The biggest question surrounding Microsoft’s upcoming foray into motion gaming is the price of its hardware. With Amazon, BestBuy and Gamestop all listing Kinect at $150, the pricing seems doomed to be high. But why the price listings when Microsoft has made no official announcement? A source close to Develop believes that’s how much it costs to make.
Could development costs be determining early, and possibly incorrect, retail pricing? It’s hard to tell this early as Microsoft themselves have added nothing to the speculation. This point of interest could be seen as negative or positive. Is it a sign of incorrect retailer pricing or is it a sign Microsoft is trying to break even on the hardware front? Also, don’t forget Edge-Online’s trusted source that leaked the $149.99 price weeks ago (the same source who spilled tons of accurate Gears of War 3 info.). Let’s keep our fingers crossed.