Next Xbox Will Cost $300 With A Monthly Contract, Blogger Claims
Microsoft just won't put these rumors to bed. CVG's is taking tech blogger Paul Thurrot at his word again, supporting earlier claims that the next-gen Xbox will feature an option for a lesser priced Xbox, provided they pay a subscription fee for two years.
Earlier reports had Thurrot claiming the subscription fee would be at $10 a month, but now, he's claiming the price has climbed to $15.
Thurrot rectified the change in price earlier today in a tweet, saying, "By the way, I did screw up one thing: The $299 version of Xbox v.Next will come with a $15/mo XBLG subscription, not $10."
According to CVG's article, "The platform holder will utilise a two-tier pricing system; a one-off payment of $500 or, taking cues from the mobile phone business, an initial charge of $300 subsidised by a 24-month commitment of $15 per month - which includes Xbox Live - according to respected tech blogger Paul Thurrott."
As per usual, Microsoft has yet to comment on the possibility for a subscription based price model, or any pricing details whatsoever. The company announced a Xbox event for May 21st, where they're expected to finally reveal their new console. Hopefully they'll finally put all the rumors to rest.