As per reports in The Verge, Microsoft
is likely to Launch
a Xbox Console Package
with a monthly subscription early next week. The 4GB Console
equipped with a Kinect sensor will be available at various Microsoft
stores in the US at a cost of just $15 per month.
The two-year subscription will give access to the Xbox
Gold Service along with some streaming content from cable or sports Package
providers. Those signing up for the deal will also get a two-year warranty. However, if customers choose to break the contract before the two-year duration, they shall be liable for a termination fee.
Currently, for those buying the Package
and the cheapest two-year Xbox
Live Gold option, it costs $420 as against $459 for two years. Through this offering, Microsoft
is planning to compete with the likes of Apple TV and PlayStation 3. The move can be seen to attract more customers for the Xbox, with their Woodstock music service already in the works.