Ever wanted a Kinect for your Xbox 360? Most hardcore gamers will say no but there are some games i.e. Mass Effect 3 or Ghost Recon: Future Soldier that the technology does work well with. The technology behind Kinect is amazing but it does have it’s quirks which makes the $149.99 price point a little hard to swallow if low on gaming cash.
Good news, though, Microsoft has slashed the price by almost a third of the original. Whether this is do to poor sales or not is unclear but last time I checked, Kinect was doing well for Microsoft so I’m not sure. Here is a statement from Larry Hyrb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson:
Today we are announcing a new price for Kinect. The new permanently reduced price will be US $109.99 in US. There will be also a permanently reduced price in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where Kinect is sold. Additionally, on October 4, the Kinect sensor will be available for a permanently reduced price in Australia and New Zealand.
For about the price of two new games, you can grab yourself a Kinect. For the scanning technology and voice recognition software included, on a technical level, it’s a steal. If you still don’t think you’d have a use for it then the price cut isn’t enough to make you go out and buy one but it’ll be something to think about.