Kinect Appears On Microsoft’s Online Store With $150 Price Tag

June 22, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Kinect Sensor for the Xbox 360 gaming console developed by Microsoft has now appeared on the company’s official online store for pre-ordering and is priced at $150. The pricing on the Microsoft store almost confirms the official pricing of the Kinect which had earlier appeared on the Gamestop and Walmart online stores for $150 as well.

Microsoft’s online store mentions that the package will also contain accessories such as the WiFi extension cable, power supply cable and a manual in addition to the actual Kinect Sensor. However, Microsoft is yet to issue an official press release stating the pricing of the Kinect.

Gamestop has listed Kinect bundles on its website as well. The Kinect Arcade bundle has been priced at $300 on the site while the Kinect Elite bundle has been priced at $400.

The Kinect for the Xbox 360 consists of a color VGA motion camera with a resolution of 640×480 pixels that operates at a frame rate of 30 fps. A depth camera with the same resolution and frame rate as the VGA camera is also present in the device. A 4-microphone setup that is capable of single speaker voice recognition is also part of the Kinect Sensor.

The appearance of the Kinect on the Microsoft Store for $150 leaves little room for change in its official price.

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