GS News Update: $399 Xbox One without Kinect launching in June

Microsoft have announced that come June you'll be able to buy an Xbox One without a Kinect for $399 (£349), putting it in direct competition with PlayStation 4.

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Xristophoros
Xristophoros

predicted this months ago, though didn't think they would react so soon. looks like microsoft has undone every decision it made at this point. talk about a company with no vision or selling point for their platform... what a mess. you can kiss kinect support goodbye... no one in their right mind will waste time and resources on it now (not that anyone cared before either).

diggyphelps
diggyphelps

About time they admit to there failures.

sunburner2000
sunburner2000

I've had the Xbox One since I acquired the Titanfall bundle in March. The kinect is useful and silly at the same time, I love turning it on with the tv simultaneously just by saying "Xbox On". I would like to see the cable tv Guide integration in Canada but that will have to wait. It doesn't bother me that i paid what i have for the XB1 since it came with titan fall.


I just want to see more games released, but it's the launch year. I am sure having the XB1 and PS4 at the same price point opens more options for people to choose instead of just defaulting to the PS4 because it was $100 cheaper, that was the case and microsoft was losing marketshare after 6 months in the market? Anyway lesson learned during the first year. I hope Indy developers are still coming on board to both platforms. I don't dislike the PS4 either both platforms have great exclusive games. I own a Xbox 360 & PS3 so I'm not in one camp or the other, it's just what i want first. I have to say the media centre hdmi passthrough did intrigue me and i'm looking forward to the next Halo as well. PS games i can wait for :p

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

Microsoft's Kinect =EPIC FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IJONOI
IJONOI

give me a must have game and im in. 


He's got his screwed on tight this Phil chap.

mikey88chaos
mikey88chaos

It's a good deal. Xbox One > PS4

Resolution problems will soon be a thing of the past.

pverdier
pverdier

I'm just happy that I did not jump into the next gen crazy wagon... I love my 360 and my PS3 and still have plenty of games that I want to play on both, seeing the limited amount of games on the "next gen" consoles and all the Xbox One media mess I do not regret my decision. 

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Ok, so now you only gotta pay the same price for less resolution... Great news!

EmperorSupreme
EmperorSupreme

Seems like yesterday we were hearing about how they couldn't remove Kinect....

zerohournow
zerohournow

Don't worry pony fanboys, your console will still work the same as before, despite these changes. Now go ask your mom to change you before you get a rash.

mattcake
mattcake

What a nice big "**** you" to the 5 million people who already got forced to buy one. £349 can't be right either, that's how much it's been selling for for weeks anyway (Been on offer with Titanfall included for that price too).

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Phil, You've heard a lot of things from the players, but something you've refused to hear is -- we don't want your d@mn XBUX JUAN.

jynxten
jynxten

Man they're doing everything in their power to try sell those things. I nearly feel like buying one out of pity.

zerofrust
zerofrust

MS "moonwalking" itself into success!...maaaybe...

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

P.S.: Ok, you, get the kinects

and you bring the shovels.

We are going to New Mexico!!

Vatusus
Vatusus

First the Kinect was essencial to the Xbox experience, now it isnt...

Xbox 180 indeed

Fiendvinny
Fiendvinny

Ahahahhaa --"we will never sell it without the kinect"

hellgast0
hellgast0

I love Kinect and I want to see it grow, but I think that this is a good move nontheless.

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

They said at launch it didn't even have to be connected to the console. Your comment, wack.

bukyak
bukyak

@nissanmaxima  

Riiight but you still had to buy it whether u want it or not.  Sounds like an essential part of the shitboxone experience

Your IQ, wack