Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 03 May 2012 08:01

Microsoft looking at subsidized 360?

Written by David Stellmack



$99 down and $15 a month for two years


Microsoft has been looking at the possibility of releasing a subsidized Xbox 360 console with a new marketing strategy. Apparently, the plan would be buyers in the US to be able to purchase an Xbox 360 at Microsoft Stores for $99 down and $15 per month for two years.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, if the talk is accurate those taking advantage of this program would also get Xbox Live Gold free during the two-year term, as well as some additional free streaming content from entertainment providers. Also, those taking advantage of this offer would get two-year warranty coverage on the Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 bundle would include an Xbox 360 console with 4GB of flash storage, Kinect, one wireless controller, 2 years of Xbox Live Gold, corded headset, and likely some sort of an included pack-in title, which is said to be Kinect Adventures.

Before you brush this off as pretty darned expensive at $459 over the two-year term, remember that two years of Xbox Live Gold at the new price plus a Xbox 360 4GB unit would cost about $420 and not have a full two-year warranty. Still, the deal isn’t for everyone, that is for sure; but for some it could work out very well.

Sources tell us that the decision to move forward or not and what is included could change, but it is likely that Microsoft could be targeting this announcement for E3 if it moves forward with the offering.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments