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GameStop lists Kinect at $150

By Phil Elliott

Mon 14 Jun 2010 9:48pm GMT / 5:48pm EDT / 2:48pm PDT

Standalone peripheral tops previous 'budget' expectations on US specialist website

US specialist retailer GameStop has listed Microsoft's newly-renamed Kinect peripheral at $149.99 on its website - a reasonable amount higher than the figure of around $50 that was previously thought to have been considered in order to prompt mass market purchase.

While Microsoft hasn't yet confirmed suggested retail prices for the camera-based add-on - which formed the centre piece of its E3 Expo press briefing today - the retailer's listing is the clearest indication yet for the tech, which will be released in the US on November 4.

Meanwhile the site also lists Xbox 360 bundles that include Kinect, with the Arcade SKU costing $299.99 and the Elite SKU pack weighing in at $399.99 - although there's no mention of what the bundles would consist of, nor any sign of the new slim edition of the console unveiled today.

Kinect, previously known as Project Natal, is set to launch alongside 15 titles, including a range of core and family-friendly games.

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Sam Maxted Journalist / Community / Support

155 65 0.4
As I've said before, $150 is too expensive. At that price, not enough people will buy it, making it yet another piece of undersupported hardware.

Posted:6 years ago


George Manolas Computer Technician

10 0 0.0
If it was $50 - $80 I probably would of picked it up but as of right now def not getting it.

Posted:6 years ago


Andrew Clayton QA Weapons Tester, Electronic Arts

150 8 0.1
I really was excited about Natal, but at $150 and with no even remotely interesting titles supported I'll probably avoid the Slim and this thing for a long, long time. I'll definitely need a compelling reason to spend that much on a device like this, and right now that reason simply isn't present.

Posted:6 years ago


Dean Roe Animator/3D Artist

1 0 0.0
Agreed, its not jus the hefty price tag is the lack of anything at all original or interesting to play on it that puts me off.

Posted:6 years ago


Russell Watson Senior Designer, Born Ready Games

86 34 0.4
At first I thought it was expensive. But consider the price of 4 wii controllers, or 4 PS3 move controllers. Suddenly it looks reasonable.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Russell Watson on 15th June 2010 9:49am

Posted:6 years ago


Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

962 187 0.2

I'll stick to my regular games then.

Posted:6 years ago


Sam Maxted Journalist / Community / Support

155 65 0.4
RW: "At first I thought it was expensive. But consider the price of 4 wii controllers, or 4 PS3 move controllers. Suddenly it looks reasonable."

Possibly, but only to those people who play with up to 3 other people on a regular basis. To many who don't, it's just too expensive.

Posted:6 years ago


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