Microsoft selling standalone Kinect 2.0 in October

Microsoft has confirmed it will be selling the standalone Kinect 2.0 peripheral in the U.S. (at least) in October. You’ll be able to snag the Xbox One console camera for US$149.99, and get a copy of Dance Central Spotlight thrown in for free.

Kinect 2.0

Kinect 2.0

Announced at E3 2014, Dance Central Spotlight is the latest in the series from Harmonix. Rather than a disc, the game will be provided as a digital download featuring 10 tracks. More are available for purchase online.

Xbox One sales have reportedly doubled since Microsoft removed the peripheral – but the company reports it’s also seen an increased demand for the Kinect 2.0 standalone.

The deal hits North American retailers from October 7th – we’ve not yet heard whether this is the same sort of arrangement that will be extended to other territories, but it seems like a good place to start. For those paying attention, it’s coming in at a similar price point to the original standalone Kinect for Xbox 360.

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