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So Is Kinect Too Expensive?

by Phil Kollar on Jul 20, 2010 at 03:45 PM

Most of you reading this have probably already heard, but today Microsoft officially revealed the price of their Kinect motion control add-on for the Xbox 360: $150. Now we want to know your thoughts on the pricing. Is it too expensive?

The $150 price tag for purchasing Kinect includes a copy of Kinect Adventures, and it looks like the average Kinect game will be $50 rather than the regular $60. Then again, one once-free game is gaining a price tag along with its Kinect support.

Microsoft's spin on the price is that if you include the price of extra controllers necessary for multiplayer with the Wii and Sony's upcoming Move motion controller, Kinect is technically the cheapest solution for motion-based gaming, whether you're buying a new console or already own one.

With launch titles such as Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, and Dance Central, there doesn't appear to be many hardcore-targeted games available at launch. Then again, there's promise of more to come from the device if it works out like Microsoft is hoping.

So what do you think? Will you be picking Kinect up when it launches? If not, what price tag would make it the deal you're looking for? Let us know in the comments!