Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb confirmed that the Kinect device will see a price cut right before the holiday season. The price will not drop, however, in the EMEA and Japan regions.

“Today we are announcing a new price for Kinect,” said Hryb. “The new permanently reduced price will be $109.99 in [the] U.S. There will be also a permanently reduced price in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where Kinect is sold. Additionally, on October 4, the Kinect sensor will be available for a permanently reduced price in Australia and New Zealand. The final retail price will vary in each region based on the currency and other variables.”