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Microsoft announced this morning that they will begin selling a new version of the Xbox One without the Kinect for $399. This news comes after it has become apparent that the PlayStation 4 is outselling the Xbox One at a pretty good pace.

The Xbox One has had issues throughout its life-cycle with its image, and this new turn may or may not help the console repair that with consumers. It is likely to help sales, as consumers now will have a more pressing reason to purchase the Xbox One as the same price as the PS4.

You can pre-order from Amazon here.

Are you planning on buying an Xbox One without the Kinect?

Member Comments
# 1 drewst18 @ 05/13/14 11:42 AM
Too late, this likely would have had me on M$ at launch but too late at this point, I'm sure I'll get one in a few years once they have that can't miss exclusive
# 2 Detroitfan4life1993 @ 05/13/14 12:09 PM
Thats nice and everything, but I switched to ps4 this gen and I'm loving it. There is no need for me to ever get an xbox one.
# 3 Dazraz @ 05/13/14 12:21 PM
Seeing as my Kinect is still in its wrapping I only wish this option had been available from day 1.
# 4 ps3veron @ 05/13/14 12:59 PM
Would have been tempted but already jumped the boat to Sony.
# 5 Shadojoker @ 05/13/14 03:23 PM
Too late..PS4 already got my money!! And I'm not sure if I would have gotten an Xone anyway! Love my 360 alot but the whole total home entertainment NEVER sold me once!
# 6 TreyIM2 @ 05/13/14 03:25 PM
M$ came with nonsense from system architecture to the way it was marketed to the bs policies to making it a Kinect only bundle and after falling behind in public opinion then to sales, they've made modifications to the X1. Smart but waaay behind Sony and the 4. We'll see how time treats the X1. Things could change for the better like it did for the PS3. We gamers need both these powerhouses to keep the market going.No need for another crash but damn M$ really effed this one up. Dunno how this whole thing was even green lit to begin with. Small, dumb minded and possibly arrogant ppl heading up the console gaming division and even more idotic oversight.
# 7 whosgotcha @ 05/13/14 04:14 PM
Had 360 and PS3. After the Xbox one introduction fiasco went with the PS4. Now the Xbox one is like the PS4 except less powerful? To late now....
# 8 Bryzine21 @ 05/13/14 04:34 PM
It may be too late for us as early adopters but MS has plenty of time to gain ground and succeed financially which is the ultimate goal .It's funny that they thought they would make more money by being greedy with their policies which ended up biting them in the ***.
# 9 DJ @ 05/13/14 05:37 PM
I thought the Kinect was tied to a lot of Xbox One features? Seems strange they would remove it, but guess they have to play catch-up with Sony's PS4.
# 10 mjarz02 @ 05/13/14 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by OSGuy321
A smart move by Microsoft. However, of the two consoles, I would say Sony is still the better deal. Both consoles are severely underpowered imo. Hard to believe we will have them for 5-6 more years, while PC technology is just exploding and growing exponentially by the day it seems.
Yeah they are not as powerful. but a vast majority of people don't have the money to keep up with PCs, so it makes perfect sense as to why they are inferior.
# 11 NINJAK2 @ 05/13/14 07:31 PM
Still have not made the jump to this gen and I have not really seen a game on the X1 or it's competitor to make me run out and drop $400.00. Graphics of course look good but that's to be expected imo. Too many games I have yet to play on 360 and would eventually like to play Last of us on the ps3 at some point. Last Gen still got some juice left.

Despite all that, smart move by microsoft but it's too bad they couldn't figure out a way to incorporate the price drop to include the kinect since that is supposed to be one of the advantages it initially marketed having over ps4..They have been playing catch up to Sony since that E3 face plant..
# 12 DiscountCleric @ 05/13/14 07:36 PM
Originally Posted by DJ
I thought the Kinect was tied to a lot of Xbox One features? Seems strange they would remove it, but guess they have to play catch-up with Sony's PS4.
Yeah, this is why I have no interest in the console. They built the entire console around having a Kinect, requiring a Kinect, every console is sold with one, and within a year of launch they've removed that requirement.

It just screams "We either don't know or don't care what people want", a refrain that fits more than a few "features" announced during XB1 development...
# 13 Scribe1980 @ 05/13/14 09:34 PM
Chickens home to roost. No sympathy.
# 14 grodbetatted @ 05/13/14 10:21 PM
I got my xb1 the day of launch, I actually wanted the linear for me and my family to play. My ps4 collects dust seeing that the only game I would get for it is infamous second son. Xbox live will always be superior to the psn
# 15 soonermagic88 @ 05/14/14 08:38 AM
Not interested until the Hard Drive is either bigger, or upgradeable.
# 16 elgreazy1 @ 05/14/14 11:27 AM
I continue to refuse purchasing a next-gen console until I have a non-EA football option.
# 17 eaterofworlds888 @ 05/14/14 12:35 PM
I hope to get both PS4 and Xbone eventually, but this certainly tempts me to jump on to a Xbone more than it had. I'll probably still end up getting a PS4 first but this makes it a tad more compelling.
# 18 krispykeith @ 05/14/14 02:33 PM
The Kinect is awesome. Too many people are dismissing it as a motion device. I have never waved my arms at it or used any motion activity at all but it is still amazing and I am sad they are backtracking. When you have a family of gamers it is pretty fantastic to be signed in to your profile the second you fire it up without doing anything. As a busy dad it is also great to not search for a remote and to simply tell it to turn on and be watching espn with a couple words instead of fumbling around.

I understand why they did this based on the lack of consumer adoption at this price point but it is a great entertainment device. I love what it brought to the table and the potential it held for the future as a media hub was off the charts.
# 19 RangersCruz @ 05/19/14 04:48 AM
I bought it without the Kinect in the first place and some of the apps like skype couldn't work just to voice call when they announced this all of a sudden it worked without the Kinect im sure ill get a ps4 again eventually both consoles are good just depends on what games you play

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