Microsoft’s Japanese online store is offering a Slim 360 and Kinect for less than the retail price of a PS3 or PS Vita.
The deal, reported by Wired, sees the package priced at ¥24,800 (around £200). There is a twist though – you need to be an active Xbox LIVE Gold member to be eligible for the deal.
It does seem odd that Microsoft is making a play for existing users, rather than those who are not yet subscribers, especially given that the Xbox 360 usually sells less than even the PS2.
Maybe one day Microsoft will break Japan, not like this though.