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Possible Natal Pricing Strategy by Microsoft

Alot of the talk in the recent weeks about Microsoft's still codenamed Project Natal is that it will be priced high. So high that most people that have been following the developments of the motion control wars over the past six months or so, think that this peripheral will fail at such a high price point. But with the talks of an Xbox 360 slim in the works, and a Project Natal bundle all but imminent if the slim is announced, is it all that hard to imagine Microsoft pricing the Natal at a point which makes gamers ponder whether purchasing the unit standalone is worth it? Why not take the opportunity to up sell the consumer to a redesigned Xbox 360, an expanded HDD, and a motion controller. It's not that hard to imagine and heres why.

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math2204d ago

I still thinks it's gonna be under 100

SixZeroFour2204d ago

id LIKE it to be between 60-100, it would be the only way i would think about buying one

NecrumSlavery2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

The only way I'm buying it is the show me something new and different this E3. Maybe a blue ball or something..

I kid, I kid. I am still hoping the motion tracking can let me take full control of my Avatars/Characters in the next Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Can we say powerslide? It would be cool to make and record your very own music videos. That would be cool!

Hideo_Kojima2203d ago

That would be cool and totally possible if you had a guitar as well...

Would Natal work online?
Imagine playing rockban with someone online and actually walking up to them and pissing them off as your playing.

That would be awesome.

Hallmark Moment2204d ago TrollingShowReplies(9)
kfloydchicken2204d ago

NATAL will be cheap.
MS "leaked" the 150 price to "mind-condition" people.
So that when it comes out at $50
... people will think it's a steal.
(... of course there will be a lot of people who'll fall for it.)

Quagmire2204d ago

Knowing Microsoft, it'll probably be over 9000!

jjesso19932204d ago

one word ITS M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$

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niceguywii602204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

I was not even aware people other than Pro Sony groupies took the high price rumor seriously. I'm willing to bet no one outside the pro Sony group believes the rumor nor do they assume Natal will fail because of the rumor. Stop with the camera being as expensive as the console itself BS hating. The only people talking about the "supposed" high price are the people using the price to try and shape popular opinion against Natal.

I have not heard any 360 fans or media talking about the rumor out side of places PS3 fanboys troll. The only media still making articles about the rumor are the ones trying to get hits or are hating on the tech.

I think product X will cost X amount and will fail! because I read it on the web as a rumor from a supposed inside source we can't name lol. Only PS3 fanboys.

The rumor pops up just after SDF started speculating on its price to tarnish Natal. LMAO

Nitrowolf says:

"there is no way of knowing the price
whether it will be high or low"

^^Yet Microsoft said they wan't to sell 5 million and tap into the casual market. Looks like PS3 fanboys are starting to retract from the price being very high for ((((SURE))))), now they are saying "there is no way of knowing" when they were the ones trying to push high price speculation and rumor as fact. LOL

deadreckoning6662204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

"there is no way of knowing the price
whether it will be high or low"

^^Yet Microsoft said they wan't to sell 5 million and tap into the casual market. Looks like PS3 fanboys are starting to retract from the price being very high for ((((SURE))))), now they are saying "there is no way of knowing" when they were the ones trying to push high price speculation and rumor as fact. LOL

Exactly. Ur right. And u kno how u know ur right. U have 20 disagrees and ZERO rebuttles. They'd rather hide behind a disagree button than admit that there outta line. Cowards much? 20 people disagreed with you..yet when the time comes to give their point of view..they're nowhere to be found.

"Also noteworthy, respondents show a wide disparity as to what they believe the hardware prices will be. To the 6 percent who think Natal will be less than $25: you're going to be disappointed."

Trust me..only an uneducated gamer would think that Natal would be under 25 bux. I've heard PS3 fanboys say its going to be $150(which is possible, but also absurd). Me and others have predicted it'll be between $50-100. Well..we will certaintly find out who is right in a couple of hours I presume :) I hope its not over a hundred cause thats WAAAY to expensive for me.

"Funny but GTTV had there E3 opening show and not one Natal showing you would think GTTV would focus the entire show on Natal being thats what everyone wants to see"

Why in the world would Microsoft spoil premiere Natal on a late night one hour show on Spike?? Casuals don't know about that sh*t. Why do you think their press conference will be held on the biggest HD screen in Times Square? U do know that casuals are spending the most money in this industy right? Why would M$ waste the premiere of Natal on GTTV, a show thats primarilly geared towards hardcore gamers?

