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Microsoft Store trims Xbox 360 price by $50

The popular gaming platform is now on sale at Microsoft's online store for anywhere from $249 to $399 depending on the bundle.

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Gamers in the market for an Xbox 360 will find a deal waiting for them at the online Microsoft Store.

The Xbox 360 250GB console is now on sale for $249.99, a full $50 off the usual price. This console offers 250GB of space on a removable hard drive, the usual wireless controller, a black headset, and a one-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Buyers can also add a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership for $44.99, $15 off the regular price.

Those of you willing to cough up more cash can get the Xbox 360 250 GB Kinect Holiday Bundle for $349.99, down from $399.99. This kit throws in the Kinect sensor as well as two free games and a three-month Xbox Live Gold membership.

And for people in search of adventure in a galaxy far, far away, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle is selling for $399.99, also $50 off the usual price. This bundle offers a 320GB hard drive, custom-designed R2-D2 console and C-3PO controller, a white Kinect sensor, a wired headset, a copy of Star Wars Kinect, and a token that can be used to download exclusive Xbox Live content.

Microsoft has also kicked off a sale on several Xbox 360 games, including Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, Zumba Fitness Rush, and uDraw Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat.

The online store provided no details as to when the Xbox sale ends or whether the price is valid at physical Microsoft Store outlets.

CNET contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story when we get more information.