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New Xbox 720 price details leaked from Thurrott

When the new Xbox launches, Thurrott has alleged that it will be launching with two separate SKUs. The first will be the fully-loaded Xbox and will cost gamers around $499, while the second option seems to be a lower-end version of the console that will cost about $299.

There were other details alleged by Thurrott in the piece, but they have already been tossed around too much. For this instance, those are the supposed prices, and the lower-priced system will apparently require gamers to invest $15 per month for an Xbox Live subscription.

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GalacticEmpire1179d ago (Edited 1179d ago )

I think we've had this rumor before but I can't find it, I roughly remember commenting that $499 would be too much for the casual crowd and the $299 monthly installment plan was even worse in the long run. I think MS will aim lower.

update: I have been informed that this is new info, still get the feeling of déjà vu but since I can't find it I'll approve :)

@Qrphe - If Kinect 2 is included in every box it will most likely bump up the price. Although, it may be offset by having slightly lower specs than PS4, which the rumors suggest it will. If MS really want to appeal to the casual mainstream buyers they will have to take a BIG hit at first.

Qrphe1179d ago

We would have to consider that if Microsoft is willing to match PS4 specs and release Kinect with every system (which wasn't cheap the first time around and won't be this time), then we'd probably see a device more expensive than we would've hoped. But like you say, hopefully they take on the costs and aim for lower.

thechosenone1179d ago (Edited 1179d ago )

Thurrott updated the subscription info today and increased it from $10 to $15. So with a two year contract would make it $659 total cost to own the entry level xbox which makes it even more expensive the when Sony launched the PS3.

And here's the part were examiner gives there opinion on the info, in case was wondering why I labeled this article opinion.

"There will no doubt be significant differences in any number of features between the two units. One could have more games as a bundle, an extra controller or additional memory. Anything is possible..."

yewles11179d ago

$15 dollars for 2 years is $360 total.

thechosenone1179d ago (Edited 1179d ago )

@yewles

the cost of the xbox because that's not free $299 w/tax add $24 + $15 over 24 months(standard 2 year contract) = $683 for the total cost of ownership for the next-gen xbox. lol The devil is in the details my friend.

and the Unsubsidized version is $499($60 * 2)= $644 w/ tax.

Gildarts1179d ago

That two year contract comes with Xbox live gold included. A gold sub is $10 a month. So that's worth $240 in 2 years. You get the console for 300. So that is 660$ in 2 years. But you get gold. So the normal one would have cost,740$ in two years.gold included. So in the long run you save $80. By getting the one with the contract.

thechosenone1179d ago (Edited 1179d ago )

No. The info was revised earlier today and the examiner article is also from today.
https://twitter.com/thurrot...

kreate1179d ago (Edited 1179d ago )

I first read this info from ign. Although ign reported this over a week ago, my first time reading this on n4g.

But there was a rumor article some days ago about the pricing of the new xbox where u (galactic) made a comment that u think the price would be 499 and a 299 plus subscription, in which I was about to reply to u until my phone died of battery.

Its not dejavu, u literally made a similar comment on a previous rumor/opinion article.

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MariaHelFutura1179d ago

The $299 one could be where the "always on" rumor came from.

GalacticEmpire1179d ago (Edited 1179d ago )

What, like "always on" your bank statement?

FrigidDARKNESS1179d ago

Definiteky interested in tje hi end unit. That unit will be compaible with 360 games. It was reported that unit would cost 599.99 i guess MS decided to los a hundred bucks on each console sold.

Supermax1179d ago

It will be 399 and yes ms and sony will both take losses from the launch of there systems its never been about hardware sales software is we're both companies will make there money.

T21179d ago

If this is true I wont be buying a nextbox until price drop... I would never rent a system... What happens if you want to sell it or it craps out while on monthly sub?

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