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Microsoft finally confirms Kinect pricing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jul 2010 14:46 User comments (11)

Microsoft finally confirms Kinect pricing Although the Microsoft store and many retailers have had the motion control system priced at $150 for some time, the company had refused to confirm the price, officially.
Today, the mystery is no longer a mystery, as Microsoft has confirmed the official price is in fact $150. The system will ship November 4th as leaked, and will come bundled with "Kinect Adventures."

Additionally, Microsoft has launched a new slim model of the Xbox 360, which will replace the current Xbox 360 Arcade model.

The new system will have 4GB of internal flash memory and matte finish and will launch August 3rd for $200.

As a bundle, you can get the new slim system and Kinect (with 'Adventures') for $300.

Kinect games will sell for $50.

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11 user comments

120.7.2010 14:53

Too much. MS should have done the research.

220.7.2010 15:09

Yawn...Is anybody really that interested in getting one of these?

320.7.2010 15:12

"As a bundle, you can get the new slim system and Kinect (with 'Adventures') for $300."

Which XBox slim that bundle come with? Might be a good deal if it is the 250GB one...

420.7.2010 15:41

Slim?!
Its no feckin smaller than the original 360!

520.7.2010 15:51

Sadly the bundle for $300 is only for the new arcade model with 4GB memory. So imo, I still don't think its a good deal; not a bad deal either, just in the middle.

620.7.2010 18:37

It costs a lot and nobody wants it. It's like the iPad.

720.7.2010 19:25

What, no BLU RAY Player?
I'll pass!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Jul 2010 @ 19:25

820.7.2010 19:35

Originally posted by Frogfart:
It costs a lot and nobody wants it. It's like the iPad.

thats a major overstatement. this is a microshaft product, not crapples.
and the price does suck a bit..im definitely not shelling out 150$ for this laggy piece of $**t

920.7.2010 23:11

Quote:
The new system will have 4GB of internal flash memory and matte finish and will launch August 3rd for $200.
Originally posted by dEwMe:
Which XBox slim that bundle come with? Might be a good deal if it is the 250GB one...
Sounds like (at least at first) the slim will only be available in the "Arcade" version...I wonder if it will be able to make use of microsoft's overpriced hard drives if you ever want to use one.

1021.7.2010 8:06

Quote:
Slim?!
Its no feckin smaller than the original 360!
Don't be silly, the new Xbox S (they do not actually call it a 'slim', it's just everyone else does) is about 2/3rds the size of the original.

1123.7.2010 1:54

I watched the E3 presentation from Microsoft, and there's really not much on Kinect that looked appealing. Kinect Adventures looks like it'd be a fun party type game, and I thought it was pretty cool how it would take pictures during the parts of the game where you'd have to jump.

Joy Ride looked kind of dumb. You hold up your hands like there's a steering wheel to control the car, but it looked like it handled about as good as Mario Kart Wii does using the wiimote as a steering wheel.

The dance game looks dumb, but I guess it's good for fat peoeple who want to lose weight. Then the rest of the games were just more fitness games.

I just don't see Kinect being a huge success. I think it's going to be about as popular as eyetoy was on the PS2.

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