Gamers trolling Craigslist for Xbox 360 consoles for cheap are in luck. Microsoft plans to unveil a $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle with a subscription service next week, months ahead of E3 2012.
“The software giant will offer the 4GB console with a Kinect sensor at its range of Microsoft stores in the US, subsidized with a monthly cost of $15,” reported tech-centric site The Verge. “We’re told that the two-year subscription will provide access to the Xbox Live Gold service and possibly some additional streaming content from cable providers or sports package providers. Customers who sign-up for the deal will also be covered under a two-year warranty.”
Supposedly, the new package by Microsoft will compete with Roku, Apple TV, and Playstation 3, whom all offer streaming content.
“For those buying the bundle now and getting the cheapest two-year Xbox Live Gold option, that’s about $299.00 + $120 = $420 vs. $459 over a duration of two years,” says The Verge.
Microsoft, making dollars make cents. What’s in your pocket?