Microsoft cuts price of Xbox 360 Spring Bundle to $249.99

If you still haven't bought an Xbox 360 console, Microsoft just made it a little easier today. The company has now cut the price of one of its bundle packages for the console down by $50, perhaps as a way to clear out some inventory before the launch of a new bundle.

The Microsoft Store website, along with other retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, are now showing a price of $249.99 for the Xbox 360 Spring Bundle, down from its original $299.99 price. The bundle includes the 250 GB version of the console, a wireless controller, a wireless headset, one free month of Xbox Live Gold, and two free games: the disc copy of Darksiders II and a downloadable code for the full version of Batman: Arkham City.

If you purchase the Spring Bundle from Amazon and Best Buy, both are also offering a $20 discount on a 12 month subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Normally it would cost $59.99 but the retailers have a price of just $39.99 for the subscription with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console.

Microsoft is, of course, planning to launch the Xbox One sometime in November for $499.99. It's highly expected that the company will cut the prices of all of the Xbox 360 consoles across the board when we get closer to the launch.

Source: Microsoft Store | Image via Microsoft

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Nice to see the cut, but I really feel the PS3 and hard drive equipped 360 need to be $199 this holiday season. Honestly, for the crying about game sales having gone down, havr analysts bothered to mention the market is getting saturated at the current price points? Cheaper hardware will lead to new buyers who don't have any games to go with the systems! Longtime owners already have quite a collection, or have already played a lot of titles...

What happened to the new 360 models? I've seen them in person, I thought they were already going forward with that...

Heck of a deal though, minus the games listed on the website. Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider for instance are on Steam for $29.99 and $12.49 respectively. PC gaming...

dead.cell said,
Makes sense. I don't think I care for the new 360 look as much as the old anyway.

It's pretty much the same as the old S. What sucks about it is its HDMI only, no optical, or VGA or analog.

SikSlayer said,

It's pretty much the same as the old S. What sucks about it is its HDMI only, no optical, or VGA or analog.

Bummer for me since I use VGA. Ah well. I suspect its a cost cutting measure coupled with the growing irrelevance of those hookups. My last video card didn't have VGA, and its not even a "nice" card (Radeon 5750). HDMI is standard now, and I think there are HDMI to DVI converters, too. Not sure on the optical, though.

Curious what the XBO will and won't have.