Industry NewsMicrosoft offers $99 Xbox consoles with a catch
Yahoo - May 8, 2011
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at 7:32AM PST on May 8, 2012
The technology titan began offering four-gigabyte consoles bundled with Kinect voice-and-gesture sensing controllers at select Microsoft stores in the United States for $99.
The catch is that buyers must subscribe for two years to the Xbox Live Gold online service for games, films, music and play. The monthly subscription fee was $15, bringing the total cost to about $460 over time.