Rumor: Kinect Priced at $149

John Funk

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Rumor: Kinect Priced at $149



Microsoft may have doomed Kinect to an early grave: GameStop has priced the peripheral at $149.

Earlier today, we learned that Microsoft's Kinect peripheral would be launching on November 4th with 15 exclusive games [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/101334-E3-2010-Kinect-Launching-Nov-4-With-15-Games-and-Star-Wars]. That was the good news.

The bad news is that it'll be $149, according to the GameStop listing [http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=78103]. I hate to pass judgment when it's not even out - especially when this hasn't yet been announced by Microsoft - but if true, this may be Kinect's shot in the foot.

A new Xbox 360 "slim" (or "short") costs $300, and buying a Kinect on top of that costs $149? Unless there's a cheaper bundle, anyone who doesn't yet have a 360 and wants to get in on the Kinect movement needs to shell out $450, more than twice the current price of the Wii. Why would anybody do that?

It gets worse: While $149 is equivalent to £100 or €122, some rumors have the peripheral priced as high as £199 in the UK. That would be all but suicide for what Microsoft is hoping will be its big system-seller this holiday season.

Seriously, would you pay $450 for that?

(Thanks, Alai!)

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Onyx Oblivion

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I'd pay $300 for a console, and plan on doing it again for a PS3, but I would never pay $150 for a peripheral. Unless it had a serious number of quality games that required it. Not even "Elder Scrolls 5 is Kinect Exclusive" would make me buy on. Okay...maybe that would...
 

The Cheezy One

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£200?
what the hell?
Why is it more expensive in England?
i know it wouldnt be cheaper, but i would think that £ 149 is over the top
i was considering it, but unless its actually £199, then no
 

Sephychu

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Madness. £199 must must be a rumour.
Not that I'll be getting it, but still. Wow. What a way to damn a possible advance in gaming.
 

CoverYourHead

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Well I really had no interest in it from the beginning, but now this is just assuring that I never check it out. It's like a fancy eyetoy, and not much more from what I've seen.
 

Simalacrum

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Ok, $149? Thats a bit crap and a bad move by Microsoft, but £199 in England is plain old unbelievable.

If its true, then Microsoft has damned Kinect to oblivion.
 

EMFCRACKSHOT

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I wouldn't even buy it at half that price. Microsoft must think people are stupid if they think that price is acceptable.
 

John Funk

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In all honesty, I can get that Slim version for free, probaly. I do want to get rid of my older Xbox360 which will likely happen. Screw Natal..I mean Kinect though.
 

Gigaguy64

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...Son i am Disappoint.
I doubt anyone will be willing to buy it at that Price.
Especially after seeing the Games that were shown off for it Today.
Very Disappointing.
 

John Funk

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Well, they've put it out of price of most mums in the world, so you lose a lot of the casual and childrens market, and its dubious reputation and lack of decent games supporting it right now means it's pretty much a certainty that it won't justify the development time.
 

Rino Rando

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Gigaguy64 said:
Especially after seeing the Games that were shown off for it Today.
Very Disappointing.
I honestly had to check and make sure it was still showing Xbox at one point. I was just listening to it, and I would have sworn I was listening to a Nintendo demonstration.

Was not impressed.
 

Sebenko

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The Cheezy One said:
£200?
what the hell?
I think Sidorovich said it best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ5cNqXgKUo

[youtube]dJ5cNqXgKUo[/youtube]
 

Scde2

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Hahahahaha! No chance in hell.
I wasn't planning on getting it anyway, but $150!
But again this is only a rumor.
If it does end up costing that much money, I sense failure ahead.
 

ad4m101

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am in the UK and id like to get my hands on one, id be happy to pay like £80 for the hardware and a game bundled in. I would probably even end up going for it at £99.99 but no way would pay any higher then that. one less customer then

With the xbox price cuts coming up could get a basic console for less =/
 

samsonguy920

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Considering a lot of people were willing to shell out their savings on MW2 when it was priced $10 over everything else for PC, I really wouldn't be surprised if this actually sells. And people will still gripe about having barely any money.
 

Gigaguy64

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Rino Rando said:
Gigaguy64 said:
Especially after seeing the Games that were shown off for it Today.
Very Disappointing.
I honestly had to check and make sure it was still showing Xbox at one point. I was just listening to it, and I would have sworn I was listening to a Nintendo demonstration.

Was not impressed.
Im more pissed off than anything else.
I had hopes for Microsoft, Milo was cool.
Where was he?
No...we just got the same thing Sony is doing.

Oh well, i want to watch tomorrow to see if we get info for Metroid:Other M, Golden Sun 3, and Marvel VS Capcom 3 but i have work.
So ill just haft to catch it later.
 
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For £200 they can go fuck themselves what's that in dollers bout $220 and Americans only have to pay $140 last time I checked that was racism/discrimination!
 

Jared

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Bit too rich got my taste, for something which I see as a flop
 

BlueHighwind

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I wouldn't pay $150 for anything other than a full console, man. Who are they kidding? Remember, a fully functioning Wii is only nine bucks more expensive, and that usually comes with a free Wii Sports.