Don Mattrick, Senior Vice President of Interactive Entertainment has stated in an interview with GameTrailers that he knows the retail price for the upcoming Microsoft Kinect device and hinted it could compete in-line with Sony’s new play-thing ‘MOVE’.
Mattrick stated in the interview:
â€śI know the price, I think youâ€™re going to really like the price.â€ť
Mattrick also added that he feels â€śitâ€™s gonna be a tough holiday for Sonyâ€ť.
â€śWe sat through the other competitive press briefings and people were very pleased with our position. I like being at Microsoft this holiday.â€ť
He was further asked: Why keep the price a secret then?
â€śWe think weâ€™re going to get more coverage.â€ť
Currently in the UK for just one person to get the full experience of the Playstation Move motion controller, the following items are required: Move Motion Controller & Eye Toy (ÂŁ49.99), and Move Navigation Controller (ÂŁ29.99). Think Wii-mote & Wii Nunchuck to get an idea of how they work together. Additional Move controllers without the Eye Toy are priced at ÂŁ39.99 to allow for more players or for those who have previously purchased the Eye Toy separately.
If Microsoft’s Kinect device was to compete with the pricing of Move, then it would seem reasonable to price it at around ÂŁ79.99 with the extra benefits of being able to recognise four players at once, no controller required and voice recognition!
Kinect will launch worldwide from November 4th, 2010 and no official pricing has yet been announced, but details are expected to be revealed by August.
Xboxic will keep you updated.