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Xbox Kinect £117.48 at Costco

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6y, 2w agoFound 6 years, 2 weeks ago
Xbox Kinect with Kinect adventures is £99.99 ex vat at Costco in Coventry. Not sure if this is nation wide or just a local store offer.
I'd advise phoning first to check stock as I've not seen anywhere hold stock of these for long. They had loads of the paper sleves on display so they may be expecting some new stock.

Edit: This does appear to be nation wide
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#1
nice price....
#2
balls.....paid 127 for mine day after launch lol!

mind you i paid in asda vouchers so not bad
#3
Great thanks for the info.

Did they have lot of stock ?
#4
Great deal, shame you need to be a member
#5
Do they have actual stock? I tried to buy for this price on Sunday (same store), but they'd sold out... said they had stock due in this week, but would be good to know if they do!
#6
wish there was one near to me

we need one in west london!
#7
They had these for same price in Cardiff store
#8
They had loads of the paper sleves on display, looked like they'd just put them all out. I had a quick chat to the guy at checkout about stock (I've already got one) but he couldn't answer my question and said the last time he checked they said out of stock bu they had 200 of them in the warehouse, the guy on the computer didn't seem to know what he's doing and I had to get back to work.
Maybe they're just about to put a load of stock into the system, or maybe they've already sold out and some twit has put all the paper sleves back on display.
#9
royals
balls.....paid 127 for mine day after launch lol!

mind you i paid in asda vouchers so not bad


any good? read so many different reviews
2 Likes #10
KapA
royals
balls.....paid 127 for mine day after launch lol!

mind you i paid in asda vouchers so not bad


any good? read so many different reviews


Yes I've read some great reviews for Asda vouchers but quite a few bads ones too.
#11
I've just called my local Costco (Thurrock)
They say coventry only currently have 1 available (which they won't sell!) (the display)

they have 30 units on order - so this is out of stock.
#12
KapA
royals
balls.....paid 127 for mine day after launch lol!

mind you i paid in asda vouchers so not bad


any good? read so many different reviews


I have a family and we love it, Sports is a must and dance central is really good.
#13
i seen people use it in CEX & CURRYS. they look like idiots & player dont seem tobe in full control of the players. Its like riding those bikes with loose handlebars. I support Sony Move all the way. Play all 3 comsoles by the way.
#14
Anyone tried Kinetic yet is it as bad as the previews were saying? EG : Loads of lag etc?
#15
montana78
i seen people use it in CEX & CURRYS. they look like idiots & player dont seem tobe in full control of the players. Its like riding those bikes with loose handlebars. I support Sony Move all the way. Play all 3 comsoles by the way.


I would imagine it would not work very well in somewhere like Currys because its designed quite specifically for living rooms, size, lighting etc.

Haven't tried it or move.
1 Like #16
swampyajc
Anyone tried Kinetic yet is it as bad as the previews were saying? EG : Loads of lag etc?
Kinects really good and responds really well, the more room the better though (I have about 7ft and it works fine). In terms of lag it depends on the game.... I found sports, Dance Central and Joy ride to work really well but wasnt too keen on adventures as I found it abit frustrating at times with a little lag and also identifying me as the wrong player quite often But the othwer games mentioned are Really good especially sports and dance central.
#17
This does appear to be nation wide so if anyone wants to post up which stores do have stock?

There's no real issue with lag, the biggest issue is the space required to play. People often misinterprit some of the movement as lag, such as in the kinect adventures when you jump as you land you see your player still in the air, this is mainly due to the fact it takes under a second for me to jump and land, where as the animation hangs in the air for a long time to make the jump possible. The hardware has little lag at all, but it'll probably take a while for the software to catch up.
I'm over 6ft and have just about 8ft from the camera to the couch which is barely enough room, but it's not really that different from the move.
The wife and child prefer it over the move and I prefer using a controller at the moment, so the move's gone back in its box and I'll have another go on the kinect when some more appealing games come out.
#18
Didn't have lag problems on adventure, kinect sports or the dance cental demo when I tried it at my brothers. Played about 5 ft from tv. Actually considering buying an x box to get it but until more games are relased it does seem more than a party toy
#19
£115 from Viking if you take Quidco into account:

