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Submitted by sam_job 744d ago | rumor

Senior publishing source confirms new, cheaper Xbox One release for 2014

Microsoft will release a cheaper Xbox One this year, a well-respected source has told VG247, apparently confirming this week’s leaks out of Redmond. (Xbox One)

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GamerXD  +   744d ago
The price cut would definitely help, but I think they won't profit if they cut the price to $400, they'd better release X1 w/o the shitty Kinect.

But really, a price cut would definitely fire up X1 sales.
christocolus  +   744d ago
I agree it would really push sales,i know a few people who have refused to upgrade, they've been waiting for ms to release a cheaper model before getting one but kinect is an awesome device.i rather ms find some other alternative to reduce the price than removing it from the box.
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Burrito26a   744d ago | Off topic | show
abzdine  +   744d ago
even cheaper in the end of the day the console with best games and best tech will win.
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Rainstorm81  +   744d ago
The system with the best games will win....not a fanboy statement but more a gamer statement.

When has it not been that way? Maybe the Wii but even then they had unique high quality games
Eonjay  +   744d ago
If they get rid of the blu-ray and replace it with a 1TB and get rid of Kinect they may be able to get to 399.99. How will Sony respond? Is a 299 PS4 incoming?

Behold the power of competition!
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ZodTheRipper  +   744d ago
I'm not sure how effective a price cut would be. PS4 is still more powerful and by the time this price cut hits it has probably lots of first party exclusives announced ...would people want the X1 in such a scenario? And would it still be profitable for Microsoft? But I guess they'd do anything to defend their marketshare at this point.
Septic  +   744d ago
I say stick with your guns with Kinect MS. You took a risk now see your plans through.
abzdine  +   744d ago
i know this is business but MS have no honor. they always said Kinect best thing ever for living room x1 cannot work without it tomorrow they claim absolute opposite.
i hate people with no consistency in what they are saying and even for a 100bucks SKU i will never buy it by principe.
truefan1  +   744d ago
As long as its near the holiday 2014 I don't mind that I paid $600 for my bundle. My current games are just to hold me over as I stand by for Titanfall. As far as you all talking about Kinect, all I ask is that you not base it off of the kinect for the 360. Kinect is easily the second most important aspect of an Xb1. Talking to your system is pretty amazing and a great way to show off when you have company. Don't be so quick to down the Kinect, do you notice how you don't ever really hear XB1 gamers complaining about it.
scott182  +   744d ago
I think both companies would be smart to release a blu ray drive-less system for less.
Giul_Xainx  +   744d ago
Can you believe Microsoft is seeking legal action against the leaker? Seriously this is someone who is a fan of Microsoft leaking out information for something that he loves. Playstation has internet holes everywhere in their meeting rooms... but microsoft has lawyers covering the exits of their own offices.
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miyamoto  +   743d ago
The early adopters are so screwed and burn so soon?
Wow just wow!
Talk about early buyer's remorse!
Nice damage control move M$... screwing your most loyal customers is another bad 180 move.
I am sure the early adopters are gonna be really happy.
insomnium2  +   743d ago
I said this would happen weeks if not months ago.
ObiWanaTokie  +   743d ago
Burrito i just LAWL'd so hard, bubble for you!
vulcanproject  +   743d ago
If they removed Kinect and reduced the price I would certainly consider buying an Xbox One sooner rather than later down the line.

If they remove the disc drive, that's the worst 'value' I could imagine. Leaving you at the complete mercy of Microsoft and their publishers for the pricing of games and content digitally.

I couldn't imagine much worse a scenario at the moment than a disc drive less Xbox One.
Manic2014  +   744d ago
I don't think its a price cut but they are releasing an alternative model with a cheaper value, i think it may be without kinect as that's the best way to reduce the price of the console.
TomShoe  +   744d ago
Unfortunately for MS, there's really nothing else on the XBO they could cut without taking huge losses a la Sony pre 2009.

It's impossible to cut anything on the XBO without pissing someone off.

Just slash the price? Piss off MS higher ups and lose money.

No Blu-ray drive? Piss off retailers and anyone without internet.

No Kinect? Piss off developers and get called a hypocrite.

If they were smart, they'd just bite the bullet and drop the Kinect, since it seems like the lesser of two evils.


