Xbox 360 Arcade on sale today Son!

You can get your Halo 3 (it's a drug) on for a mere $279.92 plus the cost of the game now. That's a record low for a next gen console, that's almost Wii pricing right there.

Sure, it's cheap, and sure, you get 5 free XBLA games with it, but you lose the HDD entirely. That may not sound like a big sacrifice if you don't plan on using your Xbox for any media, but that means all your game saves, arcade games, gamer profiles, all that have to be fit onto a memory card.

Furthermore, since a lot of games make use of the Xbox 360 HDD to load game content onto to make game-play faster, some games will run slower than on systems that have a hard drive. But it is a cheap entry into the Xbox 360 world, and nothing says you can't go by an HDD for it later, when you have more cash, I mean the connections and stuff are still there for it.

One good thing is that it has an HDMI port, so you can at least play in HD. The arcade games bundled include Pac-Man, Uno, Luxor 2, Boom Boom Rocket, and Feeding Frenzy. So, if you don't already have a 360, go get one, they are at an all time low price.

Xbox 360 Arcade ships Today [via i4u]