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Microsoft to drop Kinect price from $150 to $120?

Earlier this month, Microsoft officially launched the Kinect motion control system for the Xbox 360 but the company has still refused to give a concrete price on the system.

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OneSneakyMofo2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Games need to be $40 - $50 and Kinect itself needs to be $74.99. It should be bundled with the Xbox for $50 more. That's the only way the casuals will buy it. Hardcore crowd won't touch the thing until a decent hardcore game comes out for it.

Reibooi2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

yeah the 75$ price range sounds pretty good but I don't think they will be able to reach that without taking a loss which I don't think they wanna do.

Also how can they drop a price on something that was never official anyway. Would this be setting the price to 120? Not dropping it.

Hideo_Kojima2607d ago

Around 6 months ago they said that Natal would get a console pricing system.

So it will be released at a high price and carry on dropping it wont stay at the same price like the gamepads do for example.

colonel1792608d ago

How is it dropping, if they haven't announced the price yet?

StanLee2607d ago

I was thinking the same thing. They haven't announced a price. The so called media needs to stop speculating and wait for an announcement. And can I not be confronted by ads for the new XBox 360 everytime I click on an article?!

Sitdown2607d ago

when did Microsoft officially launch Kinect?....did I miss the release? I thought they officially revealed Kinect.

Sayai jin2608d ago

People that want to get it will and people who do not want it will not get it. Plain and simple.

ThanatosDMC2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Obviously, it's still too high. It fails kinda like this video. Go to $80.

Be warned when you watch. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Ron_Burgundy2607d ago

my buddy brick wants one of these

it only confirmed his IQ of 48

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VersusEM2608d ago

Not really much of a difference,but any price drop is good

jesuisankit2608d ago

I think its a nice sweet spot.. 120 USD definitely makes is more attractive to buy..

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Omega42608d ago

Really odd how much Kinect new there is on this site especially when everyone is saying they don't care about it, its even the hottest game at 90000 degrees 3 times as much as killzone 3 in second. Thats how you can tell it will be huge if on a PS3 centric site its what everyone is talking about.

As for price $120 sounds about right since that would be about £80/£99, still MS might be going for the $99 price point to ensure absolute success.

PirateThom2608d ago

It's like a train crash, you know you should turn away, but you can't help but watch.

Godmars2902608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Just because its of major interest on N4G, doesn't mean its going to do well in the real world.

When its released, this site is going to get tons of stories saying that its either selling out, or at least selling well. Many of these wont list actual numbers or sources, and should other reports counter those, there will be more to both support and attack either side.

Its sad that a news site can't simply report the truth.

Non_sequitur2608d ago

that's called a non sequitur: drawing conclusions from irrelevant evidence

digitalivan2608d ago

The hottest articles about Kinect are: "Sony Has Open Net as Kinect Fails to Impress" and "Kinect: This Is How Not To Do It Sony".

Anorexorcist2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

"...its even the hottest game at 90000 degrees 3 times as much as killzone 3 in second. Thats how you can tell it will be huge if on a PS3 centric site its what everyone is talking about."

Idiots like you are always trolling PS3-related sites and articles. It may not be explicitely displayed on a counter or anything for everyone to see, but plenty of you do it. Does that mean that PS3 is doing just fine and the more you troll and the more people who visit PS3 articles, regardless of motivation, mean that the PS3 is just going to continue to be a success? 2.5 or more years ago when the Red Ring of Death was a relatively fresh subject and it was getting a lot of attention from a lot of websites, did that result in RROD being a huge success?

You see what I did there? I just took your fanboy reasoning and applied it against your idiot fanboy coherence.

My point is kid is that all attention does not automatically result in positives. All those "degrees" you see can be of visits and discussions to contest Kinect's prospects and of all the plausible faults it has/may have. It is just fair logic.

Idiot fanboys like you perceive whatever you want to perceive, so don't let what I say get in your way of a good nights rest.

beardpapa2607d ago

"Really odd how much Kinect new there is on this site especially when everyone is saying they don't care about it, its even the hottest game at 90000 degrees 3 times as much as killzone 3 in second"

AND people said this site was run by ps3 fanboys. Hah!

Hideo_Kojima2607d ago

It obviously is you have to be blind to think N4G is a 360 fanboy site...

Those articles are mostly bad anyway and remember fanboys always check news for other consoles just to flame them.

n4gno2607d ago

N4g is a news gaming sites, you have every kind of opinions, and gamers, and of course fanboyz too (ps3, nintendo, xbox)...the fact is that the truth on a site like that is often dominating (agree/disagrees), on "all" news, and ps3's news (only xbox fans read the xbox news, so...) and xbox fanboyz, who came from microsoft liars sites, like kotaku, destructoid, gizmodo, etc think that neutral = ps3 biased.

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Godmars2902608d ago

How are people talking about a price drop when there's been no official price announced?

Also, given exact circumstance, I'm curious as to why MS wouldn't at least consider selling Natal as cost upon its debut instead of a lost given the age of the 360 itself.