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While Microsoft continues to stay mum on the matter, it appears as though buyers in all the major game retailers are planning on Kinect costing $150. Gamespot reports that Gamestop (Game Informer's parent company), Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Target are all listing the new hands-free motion controller at the same price point. While its not official, it certainly seems like retailers have been getting information indicating that this will be the price. Only time will tell, but it would be odd for all the major retailers to be wrong on something like this.
Based on what you've seen of Kinect so far, are you sold? Or, is $150 too much?
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That sounds pretty much like what Microsoft would price this junk for.
seems way too much, i thought it only cost them like $60 to make anyway, if they want a ton of people to buy it, they should price it lower.
would not pay this much
It sounds steep but when compared with Playstation Move its fairly competitive.
A ps3 eyetoy camera will cost £20, the controler will cost £40 and the sub controller was something like £20. So for one person to play a game like KZ3 with it is about £80.
Some games will require two main controllers however and some games will also be multiplayer. You only have to buy one kinect camera though.
It might look expensive for such a small device but its got 3 cameras, and all of the software too. Both of these motion things are pretty fairly priced really.
I understand that the technology can be expensive, but for something that doesn't have many heavy hitting hardcore titles lined up for it's release, I can't help but wonder if this is a poor decision by Microsoft. Although I can see the fact that unlike the Wii remotes the move remotes you only need to buy one of Kinect. when Kinect starts to get hardcore gaming support, then I may be willing to spend $150. Until then, not so much
I'm probably going to buy. For the starting demos it seems promising. Give developers a chance to learn its nuances and we could have triple A titles coming for it.
Not gonna happen. They're going to have to come off that price by at least half before I even consider buying this.
I would have bought it back when they were saying it was $50, but now it's just too steep.
I'll wait a year to see how it performs for the gamers.
I'm mixed about the price. My initial reaction was that is way too much, but then I thought about how a game that comes with a plastic guitar is $100 and thought that maybe it's not so bad after all. Doesn't matter to my wallet as I don't want it in the least, but it does seem fair if it works like they are touting it to.
That's just cost way too much for something I doubt I'd eve use all that often.
While I was hoping it would be a bit cheaper, based off how Sony's pricing the Move it seems to be a fair price (or at least a competitive one), but from what I've seen so far none of the titles have me even close to being interested enough to buy one.
$150 is definitely way too much. This thing would have to be less than $100 before I would even consider getting one.
The price sounds okay,,
I think that is a far price because you only have to buy 1. Thats less than 3 wii controllers and nun-chucks.
I think retailers are just listing the highest possible price point for now. They can always drop it later when the official price is announced.
Anyway, $150 is way too much. Microsoft needs to come out at $100 if they want to sell this thing. We can talk about how $150 is not bad compared to Move (once you total extra expenses on top of the $99 bundle), but the only thing uninformed consumers will see is the price. And Microsoft, I hope, is aware of that and will bring out Kinect at an easier-to-swallow $100.
im afraid that kinects fate has been sealed
You couldn't pay me to use that.