Kinect pricing gets official; is it worth the scratch?

Microsoft has finally unveiled the pricing details for its Kinect motion controller add-on for the Xbox 360, and, well, it's pretty pricey.

If you already own an Xbox 360, the add-on plus one game will set you back $150, nearly the full price of an Xbox 360 Arcade. Don't own an Xbox yet? The deal is a little bit better for you: a $300 bundle of the Arcade model of the console plus the Kinect hardware and that same game (Kinect Adventures).

As for Kinect game prices, they'll set you back $50. It's a lower price than the $60 that normal games run, but I can't say it feels like much of a bargain.

For me, the entire thing seems priced about 50% too high for a new peripheral without any killer apps. I'd pay $100 for the experience and maybe $30 for the games, but more than that is asking for a bit more than I'm willing to spend. But this is before it's out and before any truly headline-worthy games have been announced, so that could change. Sell me on it, Microsoft!

Via Gizmodo

For the latest tech stories, follow us on Twitter at @dvice