ive probaly spent over 300 dollars on accesorices/xbox live and most 360s that ppl have "white" dont even have hdmi to begin with. i think microsofts plan is to start cheap and get you into buying all the accesories because they arent big on third party accesories and what not. I have 4 controllers faceplates galore, racing wheel (120 on its on) batteries i had to buy before i had to buy a charge kit, memory cards, hard drive expansions, live cam(huge waste) and the messanger pad cus i use msn alot on the 360. but there both good systems and im just saying I know ive spent more money on 360 then ps3. Keep in mind i have all the accessories i had to buy for the 360 on the ps3, because its more compatible and worked with hardware i already have ie. blu tooth head set for my phone.