Ever since Microsoft Kinect was unveiled at E3, many sites have been speculating on the price. The consistent rumor was that it would be at, or around, $150.00, and today it was confirmed.
The standard Kinect bundle, that includes all of the cables needed to hook up to the new slim 360 and the original one, along with a copy of Kinect Adventures is priced at $149.99. If you pre-order the Kinect bundle, you will receive a token, at launch, that will allow you to download three exclusive levels for Kinect Adventures. As of right now, 15 titles are confirmed to be available at launch including Kinect Joy Ride, Kinectimals, and Kinect Sports. According to Amazon, the Kinect sensor w/ Kinect Adventures will be available on November 4th, and those who pre-order can select release-day delivery.
Later this year, a Holiday Bundle will be available featuring a new, different slim 360 and the Kinect sensor. The 360 will feature 4GB of internal flash memory, built in Wi-Fi, and a matte black finish. Kinect Adventures is also included. The package will be priced for $299.99, but there is no definite date.
Should you not want to wait until the holiday shopping season and want to get your hands on that nice 4GB 360 as soon as possible…I have good news. That version will start shipping on August 3rd, and will be available in stores shortly after that.
So, what do you think? Do you think Kinect is too expensive? Are you excited about the Holiday Bundle? Or do you just not care about any of this at all and are satisfied with the 360 you have at home? Sound off below!