Project Natal to cost $149 [Rumor]

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May 26, 2010
  1. Terminator02
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    Their "trusted source" is same individual who fed the outlet details on Gears of War 3's coming out party.
     


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    This adds a little bit of substance to that rumor a while ago that Ninty was offered the same technology for the Wii but turned it down due to cost, trying to make a wallet-friendly console.

    I don't see anyone being too interested in this after what people think about the Wii...and the fact that it costs about $30 less than an entire Wii.
     
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    Well, it had better work, then.
     
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    Ugh, no thanks. Seems both the Move and Natal are going to fail.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Launch date is indeed late october, so can't wait. We'll see at E3 the real final price. If its 99 or less, its going to be a success. If its anything more, its going to be another failure at launch. We'll see.
     
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    $50-$75 is the most I'd pay for it.
     
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    ugghhh I hate when people say this kind of stuff. I have a friend at school who whenever anyone says anything about Natal he starts screaming about how its going to suck and cost a ton of money, when he doesn't know ANYTHING about it. But I digress. This thing is an entirely new piece of hardware, with what seems like a freaking stalker inside watching your every move. There was no way in hell that this thing would ever cost around $50-$75, because thats the cost of a game thats just been slapped inside of a metal tin, with the words "LIMITED EDITION" on it.
     
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    All it has is a camera, IR sensor and a depth sensor. At bulk prices it won't even cost them $25 to make.
     
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    For that price I expect it to work as a 5mp webcam to.
     
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    Do I get fries with that? [​IMG]

    If there's seriously any truth to this, then my guess is that "Natal" as we know it has merely morphed into a compact (slim) 360 with the motion "thing" built into the system. Could be a very basic system with no frills. Who knows...

    In any case, there's no fucking way MS would bring that hardware to market at that price if all that was included was the Natal camera system as we saw it at last year's E3.
     
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    Yeah, when I posted the above I was assuming it came with all the games and stuff it had at E3 and more. If it's just the camera I'm gonna just wait a while for the price to go down.
     
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    $400 for an Xbox with HDD and $150-$200 for this camera. Now PC gaming doesn't sound so bad does it? [​IMG]
     
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    now do you see why big n turned this down? [​IMG]
     
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    a gaming pc would still be a bit more expensive [​IMG]

    but haxx are easier to obtain [​IMG]
     
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    149$ for a advanced webcam???

    If it still had its dedicathed CPU it would be worth it... but not anymore.
     
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    When, it was first revealed at E3, I kind of thought it would be cool... Then not too much longer after, I realized it was going to be overpriced (Hey, it's Microsoft), and everyone that used early models said it was laggy.

    I know it's an early model, but then when I found out most videos were fake (The Milo game or whatever it was called), I expected the lag to stay, and they wouldn't be able to improve it.

    Also, in most games now, the control scheme would be impossible to play with using Natal.
    I picture them having around 2 pretty good games at first with it, then after about 10 games, they are just going to abandon it.


    Whatever, if you want it, go ahead and get it. It's your choice, not mine whether you should get it. I'm just saying in my opinion, it looks like a waste of time.
     
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    how many people can it track at once? because compared to a four player game on wii (240 dollars for controllers + batteries) 149 doesn't sound so bad.
     
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    I actually didn't think about that until now, I guess it would make the price more reasonable, but it is still expensive, especially for those lonely gamers out there
     

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