Microsoft drops price of Kinect

Microsoft to shave US$40 off the Kinect in the US, with a price drop coming to Australia and New Zealand on 4 October.

Microsoft has dropped the price of its Kinect peripheral in the Americas and some Asia-Pacific areas, with Australia and New Zealand set to follow on 4 October.

Microsoft's first-gen Kinect (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET)

The news — published on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's blog — puts the US price for Kinect down to US$109.99, stripping off around a third of the cost. There's no current word on what the price drop in Australia will be, or if any of the other regions (including Europe and Japan) can expect a similar saving in the near future.

The news does add some credence to the rumours of a Kinect 2 that did the rounds earlier this month, including a leaked photo purporting to be the new Kinect in action, showing greater depth recognition and even the ability to identify individual finger movement.

The Kinect currently retails for $198 in Australia as a stand-alone peripheral, or can be bought bundled with an Xbox 360.

 

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