Remember when rumours abounded that Natal would cost 'as much as an Xbox 360 Elite' and we cast doubt on that
? Well, it now appears that the following is the reality.
Michael French reports the details as: "November 2010 release, 5m units global ship, 14 games, and super-low sub-£50 price."
Apparently, the news comes following a "behind-closed-doors Microsoft tour of UK publishers and studios". The device will appear both as a standalone item and bundled with a console and, we presume, games.
According to the report, "The device should cost under £50 when sold solo. One publishing source says Microsoft is 'trying to get as close as possible to 'impulse buy''. Another even says the camera could even retail for just £30."
Given that this is all true, ou've got the give it to Michael Pachter for once as well, he did indeed call the price
, or thereabouts. Pachter's opinion is that the PS3 motion controller will clock in a at a substantially higher price.
THQ's CEO Brian Farrell also nailed the release window