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Microsoft Drops Kinect’s Price To $109.99

Major Nelson has revealed a price drop for Microsoft’s Kinect add on for the Xbox 360. In the U.S. the Kinect will now be priced at $109.99 rather than it’s original $149.99 price tag.

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JonahFalcon2778d ago

It's about time. Kinect's been out for a few years.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

I have you played skyrim? Kinect makes a good microphone.
Kinect is crap.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
$70.

nukeitall2777d ago

Kinect is the best microphone for voice recognition in games I have ever used. It is wonderful when you are watching movies or listening to music. No more fumbling for the remote or drained batteries in the controller.

There are also a few notable games on it too!

EVILDEAD3602777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

This isn't the first price cut for Kinect..it was reduced last hoiday

For Micrsoft, the best part of the Kinect price cuts is they allow Micrsoft to reduce the price of the bundle effectively using it as a hardware pricecut without cutting the price of the hardware.

But with Kinect dropping to 110 right before the fall, it sets up some huge holiday sales at retail going lower than $99.

Last Black Friday Kinect stand-alone sold a million in 24 hours..it'll be interesting to see what it does this year.

Evil

Anon19742778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Good move for Microsoft. When Kinect was announced I was dead wrong about how people would take to it. Microsoft hit it out of the park and sales will only get better with the price lower. I'm sure this will give the 360 a boost as well.

DC19802778d ago

I rarely use my Kinect

LOL_WUT2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Why would people disagree with this?

Edit: I think it's still priced to high I would say $60-80 is about right.

ABizzel12778d ago

Why not drop it to a even $100 or $99.99. LOL.

@LOL_WUT

Should be $60

CandyCaptain2778d ago

Cause obviously he uses everyday all day! Duh! For some reason he just forgot that! <.<' Ah, I hate this site sometimes...

guitarded772778d ago

I rarely use mine either... problem is, it needs games. There are really few games for the time it's been on the market, and I'm talking about Kinect games, not games with Kinect features. I really enjoyed 'Haunt' and would like to see more games like that. Kinect doesn't suck, it just doesn't have a deep library.

nukeitall2777d ago

I think what you have received so far is the most any add-on has ever received. Most likely to get the kind of support you are looking for, the Kinect must be bundled with every console sold. Most likely not until next generation.

FCOLitsjustagame2778d ago

I'm still waiting for a game that makes me think I need a Kinect.

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ChunkyLover532778d ago

And the top four comments are all negative and trolls.
Kinect has only been out since November of 2010, its not even been a full two years. Who didn't see this coming? I'd expect a price drop for the Xbox 360 as well. No sense in waiting around to see what Nintendo does with the Wii U, you have to be proactive in this industry.

Perjoss2778d ago

Its usually playstation enthusiasts that are upset because MS took a failed product (eyetoy) improved it and sold millions.

zebramocha2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

If you go to you tube and type eyetoy of ps eye you will see people using it,if it was a failure only thing that would be there are text about it on the Internet.

2778d ago
NastyLeftHook02778d ago

you are off topic, this has nothing to do with playstation. you are being reported.

Perjoss2777d ago

"you are off topic, this has nothing to do with playstation. you are being reported."

I've really gone and done it this time. Can anyone help me out here? I'm going to need a counterfeit passport, a ceramic handgun and a fake mustache.

chrisarsenalsavart2777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

dude eyetoy went on selling 10.5 millions units witb 1/20 of the budget msoft spent on kinect marketing .
So do the math and tell me who failed

This is not a message from a fanboy,
get your fact straight next time
(wikipedia can help people llike you)

ALLWRONG2777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

tentonsoftube "you are off topic, this has nothing to do with playstation. you are being reported."

yet more than half the comments are trolling fanboys from the PS3 side. Why aren't you reporting those? I bet you agreed with those and bubbled them up.

the hypocrisy from the people on this site is amazing.

iamgoatman2777d ago

@tentonsoftube

YOUR reporting someone for being off-topic? Oh the irony!

Bubble-up for Perjoss. Lol.

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StrongMan2777d ago

Still can't keep my name out of your mouth, I see.

;)

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