Kinect has now been out for almost two years, and while the quality of the product has been debated back and forth, people have all agreed that the price was a bit too steep. That reasoning and the questionable software are two of the main reasons Kinect has not blown up exactly how Microsoft would have hoped. Microsoft has at least began to attempt a fix on one of those problems, slashing Kinect’s price down to $109.99.
Major Nelson announced:
“Today we are announcing a new price for Kinect. The new permanently reduced price will be US $109.99 in US. There will be also a permanently reduced price in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where Kinect is sold. Additionally, on October 4, the Kinect sensor will be available for a permanently reduced price in Australia and New Zealand.
The final retail price will vary in each region based on the currency and other variables
There are no price drop plans for EMEA and Japan.”
My apologies to Japan but it’s good that most of us should be seeing a 40 dollar price drop here soon. But is this 40 dollar price cut enough to make up for the lack of quality products you get once the Kinect has been purchased? What says you, world?