Wal-Mart Offering $199 Kinect Bundle, Selling Kinect Games for $60

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We've seen enough pricing leaks to pretty much confirm that Microsoft's Kinect will be priced at $150. But did you know those games are gonna sell for $60, and none will come bundled with the hardware? Hoo boy.

Yes, this new Wal-Mart preorder bundle deal for the Kinect hardware, one game of your choice and a $30 online-only gift card for $199 also shows games such as Kinect Adventures and Joyride listing for a whopping $60, which is about twice as much as we expected.


Microsoft, let's be real here. Kinect looks great, but if you're expecting people to drop $210 for the hardware and a single game, you're not gonna be pleased with the results. At the very least, Kinect Sports should be bundled with the hardware, not cost a whopping $60 extra. I mean, come on.

But I guess if you're really sold on Kinect, this Wal-Mart bundle is a good deal, allowing you to essentially get the hardware and two games for $230. But yeesh, $230? That's borderline insane. [Wal-Mart via Ars Technica]

Update: The listing says it "comes with a Kinect game." What Kinect game isn't clear, but we'll update when we know.


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How on earth did such a large company with so many brilliant people come up with this? Do they not realize that they are going to be competing with the Wii, and that Kinect (with a 360) is a full $300+ more than the Wii?!