LA Times: Microsoft, in a double-barreled media blitz Sunday night and Monday morning, was eager to tell the world every detail about its newest game technology, Kinect -- everything, that is, except the price.
After what felt like 30 minutes of Kinect talk, they don't even give us a price. It comes off as a nervous act. They were more than willing to give us a price for the new Xbox.
giving the price of the 360 Slim.
They announced the new 360 would be the same price as the current elite - even showed them side by side in the video. Did you guys watch the same press conference? DWeezy says MS was more than willing to price the new 360; jaredhart says they had problems giving the price. Kinect is 5 months away - the new 360 ships tomorrow. I'd say it's a little more important to price the new 360 than it is to price Kinetic.
not giving the price is everything but a good signal
What is there to get wrong? :)
with the pricing on the new Xbox 360 because they already have a console out there and know what a good price point for it is. Kinect is their first and will be competing with Move so it is a smart move to wait and see what Sony will do first.
It does worry me that the rumors of the $150 price tag may be correct. While I know Kinect is not for me the hardcore gamer, my wife and I watched it and saw some possible fun playing with our little man together. I just really need to see more than Kinect(Wii) Sports and other titles that have already been done. Give me innovation! If your spouting this tech as the new thing then show me software that is new.
Expect a price 10 minutes after Sony releases Moves price.
They are gaging the response of the media and it doesn't look good.
Maybe not just the media but public opinion as well. Also didn't Sony already say that the move was going to be around 100 bucks for a total package? Anyway hopefully we get all the fine details about pricing structure of both tomorrow.
I think they will do that too.
What are you talking about? This is N4G there is no such thing as gagging the media no matter who you are. It is a smart move by Microsoft to wait and see what Sony does.
More like no confidence in their products. I really think the 150 dollar price is true. Also, if they see Sony's much cheaper price, they might start selling Kinect at a loss.
The move controllers cost the same as a dualshock MS are gonna be in for a surprise.
I would guess it will be atleast a little more of a premium. Also why would it hurt Kinect? Even if they were you are still forced to by multiple controllers to have more than one person play Move while in Kinect requires no extra peripherals.
The Kinect can only handle 2 people at once, where you can still use at least 4 PS moves on a single game
If I had to guess these will probably run 5-10 dollars more that their wii equivalents, well hopefully. Barring that, yeah, not more than a dualshock 3.
Either Microsoft will be Microsoft or they will do something totally out of their status quo, imo. You know I was thinking about something just now. What if they price Kinect at $200 and since they 'gave' away the new 360s that day even though they said "its on us" I was thinking Microsoft probably be Microsoft and price it at $200. Hope not. Though I don't think I will get Kinect anyway even if it's priced at $60 (dreamland)
they are waiting for sonys Move to be priced so they can either match it or make it less.
They want to make us feel like we want it so when they do announce the price it seems justifiable. But IMHO its not gonna work, the gaming media is just not feeling this camera. They havent showed a single game that takes it out of the same class as the eyetoy/pseye. All of that 3d depth means nothing when you can't even show us how thats suppose to be relevant in current gen gaming
Kinect should be $50, i don't think people will pay more than that for that piece of Crap.
Did you even read below that? "Official pricing has not been announced by the publisher. This is an estimate only and subject to change. Worry Free Guarantee - if the price decreases between the time you place your preorder and the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price. Quantity will be limited so orders will be shipped on a first come first served basis" It's an estimate, sounds about right though.
On This Site I have seen:
1. Sony has open net as kinect fails to impress.
2. Kinect: This how not to do it Sony
3. Embarrassing Microsoft
4. IGN:E3 2010: What MS Press Conference was lacking
5. Hardcore gamer, thanks but know thanks
6. Gamingunion.netimpression:micr osoft E32010 conference concensus:disappointing
7. microsoft new xbox 360 - where did it go right/wrong.
I watched E3 and found that this is a great gaming system and because some people who call themselfs gaming pros did not see what they wanted to see they are trying to trash the system again. I am a shame of the respone of the gaming community - shame on you.
media is first to judge on anything....thats why i go by what i see and like or dislike
Well no new games only three games that have been carried out since launch. You still think the conference was great. I was hoping for new IPs. Well at least I saw how is my beloved Gears of War 3 looks like.
I don't thing people want it to fail it's just the showcasing of kinect was kind of bland for the hardcore, well that's how I feel about it.
Well after seeing that a lot of the games for kinect will be 60$ i doubt that we'll see a price under 150$. I sure hope microsoft did not put a ton of cash into Kinect because after seeing the media fallout its caused so far, I see a dark future ahead of it.
The reason why the pricing wasn't announced is because of Sony and their strategy regarding Move. With that said, this overrated tech barely deserves a 50. PS. Don't forget to shell out extra $20 for a transfer cable if you plan on re-buying this trash *sigh*
epic failure, i was wtf is m$ doing good luck if 149.99 i see it failing this gen
guarantee they are waiting for PS move price.
I wonder how many MS employees are in tears right now reading these articles??
They are too busy sleeping in an inflatable couch in their pool, enjoying life.
I love games.
MS other addon peripheral the HD-DVD and how well that one did. they dumped a lot of cash into that, charged 200 for it, and where is it now?
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