Thank you! That’s what I was thinking. I’m getting one for a five year old and he doesn’t really need the HDD!
Yeah, he does. Long-time xbox owner here; you need that HD for a variety of reasons:
- Most importantly, you can install games you purchase on the HD; then, when you're playing, the disc doesn't have to be physically spun. This cuts load times and saves a lot of power when you're using it.
- Also, more and more 'downloadable content' such as expansions to games and extra levels, et cetera, is rather large in size. A 4gb HD will be filled almost instantly.
- Finally, you can store movies and music on there as well; the extra HD space is great for that.
It's worth the extra money.
As for the Kinect part, if your room isn't pretty big, it isn't going to work. And I do mean big. Standing 9 feet or so from the TV is optimal.