If you were hoping to get Project Project Natal for under $100, you can forget about it. According to some early prices from Swedish retailers, Natal will be selling for an estimated $200. Looks like we’re all going to be scrimping on the luxury eggnog this Christmas.
While Scandinavian countries are notoriously expensive, 1,499 SEK ($191) for Project Natal is just far too much, even if you factor in conversion charges, taxes or inflation. Kotaku points out that games that cost $60 in the States cost the equivalent of $80 in Sweden, but that’s not an excuse for pricing Natal at $200. Our worst fears may just have come true.
There’s also a possibility that this is a placeholder price. We’re certainly hoping that’s the case, but we don’t see a lot of people lining up to buy a peripheral that costs as much as the console that uses it.