Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 9:36 PM by Guest
Recently there have been so rumors of a subscription based sales model for the Xbox 360. As of yesterday, those were no longer rumors. This tweet came surfaced confirming the rumors.
That’s right, Microsoft is taking a model used in the US wireless industry and is introducing it to the video game industry. By committing to the following: $99 + $14.99*24 = $458.76, you get a 4GB Xbox 360, a kinect, two year subscription of Xbox Live Gold, and Star Wars Limited Edition Xbox with Kinect. This seems to be an alternative to paying the full cost all at once. A lot of other sites will suggest that if you can afford the $458.76, that you spend a bit more and get much better solutions on sites like Amazon. 250 GB Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold, plus game of choice anyone?
The other question that comes up to why this would come out now, seems to leave people puzzled. Speculations still soar regarding a next generation console from Microsoft. With the 360 being near end of life, this could be a last ditch effort to breath life into the 360 console and bring consumers to purchase this game system before it dies out completely. Additionally, parents grandparents that don’t know better will see the initial cost and find it appealing.
For now, let’s take look at the offer from Microsoft, and we shall see how this actually pans out.
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