According to “a highly-positioned, trusted source,” each Kinect unit costs Microsoft $150 to manufacture, a number said to be far above what the platform holder expected to spend on the device and a topic of concern for the company.
When reached for comment, Microsoft gave the standard ‘no comment on rumor or speculation’ response.
This comes just days after several retailers began listing the device for $149.99 then, a price point that Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg says is “fully speculative” as the final pricing is “not yet determined.”
Don Mattrick, Senior VP of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft, on the other hand says he knows the price and that it’s one consumers will “really like“.
Kinect will launch this November, starting with North America on the 4th.