Microsoft today began accepting pre-reservations for the new Xbox 360 control system, Kinect. The company also advanced, for the first time, the so speculated price for the equipment that it will allow to play with gestures only, dispensing the command.
The novelty was made known through the North American version of the manufacturer’s virtual store, where the device is now available for pre-booking marked at the price of $ 149.99 – the equivalent of about 122 euros.
The value of $ 150 had been anticipated by several rumors, which animated the specialized press in recent days, after having been pointed out as an estimated price for services such as Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart.
Although it now finds a translation on Microsoft’s online sales site, it has not, however, been the subject of official company communication, so it is suspected that the value may still change.
The device, which was initially known by the code name Projecto Natal, is scheduled to launch on November 4 in the North American market. It should arrive in Europe “shortly after that date”, said the company in Portugal.
Without official confirmation, prices continue to be charged for Kinect in the national territory.