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Microsoft Announces $399 Xbox One Without Kinect – Releasing June 9th [Update – Pre-Order Now]

Microsoft Announces $399 Xbox One Without Kinect – Releasing June 9th [Update – Pre-Order Now]

Coming straight out of left field, Microsoft has just announced a $399 Xbox One without the Kinect. This matches the PlayStation 4’s price and closes that gap. Despite the fact that Microsoft promised developers that every Xbox One would ship with a Kinect, Microsoft is listening to the customer who have asked for a version without the add-on.

Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that “”We’ve also heard from people they just like to play games with a controller in their hands” which is what led to the release of this console. At $399 this console directly competes with the PS4 even though it lacks the Kinect sensor. A standalone sensor will be sold “later this fall” and the standard Xbox One with the Kinect sensor included will still be sold for $499.

You can pre-order this edition now from Amazon. Click here to pre-order.

 

Via: The Verge

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