The lights are on
Last month, Microsoft announced that it would allow gamers to buy an Xbox 360 for the low, low price of $99. That may sound like a good deal, but Microsoft also requires those people to sign a two-year contract for Xbox Live Gold (at $15 per month). The questionable bargain was previously only available at Microsoft stores, but the publisher is now bringing the program to more retailers.
According to Microsoft's Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson), GameStop and Best Buy are the two stores newly approved to offer the subscription plan, starting soon. Hyrb warns, however, that gamers should not expect this pilot program to set the standard for future console pricing. In other words, you should probably save more than $100 if you want to buy the Xbox 360's successor.
(Source: BGR News)
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I love my Xbox and everything but I'd always rather pay everything up front instead of paying this much. It's basically like renting a Xbox. Not worth it at all.
In the end the consumer loses. No one should accept this.
That is pay for a XBOX and 1/2, to much money! and looooww Gb! Better, go pre owned @ game stop!!
Great move for microsoft, with all their new announcements people will atomatoucly be drawn to this
It's till a horrible deal...
No FO4 at E3...
Someone press the no button, QUICK.
This could work since Microsoft is integrating so many entertainment services into their subscription. If they can price the xbox 720 as a reasonable price and tack on the gold subscription at say 9.99 a month it wouldn't be a bad deal.
so this means that it is doing extremely well or horrible.....I wonder which one?
You guys need to stop whining about this. This could be a permanent option in the future of gaming, and one that could benefit the industry as it appeals to a certain kind of consumer. If you don't want to pay for it, then don't pay for it. But shut up about it, already.
The whining from users on this site is getting old.
Don't read the comments then. If something is worth complaining about I would assume the industry would like to know. Don't you think genius? Read the article again. Especially the last sentence. You probably didn't do too well in reading and comprehension huh? And change your name to hazard to intelligence. Tool.
This is a really bad "deal".
At least we won't have this forced on us anytime soon... hopefully.