Blu-ray drives normally cost about $30 for companies, because of deals with manufacturers.
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T2  +   744d ago
It's been pretty much confirmed that this will be a digital only device, still with kinect but no optical drive for 399... still not worth it. still has kinect.
Also what about all those people who shelled out 499?? I want to know how they feel, less than a year later if it drops 100 bucks!
hellzsupernova  +   744d ago
@joecanada they will bleed money on feet retry console sold a blu ray drive does not cost Microsoft 100$ plus they would up the hdd to 1tb.

Although Microsoft can afford to lose money
GameSpawn  +   743d ago

Microsoft can afford to loose money BUT the Xbox gaming division cannot. Investors have been clamoring for reasons to cut the Xbox brand loose from Microsoft because they don't believe the investment is worth what it has cost so far.

Without Microsoft's money coffers as a safety net the Xbox brand would quickly wither and die.
aiBreeze  +   744d ago
It depends how they cut the price really.. I have a feeling Microsoft won't drop the kinect and dropping anything else will just risk functionality imho. Lower capacity HD? No Blu ray drive? If they cut them out before kinect, they'll just be shooting themselves in the foot again.
darx  +   744d ago
No Kinect and no Blu Ray would work for me. I'm a digital only type of guy.
darksky  +   744d ago
It would be hilarious if they release one with no Bluray. How many fools will buy one and realise afterwards that they can't play their movies or buy used games?
darx  +   744d ago
@ dark

For what it's worth I do not own one DVD or BLU RAY movie and nor do I ever rent them. Can't tell you the last time I bought a used game. I use patience and wait for price drops and if it is must have I will pick up day one. And must haves for me are, at best, 2-3 games a year. So it isn't all that funny!
Outlaw1986  +   743d ago
@darx the problem is u would have to wait for the prices of games to go on sale in the Xbox live store. Where if u had a disk drive u would be able to get the sale from any retailer and the Xbox live store normally charges msrp. In the long run u would save money still with the disc drive.
Jihaad_cpt  +   743d ago
Microsoft is running out of feet. Shoot themselves in the knee
aiBreeze  +   743d ago
^^^ How can they be shot in the knee? There is too many arrows there! We'll have to settle with the thigh.
OrangePowerz  +   744d ago
I would get one if Kinect is dropped and it costs maximum 400.
Burrito26a  +   744d ago
Rainstorm81  +   744d ago
I agree at most id pay is 400 and even then I need to be assured they won't only focus on Gears Halo and Fable and Forza

While I want to play the new Fable Gears and Halo, my X1 will be used for exclusives only so those are not enough to justify a purchase....I do want Project Spark and Titanfall tho

Can't wait to see this years E3 unveils
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jackanderson1985  +   744d ago
while they'd make a loss on the box itself their attach rate is looking very good and that's where the majority of the money is made in the console business
Magicite  +   744d ago
first of all they must be able to predict whether price cut will actually increase revenue and profit.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   744d ago
Would such a early price cut not be a kick in the face to the loyal Xbox supporters who have already bought a Xbox1? Or are Xbox fanboys wanting to best Sony so badly that they would be willing to eat the $100.00(if that is what the price cut is).
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VENOMACR1227  +   744d ago
Explain why it's shitty? I doubt you've even used it. I'll be the first to admit, I didn't want the Kinect because I never thought I'd use it. I figured I'd just hide it away and when someone broke theirs I could sell mine, put it on eBay, something like that. But the more I use it, the more I like it. Not having to wear a headset for online gaming, awesome picture quality on Skype, not having to go to the dashboard to setup a party, being able to unsnap apps without having to manually go in and do it via controller. That's just a couple things I use it for.

To call it shitty is just being ignorant.
AnthonyF123  +   744d ago
They will release this without a disk drive there will still be kinect.
JustPlay4  +   743d ago
This would be funny, it like there saying we lost it not worth 499 after all which is sad
ShadowKingx  +   743d ago
i agree i think if they just gave you the option to buy without kinect, yes your missing the main feature but we should be able to decide for ourselves on that, not MS
showtimefolks  +   743d ago
it would be very interesting to see how a $399 xbox one compete with ps4. I think a $399 xbox one without kinect and Titanfall bundled in could give sony a run for it money

But is MS willing to bail on Kinect 2 this early? when so much R&D went into improving it.

