Fans of Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Kinect awoke to good news Friday as the motion-sensing input device for the Xbox 360 dropped $40 in price.
Kinect, originally sporting a $149.99 price tag, is now being sold for $109.99. The reduction, according to a post on Xbox Live programming director Larry Hryb’s blog, is permanent and has led many to speculate that Microsoft will unveil a Kinect 2 alongside the Xbox Infinity when the company releases Windows 8 in October. Kinect 2 is rumored to be compatible with the new operating system.
In addition to the price drop in North American, Latin American and Asia Pacific markets, Hryb reports that a similar change in price will occur in Australia and New Zealand on Oct. 4. The price will remain the same in Japan, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
— Ryan Hauck, InvestorPlace