ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s according to a trusted source, who told us that the motion sensing camera will also be bundled with the Xbox 360 Arcade console for $299.
We were informed that prices outside of the US would be determined based on a number of factors, including exchange rates. Based on current rates, the standalone unit would retail for Ã‚Â£103 / Ã¢â€šÂ¬121, and the console and Natal bundle for Ã‚Â£207 / Ã¢â€šÂ¬243.
Our source said that the device has been pencilled in for an October 26 worldwide launch, although we were advised that the date could yet shift by a few weeks either way.
We were also told MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s camera definitely wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be called Natal and that its proper title will be revealed at E3 next month. It will also be heavily targeted at causal players and families.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Microsoft expects to sell millions and millions of Natal units in its first year on the market so you can expect the software launch line-up to target non-traditional gamers,Ã¢â‚¬Â our source said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“A major marketing campaign will also play a key role in attracting and educating the expanded audience about Xbox 360Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s controller-free revolution.Ã¢â‚¬Â
When contacted about this report, Microsoft told us that it “does not comment on rumour or speculationÃ¢â‚¬Â.