Paul Thurrot is at it again. This time he has revealed the price of the Next Xbox and claims that it will be $500 without subscription.
Microsoft requires you to commit to a 2 year Xbox Live subscription for the $300 model, and when you look at it, the price becomes $420 anyway. The next Xbox seems like an expensive console because of the rumour that it will be packed in with the new Kinect 2.0 sensor.
Thurrot was accurate with the reveal date for Xbox 720. Yesterday Microsoft officially announced that the system will be revealed on May 21st.
He does not seem to know more on always-online feature of the system but he did say that it isn’t as draconian as people are expecting. He also believes that Microsoft will be releasing a cheaper Xbox 360 model to boost the sales of the system.
Take this with a massive pinch of salt right now, but Thurrot has proven to be a credible guy.