While we still await official word on the pricing on Microsoft's Kinect, Walmart has started selling preorder bundles for the camera controller, packing in a game of your choice and a $US30 gift card for $US199.
Microsoft hasn't come right out and said it, but seeing as everyone, including Microsoft, is listing the price at around $US150, that seems like the right price.
Walmart's Kinect bundle, now available for preorder, backs up the price as well. You get the $US150 Kinect, your choice of a $US60 launch game (I'm torn between Kinectimals, Dance Central and hitting myself in the head with a hammer) and a $US30 eGift card, which is just like a gift card, only it has more 'e' in it.
It's not a bad little deal, and the pricing seems to jibe with everything else we've seen. Once I figure out whether I am investing in Kinect or not, perhaps this is the route I will take. I could always use $US30 worth of random Walmart money.
Note the deal is only going until July 23, so I might need to make up my mind rather quickly.
Walmart Kinect Bundle Preorder [Walmart.com]