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ShopTo lists Kinect for £130, November 19 launch

Wednesday, 30th June 2010 11:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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UK online retailer ShopTo’s mentioned a £129.99 price point for Kinect when it launches in the UK. November 19 is the magic date, according to them.

It comes as American retail, including Microsoft’s own online shop, had given the motion-tech a $150 price point, something which has not been confirmed as yet by the firm.

Full details on the European launch are expected to be confirmed at gamescom in August.

Also mentioned by ShopTo and other retailer Play.com is that Kinect will come packaged with the tech itself, power supply cable, manual, Wi-Fi cable and a title that supports the camera. It isn’t specified what game, though.

UK retailers have said in the past that it would like to see it go on sale for “sub-£100″.

Microsoft confirmed at E3 that Kinect would launch in the US on November 4, as well as having 15 launch titles to boot.

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22 Comments

  1. Dannybuoy

    that’s the sound of getting kicked in the wallet. You can buy a whole other system for that. I know Move would be expensive to kit out four players, but an entry level price of £130 is pretty high. Good luck with that M$

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mington

    Are they gonna sell out for Christmas?

    if i see any reports about low stock, i’m going to pre-order 10 of them and sell them on ebay

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    That’s almost exactly twice as much as it should be if they want it to actually take off.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Isuru86

    i wont pay 130bucks for looking like an epeleptic retard with an seizure…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    £129.99?

    Fuck that noise.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. NGCes26294BIV

    £280 for 4 move controllers. £130 for Kinect.

    Erm, that’ll do actually, thanks.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. StolenGlory

    @6.

    For four Move controllers? Kinect can only actively identify two players anyway.

    http://kotaku.com/5576002/here-are-kinects-technical-specs

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Bulk Slash

    $150 != £130

    #8 4 years ago
  9. djhsecondnature

    @6. Where did you get £280 from? Seriously?

    It’s actually (based on prices from GAME) One bundle for £50, then 3 x £35 for the Move controllers, and 2 x £25 for the Sub controllers which comes to the total of £205. A good £75 less than you plucked out of the air.

    It’s the staggered pricing that’s very appealing as well. Although to have four players play, it is more expensive than Kinect – obviously.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. kaonashi

    @9.

    I don’t think you’ll even want to have 4 players at the same time, due to the limited viewing angle of the PlayStation Eye you’ll end up hitting the other players when the game calls for some vigorous flailing. It’s a bit of a problem even with two players (at least of my size… I’m 1m 90cm tall…).

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    You need four Move controllers for just two-players if you want to play any of the games that require two of them, like the fighting one.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. kaonashi

    True. I hadn’t thought of that. My bad.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. get2sammyb

    I’m not even sure why Move’s price has been brought into this. It’s a totally separate issue.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. kaonashi

    Don’t know… but my daughter wants to play “the tiger game”, so I think my wallet will be thinner come Christmas :-)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. sennasnit

    @7 agreed, people seem to be comparing 4 player prices, but Kinect can’t do 4 players.
    Which makes Move cheaper.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    See post 11. :-)

    However, having tried to get four people playing Wii at once before, believe me – you don’t need four sets of Move controllers. Unless you get a free first-aid kit thrown in.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. NGCes26294BIV

    @6

    Erm… You pretty much calculated three of each controller there, not four.. Well done.

    The RRP for the controllers in the uk are 39.99 and 29.99 respectively. Four of each equals roughly £280.

    GAME are obviously selling for less, but even at 35 and 25, that’s still £240 for four controllers.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Esper

    Except none of the games demoed which is 4 players uses Nav controllers. It just 4 Move controllers. Even that gladiator game doesn’t use nav controllers and can be played with an option of one move controller. In so far its just SOCOM4 and probably killzone3 that uses those sub controllers.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Robo_1

    You can also use the standard pad as a sub-controller. It may not be ideal, but it’ll get the job done.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dannybuoy

    @13 – You’re not sure what Move has to do with this? It has a lot to do with this, two rival technologies launching at the same time. Making comparisons between the price points of both isn’t unusual.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    @17
    There are noises that the RRPs are in fact the same as the Game prices. Amazon dropped theirs too. We are also comparing to an unconfirmed Shopto price – which they admit is unconfirmed.

    Regardless it is not that no games support 4 x wands + 4 x navi – it’s not supported fullstop. Any 4 player game will be 4 x wands. You will only ever need 2 x navi (or just use your standard controller)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. ZarraN

    Full Move experience cost under £85

    You probably own two Dualshocks already.
    You maybe own a PSeye

    So the only thing you need to get is two Move controllers and you are set for the full Move experience.

    For £85 you get the PSeye and two Move controllers and you probably want the navigation controller for £25.

    For £100 you have the full experience and most of the games has the option to be played with the normal Dualshock. I can’t wait to be able to plat two player split-screen with some friends and introduce them to more hardcore games when they are playing with the Move and I’m just sitting back and playing as usual with my dualshock.

    #22 4 years ago

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