From the moment it came out Kinect (Natal) has raised controversy. From CheapyD at http://www.cheapassgamer.com
who nicknamed the machine "the shit box," to Peter Molyneux with his famous Milo demo at E3 only 1 short year ago, Kinect has amazed some and pissed off many more.
When it first was posted on Microsoft's own store http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft...oduct/C737B081
that the price was $150, most people thought it was proof, that is until they looked at the fine print. "Official pricing has not been announced. $149.99 is an estimate only and subject to change." This quote, added to the fact that Microsoft has declined officially announcing the price, has led many to believe that the $150 price is not correct. Few have even taken it a step further and believe that it's a marketing ploy by Microsoft to gain hype about their product's "affordable price."
As if to add fuel to the fire, Gamespot has reported that EB Games Australia http://ebgames.com.au/xbox360-149063-Kinect-Xbox-360
has posted the price of the Kinect at $172. The store posted that the price was a RRP, but many believe such strange number should at least be considered as legit. Of course the number could really be just a very strange prediction. Only time will tell on the story of Kinect.
Plausibility Report: 5/10 (plausible)
All of the controversy about no official announcement on the price, coupled with the sales Microsoft could gain from drumming up hype with an "affordable price," has led to the conclusion that the rumor is plausible.
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