MCV claims Microsoft is planning to release Project Natal in November 2010 and that the company is trying to get as close as possible to "impulse buy". One source claims Microsoft is aiming at a sub-£50 price tag, while another even says it may retail for just £30. The site heard Microsoft is planning to manufacture 5 million units for day one release, and that there will be about 14 games with Natal support when the device gets launched.
This and other details have emerged following a behind-closed-doors Microsoft tour of UK publishers and studios – the format-holder has been demoing the tech and detailing its 2010 plans in order to spur more development support.
Microsoft is planning to manufacture 5m units for day one release, with a mix of console and camera plus solus SKUs expected.
The device should cost under £50 when sold solo. One publishing source says Microsoft is “trying to get as close as possible to ‘impulse buy’”. Another even says the camera could even retail for just £30.