HUKD thread here
#20
You get the distinct feeling that every kinect thread is going to be filled with PS3 loving folk telling you how bad Kinect is without ever seeing one in the flesh let alone having used one. It seems they hate the fact it's already sold a million and they reckon will sell 5 million by Christmas! Dance Central and Sports are a hoot and have very little lag at all. The thing to remember is this is unlike anything else out there and software developers are only going to get better at coding for it. I think the Kinect could be a very interesting device and could create games genres that we haven't even thought about yet. You've got to give MS some kudos for going out on a limb and giving it a go and not just playing it safe with a wii remote wannabe.
suspended#21
Orbital
You get the distinct feeling that every kinect thread is going to be filled with PS3 loving folk telling you how bad Kinect is without ever seeing one in the flesh let alone having used one. It seems they hate the fact it's already sold a million and they reckon will sell 5 million by Christmas! Dance Central and Sports are a hoot and have very little lag at all. The thing to remember is this is unlike anything else out there and software developers are only going to get better at coding for it. I think the Kinect could be a very interesting device and could create games genres that we haven't even thought about yet. You've got to give MS some kudos for going out on a limb and giving it a go and not just playing it safe with a wii remote wannabe.


Minus kudos for charging £120 for it though.
#22
Orbital
You get the distinct feeling that every kinect thread is going to be filled with PS3 loving folk telling you how bad Kinect is without ever seeing one in the flesh let alone having used one. It seems they hate the fact it's already sold a million and they reckon will sell 5 million by Christmas! Dance Central and Sports are a hoot and have very little lag at all. The thing to remember is this is unlike anything else out there and software developers are only going to get better at coding for it. I think the Kinect could be a very interesting device and could create games genres that we haven't even thought about yet. You've got to give MS some kudos for going out on a limb and giving it a go and not just playing it safe with a wii remote wannabe.


Too true, but I bet Kinect lovers can be just as bad. Move can do things Kinect can't e.g. precise motion sensing with no lag, while Kinect can do things Move can't e.g. full body tracking and advanced speech recognition. In an ideal world people will accept they're both great and move on to hunting out those bargains.
#23
swampyajc
Anyone tried Kinetic yet is it as bad as the previews were saying? EG : Loads of lag etc?


I tried it prior to release at a games expo and experienced lots of lag, but after buying it and setting it up in my home, it's signifcantly better. There is a tiny amount of lag, but it definitely doesn't impact the gameplay. What I would say though, is that the experiences available on it will not give you any more enjoyment than those on the Wii, even though the tech is cooler.

If you own a Wii, don't bother with it. If you had a Wii and got bored, don't bother with it.

Also, you need a large space to play it. Minimum 6ft from TV, but for best performance between 8ft and 10ft, especially for multiplayer. You also need to clear your floorspace in that area.

For a more in depth review, check out my thoughts here: http://www.weeklygeekly.co.uk/geekly-news/2010/11/24/weekly-geekly-podcast-62.html
#24
swampyajc
Anyone tried Kinetic yet?


I hope that was your spellchecker's fault

Edited By: dodoegg1 on Nov 25, 2010 16:11
#25
DarkKnight
Minus kudos for charging £120 for it though.
If you buy a Move setup for 2 players and a game, it'll cost you just under £122 based on Amazon's prices (which are considerably cheaper than the RRP). You can get a basic Move starter pack for under £50, but that doesn't include any games and you only get half of the controller setup needed for 1 player to play all of the games.

Kinect isn't that cheap, but it isn't cheap to make either. Articles on gaming sites have the manufacturing costs at anything from 60 to 150 dollars per unit, which doesn't take into account the bundled game, advertising costs, packaging costs, shipping costs, storage costs, the retailer's cut or V.A.T.. The peripheral doesn't interest me, but it seems a little hypocritical of a Sony fanboy to knock Kinect's price when Sony once told consumers to go out and get a second job if they wanted to be able to afford a Playstation 3.
1 Like #26
If you own a Wii, don't bother with it. If you had a Wii and got bored, don't bother with it.

nothing like the Wii, totally different experience. Kinect played around a busy place will mess it up, my wee 1 yr old mucks it up if she walks in front of us and the camera is looking for me or if I am using hand control.
I am a gamer through and through, I can see the benifit of having Sony Move, ( which I will get) but I got kinect first for the whole family. The 3 games I have will keeps us busy for ages, party games, mini games, etc. We will see whats its like will real games for gamers, FPS etc

We are loving the Kinect, as a family. not sure I would like as much if just myself though
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Sigmatic
DarkKnight
Minus kudos for charging £120 for it though.

If you buy a Move setup for 2 players and a game, it'll cost you just under £122 based on Amazon's prices (which are considerably cheaper than the RRP). You can get a basic Move starter pack for under £50, but that doesn't include any games and you only get half of the controller setup needed for 1 player to play all of the games.

Kinect isn't that cheap, but it isn't cheap to make either. Articles on gaming sites have the manufacturing costs at anything from 60 to 150 dollars per unit, which doesn't take into account the bundled game, advertising costs, packaging costs, shipping costs, storage costs, the retailer's cut or V.A.T.. The peripheral doesn't interest me, but it seems a little hypocritical of a Sony fanboy to knock Kinect's price when Sony once told consumers to go out and get a second job if they wanted to be able to afford a Playstation 3.


