Even Microsoft Says Kinect Costs $150

While Microsoft HQ has yet to confirm an official rrp for Kinect, the company's own online store has no problems pricing the device at, yes, $US150.

What you're seeing here is Kinect's listing on the Microsoft Store, the company's very own internet shopfront. Now, when retailers like Walmart and Best Buy say Kinect is $US150, Microsoft can always say they're external parties, simply guessing, and until an official price is released, we're in the dark. But, uh, when it's your own store?

Less likely. I'd say between the retailers, the costing report and now this, it's safe to pencil in a launch price of $US150.

[thanks Sumo!]


    Nup. Sorry MS, too expensive for my tastes.

      That, and the lack of any (anounced) games worth even considering...

        Actually, scratch that. 'Child of Eden' looks pretty snazzy (although it's also on the Move); I was just thinking of the launch games...

          You can just play that with the regular 360/PS3 controller, though - you don't need Kinect or Move. And if you have to be standing up to play it, I wouldn't want to play it with Kinect anyway.

    Also, it mentions that it comes with a WiFi extension cable. What the heck is that? Is that the cable which plugs to the 360?

    * Kinect sensor for Xbox 360
    * Power supply cable
    * User's manual
    * Wi-Fi extension cable

      There is only one dedicated USB connector on the back of the legacy 360 model. If you are using the wifi dongle for wireless it would be plugged into that connector. The Kinect would ideally use the same connector. One USB, two USB devices. Methinks you'll find the 'wifi extension cable' is a USB hub of sorts so you don't have to resort to plugging either into one of the two USB connectors in the front.

    Still getting one... but am going to wait until it's bundled with a new xbox and a game or two.

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