Usually a used console, bought from a store, will usually come with a years guarantee or warranty (or at least it does here in the UK), and of course buying a used console will probably save you a little money. However, buying new will mean you have a manufacturers warranty. Also, buying new means you can probably pick up a really good bundle, i.e. console + game(s) + second controller, or that sort of thing. 360's should now be down to a pretty reasonable price too, what with the Xbox One having been out for a few months.
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