With the holiday season on the horizon, Microsoft will be doing some special things for their flagship entertainment device to boost sales and value for consumers. They have announced that the price of the Kinect has been permanently lowered to $109.99 in the US, with other permanently reduced prices taking effect throughout North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions where the device is sold. And, come October 4th, the price will also be permanently reduced in Australia and New Zealand.
The second Xbox-related tidbit is that Microsoft will be selling a bundle of essential Xbox 360 accessories at a lower cost than purchasing each item at a standalone price. Aptly dubbed the Xbox 360 Essentials Pack, the bundle includes the following for the relatively low cost of $79.99:
- Xbox 360 Controller
- Media Remote Control
- HDMI Cable
- Three-month long Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
Microsoft claims that, by purchasing the bundle, you will save $55 on these items.
The permanently reduced Kinect price should certainly help entice more Xbox 360 buyers to purchase the accessory, while the bundle will act as a convenience — and means of saving money — to new Xbox buyers and current owners alike.