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Pre-Order Kinect

You can now pre-order Microsoft’s Kinect for XBOX 360. The motion-controller once called Project Natal does not have an official price tag yet, but the official Microsoft store currently takes pre-orders for Kinect at a price of $150. Pre-order after the break.

Official Pre-Order for Microsoft Kinect

Pre-Order Kinect @ Official Microsoft Store

Pre-Order Kinect

Big games incoming
Many big publishers will bring games for Microsoft’s Kinect that you don’t want to miss. LucasArts will bring a Star Wars Kinect game, MTV games will bring a dancing game, Rare is working on a sports game, Ubisoft is working on a fitness game and even Bethesda is working on something. So, overall there are going to be some great games coming for Kinect.

Kinect compatible with ALL XBOX360’s
Kinect games will all be controlled with gestures of your hand without any real controller. A voice recognition will even allow you to control specific parts with your voice only. Of course, Kinect will be fully compatible with all XBOX360’s, be it the new slim XBOX360 or the standard XBOX360.

Pre-Order price guarantee
If you pre-order Kinect at the official Microsoft store you have a price guarantee that you will get the best price. The official price hasn’t been announced yet, so there are some good chances that we’ll see a better price.

Kinect specs:

Confirmed specs:

  • Color VGA Motion Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS
  • Depth Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS
  • Array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition

The full official specs of Microsoft’s Kinect have NOT been announced. Some specs have been released by, but they have not been officially confirmed. According to the unofficial specs, Kinect will be able to track up to 6 persons and 20 joints per player and will have a pretty large field of view.

Unconfirmed specs:

Field of view

  • Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
  • Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
  • Physical tilt range: ± 27 degrees
  • Depth sensor range: 1.2m – 3.5m


  • Colour and depth-sensing lenses
  • Voice microphone array
  • Tilt motor for sensor adjustment
  • Fully compatible with existing Xbox 360 consoles

Field of View

  • Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
  • Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
  • Physical tilt range: ± 27 degrees
  • Depth sensor range: 1.2m – 3.5m

Data Streams

  • 16-bit depth @ 30 frames/sec
  • 32-bit colour@ 30 frames/sec
  • 16-bit audio @ 16 kHz

Skeletal Tracking System

  • Tracks up to 6 people, including 2 active players
  • Tracks 20 joints per active player
  • Ability to map active players to LIVE Avatars

Audio System

  • LIVE party chat and in-game voice chat (requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership)
  • Echo cancellation system enhances voice input
  • Speech recognition in multiple

Kinect Trailer CES2010:

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Published: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 Last Modified: July 2, 2010

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