MCV has been lead to believe that reports citing a $149 RRP (103) for Microsoft’s Project Natal are accurate.
The number was reported on Edge Online this afternoon, which credtited the information to a ‘trusted source’. Edge also claims that natal will be bundled with the Xbox 360 Arcade for $299 (207).
The numbers are far in excess of what MCV had been lead to believe late last year when we reported that the device would retail for around 50, suggesting that there has been a change of strategy at Microsoft.
In addition to all of this, CVG has it on good authority that Microsoft has now decided on the final branding for Natal, with a key retail partner having been already given the nod to get to work on POS for carrying the still secret name – which, incidentally, is set to be revealed at E3.