It's official: Microsoft to sell $99 Xbox 360 with contract

It's official: Microsoft to sell $99 Xbox 360 with contract
As reported last week, Microsoft has made the 4GB Xbox 360 model of the console with Kinect available for $99 as long as you sign up for a two-year contract.

The contract is for Xbox Live Gold at $15 per month, bringing the total cost of the contract and hardware to $459.



If you were to purchase the bundle outright for $299 and purchase Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at $60 (full MSRP) per year, that price would come in at $420, significantly cheaper but with more cost up front.

One caveat of the deal (if you are interested), is you must live near a retail Microsoft Store, which are mainly only in California with some scattered around the U.S. Additionally, you will need to pass a credit check to take advantage of the deal.

Finally, just like with a smartphone contract, if you break the contract early you will be hit with an early termination fee that starts at $250 for the first three months then drops $12 per month afterwards.



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 7 May 2012 21:04
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  • 8 comments
  • oneguy

    Wow, I'm actually excited to see sony counter that..

    7.5.2012 21:21 #1

  • bbbob

    Quote:"Additionally, you will need to pass a credit check to take advantage of the deal. " If you can pass a credit check you should be able to pay cash for this. Microsoft can't keep there system form double and triple charging your credit card and you want to sign a contract and let them report to your credit?

    I see this ending in a lawsuit from bad credit scores and banned Xbox 360s

    7.5.2012 22:14 #2

  • Bozobub

    NVM, idiot moment. I blame the drugs >.> ...

    8.5.2012 02:03 #3

  • ZippyDSM

    I would have got it if this was at launch 0_o

    Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy!
    Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".
    http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/

    8.5.2012 09:12 #4

  • brockie

    Originally posted by oneguy: Wow, I'm actually excited to see sony counter that.. PS3 just go to a catalogue save about 200 pounds.

    8.5.2012 09:22 #5

  • SuikoNiNjitZu

    Next up sony bring's back custom firmware,Linux & release there ps2 hd emulator for slims & above they have patented if only Sony had some Honor and wanted the world to be m0re creative and allow custom firmware and Linux they would have ruled the market instead of 2.8 billion $ loss

    Tired of Freedom ZRape? El4ct RON PAUL!

    8.5.2012 13:59 #6

  • djkorn

    Originally posted by SuikoNiNjitZu: Next up sony bring's back custom firmware,Linux & release there ps2 hd emulator for slims & above they have patented if only Sony had some Honor and wanted the world to be m0re creative and allow custom firmware and Linux they would have ruled the market instead of 2.8 billion $ loss

    8.5.2012 16:46 #7

  • djkorn

    Originally posted by djkorn: Originally posted by SuikoNiNjitZu: Next up sony bring's back custom firmware,Linux & release there ps2 hd emulator for slims & above they have patented if only Sony had some Honor and wanted the world to be m0re creative and allow custom firmware and Linux they would have ruled the market instead of 2.8 billion $ loss here here on that. Then my PS3 wouldnt be a paper weight right now since i gave up on my PS3 and started playing a MMO like WOW. Now give me PS2 HD backwards cap. and im all over that.

    8.5.2012 16:47 #8

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