As the company begins to make its holiday hardware push, Microsoft has announced, by way of Major Nelson, that the Kinect will enjoy a brand new permanent price reduction.

The Kinect launched at $149. The new price of the motion control peripheral is $109. The price drop is already in action, and gamers can take advantage of it at retailers now.

One point worth mentioning, at least as far as I’m concerned, is that the Kinect saw massive sales and price cuts during the holiday season last year. I purchased a three game bundle for $100. If you really want a Kinect, wait until the holiday sales start in order to take the plunge. It’s $109 now, perhaps it will tumble to $80 or below when the discounts hit.

Any takers?

[via Major Nelson]

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