The $99 Xbox is official, let the subsidy wars begin!
Last Updated on Monday, 7 May 2012 11:54 Written by LoganDX Monday, 7 May 2012 01:21
It’s a true thing, Microsoft has officially outed that $99 Xbox 360S we were talking about last week. Bring a fresh, or crumpled – your choice, Benjamin to your local Microsoft store and score yourself a glossy black 4GB Xbox 360S with Kinect. As stated before, the catch is you must pay $14.99 a month for Xbox Live Gold service for the next two years. Microsoft is wisely choosing to keep the “terminate at any time” option and going all cell phone carrier on you by including an early termination fee if you decide to skip out before the last payment is done.
The ETF fee will be based on a prorated schedule, trying to entice people to stick it out. Canceling within the first three months levies a fee of $250 and going to month 23 charges $12. Running the full contract costs $459 plus taxes, which isn’t a “cheaper” alternative, at least in the long run. Wonder how many folks will skip put once it’s cheaper to just buy the Live Gold separately? I see MS having to invest in a new collections department in the future! Hit the break to peep the ETF schedule and let me know: Yay or Nay?
- Microsoft turning the Xbox 360 into a subsidized commodity?(donthatethegeek.com)
- Microsoft may be readying a subscription-based $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle(bgr.com)