Natal spotted at D8 conference

Wednesday, 2nd June 2010 19:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Natal was on hand at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference yesterday, and Engadget snapped loads of pics of it.

The site is calling it the retail version even though it was marked as a developer unit, and you can see the pics for yourself through here.

Microsoft’s Natal event happens the night before E3 starts, so we’ll find out whether the version shown at D8 was retail or not at the event.

Hopefully, we’ll know whether or not it will be called Wave as well.

Thanks, Dutch.



  1. Goliath

    Not bad looking. Can’t wait to see it in black.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Syrok

    I bet they wish they didn’t make the sides of the 360 concave now. :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt


    What does that say on the front of it?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ybfelix

    “No manual tilt” I think. It was reported featuring a “motorized tilt mechanism”.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Lloytron

    Yeah it says No Manual Tilt. You can see it better in this piccie;

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Bulk Slash

    Did Engadget pay someone who’d stolen the Natal unit to let them photograph it?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Big, isnt it. Really not sure where i could put a thing like that, wouldnt quite work balancing it on top of my TV.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. humanfish

    Its fking huge, almost the length of the 360 itself. Man alive.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Mike

    Pat: It says “If you can read this, NATAL won’t work.” ;)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    @1 stop being a fanboy. That thing is too big and ugly. Look at the base for crying out loud. What are we in the 70′s?

    This isn’t the final product. It can’t be.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Dean

    @8 Gotta love the large-ish power adapter for it round the back too!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    It’s a little bit ugly.

    I liked the one from the sci-fi trailer.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Mike

    @10: Please be quiet.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    @4,5 – So it does. Ta.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Goliath

    @ theevilaires

    Please fuck off. Seriously.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    Looking at it, it’s almost as high as the machine itself. In fact, it is about the same height.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. chronoss2

    This is ugly.. but i wish it works well *.*

    And what is written on it ? can sb read it ?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. humanfish

    no wonder they weren’t building it in lol

    #18 5 years ago
  19. onlineatron

    *grits teeth*

    I agree with TEA….

    It is ugly, looks like a massive white square churro :/

    There’s almost no design flare to it, it’s just an white rectangular block and the base looks far too cumbersome.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. icechip91

    @8 It really isn’t that big if you look at the other pictures it only like an inch(maybe an inch and a half)wide. It might be kinda long but lets think about all the stuff inside of it.. Two cameras which have facial recognition and 3d mapping, voice recognition, motorized mount and I believe it’s own onboard chip which means it won’t pull too much power from the cpu. So I think in hindsight its looks just fine for what it does.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    Doesn’t look like a sub-£50 piece of kit to me…

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @20 They took away that chip for cost reduce.

    You saw Playstation Eye camera? It’s small and already have voice recognition, face recognition and gesture recognition. One thing that it lacks is a skeletal mapping (you call it 3D mapping or whatever).

    and Natal is huge for no reason. By the way, one is a simple camera and other is an infrared camera or sensor that recognize gesures by warm + simple microphone.

    For that it’s too huge.

    It’s even smaller then Playstation Move.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    HA! even Garratt is on my side…you lose again Mike :D

    #23 5 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    icechip91 said: So I think in hindsight its looks just fine for what it does.

    yea in hindsight it does exactly what it does….look like shit. If they don’t fix the look then count me out. My equipment has to look cool while I play my games :D ….which is why I would never play my 360 laying down on its side either.

    Oh how we fall in such a short time M$. You had the ball in 2006. Now you’re dropping it like its hot more times than a bunch of skanks in a rap video.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. The Hindle

    Off topic but Mike dude are you staff?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    He used to post news and stuff, but now he’s sort of just a mod. He’s actually still on the staff page.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. The Hindle

    Ahh i see lol

    #27 5 years ago
  28. hitnrun

    In fairness, the 360 itself looks like a POS, but that didn’t stop me from buying one.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Mike

    I’ll always be on the staff page. Even when I’m not any more. :)

    #29 5 years ago
  30. onlineatron

    I like the concave styling of the 360… It’s not much but it’s enough to add a touch of minimalist pizazz.

    Natal on the other hand looks plain, blocky and unexciting. The original black design was far more appealing.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. ign


    #31 5 years ago
  32. Tonka

    MS can’t make hardware.

    #32 5 years ago

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