If you sign up when the service first starts, then XBOX Live is $50 for the year. Besides that, its $10 a month. Some people will always complain about the price, but if you think about the price, its relatively cheap compared to many other entertainment services you pay for. Also, I love the XBOX. Its great. I didn't like Halo that much at first, but then about 1/3rd way through the game, I started to LOVE IT. Definitly great, and I'm not really a big fan of FPS either.