Just hours ahead of its big E3 keynote, Microsoft has launched the Xbox One without Kinect. Folks can order it right now on the company’s online store.
The Xbox One was always seen as a good console that comes with a big gimmick: the Kinect. While some fans may disagree with that assertion, nobody can argue with price and sales. Sony’s Playstation 4 has been continuously outselling Microsoft’s console, thanks in no small part to its lower price.
As previously announced, Microsoft has now gotten rid of the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, so folks can go buy the stand-alone console, at the reduced price of $399 – the same as Sony’s PS4. Currently the new Kinect-less version is available on the online store but the offer is sure to spread to other retailers very soon.
And while you wait for your new Xbox to ship, you can stay tuned for our complete coverage of Microsoft’s E3 Keynote, happening in just a few hours. The company is expected to announce lots of games on their way to the console, and maybe even some new upcoming features for the console.