Xbox One-eighty indeed. Microsoft today announced that they would release a Kinect free version of the Xbox One in all territories where the Xbox One is sold. The announcement came from Phil Spencer who also dropped details about the Kinect free bundle’s price. Without the Kinect, the new Xbox One will retail at a much more appealing and affordable US$399.99 – that is, AU$499 in Australia.
For those who do choose to pick up the Kinect free option, a separate Kinect 2 peripheral will not be available until this fall. When the Xbox One released last November, bundled with the Kinect, it set gamers back a hefty US$499.99. Microsoft eventually dropped this to US$449.99 in the US and UK. This is a good move by Microsoft and shows they are committed to bringing additional gamers to the Xbox One party.
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