$99 Dollar Xbox 360s Could be on the Way, but there’s a Catch..

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – One of the market’s current top gaming consoles could soon come with a relatively affordable price tag. According to a report from The Verge (theverge.com), Microsoft will soon offer a version of its Xbox 360 for a cost of $99 dollars.

Sounds amazing, right? Well, here’s the catch: Customers purchasing the offer will be required to sign a two year subscription to Xbox Live Gold at a reported monthly rate of $15.00 dollars. Meanwhile other specifics of the deal include that it comes with Kinect and features four gigabytes.

However, customers will be able to cancel their subscriptions for a termination fee of an unknown price. The Verge also reported that customers will be able to buy the offering through Microsoft’s chain of retail stores as soon as the start of the upcoming week.

Microsoft currently maintains about twenty locations in U.S. states including California, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, Texas and more. However, the company’s retail span pales in comparison to tech competitor Apple who currently operates more than 300 of its own retail locations.

Despite having premiered nearly seven years ago, the Xbox 360 remains at the forefront of gaming consoles. By early last year, the 360 was reported to have sold more than 50 million units in a field that includes competition from Nintendo and Sony. That statistic was reported by Microsoft during the company’s Consumer Electronics Show.