No, its not worth it, Jerykk. Don't bother trying to get a 360. I hear the Wii is fun though.
Core system isn't able to take advantage of some of the 360's strongest features, xbox live and the marketplace.
That's bull. The core system comes with XBox Live Silver membership. As for the HD, those can be found for under $100. And I prefer the wired controller. I've done just fine for many years with them. I'd rather not deal with batteries; rechargeable or not.