I still think sony has a big enough advantage and in 2014 some huge blockbusters coming along with a stronger console.

Competition is great for healthy business and best for consumers
NextGen24Gamer  +   743d ago
They will release an Xbox One with a SOUND BAR, minus the Kinnect Camera. That will cut the price of the system down to close to $400 dollars. Pretty smart of them. The most used feature of the Kinnect is the voice commands anyway. Though I like the fact that my console recognizes me when I come into the room and logs me in. It's so easy to use voice to navigate, I rarely use hand gestures...Though when on the internet, hand gestures work great. I prefer having both, but the new SOUND BAR will keep kinnects best features at a cheaper price.
Ps4Console  +   743d ago
There doing it to coincide with Titanfall very cleverly done , though I won't be getting an Xbox One but to those who do I hope you all have great fun .
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BakPAin  +   743d ago
Hey man thanks! I'll definitely be enjoying it. Enjoy your PS4! I'll be joining the darkside(that what me and my dudes call playstation platform)soon enough!
ITPython  +   743d ago
It amazes me that people are saying "Stick to your guns MS, keep the Kinect bundled!"

Seriously... why? Why should people be forced to pay extra for something they may not want, need, or ever use? If I had an XB1, the Kinect would still be in the consoles box and I would never consider using it for a second. Not only because I wouldn't want MS, the NSA, or a clever hacker having a birds eye view of me and my home anytime they please. But secondly, I find the concept of talking and giving commands to an inanimate device absolutely asinine. Plus it gives MS an excuse to have a crappy UI since the voice commands can be used to navigate quicker.

But here's the worst part of it, if MS does as these people say, and they make sure every console is sold with a Kinect, then what does that mean? Perhaps devs will start using it and incorporating crucial gameplay features to it... which also means that for those people who refuse to use the Kinect, will be FORCED to use it in order to play certain games.

Making Kinect as critical to playing a game as a controller is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard. And I feel bad for those who don't want to use Kinect but are forced to when they play their favorite game because it is REQUIRED to actually play the game.

Yeah but sorry, Kinect needs to be OPTIONAL in every aspect, including in games that may utilize it for certain features. This is good because if devs make some really neat strides in a game that uses Kinect, people can buy one if they want to ENHANCE their experience. But if somebody doesn't care about enhancements, they should still be able to play the game without it and have no loss of function.

Forcing Kinect with every console gives devs the idea that they can incorporate features that require Kinect because they know everybody has one, and if you don't want to use Kinect, you will be absolutely screwed.

MS would be making a huge mistake if they don't offer a Kinect-less version.
JasonKCK  +   743d ago
Agree that it would help the X1 in price. A bit of a gamble having no disc drive but I guess we wait and see. We should get an early glimpse of how a disc less console will do when Steam Machine launches. If it works for Steam, it may work for MS.

Apparently it's not a good idea to be pro Xbox in Xbox news anymore. The Xbox section should just be renamed to the Xbox bashing section.
MonChiChi  +   744d ago
Well now, that was quick enough. Just hope it's not gutted compared to original.
Magicite  +   744d ago
They might sell a model without kinect, gamepad, HDD (but with built-in flash storage), HDMI cable. That would reduce price quite a little.
MonChiChi  +   744d ago
I would like to think they would sell a kinectless model, but with all the marketing and backing for the kinect, it is hard for me to truly believe that is what we will see. TBH the disc less route seems almost the more likely way it turns out.

I just hope if they decide this route that nothing else is also sacrificed and that they continue to produce the original model.
Fil101  +   744d ago
interesting but me personally am still not interested as I already own the better console which is the ps4
JeffGUNZ   744d ago | Trolling | show
Ps4Console  +   743d ago
Your are a fanboy , I own a Ps4 & adore it but I'am not saying I have a better console than you grow up .
Like Comedian Harry Enfiled sketch "We Are Considerably Rich Than You" !
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Why o why  +   744d ago
Its needed.. Doesn't matter how well people here say its selling, ms want it to sell more then 'well'

I guess we'll have to wait and see when and if this actually happens. As not to stunt sales, Ms will deny it unti it happens. Seems early to be talking about sales but in business you do what you must. In the grand scheme of things, we're the beneficiaries if the console many are complaining is too expensive, comes down in price if you wanted it of course...

