As if the exchange rate wasn’t punishing enough already, the gap between the price of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensor controller in the United States and Europe is about to get even wider. Microsoft today announced an immediate price cut on the device in the US, taking it from $150 USD to around $110 USD at most retailers.

    This is a “permanent price reduction” for the US region and also extends to Latin America and Asia. On 4 October, a similar price drop will kick in for Australia and New Zealand.

    Europe and Japan, you’re out of luck. Kinect will remain at the same price for the foreseeable future.

    Source: Major Nelson

    Peter Parrish

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