What do y’all think of the rumored “All Access” plan? I’m a bit surprised by it considering they just put out these bundles but I’d actually prefer this new idea.
It sounds a lot like those plans they had a while back for the 360, just without a down payment and incorporating GamePass.
The sources are saying $34.99 for 24 months for the X version, so $840.
Xbox One X + 2 years(?) gold + 2 years(?) GamePass
500 + 120 + 200 = 820
I guess it's not too bad if you're fine paying retail for everything, and with doing long-term installments instead of a lump sum. The S version is a better deal. $22 payments, totaling about $590.
I've got two thoughts. First, this seems to be something MS likes to do late in the lifespan of a console. Xbone is 5 years old, the 360 was 6 when this option came out. It would without be MUCH more appealing if something like this came out at or close to the launch of generation. Second, two year long plans will either have this plan end right as the new consoles release or very close to this. Then you're either stuck on the old system or in the same "I want the new console" zone again.
Realistically, this sort of thing isn't aimed at us. I couldn't see myself using something like this unless it was when a console first came out, and only then because it does take the sting for $500+ all at once away, but we all know it's possible to do much better than $320 for the 2 years of Gold and GamePass so it's easy to feel like it isn't as good a price as it sounds. Still, I don't think it will move all that many consoles. The PS4 is still annihilating Xbox in consoles sold, and at this point in the gen I don't see that changing. Both kids and adults generally want the PS4 and having a payment plan option won't influence that for most people.
But it isn't a rip off. I just checked Rent A Center and their "rent to own" price on an X makes me want to throw up. This doesn't include Gold or GamePass either.
6 Months Same as Cash Price: $1,079.00 or
$108.30 monthly for 17 payments: Total price: $1,799.28