Microsoft slashes price of Kinect to $149.99

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Microsoft slashes price of Kinect to $149.99

 

Microsoft has lowered the price of its best selling Kinect Xbox accessory. The software giant reportedly announced that the motion control device will now cost $109.99 (approximately Rs.5,200) down from $149.99 (approximately Rs.7,400), making for a slash of $40.

The price cut is expected to give opportunity for users in India to purchase Kinect -- popular Xbox peripheral which allows gamers to control the video games with their body movements and voice commands.

Kinect is a very popular gaming peripheral designed for Xbox 360 that has set a world record of ‘the fastest selling consumer electronics device’ in US. This product touched the magical figure of 8 million units in just two months. Microsoft has announced the price reduction for its Kinect for promoting its popularity among budget conscious consumers.

There are also reports of Microsoft planning to slash the price of Xbox console as a new upgraded Xbox device is on the cards. Xbox 360 console is mandatory for Kinect to function.

As of now, the price cut is only applicable to the US market with immediate effect. Asia Pacific Regions, Canada and Latin America will also see price cuts by October 4. One of the officials from Microsoft was stated saying, “There are no price drop plans for EMEA and Japan.” Sources in the company have also reportedly hinted that Kinect Sensor might be made available with a permanently reduced price in Australia and New Zealand too.

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