Kinect-less Xbox One SKU ‘Not Very Likely’

‘We’re in it for the long haul, and Kinect is absolutely important.’

Posted By | On 24th, Feb. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Xbox One just got an official price cut in the UK, down to £399 from its original £429, just three months after launch. The quickest price cut ever will also now have the console including the highly anticipated title Titanfall bundled with the system, so it seems to be a desperate and yet concerted effort to push the struggling console against Sony’s behemoth PlayStation 4.

However, this price cut is not indicative of an even lower priced Kinect-less SK, Microsoft asserts. So far, the Kinect has been seen as being largely responsible for the Xbox One’s high price and relatively lower power compared to the PS4. The admittedly impressive piece of technology is bundled with every console, but it does not seem to have any meaningful use for games whatsoever at all- and with no compelling software launched yet (although a new Kinect Sports, along with a fair few other Kinect focused titles, are launching soon), the accessory just seems to be dead weight.

“We’re in it for the long haul,” Xbox marketing Director Harvey Eagle said. “Kinect is absolutely integral to Xbox One.”

The Xbox One now costs as much as the PlayStation 4 in the UK- while it is still the weaker machine, it does have more compelling exclusives out right now, and it has some serious heavy hitters coming up soon, including Titanfall, which are not available on the PS4. It’ll be interesting to see if this move manages to swing the momentum of the console war around.

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  • Psionicinversion

    MS is going to turn things around the price cut is just the start, £30 off coupled with an amazing game… sony may as well sell the ps4 business off now before no one wants it

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Totally agree bro. lol

    • John D

      PS4 is completely annihilating XB1. I have had 5 friends buy one in the last week. What makes it even worse is the fact that Sony has not even released info on all the exclusives yet. The Last Guardian will be a system seller on its own. Infamous Second son will be the start of XB1 death.

    • crizz1066

      You’re funny guy, thought about doing stand up??

  • Mikeherp Derp

    They’ll probably drop kinect and price drop to $400 once Titanfall fails to gain any decent sales traction.

  • crizz1066

    Would hate to be one of the earlier adopters of Xbox One now this happens 3 moths in. But its why I’ve never liked MS as a company. They treat their customers like. ” Hey come over here, bend over this. Oh and you might want to bite down on something!!”


 

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