Microsoft’s much-anticipated Project Natal hands-free gaming control system could hit store shelves as soon as November 2010 and it would cost as little as $50. The Project Natal has generated more hype than any announcement the console gaming industry has seen in years. It could be years before we see the first product that resembles the Natal in stores.
British games magazine MCV said that Microsoft could launch Natal with a 5 million unit global shipment. Microsoft has been demoting the tech and detailing its 2010 plans in order to spur more development support. This technology is considered very important for Microsoft as it seeks to make different between the Xbox from Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii.
British games magazine MCV also said that it had been told by a publishing source that Microsoft is trying to get as close as possible to impulse buy with Natal.