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Microsoft Announces Kinect Pricing + Reveals New 4GB Hardware SKU

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Yesterday evening Microsoft finally confirmed that their forthcoming Kinect motion control solution would be priced at the previously rumoured £129.99, but stopped short of confirming an exact UK release date for the peripheral.

Expected to launch ‘sometime in November’, the £129.99 pricetag not only gets you the Kinect hardware, but also a copy of the mini-game esque collection Kinect Adventures.

£129.99 huh? Even with the ‘free’ game it’s a bitter pill to swallow indeed and certainly provides a tangible barrier for the market penetration of perhiperhal. It’s unlikely that we’ll see a last minute price drop; Microsoft seem bullish and wholly confident in the pricepoint and as a result this is unfortunate.

Stifled by an overbearing price point and the distinct lack of any must-have titles at launch (with the possible exception of Dance Central), make no mistake, Microsoft face an uphill battle here to win the hearts and minds of gamers and non-gamers alike.

Sort that price out.


Written by bitsnark

July 21, 2010 at 8:14 am

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