Kinect: Too Much Or Just Right?

With the Kinect prices finally in, the analysis and commenting begins in earnest, with many, including industry analyst, Michael Pachter claiming that the price for the peripheral is too high for the hardcore at £129.99.  With Pachter suggesting that it won’t be a ‘meaningful  threat to the Wii at these prices, other analysts disagree.

“As a camera and motion sensor based device, the Kinect does not have those same limitations; developers will be able to optimize its software for years to come. Kinect should not be viewed as a software peripheral, as most peripherals are, but rather a hardware peripheral,” said Jesse Divnich, EEDAR analyst, using the appeal of pricey peripherals such as band kits for games as an example of the sort of success they could expect.

Regardless of your take on motion control, it’s likely to sell well at first to the curious and to ship jumpers from the Wii who have grown tired of Ant ‘n’ Dec, though whether Kinect and Move have the virtual legs to outrun Nintendo on the home turf is another matter.

Source: C&VG

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One Comment

  1. Ben Ben says:

    Bit too much for me I’m afraid, so will wait for the inevitable price drop.

    That said, bet it goes on to sell bucket loads with stock shortages at Christmas =/

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