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Xbox Wireless N Adapter Out Now, Costs $100

Joystiq reports that Microsoft is launching the Wireless N Adapter for the Xbox 360 this week in the United States. Nice news and all, but the price leaves something to be desired.

Earlier this week, Microsoft's Wireless N Adapter was spotted in an ASDA supermarket in the UK. Priced at £49, you guys balked at the direct conversion of roughly $85 for the peripheral. Well, it get's worse.

If you want one you'll be forking out the same $99.99 you would have paid for the first one. Wise shoppers will go to Amazon as Joystiq reports the etailer is selling it for $87.99 right now.

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  • nonstoprobot
    Wise shoppers won't buy it at all & put that $88 twords a PS3 with built in wireless & free online gaming IMHO
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  • skykaptain
    $85 will get you enough ethernet cable to go all around your house a few times before hitting up your router. Plus ethernet doesn't go down when some one calls your cordless land line.
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  • gaevs
    There should be a "fanboy" detector in this site.. and about the adapter.. well too expensive, a good router with WDS+AP cost the same, and do a lot more than that x-box adapter..
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  • koss64
    As expected.
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  • SneakySnake
    Wise people will just purchase a nice dual band "n" station to setup beside the 360 and bridge into the network
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  • matt_b
    Wise shoppers will go to Amazon as Joystiq reports the etailer is selling it for $87.99 right now.

    Wise shoppers will say "I don't think so". I think of this and the deal Wal-Mart and Amazon just had where you got the arcade 360 for $100. Then I look at the price for just this thing, and it's the same!!! Things just don't seem to add up right.
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  • touchdowntexas13
    nonstoprobotWise shoppers won't buy it at all & put that $88 twords a PS3 with built in wireless & free online gaming IMHO
    The ps3 has extra features that the 360 doesn't; no doubt about that. But it doesn't even begin to be on par with the 360 in terms of first-party games and quality of online experience IMHO.

    Whenever there is an article here on Tom's about the 360, there always has to be some ps3 fanboy saying "well you shoulda bought a ps3". It's like there are thousands of you guys employed by the Sony Marketing Team.

    a real GAMING console > blu ray, built in wi-fi, blah blah blah
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  • nonstoprobot
    touchdowntexas13The ps3 has extra features that the 360 doesn't; no doubt about that. But it doesn't even begin to be on par with the 360 in terms of first-party games and quality of online experience IMHO. Whenever there is an article here on Tom's about the 360, there always has to be some ps3 fanboy saying "well you shoulda bought a ps3". It's like there are thousands of you guys employed by the Sony Marketing Team. a real GAMING console > blu ray, built in wi-fi, blah blah blah
    I own a 360 elite & a PS3. I don't connect my 360 to the network because a) it doesn't have wireless and b) it costs $40/month to do so. Thus why I have my PS3...
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  • touchdowntexas13
    nonstoprobotI own a 360 elite & a PS3. I don't connect my 360 to the network because a) it doesn't have wireless and b) it costs $40/month to do so. Thus why I have my PS3...
    sorry bud. you are missing out. however your reasoning for not connecting to your network is rather weak. You should have just got the arcade version version if you aren't going to connect to a network.

    the fact that you own both an elite and a ps3 does not make you exempt from "fanboism". I didn't realize it costs $40/month to connect your xbox to your network. what effing country do you live in?
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  • nonstoprobot
    40/year* I am not a fan boy because I bought a 360 for the 360 exclusives, but since most games come out cross platform why would I pay for online when it's free in PS3?
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