GameStop Will Pay You $40 for Your Xbox One Kinect

That's store credit value; otherwise it's $32 in cash.

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GameStop is now accepting Xbox One Kinect cameras for trade-in at stores across the US. The company will pay $32 in cash or $40 if you want store credit, according to store associates we spoke with in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The trade-in program began today, the same day that GameStop kicked off its mega Xbox One sale. Twitter user Wario64 was the first to discover the deal.

If you're a PowerUp Rewards Pro member ($15/year), you'll receive an extra 10 percent credit when you trade in a Kinect camera, a GameStop corporate representative told GameSpot.

The move comes on the heels of the release of the $399 Kinect-free Xbox One, which launched on June 9. It's already a hit at GameStop, with management saying just a day after units went on sale that the lower-priced consoles were "flying off the shelves."

Later this year, Microsoft will start telling Xbox One Kinect cameras by themselves, but the company has not announced a price point just yet. It's also unclear how much GameStop will charge for the second-hand Kinects or when they'll go on sale. We'll have that information for you as soon as it becomes available.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

243 comments
punion11
punion11

40 bucks lol wow didn't even get half your money back. What a deal. ;)

lostn
lostn

Why would they want your Kinect? Until June 9, everyone who owned an Xbone already had one. That's most people. Only the ones who bought the $400 kinectless bundle wouldn't have one, but chances are these guys bought the $400 bundle because they didn't want Kinect to begin with... These guys waited for MS to sell them a Kinectless bundle and save money. Why would they want to buy a Kinect?

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

This is the equivalent of being able to sell herpes.

justmrkurupt
justmrkurupt

I bought the kinectless Xbox One earlier this month, I may pick one up but only if I find one for decent price off Amazon or Ebay.  Not really a priority though.

blackothh
blackothh

cash for kinect? seems too good to be true......

cherublvl99
cherublvl99

Ah, I can't even buy a game with this value, c'mon gamestop

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I'm happy to keep mine, as a think the voice command functionality is neat.

hansbeej
hansbeej

Yes, the Kinect was $100 so $40/$32 sounds cheap. But GameStop will only be able to re-sell it around $75 max, and the demand for the device is low. Low, low, low. 


They're almost doing early Xbox One adopters a favor by buying their junk. 

taker254isback
taker254isback

It doesn't matter if no one likes it or its not useful, it comes with the XB1 and theres no way im giving it up for 32$ I cant even get a game with that. Ide rather keep then give it away. Bl0w me Gamestop! always trying to rip people off, I dunno how the hell its still in business.

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

They will charge 100 for it too. Seeing as you can't buy it as a stand alone.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Sure you can sell it to GS.....but won't you look silly when the new Just Dance or Kinectimals drops and you go back to buy it again:)

northArrow
northArrow

I don't understand why people are so mad at Gamestop. They're giving people the option of getting money for a device they have no interest in. 


As for selling it to another person for a higher price: DUH, that's how business works.

Legend002
Legend002

Keeping it classy like usual, Gamestop.

Marky360
Marky360

If the Xbox One camera on it's own were at about say $75 I might consider picking one up on it's own after I get an XB1 but any more then that and it's a no. There's just no real use for the thing and no need for it to be anymore I'd pay that much for it for the ability to use Skype and to be able to broadcast using twitch but but there's no way I'd pay more money to do just that.

BankAMG
BankAMG

Gamestop can go to hell smh

sauigoodman
sauigoodman

Can I get the same amount of $ if I bring a brick, flagstone, or cinder block to my local Game$top?

chippiez
chippiez

Anyone selling their Kinect for 32$ is a flipping idiot.  Period.

