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Microsoft reveals $400 Xbox Kinect bundle

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2010 23:09 User comments (9)

Microsoft reveals $400 Xbox Kinect bundle Microsoft has announced their first Kinect bundle today, setting a November 4th release date for the U.S.
The bundle will come with a 250GB slim Xbox 360 console, the Kinect motion control system and Kinect Adventures game for $399.99.

If purchased separately, the console would cost $300, the motion system would cost $150 and the game would cost $40, so the bundle does in fact offer a decent savings.

The bundle will be released in Europe on November 10th, and later in Japan on November 22nd.

You can pre-order the bundle now from Target, Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy.

"All you have to do is play [Kinect], or watch people play it," says Takashi Sensui, head of Microsoft's home and entertainment division in Japan. "It's nothing you've seen, and it's a brand new experience that I think a lot of people will be attracted to."

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9 user comments

19.9.2010 9:29

Looks good but $150 for the motion controller? Oooouch! Still though I'd love to test drive this baby.

29.9.2010 10:37

I seen the vids online of the "Natel Project" and it does look nice. I can see the savings but I also see them starting to look like SONY


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39.9.2010 11:15

Lol @Frank001

Gee I wonder, lol.
Sony with teh price of the PS3 can Kiss my nice white butt.
At this point MS can also. LMAO


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49.9.2010 11:38

I think pricing may be a bit off... gamestop/walmart/amazon all have this bundle for $300 not $400...

it is also the 'arcade' slim that is bundled, ie, the 4gb internal memory version of the 360 that runs $200. but still 200+150+40 is still a savings of $90....

Or is this an announcement that there is a 360slim-250 kinect bundle now? If so, I stand corrected, but so far have not seen that on the sites mentioned... and even the photo the article references shows a 4gb version of the 360, not the 250g version...

I say kill the bundles and just offer kinect at 100...

l8tr,
-Jamie

(edit, sp)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Sep 2010 @ 11:40

59.9.2010 12:13

Originally posted by jam_k:
I think pricing may be a bit off... gamestop/walmart/amazon all have this bundle for $300 not $400...

it is also the 'arcade' slim that is bundled, ie, the 4gb internal memory version of the 360 that runs $200. but still 200+150+40 is still a savings of $90....

Or is this an announcement that there is a 360slim-250 kinect bundle now? If so, I stand corrected, but so far have not seen that on the sites mentioned... and even the photo the article references shows a 4gb version of the 360, not the 250g version...

I say kill the bundles and just offer kinect at 100...

l8tr,
-Jamie

(edit, sp)
I think youve got your calculations wrong. if it is indeed the slim arcade version which is 200 then 200+150+40=390. so the bundle is 10$ extra ,not a 90$ saving. thats why its most likely the real slim 360 thats bundled. and if thats the case then yes its a pretty good deal,despite the high price

69.9.2010 12:16

Originally posted by jam_k:
I think pricing may be a bit off... gamestop/walmart/amazon all have this bundle for $300 not $400...

it is also the 'arcade' slim that is bundled, ie, the 4gb internal memory version of the 360 that runs $200. but still 200+150+40 is still a savings of $90....

Or is this an announcement that there is a 360slim-250 kinect bundle now? If so, I stand corrected, but so far have not seen that on the sites mentioned... and even the photo the article references shows a 4gb version of the 360, not the 250g version...

I say kill the bundles and just offer kinect at 100...

l8tr,
-Jamie

(edit, sp)
Article edited, thanks. Was missing the very important note that is for the 250GB model slim.

79.9.2010 23:21

Not a bad lil saving for this bundle. :)

810.9.2010 5:25

The Kinect is meant to be able to read sign language, apparently there's an app for it.

Still I'm waiting for what the guys at Good Game say about it, I'm concerned about lag, if that's not a problem then I'd say it was an impressive development.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Sep 2010 @ 5:25

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94.10.2010 0:27

lol, how do you play a game in sign language? Whatever the case, Kinect rocks. I've already pre-ordered the Xbox Kinect Bundle which has the best of everything, IMO anyway.

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