As if to disprove the nay-sayers and doubters, Microsoft has announced a $99 Xbox 360 console bundle including Kinect that will only retail in Microsoft retail stores.There’s a slight catch, though. The incredible savings only are applicable if you purchase two years of Xbox LIVE Gold. At $15 a month, consumers will get their Xbox LIVE Gold along the Xbox/Kinect bundle. If you do the math, you are actually getting cheated some $60.
But if thought of realistically, Microsoft’s offer is much like a buying on interest or buying with a down payment… you can get your Xbox and Kinect right now, but the price will 14.99 a month. Personally, I think this is a pretty stellar deal for a consumer- you end paying up more, of course, but Xbox LIVE is really underpriced anyway and… most importantly….you can get the Xbox of your dreams by paying just one Ben Franklin. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
To get this deal, you have to travel to your local Microsoft store and purchase it there.