Xbox Evolved: "Apparently even the Microsoft representatives to Gamestop can't figure out the real price of Kinect. "
Still too much
thats like the cost of just over 2 years of xbox live. tsk tsk. can you say, broke 360 owners. I wont be surprise if we see less 360 fans by the end of this year LOL EDIT: @disagree, come over here skittles. Im having a blast today LOL
what 360 fans? they're on there new broken slim 360.... lol
bubbles for ya man
Kinect: 4 players for $119 Move: 4 players for ((4 x $80) + $40) Just sayin'...
Don't think there would ever be a 4 player thing happening like ever on these HD consoles (even if the option is still there) and also tht if there are ever going to be 4 adults standing in front of the kinect, man... ahaahahahahha they're gonna hit and punish each other real hard... not to mention break a few decoration pieces or give certain opportunities to a possible gay fellow among them heeheehee. Really, of all the let downs and stuff, this alone MS has pointed out to face Move which has equal popularity even being not promoted all along the past year at all.
Dear Bhai, That was not ignorant at all. Regards, Xeoset.
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Lmao at this fanboy doing what he typically does. Troll,troll,troll the internet day and night.
cheaper than Move http://www.gametrailers.com...
That would be less than the Playstation Move yet no one is saying that is expensive.
Well PS Move is $50 for the controller, you don't need the navigation controller because you supposedly can use a Dual Shock 3 in it's place (It's been said, but I haven't seen it yet.) And if you don't have the PS Eye then you can buy one for only $30. $80 is cheaper then $120. Move is only expensive if you want 4 controllers and nav's. Which then cost $310 (aka another PS3). But the PS3 can only have 7 controllers used at once (last time I checked) so does that mean you con only have 3 full move controllers going on at one time?
Yes you can only have 4 Player Move controllers on at the same time or you can have three people playing with each a Move controller and one PS3 Nav.
Not to mention Move games are 40$ while Kinect games are the full 60$
Kinect games are looking to be $40, not full price. To others, a $150 kinect, $150 arcade, maybe $30 at most for a 16 gig usb stick instead of a HDD is cheaper than a $299 PS3 with 4 $50 butt plug only which would be $499
OR... I'll just continue to use my Wii for these party games.
LOL, is anyone REALLY going to care what the price is? Are you going to buy Kinect for Kinectimals? Kinect Sports? Dance Central? On-rails Star Wars? Milo? Some Yoga game? Video chat that you could do with a computer and a $5 webcam?
Yeah, it's kind of sad that something that could be perceived as a cool tech is only going to end up with crap for games on it.
What do you care? Your obviously not going to buy it. It's not like you are dropping $600 on a video game system. Why are you in this thread? Fighting the good fight in some imaginary war? So who is winning in this little world of yours?
Tell me more, Dr. Phil. Have the Do I dyslexia, too? Just pointing out that the software is more important than the price and that it is lacking.
"It's not like you are dropping $600 on a video game system." Let's do some math, shall we? Launch 360: $400 Xbox Live charges since launch: $50 x 5 years = $250. Total price for 360 so far: $650 Damn, looks like you've spent MORE than $600 for a video game console! That's not even counting your replacement consoles and required accessories.
Ummm.. Launch PS3 - $599
Made my day. Bubbles for you Sir!
You know, all the people who don't care about Kinect should just not comment. I think it would be better that way.
That would only leave 10 people in this article then :P
Haha, at least there wouldn't be useless fighting right?
I still think they're waiting until production costs go down to announce price. If they announce it now (assuming it's expensive at this point in time) it'll completely kill the marketing hype it's gathering at the moment.
The fact that they're not making an announcement is causing confusion, and likley stopping ppl from pre-ordering Kinect.
i thought there was an article few weeks ago about how kinect preorders on amazon are skyrocketing?
yh whatever the price, it'll still be too much
it is too much but suckers who pay for online will pay for anything
MS probably does not know what to charge for it, and the first price they gave had people complaining already... IF this price doesn't get the pre-orders coming in they may have to just bite the bullet and lose money on it. Witch they will any way.
I know that's only a little bit cheaper than $150, but I still don't know if that would be low enough to make me think it's NOT a rip off....
At $119, the camera would be sold at a lost, not only in producing the thing. Including the cost of the marketing the lost would be even bigger... This includes the cost of buying the company that produced the technology so that Microsoft use the patents. $149.99 is great for the product but bad for the consumer...
welcome to selling CES, you sell the base hardware cheap and make money on services and in this case games. Given there aren't any games, what other option is there but to rape the early adopters?
?? Do you work for Microsoft? I very much doubt it, so how would you have any clue as to how much this is costing them? Oh it cost MS $35 mill to buy that company ... chump change.
