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Retailers release Kinect Price – $149.99 (R1200)

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Amazon and Gamestop have put up the Kinect for pre-order with both sites slapping the same $149.99 (R1200) price tag on it.

Strangely Microsoft did not officially announce a price for the Kinect during E3 and I do feel that if they try to offer it for more than $100 they are going to run into problems so I hope these prices are wrong.

We had some decent hands on with Kinect today and will be posting up our feelings about that in full on Monday.

As a pre-note I can say we have mixed reactions and feelings on how well it works…

Last Updated: June 18, 2010


  1. RSA-Ace

    June 18, 2010 at 08:45

    I’m going go and say it will be lower. Apple style marketing. ‘Release’ or leak high prices. Then when you actually release it lower the price by a lot. That way everyone thinks it’s cheap.

    iPad was expected to be $800-$1000 and launched at $500 and then everyone was like “Wow what a steal”. Very clever techniques 🙂 It worked one me…


  2. Krypty

    June 18, 2010 at 09:10

    PS3 Move = $100

    I think Microsoft should consider the price a bit more before slapping a $150 tag on.


  3. spl0it

    June 18, 2010 at 09:11

    I think Kinect will only be for casual games


  4. SlippyMadFrog

    June 18, 2010 at 09:24

    Remember with move you will need more than one controler


  5. Fox1

    June 18, 2010 at 09:28

    At $150 the whole family can get in on the action. Thats cheaper than 2 Move bundles.

    The little ones around the house are already hyping their little hearts at Kinectimals(they cant prounounce that one) and at that dancing game.

    Oh and I don’t have to worry about dodging duel controllers flying around the room.


  6. ewie

    June 18, 2010 at 09:33

    PS Move for a new player is more like $130 because you would need the sub controller as well.

    For a second player it is another $80.

    Hopefully Kinect is cheeaper.

    Release to R1000 with a game.


  7. Loki

    June 18, 2010 at 09:40

    I”m also pretty exited about Kinectimals… I mean my wife is… :blush:


  8. Loki

    June 18, 2010 at 09:41

    I will pay that much with a smile, if I could afford it.


  9. Fox1

    June 18, 2010 at 09:58

    Cheaper than getting a Wii :biggrin:


  10. Simon

    June 18, 2010 at 10:14

    Still overpriced junk from Microsoft.


  11. Krypty

    June 18, 2010 at 11:32

    I still get it if I can browse menu’s and Windows Media Center without a controller.

    I have enough remotes laying around as it is. Need to invest in a universal remote.


  12. Bobby Kotick wants to KINECT with you!

    June 18, 2010 at 12:22

    If either Move or Kinect are priced above $99 – $135 (R750 – R1000), I will not even consider it, although I will say that Dance Central from Harmonix for Natal, looks pretty nifty though. My girlfriend will probably love it, but the balls in her court (whether she’ll take the plunge).


  13. kranic

    June 18, 2010 at 13:14

    a little more than i had hoped it would be, but either way, its still affordable and would be great to have, if not for the games but even just for going through the menu.


  14. Milesh Bhana ZA

    June 18, 2010 at 13:21

    the problem with Kinect is that it doesn’t work unless you’re standing up.

    So all that funky UI stuff becomes a little less snazzy if i have to stand up to navigate menus.


  15. batman

    June 18, 2010 at 14:25

    $149 and you can’t use it while sitting down? Epic fail and DOA.


  16. Deathbringersa

    June 18, 2010 at 14:42

    i say fail for ms sony had the right idea but should sell both controllers for the price of 1


  17. ewie

    June 18, 2010 at 14:52

    Sometime in the future, if necessary – some games might be released with a “controller” attachment like move as well.


  18. Jordan

    June 18, 2010 at 16:52

    That’s not true, watch the video for it again, you CAN sit down while using it for quite a few things actually… why would you want to sit down while doing things like playing the dancing or skateboard games anyway?


  19. Milesh Bhana

    June 18, 2010 at 18:01

    Actually MS are stll working on it. Something about the Kinect not being able to detect the body parts if you’re sitting. But they are assuring us that it’ll be sorted by launch. So you’re right.

    Have a cookie.


    as for the why would i want to sit? I’d want to be sitting when i play with the other dashboard features and the video chat.


  20. ALKi

    June 19, 2010 at 08:42

    R1200????dont count on it…R1499!


  21. bernard

    June 23, 2010 at 07:27

    Knowing ster kinikor it will probally be 1800 -2200 rand over here 🙂


  22. Fox1

    June 23, 2010 at 09:12

    If only they could get their hands on it :whistle:


  23. liz

    July 26, 2010 at 10:43

    no, navigation will work sitting down – as kinect will pick up your arm movements …


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