Kinect Price Dropped

Microsoft’s just announced that the Kinect for the Xbox 360 has its price reduced from the original $149 down to $109. This wont be for a while it will be permanent. This reduced price will happen in Mexico,Canada,Latin America, and Asia Pacific. And on Oct. 4 the price will be reduced in Australia and New Zealand.

Unfortunately for Japan and Europe there wont be a price drop.

Why do you guys think Microsoft has dropped the price? Is it because the Kinect 2.0 is coming out next year along with the new xbox?