Edit..... if sony said they'll drop the price lower than it already is, do you think those who don't own wouldn't be pleased? Like I said, its early but maybe ms want quicker sales and feel that sonys price is swaying potential custom away
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snookiegamer  +   744d ago
How about a smaller sleeker redesign to go along with that price cut.

I would prefer Kinect removed than an optical drive. You can always pick up Kinect as an add-on.
guyman  +   744d ago
Mmmmmm sounds good, hope it ships to South Africa not too long after it releases, I'll definitely consider buying a cheaper Xbox one
liquidhalos  +   744d ago
No way man, a further gimped version of an already power gimped original Xbox One sold at the same price of the ps4? Not a million years. Sa gamers are ripped off enough by telkom let alone allowing ms to join in. Ps4 for me
Jihaad_cpt  +   743d ago
Have to agree I'm waiting for another shipment of PS4s to release in SA so some of my friends can join me on PS4
guyman  +   743d ago
Yea that's true. I have a ps4 already though... I jshould have mentioned that initially
aiBreeze  +   744d ago
Halo 2 AE... PLEASE BE TRUE!! And please contain a completely untouched mp too. If they do that, I'll definitely be buying an Xbox One for it.
Rainstorm81  +   744d ago
I doubt the MP will be untouched, while i loved HaloCE AE...but many of the classic mp maps were missing which hurt
aiBreeze  +   744d ago
Halo CE AE was ruined though because of the fact they just added mp maps for Halo Reach. They done that in fear of Reach population dropping. Seeing how Halo 4 is currently doing, they probably won't have the same problem because most of the people who are craving for their Halo 2 MP fix quit that game a long long time ago.
rmedtx  +   744d ago
Why does Microsoft keep releasing consoles that are not 100% compatible with all games? Do you remember when they released a 360 with very limited disk space that made some games impossible to install? I don't a disk-less console is the solution. Just lose the kinect.
mydyingparadiselost  +   744d ago
If it's the disc less version then I could see MS having a lot of trouble selling it, especially after the fiascos from before the launch.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   744d ago
Damn already a price drop?? LOL
Fishy Fingers  +   744d ago
Most consoles get their first price cut within year one. Some just need it more than others.

Edit: for those that disagree, PS3 is a good example, UK released March, price drop Oct (7 months)
Original Xbox, released Nov, price drop May (7 months).

All depends on how your selling compared to the competition, they've all done it when needed.
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InTheLab  +   744d ago
The console had already been out in other regions for five months as it launched on the 23rd of March in the UK, which means it took a year for a price cut on the dead 20gig model.

A price cut for the X1 so soon is a sign of trouble.
Fishy Fingers  +   744d ago
Nice try, but the US PS3 saw a price drop after only 5 months. Released Nov, price drop April.

Of course, any price drop is a sign of trouble, you don't drop the price if your hitting sales targets. Common sense.

I'm simply trying to be objective.
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Rainstorm81  +   744d ago
PS3 was 600$ til October....they only changed HDD sizes and had a 500$ and 600$ sku from launch until Oct 2007

While that is still within its first year it damn sure wasn't April
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Fishy Fingers  +   744d ago
Ah I got the information from that very link. Clearly states April. Either way, are you suggesting they merely introduced a cheaper SKU? Exactly what this rumour suggests MS plan to do. So the scenario is the same.

Frankly, this is getting far more in depth than needed. My point was it's not uncommon to see a price drop in the first year. You've shown that accurate.
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come_bom  +   744d ago
If I'm not mistaken, the PS3 got a 200€ price drop in the first year or so. It's pretty normal if a console is not selling as well as the developer expects.

