Cut-price Natal predicted

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.”

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