Xbox One Without Kinect Available on June 9th for $399

You can finally pick up an Xbox One without the Kinect sensor.

Posted By | On 13th, May. 2014 Under News


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Microsoft has finally pulled the trigger on delivering an Xbox One model without Kinect for $399. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirmed the same on Xbox Wire and said that all markets in which Xbox One was sold would receive the new model from June 9th onwards – which coincidentally, is the day of Microsoft’s E3 media briefing.

Spencer had a lot more to announce than that though. Games With Gold is finally coming to the Xbox One in June and will launch with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault for free. If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription for Xbox 360, it will apply for the Xbox One as well – you’ll even receive an extra game for the Xbox 360 with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition joining Dark Souls and Charlie Murder.

You’ll also be able to use apps such as Machinima, Twitch and Netflix without requiring a Gold membership.

As for the future of Kinect, Spencer stated that, “To be clear, as we introduce this new Xbox One console option, Kinect remains an important part of our vision. Many of you are using Kinect for Xbox One every day. In fact, more than 80 percent of you are actively using Kinect, with an average of 120 voice commands per month on each console. Some of the most popular voice commands include ‘Xbox On,’ ‘Xbox Broadcast’ and ‘Xbox Record That.’

“We will continue to offer a premium Xbox One with Kinect bundle to deliver voice and gesture controls, biometric sign-in, instant personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such as ‘Kinect Sports Rivals,’ ‘Just Dance 2014,’ ‘Project Spark’ and more.”

Spencer also revealed that they will be selling Kinect as a standalone product for Xbox One in Fall.

What are your thoughts on these announcements? Let us know in the comments.


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  • ME3X12

    GAME OVER bye Sony Ponies the War starts now and MS is dropping NUKE BOMBS!!! SR71 hovering over Sony Corp DEPLOY!!!

    http://i.imgur.com/vEpY6OD.gif

    http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1042/10429256/2526943-5119614969-PoshG.gif

    • ps4lol

      You seem to be having quite the unstable meltdown there.

      Xbox will never catch up to PS4 in global sales, by the way.

    • ME3X12

      Oh really so this can’t happen because why you say so? Look what happened when the PS3 cost dropped it started selling.

    • ps4lol

      Xbox One has a chance at taking back USA and UK. The rest of the world not so much.

  • ps4lol

    Anyone reasonable and sane knew this would happen.

    • Johnny

      Yes we do have some crow to eat. But you all are getting exactly what many were asking for.

    • ps4lol

      This is a good thing for MS not a bad thing. Not sure why fanboys wanted kinect to stay bundled so bad.

    • Johnny

      Btw them unbundling isn’t really being constantly wrong about anything. It’s about a price drop and giving people what many have been asking for. There is no negative here but I am sure you are going to try and spin it.

    • ps4lol

      A lot of fanboys swore up and down MS would NEVER unbundle kinect. That’s who I refer to.

      This is a positive not a negative, I agree with you.

  • ME3X12

    Watch how fast the sales charts light up for Xbox One after E3 and the price drop Sony is in for a WORLD OF HURT!!! PAIN!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSPNQ82Sq4E

    • Xb1 is garbage

      You do realize the XB1 is already getting Pwned in sales and performance and will continue to get dominated. Keep that false hope up.

    • ME3X12

      Funny how Sony Ponies forget so quickly that Sony was in the exact same position until they cut the price of PS3.

      Have fun with your low budget trashy indie games why we on X1 are playing far more currently and in the future first party big budget exclusives.

    • ps4lol

      Your constantly wrong and delusional meltdowns are adorable.

    • Agent_Blade

      That was years ago dummy times change. You are so 2008.

    • ps4lol

      Meltdown.

  • ME3X12

    This was the recent phone call between Kaz Hiri and Phil Spencer = aka Tony Montana

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNbcRX-j0Kw

  • Xb1 is Garbage

    This translates to HELP we are sinking and losing the console war badly. What do we do? Oh that’s right let’s get rid of the fail on arrival tech that is the Kinect. Microsoft is on damage control and has been since they announced the CrapBox1.

    • ME3X12

      Funny how Sony Ponies forget so quickly that Sony was in the exact same position until they cut the price of PS3.

    • ps4lol

      Same thing won’t happen with Xbox One global sales.

    • ps4lol
  • Johnny

    Good move by Phil. Many more will be able to afford a xbox one now and many have been asking for. It’s all good news for xbox live as well and comes as no surprise there Phil has been talking about making many changes that he feels is necessary going forward. Next we will get cross platform play sooner rather then later another stupid decision made under prior leadership. More changes are coming I’m sure and all good one’s at that.

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