As for the X1, I don't think it's selling that well outside the USA/UK markets. I expect a price drop on the X1 sooner or later (in the first year). Ideally for them would be a Kinectless X1 for 350€.
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jay2  +   744d ago
I'll have to get one with a dvd drive due to my shit net connection :( But not getting it till QB and SSOD anyway.
Thatlalala  +   744d ago
No disc drive. Only way. Wasn't this leaked already or was that deemed BS? Hard to see them drop Kinect, that's the future they have invested in, they want everyone to have it. Sure a Xbone can work without it, but it feels naked.
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JeffGUNZ  +   744d ago
Kinect isn't going anywhere. The console was built around it. The system is selling at a higher rate then they anticipated prior to launch, so it's a big success for them. It will keep kinect for the long haul I suppose.
SilentGuard  +   743d ago
really, its built around it? Than how is it possible for the console to function just fine with it unplugged?
JeffGUNZ  +   743d ago
The entire thing is built with its integration is that better? Obviously it can function without it but you get the best of it with it. I can cut an Olympic runners leg off and he can still walk but he's not as strong without it.
Bathyj  +   744d ago
Will no Bluray really save a hundred bucks? I mean how much can they really cost now days. Putting a 1tb in would cost more than dropping Bluray would save them I think it at least, it wouldn't save a great deal. Not a hundred bucks.
jmac53  +   744d ago
Considering games are now reaching 50gb they better have a 1TB drive.
Jihaad_cpt  +   743d ago
So they remove Blu-ray drive shave off maybe $50 dollars and add a more expensive HDD. I doubt they will price match the PS4 without removing the Kinect
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BG11579  +   743d ago
Exactly, not to say that they would have to increase the disk size.
People think that MS by going digital will reduce the price of games, they got this all wrong. They will try to regain money lost with software sales (games, dlc and service).
So at this point, no price cut and no retail for use games, is the DRM back or what?
deadfrag  +   744d ago
Discless is a no go for me!Kinect less ok!
XiSasukeUchiha  +   744d ago
Discless what was MS thinking? Most gamers want Kinectless and admittedly I as well but discless is worse just lose kinect see your sales go up!
thexmanone  +   744d ago
"Most gamers want Kinectless"

How can you say this. Are you talkng about the PS fans who trash talk the Xbox one here on N4G or the mabee 300 people over at the xbox forums. casual gamers > hardcor gamers. Do you have a link?
LAWSON72  +   744d ago
Has to have a disc drive or I am still not interested. I wont lie though I have a soft spot for awesome looking white electronics
jacksjus  +   744d ago
Maybe they will follow in Sony's footsteps and make the new cheaper model more powerful than the current. I really don't see the point in going cheaper if it's not going to close the performance gap.
LAWSON72  +   744d ago
Oh get over yourself the system is priced perfectly fine as long as you are a huge fan of Kinect (which is not cheap) and take advantage of its TV functionality something a family could take advantage of in a living room. The system does more than the PS4 and that is a fact.

The problem is most gamers dont give a crap about either of these functions and they need a cheaper option like maybe 1TB version w/o Kinect for $400 or maybe -$50 for 500GB HDD.
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TristanPR77  +   744d ago
A price cut so early Wow. This may help the Console in sales but not enough to outsell the PS4. The price cut does not make the console more powerful so the PS4 still have the advantage.
LAWSON72  +   744d ago
Not necessarily a price cut but maybe a different package for a different audience. Would be a smart move however eliminating the disc drive does not sound appealing.
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Clarence  +   744d ago
Xbone is a botched console. M$ have been playing catchup to Sony ever since the PS4 was announced. This gen will belong to Sony.
patrik23  +   744d ago
But but x360 fanboys told me that xbox one is selling really well. why would they cut the price?
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   744d ago
That wont be enough because lets not can do a price cut too later on. OUCH LOL
LAWSON72  +   744d ago
Would be much more negative for PS4 because it is pretty much barebones,while the Xbone can ditch features mostly kinect related.
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RealtorMDandDC  +   743d ago
What is so bare bones about the PS4? Because you can plug a cable box into an X1 makes it special? Or is it Kinect? None of these buzz words matter to me.

I do not want to talk to inanimate objects and I'm a cord cutter. So I will never be part of the cable community ever again.

Did not like the direction Microsoft went when they unveil the X1. And everything they are doing is just proving they have made all the wrong moves since the start of this generation.

I was an Xbox fan ID KMJFNIGUY. Had original Xbox & 360. Got raid of my 360 when MS stop making games that I want to play for my 360 (my disc drive broke and would not open)and plus PS3 online was free at the time.

Side note: For all the people who are proclaiming that Xbox One is the definitive all purpose entertainment device is funny.

