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)