Xbox 360

$99 Xbox 360 + Kinect Bundle Headed To Best Buy, GameStop


You may recall that, last month, Microsoft announced a brand new $99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle with a mandatory premium-priced 2-year subscription to Xbox Live. In case you’ve forgotten what this entailed, here’s a quick refresher:


4GB Xbox 360 + Kinect ($99) – Paid upfront

$14.99 per-month Xbox Live Gold subscription ($360) – Paid over two years.


And you can find details on cancellation fees for the mandatory subscription here.


So far, this bundle has only been available at Microsoft’s own retail stores. This morning, however, Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced that the bundle will be made available at all U.S. Best Buy stores and select GameStop locations later this month, adding that the bundles would be limited in number.


“This next phase of the pilot program will be limited in terms of both timing and the number of units available,” Hryb writes on his blog. “We’re excited to forge new ground and explore a new retail model for Xbox 360, but also want to emphasize that this is a pilot period for the program.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.