Because the PS3 did everything the Xbox One does today except for the ability to attach a HDMI device to it. And the PS3 did it better imo.
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LAWSON72  +   743d ago
The Xbone has a Kinect that is $100-$150 and is not really required. The PS4 does not come with an add on like that. The Xbone would technically be sold for around the same price while the PS4 would literally have to be sold at a lower price because nothing can be left out of the package. Whoever disagrees with this has some serious problems because what I say is true.

Learn what barebones is, "basic elements or essentials". The PS4 can be called barebones because all it includes is everything needed to work while the Xbone has the extra Kinect. Thus, the Xbone can ditch the none essential in maybe a different package and still sell for same price it is worth, while the PS4 cant eliminate any extras without actually lowering the cost of the system.
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quenomamen  +   744d ago
Prob be discless version, now you're just a renter of your games you never really own them. What MS wanted all along.
Gamer666  +   744d ago
That is BS. So, why do people buy PSN and XBLA games if they are only rentals?

There is no difference between buying a PSN or XBLA game digitally and a full retail game digitally. In both scenarios you are not limited on playing the game.

Your only limitations come in your ability to re-sell or trade the game. You buy, and you will always own it.
cyhm3112  +   744d ago
not gonna help a lot.
Puppy_Farts  +   744d ago
I would get one if it's cheaper and lost the Kinect. Can anyone who has it confirm whether or not having cable integrated makes a huge difference? I don't have cable (I use streaming services), so i'm curious if it's a "must" to have with this system. Thanks!
Gamer666  +   744d ago
Cable integration makes no difference in the gaming experience. I do not have mine connected to cable and everything else works just fine.
Puppy_Farts  +   744d ago
Awesome, thanks for the response.
Gamer666  +   744d ago

Also, I have two X1's. One, I do not have Kinect on. And the other I do. All games work fine without Kinect connected (as long as they are not Kinect centric games such as Fighter Within, Just Dance, and Zumba). Deadrising, Forza, Ryse, etc. all play just fine without Kinect.
Puppy_Farts  +   744d ago
Gamer666: Thanks for the additional info, the only reason why I mentioned a Kinect-less preference is because I already have a PS4 camera on top of my TV, but I guess I could always take it down. =)
Jsoc  +   743d ago
I have it and I took my cable box off because you always have to have the Xbox one on to watch TV ... If you turn off your Xbone you can't watch TV... The Kinect does not listen to you all the time and my wife was getting fustrated . They should of put a standby pass thru.. I think MS will be screwed because if they do take out the Kinect it will piss off the gamers that have one now .. Because a game Dev. Is not going to waste the time and money on a function that gamers don't have. So there damned if they do and damned if they don't . And if they take out the Blue-ray it won't drop the price that much . You can a cheap blue -ray for less than $30. And that whole message of having a All IN ONE console goes out the door. And the whole DRM deal comes up again ... IMO.
giovonni  +   744d ago
I think releasing a kinect-less system kills the integrity of the xboxone. When PS3 was going through the same growing pains they didn't eliminate blu ray , they just made a cheaper hardware a few months after the system's release, but of course the hypocrites will judge MS harshly and make it sound like they are desperate.

The ones calling for Kinect are the ones who haven't spent anytime with it to really know what they are missing out on. I have enjoyed it this is not to say they won't make an sku with out it, but the ones calling for it have little to no time spent with kinect and don't plan on buying it anyway

Games like project Spark, Kinect Sports D3, head tracking, and voice commands for future games coming make me appreciate a different experience then the norm controller only input. Also, the added things they can do with Kinect are exciting too. Fear and difficulty based upon bpms and facial expressions.

Sony decided to play it safe this time around, and that's fine. All MS has to do is introduce the games and slowly people will gravitate to xboxone. I see MS picking up steam once the hype of Sony is done
SilentGuard  +   743d ago
great, you like Kinect. Let the rest of us that don't have the option to buy an Xbox without it. Would rather have the extra $100 in my pocket than the few gimmicks Kinect provides. Its already an optional device anyway if you keep it unplugged.
giovonni  +   743d ago
you mean those same few gimmicks that are found and praised on the ps4?
lol, spare me the bs. If it really was gimmicky the competition wouldn't try to follow suit.
Share your experience of xboxone's Kinect with me please. I'm curious to how it all went, because the ones who have honestly used it enjoy it. Those who have no clue about it scream gimmicky
SilentGuard  +   743d ago
what gimmicks does the kinect offer that are being praised on the PS4? If anything is being praised its the fact that the PS4 camera is optional to buy. There may be games and UI features that take advantage of Kinect, but none of them are mandatory or neccessary. Why require everyone to buy a Kinect when not everyone cares to play Kinect Sports Rivals, use Skype, or use voice to navigate the UI? There is no intelligent or logical argument to require Kinect be sold in every box.
giovonni  +   743d ago
it's voice controls are, but since Sony doesn't market the device you wouldn't know that, would you? This is the point I am trying to make Sony is playing it safe. Rumble isn't mandatory, but it adds to the emersion. Same as kinect, it adds to the emersion, and just like rumble can be turned off but you lose out on the emersion. games like Just dance, project spark, d3, and others add a different level of gaming when used with Kinect.

