Microsoft has confirmed the $50 price cut to certain Xbox 360 bundles in the U.S. is a temporary price promotion for the holidays only. The 250GB Xbox 360 model, as well as the 4GB model bundled with Kinect has been reduced to $249 from $299. The 250GB Kinect bundle has been cut to $349 from $399.
The temporary price cut will help boost sales during the holiday period. Amazon, GameStop and Wal Mart, are among some of the major US retailers which are participating in this promotion.
The promotion is also affecting certain games as well as the Halo 4 250GB Xbox 360 bundle, which has been reduced to $349, down from $399. Pack-in games which have been reduced include Kinect Sports, Dance Central 2, DisneyLand Adventures, Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.