Why get a 360 instead of a small laptop then? Let's take the $300 you'd drop on a new Xbox and the $50 for a used set of discs... Oh look, a laptop with full keyboard and HDMI out.
Install from torrent, plug it into your TV, plug your controller and maybe a keyboard into it, but you can still alt-tab instead of having to leave the room to look up where and how you're supposed to shove stickmcguffin up joeblow's plothole. Hell, you can even pick it up and go play while you're sitting on the **** You don't rely on the most unreliable console ever being able to read your disc to let you play, you get all the visual upgrades coming to the game, and you don't inflate the apparent playerbase of the next platform on the chopping block after PS2 goes out the window.
There is still no feature 360 offers over PC version beyond a small
margin of price point if you buy a used console, but even that is sketchy since I could probably Craigslist a laptop that can run FFXI for $50.
Buying a new 360 to dualbox or play in a more comfortable room or on a larger display is simply a farce. If you already own a 360 it still only makes slightly more sense.
And yes, the 360 still has issues with Voidwatch and Besieged. Edited, Nov 5th 2012 4:51pm by Raelix