Microsoftâ€™s biggest showing at E3 will center around â€œProject Natal.â€ One of the biggest mysteries about Natal is the pricing information. According to reports the device may have a steep initial price point.
Executives at Microsoft including Ballmer have indicated that not only will Natal be like a re-launch of the Xbox 360; the company will treat it as such. Microsoft bought out a company (3DV Systems) and has partnered up with Israeli company, PrimeSense in order to create â€˜Project Natal.â€™
There is no doubt about it, Microsoft is definitely putting a lot of stock in Natal. That is why it came as a shock to most when Edge reported that the sticker price of the Natal cam will be $150. According to Edge, the â€œtrusted sourceâ€ is the same person that spilled the beans on Gears of War 3 details.
The source also revealed that there will also be an Xbox 360 Arcade Natal bundle for $300. This pricing seems to support earlier reports of several Swedish sites pre-selling Natal for $200 USD if you take into account of the currency exchange rate. I wouldnâ€™t get upset just yet as Microsoft may change its mind once it gauges public reaction.
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