Emanuel Jumatate, Xbox One

You Too Can Have A Xbox One Without A Kinect!

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So there you have it folks, the cheaper Xbox is now upon us. No Kinect now brings the console price exactly in line with its competitor and levels the playing field on that front. I find this pre- E3 announcement to be really interesting., with sales being not where Microsoft wants them this feels like a quick adrenaline boost that might equal a bump in numbers. The optics give this move one of desperation, but it could pull more people into the fold. Gamers aren’t really good with giving grace or giving companies their due so we’ll see how this plays out, especially because most Xbox users I know swear by their Kinect and its functionality.

So Xbox owners, how does this make you feel? For those of you on the fence, will this be the thing that gets you to the store? Let us know below.

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  • Younanomous

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Microsoft has had the worst PR year ever. They dropped the ball, then tried to pick it up with their hands covered in warm butter.
    I personally like my Kinect, it could definitely be better (and MS knows it given their new update); but overall it’s pretty great.
    This Kinect-less Xbox doesn’t bother because I didn’t want a Kinect (I did) or because it’s cheaper, it bothers me because it effectively tells me that Microsoft no longer has faith in their own product. And again, it’s their fault for not making a good case for its inclusion beyond voice commands.
    The worst part is that they’re going to sell the thing for $400 when the PS4 is clearly more powerful at the same price.

    May 13, 2014 at 11:57 am
    • Cicero Holmes

      Younanomous, you’ve said it all! The product was announced like 50 weeks ago and look at the difference between what it was compared to what it will be in June. Which product are they going to stick behind. Plus how do you justify, now, the same price with lower specs?

      May 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm
      • Younanomous

        With regards to the PS4 being more powerful, I think MS is banking on the general public not knowing that there is a power difference and just going with the Xbox because it’s a brand they like thanks to the 360.
        Actually, now that I think about it, it’s smarter for them to match the PS4’s price than to undercut it. If they were to sell for less, people might assume that it’s not as powerful (they would just happen to be right in this case).

        May 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm
        • Cicero Holmes

          Well said.

          May 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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