Microsoft to Offer Xbox Subscriptions at Best Buy, GameStop

Microsoft Corp. plans to boost the number of outlets offering its subscription plan for the Xbox, an effort to attract more users by lowering upfront costs of acquiring the game console.

The company, which had previously only made the offer available through 17 of its own stores, plans to extend its $99 offer — which combines a Xbox 360 and Kinect motion sensor with a two-year service contract — to all U.S. Best Buy Co. stores and a “select” grouping of GameStop Corp. stores.

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