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GameStop Reveals Prices for Kinect, Xbox Bundles

When Microsoft launched Kinect the company talked at great lengths about all the games and services it would support. However, as the press conference drew to a close and the company moved onto the new Xbox, it became clear that Microsoft wasn't going to reveal a price for the peripheral.

Though we didn't know the price, we did know we wouldn't see Kinect in stores until November. Strange then that the folks at Gamestop would 'jump the gun' and accidentally release the pricing for the device and details of bundles; after all, we're still more than four months away from the launch.

However, GameStop.com has, since late yesterday, the pricing for Kinect and an Xbox/Kinect bundle listed in plain sight. The unfortunate news is that the $149 price tag that so many of you said was just a little bit too steep is real. Microsoft will throw in a free game but it's not yet clear if this'll be the same game for everyone (like Wii Sports) or if you'll get to choose. The GameStop listing also reveals you'll need 175MB of memory to play, something that may cause problems for those of you with Arcades.

Speaking of the Arcade, if you're in the market for a new Xbox and don't like the new model, you can get Kinect bundled with the Xbox Arcade for $300.

Any takers?

[UPDATE] GameStop has put a disclaimer up on the product page which says these are just 'estimates' as the publisher hasn't released the actual price yet. Dare we hope GameStop is just using rumored pricing as a placemark until actual pricing is unveiled? Then again, if that's the case, where did they get the idea for the bundle? Questions, questions.

  • decepticon
    Now let's see what Sony's Move is going to be priced at.
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  • itadakimasu
    *cough* wii.

    I'm a little too old school and aren't really interested... But wasn't a basic idea of this to make the 360 do what the Wii is doing?

    For $150, you can just get a wii and have both systems.
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  • long2know
    $149 is pretty close to the price of an Arcade console. $99 would have made more sense.
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  • fitzergerald
    I wish they would release more bad ass games instead of motion sensing and 3D fads... Give me a good fps or rpg over waving my hands in the air trying to block virtual balls any day...
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  • Ho0d1um
    How is $300 a bundle...the Arcade version is being reduced to 149 and add the Kinect for 150...hopefully it is just an estimate
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  • greeve
    150 bux? No thanks.
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  • George20
    decepticonNow let's see what Sony's Move is going to be priced at.
    The PlayStation Move will be available in North America on September 19th. The single controller will cost you$49.99 and a bundle with the controller, PlayStation Eye, and a game (Sports Champion) for $99.99. If you don't have a PS3, there's a bundle for you, too: $399 for a PS3 Slim system with Move.

    Read more: http://e3.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/705550/PlayStation-Move-Dated-And-Priced.html#ixzz0qxYvJuiR
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  • timobkg
    Nah, the idea behind Sony's Move was to do what the Wii is doing, but better, and with HD graphics. Kinect's idea is to do what the Wii is doing, but without any controllers.
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  • dman3k
    George20The PlayStation Move will be available in North America on September 19th. The single controller will cost you$49.99 and a bundle with the controller, PlayStation Eye, and a game (Sports Champion) for $99.99. If you don't have a PS3, there's a bundle for you, too: $399 for a PS3 Slim system with Move.That's for just one player. This is how much the cheapest a 2 players PS3 Dildo system will cost seperately:

    $206 = $99 + 49 + 2 * 29

    I think the Kinect supports 3 players at once too, I may be wrong.

    Price point goes to Microsoft.
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  • badaxe2
    decepticonNow let's see what Sony's Move is going to be priced at.
    Last rumored price was $79.99. Maybe they'll confirm or deny today.
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