Consoles with a Contract?

Posted by | May 7, 2012

Microsoft is experimenting with a new pricing model for its Xbox 360 console, namely $99 human dollars up front, tied to a $15 per month subscription to Xbox LIVE. The idea is to pass the full cost of the console on to the service, paid a little at a time. It’s a successful model, used in the cellphone world, among other places. The real question is, what if this experiment is a model for the upcoming next-gen Xbox? IGN has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    May 7, 2012 6:14 pm

    Cynical gnome that I am, I can’t help but see this as another way for Microsoft to paint its console, and the games running on it, as a service rather than a product. Which means all that hardware and those games you bought? Not yours. No modding, no re-sale.

    Just a thought.

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