Project Natal Could Cost Around $200S

So much for that sub-$100 price we were all expecting. If some early prices from Swedish retailers are anything to go by, we're all going to be scrimping on the luxury eggnog this Christmas.

While Scandinavian countries are notoriously expensive, 1,499 SEK ($191) for Project Natal is just far too much, even if you factor in conversion charges, taxes or inflation. Kotaku points out that games that cost $60 in the States cost the equivalent of $80 in Sweden, but that's not an excuse for pricing Natal at $200. Our worst fears may just have come true. Let's hope the flaxen-haired blue-eyed Nords are having a laugh at our expense, with some nasty placeholder figures. [Webhallen via Game.se via Kotaku]