The lights are on
Microsoft finally revealed the name for Project Natal at last week’s E3—Kinect. That’s great and all, but it left out a considerable detail: How much is this thing going to cost? There’s been a lot of speculation about that detail, and a cluster of major retailers has it priced at about $150. Microsoft may have inadvertently confirmed that detail on its official store. Customers can go there now and preorder the unit for…$149.99.
Of course, this could all be a major coincidence, with retailers such as GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, and now Microsoft all arriving at the same make-believe price. It would be awfully strange if that were the case, though. It’s still not official until a Microsoft exec reveals the price to a stunned crowd, but if you’re interested in getting one of these things you may want to slide three $50s into an envelope and put it on a shelf somewhere. Just in case.
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well this is atleast just one controller that plays multiple players rather than multiple controllers (eye toy and two wands for 1 player) to play more players which requires more money hhhhmmmmm.... the way I see it the two other motion systems work out to the same price IF you plan on playing multiplayer on one system
Here's idea, nobody buy it! Not at first anyway. Let the Kinects ripen on store shelves. Within in a year, if sales are poor enough, Microsoft will drop the price. You spend less money, perhaps more games have been released and now you have a worthless piece of hardware! :)
That's genius. Price pre-orders for $150 to test sales numbers against projections. If 1st day/week/month sales dip, then reset the price to pump up sales before launch. If sales rise or maintain their momentum, keep price as is.
I think I'd rather spend $150 on new games. I saw what Kinect does at E3. It' all cute and stuff but I rather play with my controller.
to people saying that MOVE is more expensive than Kinect, you are wrong. If my friends want to play MOVE at my place they can and probably will buy and bring over their own MOVE remotes. Besides, microsoft has Kinect software at full $59.99 price. Move software is only $39.99. argue that.
Okay well hopefully they give us some free content with it because the price is fairly steep and I might get it because of impulse, just as Kato said.
Then again the Move doesn't really come cheap either if you want all four Move and Navigation controllers. But then again it comes packed with a game for about $120, if you want the Navigation controller.
I was not impressed at E3 by Kinect but I don't have to worry about whether or not I want Kinect anymore cause I found out you need 6 feet of space in order for it to work. I have less than 3 in my cramped bedroom. Oh well...
so expensive and we still havent seen any great games for it
I'll just try to find it used some place
I'll wait until the novelty dies down and hopefully pick one up on clearance.
I think that prize is crazy. I think $100 would be good. Does the Kinect come with a game? or is $150 for the hardware and then whatever else for the core game? whatever it's called.
This is ridiculous. The *** thing was originally priced at only $50 not 6 months ago. Now it's $150?
Plus each Kinect game may cost 60 bucks.
This is gonna fail hard.
So its a 150$ and it only works if your standing up.... why don't i just buy a Wii...
Yeah and those stupid Kinect games retail at 60 bucks each while the move games are 40. Kinectimals 60 , Kinect adventures 60 , Kinect joy ride 60, kinect sports 60 ..so what's more expensive now? go check gamestop to see for youself but no core gamer is gonna buy move or kinect so who cares both have ridiculous pricing. but yeah full retail prices for those stupid kinect games is just shameful atleast move games look fun and there all 40.
will this be red ring of death proof
I will buy 4 games for my wii or 3 ps3 games
AINT EVER BUYING THAT