Microsoft Confirms Kinect Pricing, Analysts Debate
Following several weeks of speculation, Microsoft today confirmed the U.S. pricing options for its Kinect motion-sensing controller interface, offering a console bundle for new consumers and one for existing Xbox 360 owners.
An Xbox 360 with 4GB of internal Flash memory will be sold in a $299.99 bundle "this holiday" with the Kinect sensor device and launch title Kinect Adventures, which features obstacle courses, river races and other one-on-one play activities. Kinect and the game will be sold independently of the console for $149.99.
In the UK, the 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle will retail for £249.99 ($382) and also include Kinect Adventures, with the same package selling for €249.99 ($323) in mainland Europe. Microsoft is also selling Kinect and the game in a package for £129.99 ($197) in the UK and €149 ($193) in mainland Europe.