Danny Bilson, THQ's Core Games VP, says he's "surprised" that, despite much speculation, Microsoft is yet to reveal an official price for Kinect, which is due out on November 4 (in US).
Speaking of MS' silence on a Kinect price, Bilson said: "I think, this late, it's a little surprising," going on to acknowledge the general reaction to the $149.99 rumours so far. "All I know is what everybody else knows, is that GameStop had it at $149. Everyone goes, 'wow, that's expensive'," he said.
The most recent shot the price came from retailer ShopTo, who pinned Kinect for £129.99 for a UK release of November 19. The official MS Store even slapped a $149 price on the device, before calling it a "placeholder" price.
" I don't know anything about the pricing," said Bilson, adding: "All I know about Microsoft is they're really smart guys run by a really smart guy, and I think they'll find the right price point and the right way to make that work."