Echoing previous predictions by MCV, US games analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Microsoft’s Natal will retail for between $50-$80 when it goes on sale worldwide this Christmas.
MCV revealed last November that Microsoft is intending to sell Natal for under £50 in the UK, with some sources predicted that an entry-level Natal SKU could cost as little as £30.
“My guess is, talking to my hardware specialist colleagues at Wedbush, it will cost about $5,” Michael Pachter stated in the latest edition of the GT show Pach-Attack.
“I’d be very surprised if it is more then $79 and I think it’s going to be $50. Microsoft’s not trying to make money on the device – they’re trying to get everybody to have the device so that they can sell us other things and eventually sell us a lot more Xbox 360s.
“My call is $50. I think that’s where it’s going to be launched.”