Johny_47
Johny_47

And then they probably sell it for about triple or quadruple that price, daylight robbery. It's scandalous s*^t like this that when game shops close I just don't care. Kinect is a useless piece of junk, it had so much potential to be great but developers obviously didn't see it that way. And microsoft's shovelling of it didn't help it.

kingofpotatoes
kingofpotatoes

Brought it in today. With my card and other bonuses, I got The Last of Us for PS4 completely paid for. At least I finally found a use for my Kinect. Thanks Microsoft :)

grenadehh
grenadehh

Don't do it, seriously. I sold my XB1 day one to GameStop and they gave me 226 cash obviously including Kinect. Total rip-off, as expected. You'll have better luck on Craigslist. Sh1t, I'll buy your XB1.  Then they had the balls to be like "Does it work?" Yes it works you clown, no I'm trying to sell you a broken 500 dollar console.

cameroncr95
cameroncr95

Oh $40? WOW! Thats more than they will give you for the console!

Gamestop is a ripoff. I traded GTA V in and they gave me $25 for it and turned around and put a $50 sticker on it. How is that legal?

jttwister9
jttwister9

Keeping mine so I can play fru and d4 also I love saying xbox record that and using play and pause voice commands especially when I am eating and dont want to touch the remote 

megakick
megakick

Gamestop will sell it back for $80, just keep it for navigation.... How do you buy another Wii U control pad if it beaks? Directly from Nintendo?

spacetrain31
spacetrain31

The kinect is actually useful. Before any sony fanboys start telling me that the kinect isn't useful, how many of you have bought the playstation eye?

RS13
RS13

@Marky360 Unless they're dropping the price for the bundle, it's gotta cost more than that.  You can't sell the bundle for more than the individual parts.  $100 minimum, and probably a little more.

punion11
punion11

How many games u got to play with that bad boy?

Thaek
Thaek

@shinjuki  Some people don't have any use for it - like me. Happy to get some money for this pos.

northArrow
northArrow

@grenadehh Nobody made you sell it to them, if you thought it was a rip-off why didn't you just leave the store?

Marky360
Marky360

That's bullsh!t Gamestop will give you $340 for a PS4 I know because they sent me an email telling me how much I'd get for mine if I wanted to trade it in. No way in hell are they giving $340 for a $400 console but only $226 for a $500 console. Honestly I hate it when ppl make up BS just to try and make GameStop look bad.

OldDirtyCR
OldDirtyCR

@cameroncr95 It's legal because you aren't being forced to sell to them. You don't have overhead costs, they do. If you don't want 25$, then go sell it on the internet.

I never understood people whining about gamestop's prices. It's convenient and they can pay whatever they want to you, but no one forces you to go there.  You can easily go on Amazon and sell stuff. Why did you take 25$ for your GTA V if you thought it was a rip off? Answer: Because it was convenient.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@cameroncr95 It's still you who sells it, in this country they don't have a gamestop, i would be out of business within the first week.

bonecracker89
bonecracker89

Lots of them have the Eye. It amazes me that they ridicule Kinect, when the Eye is useless in comparison. Need it for Morpheus? Why? They dunno when it comes out or how much it's gonna cost. The loads of crap these guys spew.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@spacetrain31 Got a ps4 with the playstation eye as well... don't know why i bought it (as the camera quality is far below the kinects camera) but it's there... staring at me with those twin lenses... piercing into my soul, judging my very existence...

cherublvl99
cherublvl99

@xxbokisa12xx @shinjuki Look who's talking, the Minecraft player, if this is a "real gamer", well, I'm not even close of being a "real gamer", tnx god 

Martyr77
Martyr77

@Marky360  It could be legit though. No one WANTS an X bone. You have to look at Gamestop's perspective.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@nazgoroth Like some kid in school.....you just wanna punch him but he's special and.....sets fires or somethin'.

Thaek
Thaek

@shinjuki Not true, the Kinect is extremly hated amongst all kind of gamers. No one wants to buy a console when it is included. Therefore Microsoft now has to sell the console without it.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

More like an old man ogling your young sister... creepy yet technically not illegal.

ChemicalReaper
ChemicalReaper

@Thaek @shinjuki "No one wants to buy a console when [Kinect] is included."

Well, several million people did, so... you might want to check your claim there.