Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
So this pop up the other day and I think it's a rather interesting concept. It's rumors at this point but judging by the info and who's reporting it, it's probably true.
Basically you pay about $22 a month for 2 years; so $528 total (not accounting for taxes) and you get a Xbox One S and Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass for the 2 years. That's roughly $660 worth of stuff if all bought separately at retail cost ($299 Console, $60 Xbox Live x2, $120 Xbox Game Pass x2).
There is a version for $35 a month where you'd get an Xbox One X. That's $840 over the two years. This one isn't as much savings as an Xbox One X and 2 years of Xbox Live and Game Pass are about $860 retail if bought separately. ($499 Console, $60 Xbox Live x2, $120 Xbox Game Pass x2)
Looks like it's going to be US only but even for those outside the US, would an option like this make you more likely to get an Xbox console?
11th November 2006
Talk about reinventing the wheel.
After the two year contract period has been fully paid, users will own their consoles as expected.
This is literally just financing with 0% interest. It's nothing new. It's not a subscription. The only thing that's actually new about this entire thing is that it's coming straight from the vendor itself, which is unusual but nice enough I suppose.