250GB Xbox 360 + Natal = $249?

Industry crystal ball Michael Pachter predicts that come next year Microsoft will be bundling Project Natal with a 250GB Xbox 360 model for a low, sweet price of $249. “I could see a $50 price cut next year, accompanied by an upgrade to the HDD to 250Gb and the inclusion of Natal,” Pachter told IndustryGamers. “Yes, I said a $249.99 Xbox 360 with a 250Gb hard drive and Natal included.”

As far as we know, a 250GB hard drive will this year be only available through the upcoming £249.99 Forza Motorsport 3 bundle and the $399 Modern Warfare 2 bundle, but will likely be available as a stand-alone purchase soon.