Xbox Europe head honcho Chris Lewis tells VG247 that the European arm of the Microsoft division is paying close attention to how the $99 Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle does in America. If it proves to be very popular the same deal might make its way to European countries, he claims.
"We’ll watch it with interest, then we’ll decide if it makes sense for us to expand more fully in North America, globally or by region," he told VG247 in LA last month. "It’ll be very interesting to see how it works out. We listen to what the consumers are asking for and we experiment with different propositions in different markets."
Microsoft launched its $99 Xbox 360 Kinect bundle in May at its handful of Microsoft stores in the United States. In June the company announced plans to roll the program out in select Best Buy and GameStop stores in the United States. The bundle features a 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect for $99, but also contains a two-year subscription plan for Xbox Live Gold at $14.99 a month.