game play and some awesome games. Internally it is a powerful computer designed just for playing 3D games. You can also watch movies and listen to music on Xbox.

You can find out more from official site here: www.xbox.com/hi-IN/
You can find videos and screenshots of how the games look like here: xbox360.ign.com


Impressed!... So what’s the price?

The price in India to the best of knowledge is around Rs.20-23,000. Games could cost in thousands too!!

Are you thinking : Why the hell spend so much for 'GAMES' ? ....then think again.

People spend thousands on buying stylish mobile phones ...so why not Xbox 360! You should definitely try it out at some store or showroom; it's worth the money I bet!

About the advertisement:

I and my brother have kind of nicknamed Xbox 360 as 'Porok'.
The advertisements is really cool because:

1] It is very Indian (desi)
2] Shows games and gaming are very popular in every section of society, every age.
3] How people become crazy about certain games and start thinking of them all the time.
4] Tries to show that games are integral part of our life, kind of necessity.
5] Universal spirit of gaming share by a person playing on a costly game console and a villager
playing ‘Porok’.

Good luck MTV and Microsoft.

If you have any links, information on games for Xbox360 in India or advertisements to show on this page, drop in a comment.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

tell me whether i should buy wii- nintendo or xbox360, should i wait for ps3, my budget is limited

Ashish Patil said...

I'll suggest you wait for the PS3 to release then . I expect some price drop for Xbox. Apart from price another factor that influences choice of console could be games. For example if you are a die hard Halo fan then you'll definitely go for Xbox. Also you should do a comparative study of price of games available for the consoles.

Winky said...

can you please tell me about the XboX365 Elite and where can i find one....i live in delhi,....loking forward on hearing from you

Ashish Patil said...

Xbox 360 Elite is a limited edition console. Apart from built in 120GB harddrive it comes along with HDMI cables and black Xbox Live® headset.

Now the important thing here is black color,Hard Disk and HDMI cable. HDMI cable alone costs you around Rs.3000 -4000.

Here is a good comparision:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360#Retail_configurations

The Core system lacks storage device.

Check this:
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6136285/p-2.html

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6136285/index.html

The xbox 360 elite doen't seem to be available in India. I guess you have to wait. :-(

So I would suggest you go for the Premium system. You can spend the money you save on games and buying a HDMI cable (dont play without it)