Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 gets UK price tag

Before we can wave our arms around in front of Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox, it's time to get in a flap over pricing

Microsoft has confirmed pricing for the arm-flailing body-sensing Kinect system . Xbox users will pay £130 for the motion-controlled sensor that allows them to play games without a controller.

£130 gets you a Kinect Sensor to plug into your current Xbox 360, and one game, Kinect Adventures. You can buy the same kit with a new Xbox 360 Slim for £250. Forthcoming arm-wavey games such as Kinect Sports, Kinect Joy Ride and Kinectimals will cost £40 each.

Microsoft's long-awaited competitor for the Nintendo Wii was officially named in June , having previously being known as Project Natal.

While we wait for a chance to flap our arms in front of our Xboxes, we can get in a flap over Kinect's pricing. Predictably, we pay a premium for knowing how to spell "through" properly: the US price is $150, which is about £100.

Will you be counting out your cash for Kinect? Comments in the usual place please.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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