Project Natal Cost: Predictions for motion controller price

If you’ve been waiting for the Microsoft Project Natal full-body motion controller to arrive, you may just have second thoughts once you see the price. The price of the peripheral for the XBox 360 was originally forecast to be around $50 but news in today suggests it may be much more.

A story over on Mashable tells us that they have found price listings for Project Natal’s upcoming availability listed on some Swedish websites, of around 1,499 SEK, the equivalent in the U.S. is around $197. As the article points out, games equipment in Sweden is traditionally much higher than in the U.S so we hope that accounts for some of the cost at least.

However even taking that into account and maybe halving that price it would still be an awful lot of money for basically an extra for the XBox 360. Let’s hope the leaks are wrong, or Microsoft may just find it’s not as popular as they anticipated.

For more on this story go to mashable.com. Would you even think about purchasing the new motion controller if it were around $200, or would you pay no more than around $50 for it? We’d be interested to hear what you have to say about this.