$150 Kinect Pricing Confirmed, New 4GB Xbox 360 Console/Bundle On the Way

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You know, when retailers began listing a $150 launch price for Kinect pretty much in unison after E3, I got this sneaking suspicion that Microsoft was scheming some secret PR move to get people thinking the motion control camera would cost that much before swooping in like a hero with an announcement that it would only cost around $100.

Well… I was completely wrong in my suspicion, as Microsoft today confirmed the launch pricing for Kinect — and yes, it will cost $150. That $150 will get you the camera itself and a copy of the obligatory mini-game pack-in game, Kinect Adventures.

Additionally, Microsoft has also announced a replacement console for the old Xbox 360 Arcade. The $150 Arcade budget SKU will soon be supplanted by a $200 system sporting the newly redesigned Xbox 360 model unveiled during E3. This new budget model, set to go on sale on August 3rd, will feature built-in Wi-Fi N, a black matte finish and 4GB of internal flash memory.

A bundle with the 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect and Kinect Adventures will also be available beginning this holiday season for $300, and by pre-ordering Kinect or the Kinect bundle you will receive a token to download three exclusive bonus levels for Kinect Adventures.

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