Announcing Kinect Pricing, Xbox 360 4 GB Console and Holiday Bundle


Today we have officially confirmed pricing for Kinect. Plus, we have also announced a new 4GB Xbox 360 Console and a special Kinect Holiday Bundle.


Here are the details:


Kinect Pricing
: Existing Xbox 360 owners can purchase Kinect and Kinect Adventures for $149.99 (U.S. ERP). Remember, Kinect will work with every Xbox 360 ever made.









Xbox 360 4GB Console

The new Xbox 360 4GB Console includes built in Wi-Fi N, 4GB of internal flash memory and a black matte finish. The console begins shipping August 3rd and will be available for $199.99 (U.S. ERP).











Kinect Holiday Bundle
: Available later this year will, the bundle will contain: Xbox 360 4GB console, the Kinect sensor and Kinect Adventures packaged together for $299.99 (U.S. ERP).












Pre-order Kinect or the Xbox 360 Kinect Console Bundle today, and at launch receive a token to download three exclusive game levels for Kinect Adventures, the game included with Kinect.


Kinectimals, Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride will retail for $49.99 (U.S. ERP) and are part of the 15 Kinect games that will be available at launch.


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  • Muzzymate

    The new Arcade has builtin Wifi? That’s pretty slick! Major props!
    $150 is a little too much for me at the moment but I’m glad it’s at least coming packed in with a game. Will probably pick that up sometime late next year…


  • Nintendo Tim

    So, $50 for the games, and Kinect with the game is $150, effectively putting Kinect at $100.

    Games are a tad overpriced, considering Move games are $40 (have you /seen/ Sorcery?), and $150 is something I’ve balked at ever since that rumor first appeared.

    Unless the 250GB Slim gets a Kinect bundle, consider the Kinect a no-go for me. I was actually passing on the Slim until the Kinect bundles were announced. Guess I can finally exhale…


  • STONED1999

    So can the 4G arcade be upgraded to include a hd ?


  • xTye

    You know what’s stupid? Joy Ride was promised like a year ago…for FREE. Now its $50?


  • Deltacore16

    A $100 for a breakthrough device that let’s you game without a controller. Sounds like a great deal to me. All I’m saying is I’m not going to knock it until I’ve tried it.


  • metallicorphan

    wow £130 here in the UK,thats a terrible price

    and £39.99 for the games,the same price as normal games…for games like Joyride,the game you WERE going to be giving away for free,until you changed your minds,you are now gonna be charging 40 quid for it

    sorry MS,at the time you will prolly say its a massive success,blah blah,but i still wont believe you


  • r3dreck

    $40 Wii games, pass.


  • rogXue

    Everyone saying it’s $100 with a $50 game you are full of it. There would be an option to buy it for $100 if that was the case. This is $150 with a forced free game….


  • I chex mix ho I

    @b trumpet
    most people expected to be included with a game anyway at 150. nintendo set this expectation when they included wii sports with every wii system. unfortunately, they couldn’t pick kinect sports. they had to pick kinect adventures which looks stupid in my opinion. surely they will have a bundle with the 250gb version and you would think they would price that at $400. i definitely agree with the poster above about hoping that ms saying “the official kinect price has not been announced yet” meant they were going to make it cheaper than $150. i mean you would think that if everybody said $150 was a great deal and ms knew it was actually going to cost $150 then they wouldn’t say anything. but no they have to get our hopes with pr bull crap. i figured they released that statement because people were reacting so poorly to the $150 price point. as far as the new system goes, the 4gb of storage sucks but you can find 2 16gb generic usb flash drives for pretty cheap now to expand that to 32gb. i can’t imagine how much the separate 250gb hard drive if the new arcade will allow for an upgradable/expandable hard drive slot.


  • HT UK

    Why are the Kinect games the same price as real games in the UK?

    Do you really think anyone with any common sense is going to spend the same amount of money on Kinectimals, as they would for Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption etc?

    I really hope this fails M$.


  • Recon73

    To expensive, not a buy for me now.


  • PAT2K9

    $149 is too expensive. Going above $99 is a mistake.


  • Firecrest

    Thanks, but no thanks. $150 is a bit steep, not to mention that like a lot of folks, I lack the required space in my gaming pad for this device.



    I just don’t get it. Does anyone at Microsoft honestly believe that this whole Kinect idea is going to work?


  • NumberedJester

    I was tempted to buy it if it was about the £100 mark. £150 is pushing the boat out a bit far on this one, and how on earth can you charge full price for the games?

    I was expecting them to be about £25RRP.

    At the minute Ill pass, though Ill probably buy it eventually as I like shiny new things.


  • CDN Crockett

    We are out, tooo much coinage!!!!!


  • SummTrulli

    MS EPIC FAIL ..too expensiv the German Price! Gona go back to the Wii cause thats much cheaper then Kinect😀 You destroyed my hope of Kinect beeing under 100€


  • I chex mix ho I

    that is what i was trying to say in my long winded post. you summed it up nicely in a few sentences. although, i didn’t notice until now that they had also announced the price of kinect games to be $50. i’m pretty sure the only game out of the 15 available at launch that looks like its worth $50 is dance central but i honestly don’t think i would enjoy it so i won’t be getting it. i would like to try out kinect sports but am not paying $50 for it. hopefully it goes to the bargain bin soon and i can pick it up there.


  • Quicksilver4648

    Well, I already had an personalized pricing structure for Kinect:
    $50 – I buy Kinect day one
    $75 – I buy Kinect by the end of the week
    $100 – I but Kinect by the end of the year
    $125 – I buy Kinect sometime before the end of 2011, so long there is a quality title
    $150 – No buy regardless of software

    I intend to follow this chart so it looks like I will be looking for either a special sale or price reduction.


  • twisted poke

    While the price of the unit is too high, the price of the games is what is really ridiculous in my opinion. $50 per game. Based on the crap you showed at E3, that is way too much. Sure hope you guys know what you are doing. Launching with no REAL games and at a pretty hefty price. I smell failure.


  • Euphoric Fusion

    So in the UK you can by a current model Arcade 360 console for £119.99.
    And you price a CONTROLLER with a game for £10 more?!?!?

    I was actually looking forward to picking one of these up but the pricing is just ridiculous, and for those reasons, I’m out.

    Good luck getting these into peoples homes…. you are going to need it!


  • r3dreck

    Sorry $50 games, pass!


  • Imaria

    Well, that’s… unfortunate pricing. No chance, sorry.


  • Bogard07

    Major, no one is going to buy this thing. It will fail worse than the virtual boy.


  • Exu

    Way to currency convert you robbing bastards. Shove Kinect up your collective arse.


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