Microsoft to Sell Xbox 360-Kinect for $99 with 2-year Subscription; Ends Inside Xbox (U.S.)

Microsoft is planning to sell its popular gmaing console Xbox 360 with a Kinect sensor for $99, if "only" customers sign up for a two-year $15 monthly Xbox subscription.In other, Xbox new, Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of production of the Inside Xbox in the United States -- and as a result this content will […]

Microsoft is planning to sell its popular gmaing console Xbox 360 with a Kinect sensor for $99, if "only" customers sign up for a two-year $15 monthly Xbox subscription.

In other, Xbox new, Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of production of the Inside Xbox in the United States -- and as a result this content will also no longer be available in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

"At Xbox, we are focused on making entertainment and gaming more amazing, and we must continue to invest our resources and talents wisely. Consequently, we've decided to discontinue production of Inside Xbox in the United States, and as a result this content will also no longer be available in Canada, Australia and New Zealand," Microsoft states.

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The comapny adds, that "Xbox LIVE in EMEA is currently looking at its operating model for Inside Xbox. This could potentially result in some changes, but we have no news here to share yet." Adding, it said, "Xbox LIVE in Mexico and Japan will continue to produce first-party content for its members via other media outside of the Inside Xbox brand."

This decision was not made lightly. "We want to express our sincere appreciation to all of our viewers and fans of Inside Xbox, and remain committed to providing our members with access to high-quality news and information via the console, social media channels and Xbox.com," Microsoft's Larry Hub said.

"We will be leveraging third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners, and supplementing this content with select first-party offerings. However, day-to-day news content and weekly programming currently offered though Inside Xbox will cease production in the United States. This includes shows like Major's Minute, Featured Videos and Insider Moves packaged under the Inside Xbox brand," adds Larry.