Would you pay $US149 for Project Natal? According to a report from Edge, that’s what current Xbox 360 owners should expect to pay when the much-hyped motion sensing camera from Microsoft launches later this year.
Edge, citing a “trusted source”, the same individual who fed the outlet details on Gears of War 3’s coming out party, also claims the Project Natal accessory will be available as a bundle. The Xbox 360 Arcade version of the console, plus Natal, will reportedly arrive at $US299. Xbox 360 Arcade units are currently going for $US199, with a pair of games included.
Natal at $US149 may be a better deal than the amount some European retailers were attaching to the device, a price tag that Microsoft called “pure speculation“. But at 50 bucks shy of the console itself and a couple games, it ain’t cheap.
Whether it’s too rich for your blood depends on your financial circumstances, but early reaction to the price doesn’t appear to be overwhelmingly positive.