Microsoft is planning to launch a $99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle BUT it will require a 2 year subscription to Xbox Live for $15 a month.
Along with the bundle you will also get 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.
If you were to buy the bundle now and get the cheapest two-year Xbox Live Gold option, that’s about $299.00 + $120 = $420 compared to $459 over a duration of two years if you get the $99 Xbox bundle. This appears to be Microsoft’s competitor product to streaming media deals like Apple TV and Roku, as well as the PlayStation 3.
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