By numbers – Project Natal

Project Natal is still a few months away from launch, but we’re already limbering up our limbs in anticipation of this reportedly revolutionary motion

Project Natal is still a few months away from launch, but we’re already limbering up our limbs in anticipation of this reportedly revolutionary motion-sensing controller for the Xbox 360. Read on for a few salient stats and facts concerning Microsoft’s cleverclogs camera...

4 – the rumoured minimum space  in metres between TV and sofa required for Natal to work properly

Millions – approximate number of spatially-challenged gamers who breathed a sigh of relief when Microsoft  debunked those rumours, saying that the device will adjust itself to smaller living rooms

12 – buttons are found on a standard Xbox 360 controller

0 – buttons used by Natal

48 – the number of “skeletal points” on the human body that Natal is capable of tracking at one time. Depending on your distance from the sensor, it can even identify individual fingers

30 – the speed (in Hz) at which Natal tracks motion. So it’s analysing your movements 30 times every second

£100 – the latest Natal pricetag mooted by the online rumourmill. A “trusted source” informed Edge Online that it would be sold standalone for $149, or with a new Xbox 360 console for $299 – that equates to around £100 and £200 at current exchange rates. Better than the £130 we'd heard about previously

26/10/2010 – is the pencilled-in Natal launch date according to Edge’s source. But apparently it’s subject to change

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