Does MS wants to innovate in the sale of game consoles?
Is it possible to sell game consoles, in a same manner we would sell a Smartphone? Here is the try from the Firm Microsoft of Redmond, who made official Monday, May 7, 2012, a new economic market for its XBox 360 console.
Currently it is only valid in the USA, the system is based on subscription. The customer buys an XBox, with 4 gigabytes of memory and a gaming device that has no handle Kinect, for $ 99 -76 euro-dollar. But the coustomer must make a financial commitment of 2 years of online service, to 14.99 dollars a month.
"Good news for Microsoft, not to consumers," the judge expert site Games Industry. In fact, by the total calculation of this offer, the price is very close to buying a different console and 2-year subscription to Xbox Live.
With this communication, Microsoft wants to further extend the lifetime of the console, which was released at the end of 2005.