@Seece, please recall Xbox blew BILLIONS until 360 and scamming, despite piracy put the platform into the black. you don't need to work for the company to access public information. the issue here is that software sells a platform, and service.. not just dumping a clone of Wii motion control based on a EyeToy rip off camera (oddly lacking manual controls with buttons, meaning more R&D and more money wasted on something people don't care about owning), because.... for emphasis... is isn't just the device we'll be buying, at any price, but the games and service!!!! AFTER it launches and has made some money, more games will appear and hopefully manual controller with button for 'hybrid' games for the core people who don't give a flip about a silly belly flop into motion control by Microsoft to have something to market their 'new' 'slim' console, that still inexplicably lacks bluray support. Given the 100gig+ disc it is almost gutt bustingly hilarious that MS jumped the gun on 360 S because they could have had Bluray AND double the disc space to really pee on Sony's parade. Would it have costed money to add 100 gig bluray. yes chump change compared to Kinect and making games no one wants. would people buy it versus Kinect? in the hort term.. big yes. In the next couple of years 360 S featuring 100+ gig bluray, 3D support and a beafier GPU to run higher resolutions (think Apple displays) would be future proof for relatively cheap money (versus a new console).
The available software will determine if Kinect is a rip off. I saw an article that Peter Molyneux may consider making Black and White for Kinect, now there is a game that will sell the system to the hardcore.
the quote was that he thought it would be cool, as in him as a person, not Microsoft, or Lionhead. It would be good to see it happen too, but if it is just a thought in his head, add 4-5 years for it to be a reality, AFTER Fable III.
Ehhhh...still too much for me IMO. I rarely buy any "add-on" for over $99.99 - I don't care if it makes me breakfast - It's still optional and anything optional is not vital in me continuing to enjoy my 360 any less. On a side what's up with Kinect games being priced at $59.99? Please EDIT: VVVV-- lol
If Kinect cooked me breakfast, you can bet your ass I would buy it for $99.
if Kinect gave me a BJ , you can bet your ass I would buy it for $98
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it is too much, but there is one fact that remains. they'll still hold the bundle price advantage unless sony cuts ps3's price. an arcade bundled with that full price is still $320, whereas Sony wants $400 for a move bundled PS3. IF they plan on breaking into the homes of the casuals, it's gonna need to come down more than that.
When will people learn that the starting price just doesn't matter. They will both be cheaper in a year. The point isn't to make it cheap enough for everyone to buy day one. The point is to milk as much money for the demand as you can. So if they think they can charge 150$ without having them sit on the shelves than they will.
If it turns out to be $119.00, I'd bet we see a $299.00 360 bundle with Kinect.
Gotta be careful here. Sony said the Move bundle would be under $100 and it turned out to be $99. Cheaper than $150 could just mean $149. Though I'll say a range between $99 and $129 when it releases.
yeah that was pretty much expected yet funny.
Justin Beiber will make any price look great to his fans.
The casual gaming that MS is selling is flawed that is 120 or 150 dollars plus the 300 dollar console; do they expect the casual to buy it at that price? Sony in the other hand are selling the wands to a more hardcore audience, people who already owned a PS3…
I wouldn't go that far as to say they're selling ot the hardcore people. They did have KB out there with that whole It's about the games speech and talk about hardcore. Move is more adaptable to hardcore games but I would certainly say they aren't trying to sell it to us hardcore gamers
A motion control is never going to be for a Hardcore gamer.
I think is worse for the people buying an arcade. Buying the add-on at the same price (or $30 less) than the console itself? It doesn't sound good at all.
Microsoft have already confirmed there will be a $199 arcade, it's no that hard to imagine it'll drop to $149, given how long it's been $199 and the fact that it's now slimmer and thus cheaper. If Kinect is $120, they could bundle it for $249.
I was planning on getting Kinect, but then I saw that the Kinect games were listed as $59.99, so I pass.
Besides the high price for it itself, this is also what's stopping me from thinking any of the Kinect software is worth my time. (Besides Dance Central.)
can't bring myself to paying that much for a "casual" experience.
Coded, I agree. Especially when a well established casual experience is already available for much cheaper.
Yeah it's too expensive for the casual crap that has been announced so far.
You can turn off the 360 with Kinect but can you use it to turn on the 360? Inquiring minds want to know.
I think the Kinect has it's power supply and stays on stand-by when the 360 is turned off. As soon as you say "Xbox, on" it will turn the Xbox on. Well that's what I'm hoping it does lol.
Kinect w8th the new 360 slim will not need a power supply. Hence the Kinect ready thing. The older 360 models will have to have the power supply.
it does what its told.
who say is 150$..is 149.99
I said they would come down between $99 and $119 because to buy Move if you wanted everything it's $129.99. That is $99 for the bundle and $29.99 for the Sub Controller. So I figured Microsoft would beat that price. This opens up the possibility of a Arcade 360s/Kinect bundle for $279? They have to knock some of the price off. Maybe throw in some games. It could do well, well even better then it seems to be doing now. Plus we know the Kinect games wont be $60, more like $34.99. So it's all very reasonable. I also wonder if some of the people sitting here saying "It's still too much" have said at a point lately that they would buy a 3-D television ? I ask because a pair of glasses for 3-D television costs more alone then Kinect. Just find it odd.
Kinect games are listed as $59.99 at all retail stores. Look around the internet for proof. I'll just leave this link here to start you off. http://kinectgames.com/