Did you copy and paste from Chelskii's fanboy post on the other thread? Sounds familiar because like him, you have not looked for the cheapest option and just picked a random store.
If you picked the cheapest options then that would be better.

PS Move: Starter Pack - £38.63 (with WRD code at TheHut),
Now that's all 1 person needs, so you can actually have 3 Move controllers and 3 cameras for the price of the Kinect, and have cash spare.
But if you want the full kit for 2 people then:

Get 2 Starter packs - £77.26, now you dont need the second camera so sell that on Ebay for about £20, making it £57.26 for 2 people.
You can use DS3 controllers, but for arguments sake, 2 subcontrollers at £17.99 = £35.98

So for the full kit for 2 players it's £93.24.

I have no idea why you are being so irrelevant with packaging cost, storage costs, advertising costs, retailers costs and VAT, as that applies to every add-on, including the Wii and Move.
The point is it costs about £35 for Microsoft to make a Kinect, and they are ripping everyone off.

You mention the PS3's release costs, but for a long time Sony were making a significant loss on every console. So why would they cut the cost even more and lose more money?
#28
Absolutely brilliant at this price.
Kinect is very good, miles ahead of the Wii..
No lag issues here, the facial recognition to identify players when they stand in front of the device is very cool as is using voice commands.
Launch software is fun (online table tennis against opponents on Xbox live is fabulous), but -as many reviews says- is definitely of the quality of launch titles of any new hardware - reckon you'll begin to see developers really get the best out of kinect in the next six months though.
Entire family have really enjoyed it, it gets the nod from three generations!!
#29
Very good price. I was lucky enough to get it for £117 as I have a mate who works at comet and let me have his 10% staff discount on it.

Really happy with it. It's limited for good games, but that will change, I'm sure.

Edited By: kebabthief on Nov 26, 2010 21:32: correction
#30
DarkKnight
Sigmatic
[quote=DarkKnight] Minus kudos for charging £120 for it though.
The point is it costs about £35 for Microsoft to make a Kinect, and they are ripping everyone off.

Then your point is oh so wrong. The raw parts cost Microsoft £35. But of course you choose to ignore the countless years and millions spent in R&D creating the voice and body recognition and tracking software that makes up the bulk of what makes Kinect work. Then you have to factor in UK VAT, and the cheaper sale to the retail store who also have to make a profit. It also comes with a game, which took a full team 2 years to develop and the fact that they're spending $500 million in marketing alone. Microsoft are making a profit on Kinect, but it's going to take them a while and many, many sales before they start seeing a return; they're certainly not ripping anyone off.

You can say "Move and Wii have to pay these costs too", but Kinect is a far more complex piece of tech to get working which mostly relies on software, not a simple to build and implement stick with a bunch of gyroscopes inside and an LED ball on top. Move doesn't need to be anything more than that, and for what it is it works wonderfully, but it's not remotely comparable to what Microsoft had to create to get a depth sensor to recognise and follow a human body. Maybe it would be easier if we all looked like consistent glowing balls, but they don't have that luxury.
1 Like #31
And with regards to pricing and requirements, the day I brought Kinect home I was playing multiplayer gaming, and having sports tournaments with 6 friends, as well as playing people online. The day I brought Move home, I quickly realised that to play the game I bought (Sports Champions) to it's full potential I needed two Move controllers. Not a problem, I bought two anyway for multiplayer. Oh wait, now I need 4. To play some of the games with a friend, even with 2 controllers, you have to play in "gimped mode", and lord only knows that Archery and Gladiator Duel suck with one Move controller. And that is before I've even bought a sub controller or two for any games that might require it. I had to go out and buy Start The Party just so I'd have something that everyone could play and have fun with.

They're both great pieces of tech with advantages and disadvantages, but I found the Move far more hassle to know what I needed for which games and differing numbers of people, with inconsistent requirements not only across games, but in one game alone. The fact is, right now if you want to play Archery with a friend as it was designed to be played to it's full potential, you have to buy the Starter Pack, Sports Champion and 4 Move controllers. Of course many games require less if you want to try and paint a prettier picture, and some games will require more purchases like Sub controllers (unless you're happy to uncomfortably use a DualShock). But every single game ever created will fully work with the 1 piece of Kinect hardware you buy on day one. That, to me, is far more comforting than having to go deal hunting and eBay selling so that a game might work to some degree in multiplayer just to prove that Move can be a bit cheaper in some instances.
#32
Ok so im looking to buy a Kinect.Advise needed.We tried it out in Game and thought it was really good.My 6 year old daughter also played on it and she loved it!
He said in the shop a decent set up would cost me around £200,Kinect,Just Dance and the sports game?
Anyone know where's best to buy from for the cheapest price! Thanks
ps - my mind is made up and i am buying one so dont need to be told they're crap etc!!


