With the impeding release of the Xbox One this fall, the Xbox 360 has gone on sale at Amazon.com and at Microsoft stores across the country. The Xbox 360 Spring Bundle includes a 250 GB console for $249.99, which is $50 off the original price. The package also comes with a free one month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, a disc copy of Darksiders 2, and a digital copy of Batman: Arkham City.
The next generation of consoles is quickly approaching, and analysts have been expecting price drops for the current generation. This sale on the Xbox 360 is probably a way to clear out old inventory, not a permanent price reduction. Microsoft announced a redesign for the Xbox 360 at E3 this year, but at the same price as the current Xbox 360. The new version, the Xbox 360 E (or Super Slim) has been rolling out across the country since the announcement. The current sale does not apply to the Xbox 360 E, only to the older Xbox 360 Slim. There’s no indication yet that Microsoft plans a new, lower pricing structure for the Xbox 360, but there’s still plenty of time for that to happen before the holiday selling season.