Microsoft has announced the end of its experimental hardware subscription scheme for the Xbox 360. Starting in early May 2012, the offer allowed prospective owners to bag a 4Gb Kinect-bundled model for an initial outlay of $99, followed by a $15/month subscription lasting two years, including an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Explaining the end of the scheme, Microsoft spokesman David Dennis stated that “This program was intended to be a pilot from the start, and Microsoft routinely adjusts the mix of offers available to its customers and this change was simply standard business practice”.
Fair enough. But ‘standard business practice’, […]