Thankyou xx

Edited By: parisp on Nov 25, 2010 20:22
1 Like #33
Bought kinect, loved it. took it to a party last saturday, had a bowling tournament and played dance central. every single person loved it. no controllers, seeing yourself on screen, posing before pulling off moves, celebrating after, seeing a video recap. its just plain awesome.
#34
campbellcabs
Bought kinect, loved it. took it to a party last saturday, had a bowling tournament and played dance central. every single person loved it. no controllers, seeing yourself on screen, posing before pulling off moves, celebrating after, seeing a video recap. its just plain awesome.

Im so looking forward to the kids on ours xmas day...and getting friends round for a dance!
#35
heres how I know its good. my wife approves. she was soooo against buying it and was furious that I sold our wii to raise the funds. it takes something special for a woman to swallow her pride and admit she was wrong!
#36
its absolutely perfect for xmas! trust me on this
1 Like #37
parisp
Ok so im looking to buy a Kinect.Advise needed.We tried it out in Game and thought it was really good.My 6 year old daughter also played on it and she loved it!
He said in the shop a decent set up would cost me around £200,Kinect,Just Dance and the sports game?
Anyone know where's best to buy from for the cheapest price! Thanks
ps - my mind is made up and i am buying one so dont need to be told they're crap etc!!


Thankyou xx

Dance Central and Kinect Sports are the games you want. Both are £31 in Argos, probably the cheapest and easiest retail store you'll find Kinect games. Make sure to avoid the BAD sports games like Motion Sports. You want Rare's Kinect Sports, and Harmonix's Dance Central (Just Dance is the Ubisoft Wii game). This deal seems cheapest for the sensor, otherwise it'll be £129.99 everywhere else. This also comes with a game, Kinect Adventures. That comes to pretty much £192, although if you buy both games from Argos you'll probably get a free £10 voucher too.

Edited By: InaudibleWhisper on Nov 25, 2010 20:41
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InaudibleWhisper
DarkKnight
Sigmatic
[quote=DarkKnight] Minus kudos for charging £120 for it though.
The point is it costs about £35 for Microsoft to make a Kinect, and they are ripping everyone off.

Then your point is oh so wrong. The raw parts cost Microsoft £35. But of course you choose to ignore the countless years and millions spent in R&D creating the voice and body recognition and tracking software that makes up the bulk of what makes Kinect work. Then you have to factor in UK VAT, and the cheaper sale to the retail store who also have to make a profit. It also comes with a game, which took a full team 2 years to develop and the fact that they're spending $500 million in marketing alone. Microsoft are making a profit on Kinect, but it's going to take them a while and many, many sales before they start seeing a return; they're certainly not ripping anyone off.

You can say "Move and Wii have to pay these costs too", but Kinect is a far more complex piece of tech to get working which mostly relies on software, not a simple to build and implement stick with a bunch of gyroscopes inside and an LED ball on top. Move doesn't need to be anything more than that, and for what it is it works wonderfully, but it's not remotely comparable to what Microsoft had to create to get a depth sensor to recognise and follow a human body. Maybe it would be easier if we all looked like consistent glowing balls, but they don't have that luxury.


Millions spent on R&D for voice recognition? I've had voice recognition on my phones for like the past 7 years. And the voice recognition i have now on my HTC Android phone is amazing. Research needed?....erm not really.
Motion tracking? That's also been around for donkeys years, it just a more advanced Eyetoy, again what has been around for the past 7 years, in fact the PS Eye can perform controller-less full body motion control gaming, and there will be new games out showing this off, such as Kung-Fu Live (Which actually puts your live picture in the game
Do they sell the PS Eye at £120? No of course not.
The PS Eye controller-less gameplay won't be as advanced as the Kinect, but it can still perform similar actions.

Like i said, all the "extras" such as packaging, VAT extra are the same things that the other companies have to factor into their prices.
You can't say that Move hasn't had millions pumped into it, because it's got a lot of advanced technology inside it, much more than the Wii.

So Microsoft are ripping people off.
#39
I'm soooo gutted, mines in the loft hidden away until xmas day with dance central, kinectimals and kinect sports. One happy family this christmas. All the reviews of people who have played it at home are really good so very excited.
#40
Thanks Inaudable.Think i will got to Argos as i have a £10 and £5 voucher so will make it cheap.Hopefully get a voucher back aswell! Well could split so £10 voucher back for the Kinect then £5 back for the game! Big savings! x

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