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Submitted by kube00 1212d ago | opinion piece

Is the $99 Xbox 360 a good deal?

Goozernation takes the time to breakdown the $99 360 deal and give gamers several other options from other retailers which may or may not be better deals on 360s. The big question on every gamer's mind, will Sony follow suit with some sort of $150 console? (Amazon.com, Industry, Microsoft, NewEgg, PS3, Sony, Wal-Mart, Xbox 360)

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Godmars290  +   1212d ago
as many times as this question will be asked, if this deal works as many suspect, the answer wont be known for months after the fact. If not years.

And the fun thing is if said answer turns out to be bad many will not only not accept it, but take a pro-MS stance even as the negative effects get worse, or the positive ones get better.
kube00  +   1212d ago
I wonder who the $99 system is marketed at. Families?
Lucretia  +   1212d ago
the fact that its a kinect bundle with a 4gb hard drive means yes, families.

would be nice if they had the option for a 120gb model without the kinect
yesmynameissumo  +   1212d ago
A good deal? No, it's not a good deal. Why? Because you've turned the 360 into a monthly bill.
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Godmars290  +   1212d ago
Right on the nose.
This is nothing more than a way of getting a constant revenue stream. While actually doing nothing, delivering no services, for it.
Lucretia  +   1212d ago
sure remember, xbox live is an amazing service......lol sike.

still not sure why they increased the price to 60$, and not sure why people accepted that price hike when they didnt add anything worth while. but o well.
onyoursistersback  +   1212d ago
just like a DAM cell phone bill, i hope this crap dose not work!!!!!!!!
kube00  +   1212d ago
That sums it up in some ways
FarCryLover182  +   1212d ago
I would hate to be one of these people who do this because if the next gen does arrive in 2013 or early 2014, who would want to be paying for current gen tech when next-gen has released.
Neko_Mega  +   1212d ago
If it wasn't for the fact people are paying monthly on it, then it would be a good deal if it was $99 one time and thats all.

But it isn't and that is why it isn't a good idea.
mr_badhand  +   1212d ago
Another "is this a good deal" article?

The media sure is biased against MS.
Gigawatt25  +   1212d ago
Nope.
kma2k  +   1212d ago
this gen no, but as a test for next gen maybe releasing next gen launch price of say $199.00 out of pocket then $15.00 monthly for two years. For people who dont have a credit card or for people with a high apr this isnt that bad of a deal really! Of course that would be assuming launch price was $499.00
Urbz7870  +   1212d ago
By the time you're done paying you'll end up paying more then if you were to pay the money all up front($459 by the time the 2years is up).
testerg35  +   1212d ago
umm... That's the idea. It replaces your credit card, which is the same thing since interest. I don't think people seem to get that.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1212d ago
As kma2k suggested, this is probably just a test for next gen - if microsoft really are going all-out hardware wise next generation like the rumours suggest, this model enables them to get an expensive piece of hardware into peoples hands much quicker. they could essentially release a $750 console but sell it for say $300 + a 3 year subscription to live at $15/month. over the 3 years it might cost the person an extra $100, but the cost is offset over 3 years so its MUCH easier to budget for.

imagine that - the new xbox releases for ~$50 more than the PS3 is at the time, with a monthly fee of $15. that would sell like freaking gold covered hotcakes. it would also force sonys hand too, having to either drastically slash their price before launch of the PS4 (and most likely go out of business as the losses would be too great) or release their console on a plan much the same.
iistuii  +   1212d ago
We're talking $50 over 2 years extra, it's the price of a game, what's the big deal. Oh maybe you all want them to do it for free lol.
sprinterboy  +   1212d ago
Good luck to all the families who buy into this, yes its a option but good luck with that 4 gb hdd with mum and dads, brother and sisters music and videos and other apps plus update data.
Nodoze  +   1212d ago
Absolutely not. This is MS trying to yet again further monetize gaming.

They need to leave this segment.
tweet75  +   1212d ago
NO. its for people that like to buy things at rent to own stores and pay way over the actual value.

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