CVG: Publisher reckons 360 motion cam is too pricey
this is the only good thing i heard from Kotick. +why cvg is ripping edge interview and make it into many articles.
Kotick, saying something good? No!
Well, this is obvious, really. Kinect is aimed to take off around the Holidays, but I think that Microsoft knows that gamers will be making a choice: Spend $150 on Kinect or spend $150 on two hardcore games and the new price bump to Live? I personally think that MS could sell about triple the number of Kinect cameras if they would price it at $99, but I don't think that they're planning on Kinect having the lifetime that they'd need for that to pay off in the long run.
Kotick talking about lowering prices? WHAT!?!
should take his own advice.
pfft...note Kotick; WHY THE HELL DO YOU EVEN CARES? it's not like you're making any game for it! I dare M$ come out after this telling this douchebag to stop being himself!
Kotic is SUCH a hypocrite. He wants M$ to lower the price of Kinect, but then he cries that about wanting to raise the prices of all his games, and add crazy charges that dont belong.
I never really got bent out of shape over this guy's comment because I always looked at him as a business man. Now if he was a game dev, I would more than likely take offense to his comments...if at all. I don't even think I've ever owned an Activision game, so I guess none of the politics surrounding him and the community, ever struck a nerve with me.
What the fuck are you guys whining about? Regardless of how hypocritical it is, Kotick is right. $150 for a PSEye rip-off? Lulz but then again they raised the price of Live and the RRODrones swallowed it up faster than a prostitute with abandonment issues.
I don't remember you saying that when Kotick was saying that about the PS3. Or were you not on N4G back then. Same for you Xwow2008.
finally say something that makes sense.
Kotick is probable thinking of throwing more shovelware titles to the PS3.
Cause they are a pathetic website. This is clearly plagiarised material, to make matters worse they made about 5 articles from the 1 edge interview.
cvg is owned by future publishing who also own edge magazine and n4g, they are part of the games radar network
cvg have gone downhill lately
Why did I know you would agree with Kotick on this one? If anyone cant see the unbelievable irony in Activision (a games company) telling another games company to lower their prices then they need their head examined!
Didn't they say the samething about the PS3 once upon a time.
Reminds me of when Kotick said that about the PS3. This isn't a good thing because Kotick just wants it to come down so that more people will buy his peripherals instead. If people will only spend $200 on games this Holiday, they're more than likely to buy the $150 Kinect than the $150 Guitar Hero peripheral.
This from the guy who tried to sell a 120$ skateboard peripheral. EDIT Damn, cgoodno beat me to it.
...he's on a roll this morning...Kinect is too expensive...so is all of gaming...LOL When Kotick came out and kicked Sony in the balls about the price of the PS3...it's was tough love. After all they had giving Sony over a BILLION dollars in royalties and Sony may of wanted to ignore him BUT the shareholders woudn't...surprise...the PS3 slim and Sony was back in the race. He's doing the same thing now with KINECT. He's has big plans for Tony Hawk on the Kinect platform and he wants everyone to have a Kinect sensor/device so he can sell them a $100 skateboard to play it on...Kotick, love him or hate him, the man is a money making machine. BTW...expect M$ to give the shakedown artist ( Kotick ) a Kinect bundle with the Tony hawk Kinect friendly skateboard and a bigger percentage of the profit for the bundle to hide a price reduction....price of doing business. Dealing with Kotick is like watching a Soprano's episode...lol
@Panthers It's not being hypocritical. All the Activision published standard games cost me $60 just like any other game. He said he would LIKE to see games cost more to combat used games. Can you really blame someone trying to make up for lost profit?
You fail at trolling, the point of trolling is to make other people mad. Your name and comment just mark you off as a fanboy and then people stop caring.
but because they broke it down into many articles its ok? WTF is wrong with the world?!¬
Should be scrapped to be honest
lower price and real games like Fable, Socom and KZ... than I will consider buying it. Just look at the vids released recently...talk about skin crawl
Wow, Activision actually said that? Someone pinch me!
... As we raise the price of standard videogames from $50 to $60, and DLC from $9.99 to $14.99...
Don't forget about the plethora of Activision peripherals that costs about as much as Kinect does.
This comes from a man who insists of raising the price of everything. This man's ego has gone on a rampage today. Nice Bobby Bad Bobby Nice Bobby Hey where have I seen that trend before? COD GH COD
NO! It needs to go up! Think about it. The Wii sold at $250, correct? Since the average, uninformed American is ok giving into a new technology that has little value beyond one or two fun weekends in a row... ...it'll sell.
u r a bigot. u r assuming that it is uniformed americans that buyt this.. are those the same unifmored americans that bought, and keep buying all those playstation 2s. Also is the WII only selling well in America? How about in Japan? r they uniformed as well? R u from Europe? can you tell me if the WII sells there also.. and if so does that make u guys uninformed as well... ur nothing but a pathetic troll.
The price will not change, and people will buy it like hot cakes. M$ has the pulse of the market right now, and they can do no wrong. I'm surprised they didn't charge 200$ out of the gate for it.
K-Man needs the bread for his COD Kinect DLC, yours for only 10 000 MS points.
LOL says the people that want gaming related stuff to go up.
Ok so it wasnt the price it is now at release, But man kinect alone costs almost as much as a wii now, and thats without the costs of the console on top, Really cant see much of the casual market buying in. Honestly look at it this way, To get the xbox and kinect is going to run you up more money than a PS3, Cant really see the casual market being talked into buying the most expensive software. The wii had a lot of success for many reasons, One of which was the pricing, the other being it offers something new, Ok so Kinect doesnt have a controller, Go convince a casual gamer that He/She NEEDS kinect, And explain to them why they should fork the cash out to replace their wii with an xbox which is noticably bigger and has no games to offer that the wii already does other than silly gimicks like the next forza game. The casual market aren't even the target here, the target is people who have more money than they know what to do with and will buy into anything if its the 'future'
Title says it all. Kotick and Activision are a bunch of hypocrites. They say they should charge more for their games but other companies should charge less when Activision has to publish games for it. What a bunch of BS. I can't stand Kotick.
who charged $120 for a plastic skateboard(Tony Hawks: Ride) not to mention the ridiculous prices they charge for plastic guitars and DJ decks.
The prices dropped on those Tony Hawk boards and DJ turntables when they weren't selling. I expect Kinect to do exactly the same.
whats next. will activision threaten to drop support for kinect until the price comes down then when/if it does come down kotick will claim he made it happen.
How does CVG have a 3 star rating? The site is crap.
So does the price of MW2.
at least activision is consistent with with comments unlike many companies. Now if only we have a company that is consistent with their comments and is not the new evil empire.
The first descent comment I've heard from Kotick in a long time.
You know you've messed up when Activision tell you to lower a price.
Activision, you shouldn't talk since you charge outrageous amounts for DLC *cough *cough MW2...
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