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November launch confirmed for Kinect

Monday, 14th June 2010 06:57 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Microsoft has confirmed that Kinect will launch at retail in November, according to several reports around the internet, including MCV.

The date is mentioned in an asset in press kits.

The new motion camera was renamed from Natal to Kinect earlier this morning.

Rumours so far suggest that the device will cost $189 in its most expensive form, although there is thought to be a cheaper version.

It is also believed that there will be a new Xbox 360 Slim, which will have  a 250GB HDD and Wi-Fi built-in, although this is not yet confirmed.

We have not yet received news of the exact launch date and price, but official confirmation is expected later tonight.

Catch-up on what happened at the Natal Experience event here.

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  1. Demonic Teen

    CooooooooooooooooooooooL
    Wonderful
    XBOX360 Is the future :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Bad Wolf

    Lol the future? Maybe if this was a few years ago.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Demonic Teen

    LIKE 2033

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    This seems to be confirmed. Some sites are saying the date was in a press kit, so I’m dropping the report monkier.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. frostquake

    Hmmmm, once the Spectacle effect wears off the reporters and they get past that amazing million dollar elephant puppet and look at the actual games they showed tonight, me thinks it will be under par. The theme was gear towards, families, moms, and kids, not hard core gamers! Like they are going for an already captured audience, the Wii crowd.

    Maybe later tonight, or tomorrow we will see Kinect games for Hard Core Gamers. The thing is, the casual gamer doesn’t care about consoles. If Mom or Grandpa already has a bowling game, She/He isn’t going to go out and spend $189, which is the price of the Wii, and buy another Bowling game, even if it does look better. Casual Gamers don’t compare games, One Bowling game is enough for them, the don’t go out and buy an HD version of the game, cause they don’t care, they are Casual gamers.

    So I am a little concerned that there going for a market or audience that is already owned by Nintendo, and this market won’t come over to the Xbox because they are “Casuals” and casuals don’t console hop.

    So nothing tonight was a reason for me as an Xbox 360 owner a reason to drop $200 on a Motion Camera to play with a virtual Kitty, or dance, or raft, because I am a Hard Core, and guess what a Causal Gamer won’t drop $200 either because by their very definition are Causal and Casuals don’t care about a higher quality bowling or archery game, because to them they all ready have that game, and won’t really look at the differences!!

    So Microsoft, I am still waiting perched on the edge of my seat with smile on face waiting to be WOW’d because as of right now I still believe in you and hope you won’t alienate your Hard Core audience…Its still early so keeping fingers crossed!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KillerDD

    $189?! Are they out of their freaking minds!?

    Well, I’ll probably buy it anyway. I think that’s what they expect will happen. People will buy it no matter the cost.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Filofax

    @6 “People will buy it no matter the cost” not fucking likely, that’s the price of a bloody Wii.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    xbox.com reflects this news now

    #8 4 years ago