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02 May 2012
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$99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle coming with two-year subscription ($15 a month)

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Microsoft is planning to launch a $99 Xbox console package with a monthly subscription as early as next week, according to our sources. 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. 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.

There will be an early termination fee for those wishing to break the contract ahead of its two-year duration, and we understand that Microsoft will position the package as a competitor to Apple TV, Roku, and PlayStation 3. 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. With E3 2012 on the horizon, and Microsoft working on a "Woodstock" music service — it's clear that the company wants to ensure as many people as possible have an Xbox in their living rooms.

 

source: http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/2/2993600/99-xbox-360-kinect-subsidized-bundle

 

PS3 is doing a lot worse than the 360 now in the US (but better worldwide). This will widen the gap.

 

What say you.

 

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I think it just a last push before MS anounce the Nextbox.

 

As for sales who cares leave that for the fanboys to argue about.

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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No way - 4GB ? Think of all the software you could fit on that ?!
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why do you need to put software on it, the games come on multiple disc's :p

 

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Theres a xbox, who new.

I thought they died out in 2008

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waltyftm wrote:

why do you need to put software on it, the games come on multiple disc's :p

 


 

LMFAO

 

 

Nice way for MS to screw some people into getting stuck on a last gen machine just as their about to launch their next gen machine. Sneaky, but bound to make plenty of profit for them. I'm sure the UK version be about £150 and £20 a month

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waltyftm wrote:

why do you need to put software on it, the games come on multiple disc's :p

 


Pmsl. Nice one.
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In other Playstation news the Xbox 360 is banned in germany. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17924190

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In other Playstation news the Xbox 360 is banned in germany. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17924190


But the ban has been banned till a US judge makes his mind up.:D :D

But how is that playstation news, Sony had a simular problem last year but for most of europe.

 

Love fanboys :D

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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mont348 wrote:

In other Playstation news the Xbox 360 is banned in germany. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17924190


But the ban has been banned till a US judge makes his mind up.:D :D

But how is that playstation news, Sony had a simular problem last year but for most of europe.

 

Love fanboys :D



I was taking the micky this thread shouldn't be in PS3 GD fullstop what has $99 360's got to do with PS3 news. :P

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They would have to pay me a monthly subscription to have one of those dire boxes under my telly,in my opinion they are nothing more than a gian paper weight.................:Stupid:

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The one we used to have was also a heater :) That said I also lost 4or 5 (I forget now) PS3 60gbs to YLOD :D
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