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Microsoft Store lists Kinect at $149.99

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Numerous retailers have listed Microsoft’s Motion-sensing peripheral at $149.99. Microsoft, of course have been keeping mum on the price, saying it’ll be finalised by, and announced at this year’s Gamescom.

That hasn’t stopped the console manufacturer from listing the device at $149.99 on it’s own website though.

The company’s very own internet shopfront has Kinect pegged at $149.99 – so it’s beginning to beco0me quite apparent that this may indeed be the device’s launch price.

This is, I feel, far too much; particularly with the software that’s been showcased thus far. At $150 US, we’re looking at a likely local release price of at least R1500, nearly the cost of an arcade console itself. Analysts, including the perpetually wrong Michael Pachter, reckon the device needs to retail closer to $99 to capture that mass-market appeal.

Compared to a $90 couch, it’s a bit of a hard sell.


Hopefully, as many of you have surmised, it’s a sneaky Apple-esque tactic, and the device will launch at a more affordable price, leading people to believe it’s “cheap”

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: June 22, 2010


  1. Someone

    June 22, 2010 at 12:22

    Where the Frack do you buy a 4 seater couch (decent one.. or kak for that matter) for R900???


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    June 22, 2010 at 12:29

    Apparently we pay too much for furniture in Za too. ;P


  3. AlKi

    June 22, 2010 at 12:37

    Editors of this site….im predicting R1499 at btgames….if im right wot about a free copy of red deadrption for my ps3…PLZZZZZZ?my friends dont call me patcher for NO reason!


  4. Fox1

    June 22, 2010 at 14:39

    There’s another rumour doing the rounds of a cheaper “Stealthbox” xbox 360 + Kinect for $199. Sweet bundle if it’s true :w00t:


  5. ewie

    June 22, 2010 at 15:10

    I have seen that as well, but I think there will be a “Arcade” new xbox system without wi-fi and without the hard drive for $199, or maby $150, because wi-fi is a sub pc board plugged into a internal us port.

    And then get a Kinect “arcade” bundle for $300 or
    R250 gb bundle for $400.

    But only time will tell.

    Kinect will most likely be priced at $150 but this will include Kinectsports and Kinectadventure.


  6. Al360rulz

    June 23, 2010 at 08:24

    still sucks
    would love it for my future kids but not right now i think its too much for a peripheral
    as its still only a peripheral


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