Rumor: Kinect Priced at $149

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Rumor: Kinect Priced at $149

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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. That was the good news.

The bad news is that it'll be $149, according to the GameStop listing. 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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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...

£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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hell no.

...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.

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.

Gigaguy64:

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.

The Cheezy One:
£200?
what the hell?

I think Sidorovich said it best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ5cNqXgKUo

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.

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 =/

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.

Rino Rando:

Gigaguy64:

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.

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!

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

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.

If its £200 I may boycott MS entirley. Charge UK costumers an extra third? Go fuck yourself M$.

Fuck off. I read rumours that it would be under £50... so... they are aiming it at kids with a price of which no normal kid could afford. I mean the wii-motes are expensive but this is ridiculous. This thing will crash and burn. CRASH AND BURN.

What a stupid name. Natal was MUCH better.

$150 is a fair price IMHO.

Kinect? What kind of name is that the hype was around Natal

This price tag is ridiculous people are not going to pay this however I get the feeling Microsoft will pull a major dick move and force it on people to buy it with the console and just stop production of standalone xbox's. Hopefully consumer backlash will be strong though because for that price I could get a ps3

This is GAMESTOP people, they ALWAYS overprice before the official price comes down. I'll put my money on $99.

Wow, that's a tough choice. For the the same exact price you can buy:

A) a 360 + Kinect, with presumably a few stupid "kick the ball, wave your hands" kinda games; or
B) a PS3 + a Wii, which include a Blu-ray player, motion controls, and an already solid lineup of first-party games.

If you're trying to attract "new gamers," who the hell would ever choose option A???

Baldr:
This is GAMESTOP people, they ALWAYS overprice before the official price comes down. I'll put my money on $99.

Then again, $99? Hmmmm Ehhh... I don't think I'd even pay that much for it if I was getting it. That's still $399 for people who would need to pick up an xbox before being able to use it, and the Wii is... I believe around $250? I haven't checked the pricing in a LONG time, not to mention it has been out since 2006 and has a nice collection of shovelware for the picking.

If the peripheral is over $100, they might as well shoot themselves in the foot. Especially from what I've been seeing so far is nothing but distaste for the thing by the majority.

Why don't they just make it cost you your manhood. That's what you'll lose in the longrun anyway.

£60 is roughly what I would be willing to pay for Kinect, I mean you just can't charge that much for hardware if it stays at that price looks like I may be missing out on Fable 3 :(

Ok... $150 is already insane.

But FYI, at current rates 199.00 GBP = 293.239 USD

If that's anything other than a joke, then microsoft can go get fucked. Seriously.

Not content with it being expensive as hell already, they'd want us in the UK to pay about double that?

I seriously hope that's just someone being stupid.
...

Then again, we always seem to get the short end of the stick here, so who know

Sebenko:

The Cheezy One:
£200?
what the hell?

I think Sidorovich said it best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ5cNqXgKUo

wow, truth and stalker in one neat package
which was that from? the comments say SoC, but i dont remember it

No way is this worth £200! Also why is the UK being penalised? I was full prepared to shell out £100 (because M$ always overprice things) but since no new games I want NEED Kinect yet (dumb name) if this price is accurate I shall merely wait 6 months until they realise what a cock up it is and reduce the price.

I think R.O.B, Virtual Boy, The Power Pad, The Power Glove, NGage, Eye Toy, and various other failures in video game history are currently making a nice cozy spot for Natal/Kinect as it looks it will be joining them sooner rather than later.

Yep, it's dead. The MS dev team doesn't know it yet.

I'm an American so mine would only be $150, but that's $50 more than I would be willing to spend IF it had some good games. But it doesn't.

There's a Star Wars game for it.... Might just swing it for me if it's any good.

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