Microsoft defends the pricing of Kinect
Brett Siddons of Microsoft thinks that the price of Kinect is competitive and fair. Well for starters, I think £130 is too much for an accessory. He said, “The price thing itself depends on how you look at it,” said Siddons “It’s £129.99 RRP but it comes with a game within that price – so Adventures will be packed in with the camera.
“If you buy it with the console which normally costs £149.99, £249.99 with the Kinect and the games – another 100 pound on top.”
“The camera tracks six people – with two active gamers – you don’t have to buy anything else. I’ll let you do the maths but when you say Nintendo Wii or PlayStation Move you buy this and this, even for a two player games. What do you need and what do actually have to spend for a two player game for this device versus that device. You actually find that is very competitively priced.”
I think he does have a point though, if you are planning to buy a PlayStation Eye, Two wands etc, then the price definitely becomes much more competitive. Hmm, it seems like the “motion” wars are gettingg hot all of a sudden.