Microsoft is making a new deal for people who prefer the “pay as you go” method. For $99, you can get the 250GB unit (the 250GB + Kinect deal is $149), so long as you then agree to pay $15 a month for two years in order to access Xbox Live.
Like in the original deal, you’ll end up paying more than what you would if you paid up front, but how much is “more”? Let’s break it down:
250GB Xbox 360 + Kinect = $150, add in 2 years of Xbox live for $120 ($60 x 2) and you get a grand total of = $270
250GB Xbox 360 + Kinect = $99, add in $15 per month for 24 months for $360 ($15 x 24) and you get a grand total of = $460
Taking advantage of this deal, you pay an extra $190! ($460 – $270)
Is it really worth it? It’s all up to you!