Is Walmart.com's Xbox Kinect preorder bundle a deal?

For a limited time, Walmart.com is offering Microsoft's Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 with a Kinect game and a $30 Walmart.com e-gift card for $199. The Kinect is due to arrive November 4.

Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360.
The Kinect alone retails for $150. Josh Lowensohn/CNET

If you're interested in adding Microsoft's Kinect to your Xbox 360, which comes out November 4, you might want to check out Walmart.com's $199 preorder option that it's serving up until July 23.

The bundle includes the Kinect ($150 value) along with your choice of one of six Kinect launch titles and a $30 Walmart.com e-gift card that you can apply to a second Kinect game (or not). The list price of most Kinect games is $60, so if you do the math, the whole thing works out to a $10 savings plus that gift card.

Worth it? Probably. Or you could just trade in a few games at GameStop and use the trade-in value toward the Kinect and a game or two. We also assume that there will be other Kinect bundles in the future.

 

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