Your biggest issue isn't Kinect its the fact you have to pay 100 dollars extra for it, but the xbox1 does more than the ps4 hard to believe I know. If you don't like Kinect sports don't buy it, as simple as that. I bet if xboxone was 299.99 you'd get it with no issues what so ever. You'd just unplug the kinect, which you wouldn't, you'd be using the voice commands coming back saying " man, this is actually good." just like the others that had doubts about it and gave it a fair chance.
jmac53  +   744d ago
Sales are going to plummet after people hear about this. The stars are just not aligned for MS this past year.
killzone619  +   744d ago
MS wont get rid of the kinect because it's what makes the xbox one an all in one system.

Hence the name "xbox ONE"
BenqMagician  +   744d ago
Actually in some way isn't the Wii U all in one system(tablet controller support, intuitive motion control using the Wii Remote, and Nintendo TVii). I want a Kinect less XB1.
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josephayal  +   744d ago
Disc-Less? MEH!
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   744d ago
IMO the only people who wants a kinectless X1 are the people who don't own or didn't plan on buying it anyway. The Kinect works great with the exception of the "Xbox on" command. MS would be a fool to remove kinect. MS if anything should just find another way to drop the price without a Kinect sacrifice.
BenqMagician  +   744d ago
I want a kinectless X1( yes I did buy Kinect for 360 didn't like it). I would buy a XB1 tomorrow morning if I could buy it without Kinect(I do plan too buy a XB1 but without Kinect because there no way too justify paying 499 for a console that doesn't have better specs then ps4. Would anybody pay $100 more for a computer that has a weaker graphics card I don't think so. Where's the value in the XB1? It's not $499 but $399 I am fine with that.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   744d ago
How can u ask where's the value in the X1 when you don't even own it? You clearly haven't spent a significant amount of time with the X1 or Kinect because if u had you would see the value in Kinect along with the X1. Ans since when does more power equal fun? The Xbox was more powerful than the ps1 but obviously power didn't matter. The ps3 and 360 were more powerful than the Wii but the Wii outsold them both. Again IMO mostly those who own a X1 see the value in Kinect. I have tons of friends who actually OWN the X1 and none of them cared about the price or had a major issue with Kinect. When you actually own it or spend a great deal of time with it then u can judge it until then your "no value" argument is null and void.
giovonni  +   743d ago
what? How can you question the value of something with no experience on it? You don't own one, and i'm sure you haven't used it long enough to form any kind of valid opinion of it. Those who have spent the time have nothing but praise for it with little frustration, I know I haven't used a remote in months and enjoy the emersion brought with it.

hell the specs for a ps2 wasn't better than xbox, but I'm sure you found a reason why not to buy an xbox clearly it was the more powerful

yes I would buy a computer with a weaker graphics card.. if it does more, then hell yeah! I own a apple laptop I paid 1000 dollars for and the graphic card sucks, but I can do more on it than I could buying a cheaper computer with a powerful graphic card.

so if they offered a xbox1 for 399 with a kinect would you buy it then?
SilentGuard  +   743d ago
wrong...I would buy one without Kinect at a $100 lower price point. Have owned original Xbox and 360 but have no interest in Kinect and will not buy into it. It's already optional to unplug so why not make it optional to buy
giovonni  +   743d ago
because there are games that take advantage of it like project spark, d3,
kinect sports, just dance, etc voice control to navigate the screen and to snap tv and other apps. Its optional to unplug because
a small group of people complained about being spied on. those same people weren't planning on getting it anyway. You already have a system that caters to you so enjoy that one.
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