News
 

Bookmark and Share

(4) 

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday began to offer Xbox 360 game console with Kinect motion sensor for $99 with compulsory subscription to Xbox Live Gold Service for two years at $14.99 a month. Those, who do not like to pay the whole sum for their devices at once, will now be able to get the console and the sensor for just $99.

The software giant now offers a bundle consisting of Xbox 360 4GB console and Kinect motion sensor, which normally costs $299 in retail and $259 at Amazon.com, for $99 with two year Xbox Live Gold subscription for $14.99 a month. The deal is only valid in Microsoft's retail stores in the U.S.; customers should bring in  special code located at Microsoft's web-site. It is unclear whether the company has plans to offer analogous deals in other countries in addition to the U.S.

It was reported last week that Microsoft wants to sell subsidized Xbox 360 game consoles not only to compete fiercely against Nintendo Wii or Sony PlayStation 3, but to offer a viable alternative to Apple TV and similar services.

Given the fact that the default Xbox Live Gold subscription typically costs $5 a month, the $14.99 price-tag should include some additional services, as otherwise the final price of the hardware will be rather significant $339 and will barely make a lot of sense.

Tags: Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Live

Discussion

Comments currently: 4
Discussion started: 05/09/12 04:17:13 AM
Latest comment: 05/09/12 09:43:57 AM
Expand all threads | Collapse all threads

[1-3]

1. 
Sounds stupid i mean if this was a next gen console that recently came out this would be a good deal, but not for a 7 year old console.
2 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 05/09/12 04:17:13 AM]
Reply

2. 
"...the final price of the hardware will be rather significant $339 and will barely make a lot of sense."

Worse. $15 x 24 months + $99 = $459

Shocking that someone would pay $460 to play Xbox360 for 2 years when you can buy a PS3 for $250 and have $200+ on games, buy the upcoming Wii U, or upgrade your desktop PC with $150 HD6870 and spend $300+ on Steam games.

Fool and his money are easily parted.
2 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 05/09/12 06:58:46 AM]
Reply
- collapse thread

 
It's obvious to you and me that they are not selling an Xbox and a kinnect for $99 but as you say there are a lot of stupid people out there.

Exactly the same marketing BS for cell phones.
2 0 [Posted by: user99  | Date: 05/09/12 08:22:19 AM]
Reply

3. 
+1 to all coments
1 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 05/09/12 09:43:57 AM]
Reply

[1-3]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month