Microsoft is selling the 4GB Xbox 360 console with a Kinect for $99 with a two-year Xbox Live Gold contract for $14.99 per month.
This special deal will cost approx. $458.76 over the course of two years (before taxes).
Customers who pass the credit check will have 30 days to return their console for a full refund, though the first month’s subscription fee is nonrefundable.
This is a great strategy by Microsoft to get the Xbox into as many homes as possible to serve as a home multimedia device.
Remember, having an Xbox will be an important piece of the Microsoft platform unification strategy.
This will also be an important counter to the Apple TV set-top boxes from Apple.