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How Does A $99 Xbox 360 With A Two-Year Contract Sound?

According to The Verge, Microsoft could be launching a $99 Xbox 360 bundle that will require a two-year $15 monthly subscription. The bundle includes a 4GB console, a Kinect sensor, an Xbox Live Gold plan, and it could become available at official Microsoft stores (no word on its availability at other retailers yet) as early as next week. According to the report, Microsoft is using this as a competitor to similar services like the Apple TV and Roku. This doesn’t sound like a bad idea if you’re looking for a cheaper way to play games or watch movies and TV shows online. The only downside is should you cancel your plan there will be a termination fee that those who purchase the console and subscription separately don’t have to worry about. So how does this sound to you? Do you like the idea of paying less up front with a required monthly fee, or would you rather purchase it all separately and have the option to cancel your plan without any repercussions?

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  • killrobot

    A new 4GB Kinect bundle is $300, then with my $60 a year Gold account that brings me to $420. This new “deal” comes out to $460 after the $99 bundle and two years of $15 a month payments… no thanks Micro$oft (see what I did there?)

    If it was the 250gb version they would have my attention, and probably my money too.

    • Adam Dodd

      Don’t forget the Kinect! That thing is the most amazing piece of gadgetry EVER. In related news, I’m selling my Kinect. Who wants one?

      • PatrickxJonathan

        OR you could sell me your PS3 that you don’t use instead. Seriously though, this Microsoft thing is not a good deal at all. It’s just going to bring more negative individuals into the Xbox community, along with MORE kids. Besides its a 4GB HD which is not worth it. That’s like the Netflix app and 4 save game files.

  • Blood-Sicles

    PSN. Free online play. Shit I forgot to dust my Xbox, I’ll be right back.

  • doctrina

    Thats no good offer at german stores from yesterday a sale stop released for most of the microsoft products because of the court trail motorola vs. microsoft. And thats also a bad microsoft offer for a good customer relationsship.Microsoft will climb the 1st. postion on the world market ithink a wii are not cheaper at the us stroe at german store the wii cost 100-150€.

  • PatrickxJonathan

    I wish I wasn’t so ignorant and could understand this. Seems like something interesting.

    • BurnTheBlueSky


      • BurnTheBlueSky

        Wait, wait, hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Ultrazilla

    You guys seem to be forgetting on important aspect of this…you don’t pay it all upfront. ANYTHING you buy in a payment plan is going to have financing charges added when it’s all said and done, and that’s exactly what Microsoft is doing here. What makes this an appealing deal is the $99 initial purchase and only $15 a month for two years. My own 360 bent me over and shoved a “red ring of death” up my ass last week, so I’m in the market for a new system. Problem is I’m also in the middle of a move, and cannot afford one for probably a couple months out. With this plan, I MIGHT be able to manage a new system, and just (hopefully) add my old hard drive. This deal is not that bad when you look at the broad picture which includes convenience and low cost over a long period as opposed to a large cost upfront. Financing is nothing new!

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