Microsoft will charge consumers $50 for Project Natal reckons Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst, Michael Pachter.
Speaking in his web TV spot, Pachter said that rumours of Microsoft charging a lot for peripherals comes because of the pricing we've seen in the past with the Wi-Fi and the extra 360 hard drives being quite expensive.
"My guess is on Natal, which is really important to them, is they're going to price it at or below their cost. So I think it's hard for us to envision that it's going to cost them $150 to make Natal. You're really talking about software, which is an easy thing for them to distribute and a camera."
Pachter continued, "I know people say this isn't just a webcam; it's essentially a three-lens camera that does cool things... talking to my hardware, specialist colleagues at Wedbush, it's about $50 in cost. Now I maybe wrong and I'm sure we're going to get flamed by 13 year olds with PHDs in engineering who know a lot more about hardware than we do, who maybe say it'll be about $70 but I'd be very surprised if it was more than $79 and I really think it's going to be $50.
"They're not trying to make money on the device, they're trying to make everybody have the device so they can sell us other things, eventually a lot more Xbox 360s.
"My call is $50. I think that's where it's going to be launched."
So about 50 quid then?