Right, we’ve finally got the official info on the Xbox 360’s Vision camera: it’s gonna cost £34 and you can stick one in your basket from October 6th.
Stuff was first to reveal last week that us Brits would have to wait several weeks longer than Americans to get the webcam, which is mighty similar to the PS2’s EyeToy.
Microsoft has now fed us with new details of what comes in the box. On top of the camera – or snuggling next to it – will be a month’s Xbox Live Gold subscription so you can play mates online, a headset and two free Live Arcade download games, UNO and TotemBall.
Yep, there’s a headset. Since the camera doesn’t have a built-in mic, you need the headset to chat – and look like a call centre dork.
There’s also a posh £55 version of the camera incoming, which comes with all the above, plus a 12 month Xbox Live Gold sub, a download of Robotron and 200 Microsoft Points to go half-way to buying yourself a new dashboard theme.
That's good value, as Gold membership alone costs £40 a year.
For those not pscyhed about seeing their mates while playing online, there’s also a new Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, Wireless Headset, Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows (so you can use your 360 gamepads on a PC), plus fresh Faceplates including the much-anticipated Halo one.
The accessory feast is due to trickle in over next few months, so expect more details and prices very soon.
Updated 4th September: to include official UK prices. Thanks, Sam Hutchings, for helping where Microsoft couldn't.
Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
Xbox 360 Wireless Headset
Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
Xbox Vision Standard Kit, Xbox Vision Premium Gold Pack
Price: £34, £55
On sale: October 6th 2006