QUOTE(no0b123 @ Jul 24 2007, 05:21 AM)
I think it's stupid to come out with an expensive machine and not have a storage device. The price for a Core system and a memory card (512mb) is $350. But if you spend $400, you can have the system and 20GB of storage. Isn't the extra $50 worth an extra 19.5GB of storage? Plus like what Heet said, you cant have DL maps and stuff on a memory stick anyhow.
LOL, that's the whole point. It's a win-win situation for Microsoft. If you decide to spend the extra $50 for the Hard Drive, they make more money. If you decide to stick with the Core (with or without a memory card) then they make more money, too.
Business models, such as that of the Xbox 360, are designed to MAKE MONEY. Not to make it fair and logical whether you decide to buy this console version or that one.