Kinect will be released across the UK and Europe on November 10th.
Microsoft has announced the date for the device’s launch ahead of its pre-Gamescom event today.
The news comes amongst a raft of announcements including the first firm details on Xbox Live’s integreation into mobile, and the resurrection of key Microsoft PC franchises.
Microsoft previously announced that the device would retail for 129.99 in the UK.
Chris Lewis, European Xbox boss, commented: We are bringing the Kinect experience to Europe for the first time at Gamescom because this is the biggest show in the region and we’re committed to investing in Europe and the critical role it plays in Xbox’s global success.
"With Kinect launching on November 10, it’s set to not only transform our business but also change how we use entertainment. With Kinect, YOU become the controller, giving you the choice in how you and your friends navigate entertainment and gaming experiences. We’re already seeing a high level of anticipation in Europe with sales of the Kinect ready Xbox 360 250GB creating an all-time record weekly market share.”
This is a crucial time in expansion for Xbox 360, in terms of new audiences, new markets for Xbox LIVE and multiple platforms."