by David Sanchez on August 22, 2012 @ 10:13 am
Some may say that the Kinect is a bit on the pricey side. You’d be hard-pressed to argue otherwise when you consider the fact that there aren’t too many games that utilize the device worth actually giving a damn about. I mean, one can only play so many dance and fitness games, right?
For those of you who think $149.99 is a bit steep, you’ll be glad to know that Microsoft’s motion gaming peripheral is now priced at $109.99 in the United States. The rest of North America will have to wait, but Major Nelson did state that the rest of the region, as well as Latin America and Asia Pacific regions would be in store for an unspecified Kinect price drop down the road. Gamers living in Australia and New Zealand will be able to purchase the peripheral at a reduced price starting October 4. The sad thing is that “reduced price” in Australia probably means the Kinect will still be more expensive than the original price here in North America. Ouch!
As far as EMEA regions and Japan are concerned, there are currently no plans to lower the price tag. Makes sense, I suppose, since I imagine that hardly anyone in Japan even owns a Kinect.
I think it’s a bit weird that Microsoft didn’t just drop the price to $99.99. Then again, even if it did, I still wouldn’t buy it. I’m not really into dancing.
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