Parapraxis2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

Plenty of people think Natal will carry a high price tag.
Get you heads out of your asse...errr sand.
http://www.joystiq.com/2010...

Sunny_D2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

There we have it, folks. Parapraxis has proven that people can be dumb and completely obsessed with a brand. Just because you are skeptical with a product doesn't make you biased or a fanboy.

I support Sony, but I do criticize them when somethings not right.

And speaking of cowards, dead how is the stealth trolling going? You seem to be scared to say anything against MS, but will say bad things about Sony just because you own it.

jmare2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

Just look at other accessories/add-ons for the 360:

From Xbox.com
Wireless adapter: $99.99

250 GB Hard drive: $129.99

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/h...

HD DVD player (At Launch) $199.99

If history is any indication, Natal will be expensive.

EDIT I love how people disagree with facts. Can anyone please tell me why the prices of Microsoft's previous accessories can't be used to estimate the price of Natal? Or is it because it might mean that Natal won't be as cheap as you think it will be?

KillerPwned2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

I would say somewhere between $100-$150 my personal guest and ill be honest the reason why i think this is because all the other stuff MS released for the 360 was usually priced high. Now anyone knows that im not bashing anyone but that`s why i feel it will be around that price.

I do hope MS changes and prices this lower then $100 say from $60-$100

Death24942203d ago

Think about this. With Move you'll probably going to have to purchase multiple controllers. With Natal, you'll only have to buy the one item and it recognizes two people. When you think about it, $149.99 doesn't sound that bad to me.

Redlogic2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

you and hallmark, all you guys talk about is ps3 fanboys...and I'm sure you have a valid point with what you are saying..there are ps3 fans out there that are going to try to skew a negative opinion of Natal on others, but what annoys me most is your giant wall-0-text and you don't even talk about Natal itself, just your obsession with fanboys. Ease up a bit, gaming is supposed to be fun and if you let people get to you like this, you have no one to blame but yourself. Not one contribution to the comments section at all in your entire comment.

Not tryin to be an a$$hole about it, but playin the victim card everytime you post is just pathetic. Enuff already. Enjoy your xbox,ps3,wii..whatever it is. Its a game console (games are fun)!

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Cold 20002204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

We're a couple of days before E3 and ALL the focus is on Natal...and the thing doesnt even have a freaking name lol.

@below: a second after you posted you got a disagree, some crazy fool in here lol.

cereal_killa2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

"We're a couple of days before E3 and ALL M$ focused is on Natal"....fixed

Funny but GTTV had there E3 opening show and not one Natal showing you would think GTTV would focus the entire show on Natal being thats what everyone wants to see, The only reason people are even talking about Natal right now is they want to see what they have beside that stupid dodge ball game and they better show REAL demos not taped smoke and mirrors like last year. And to be honest it doesn't matter what M$ prices Natal people will buy no matter what.

Biggest2204d ago

There is no focus on the plethora of announced PS3 games. It's all about Natal. Wait a minute. . .

seij5552204d ago

What focus? Its been more directed to the slew of Sony exclusives and a possible new Zelda for Wii. It just happens to be the most talked about 360 subject which is kind of sad when focus should be directed to actual games like Reach, Gears, etc.

Megaton2204d ago

Completely agree. You know you're too far gone when motion cams matter more than actual good games coming to the console of the company you worship.

Never understood what European 360 fanboys like Cold 2000 get out of their ferocious loyalty in the first place. You guys don't even get as many features as American 360 owners. What does XBL Gold include in Europe? Online play? Anything else? If I'm not mistaken, some countries in Europe can't even connect to XBL.

silvacrest2204d ago

who cares? as a gamer dont you want....games??

all everyone has seen from natal is "red kickball game" so i'll give MS props for still getting peoples interest but i just want games no motion stuff

also a psphone would be nice...

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Prcko2204d ago

no chance it's gonna be under 100,project natal isn't cheap addon,and you will see that soon enough

Nitrowolf22204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

there is no way of knowing the price
whether it will be high or low
that is all up to MS
although people been saying its going to be high because of the tech, mybe MS will surprise people in the price
i mean they did take some hardware out of NATAL eailier
If i am gonna guess a price range its gonna be (i hope ) 80-100

kfloydchicken2204d ago

MS has hyped NATAL and then leaked an exorbitant price.
So that when they release the real price it deserves (probably 50-70)...
... people will think its a steal!!
MS thinks we're this stupid ...
... Well, I'm not biting.

Omega42204d ago

If people pay $99 for a Balance Board I dont see why they wouldn't buy Natal for $150

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