Report: Microsoft Could Launch $99 Xbox 360 Bundle With Monthly Payment Plan

Microsoft may launch a $US99 Xbox 360 package attached to a two-year $US15 monthly subscription plan, according to a new report.

The Verge says the bundle, which could ship as early as next week, will include a 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect, and an Xbox Live Gold subscription. You'll have to dish out $US99 upfront and then $US15/month over the next two years, which comes to a total of $US459.

Naturally, there's an early termination fee if you break your contract ahead of time. The Verge says Microsoft is positioning this new bundle as a competitor to entertainment services like Apple TV and Roku.

According to the report, this new bundle will only be available at official Microsoft Stores. No word whether it will be available online or brick-and-mortar only.

I've reached out to Microsoft for comment and will update should they respond.

$99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle launching next week with two-year subscription [The Verge]


Comments

    Makes sense. Phones and iPads can be bought this way, and with the Internet capabilities of consoles nowadays, why not? Price seems not unreasonable as well, considering it comes with Live Gold.

    Although 4gb is tiny.

    And I doubt MS could be bothered bringing this to Aus.

    i wouldnt do this, i can buy a 250gb slim for $459 or less

      Some people can't afford the cost up front so this might be a good idea. But then again I bought a 4gb slim for 150 last year outright but now they are 240.

      Hey, more choices for consumers. But I bet ones it's over you are stuck on auto renew. Be sure to cancel that shit!

    Hasnt the 360 been down to $100 US anyway in black Friday sales Etc.I think at this point anybody that wanted one has one, hence the massive year on year sales drop.
    Its called a saturated marketplace micro-soft.

    Is this really much different to buying it on interest free from Harvey Norman or other similar retailers?

    Why don't Microsoft just drop the retail price? The prices are ridiculous for this late in the console cycle.

      Cost of production vs cost of retail? It costs them more than 99 to make the 360...

    Personally I'd like to see the Next generation Xbox go large on the grunt and specifications with a subscription plan as part of XBL.

    So you pay say $199-$299 up front and then lock into XBL for two years as a monthly of say $14.95.

    No we could have a real console beast and get our XBL all for one delicious monthly price.

    oh jeez, if theyre releasing plans to put the 360 on 24 monthly repayments NOW - when will we be seeing the next gen consoles?
    a next gen console is way overdue

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