Insider CBOAT just unleashed a rumor confirming that we'll see an Xbox One Kinectless by Summer, selling for $/€ 400.
Crazy buttocks dropping truth bombs
a lot will depend on titanfall. If it fails to move some units then this will definitely be under consideration
Crazy Buttocks On A Train (CBOAT) i thought you were on a illegal run from the Mexic.....Microsoft Police force? Are you communicated to us from a Microsoft Jail?
I might have to buy one myself if that comes true.
Same here i would buy one if there no kinect but $350 would make more sense!
I agree. Like it or not, the X1 is less powerful then the $400 PS4, so a $350 Kinectless X1 would make more sense. They could do a $400 Kinectless X1, if they offered something more, like a 1TB HD.
Why don't both of you save it for the flies? Neither of you were ever considering to own an Xbox One so why bother typing "i would buy one if there no kinect but $350 would make more sense!" Every article that you comment on has something negative to say about the Xbox. If CBOAT spread a rumor that the console would be sold for $350 without Kinect, you'd probably say something like "I would buy one if they drop the price to $299. Pathetic, you are. Pretend that you can hear Yoda's voice while you read that last sentence.
Omegaheat Why so serious? Is it because they are stating facts about that Xbone. I wouldn't buy an Xbone, MS lost there chance because I already own the PS4. All my friends that own an Xbone are tired of getting boned by MS and selling their system to buy a PS4.
I predict a flip flop along the lines of kinect doesn't matter anymore OH COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!
Hmmm... I wasn't too excited about the Kinect when it was first announced but now I find myself frustrated when I have to pick up a remote to do anything on another TV. The XB1 will operate just fine without it but it's been so well utilized I don't think they should be taking it out. I would, however, love to hear some info on the rumors of a disc-less XB1 :)
Thank you. For all the people saying they would just as well push a button instead of voice really don't know what they are missing. I come from a day before remote controls on TVs. I used to have to get up and dial a knob on a tv. Hell, I used to use a phone with a cord on it. I gladly accept progression.
Really it's what MS needs. If they are indeed dropping Kinect then they must feel really troubled.
Just some troll trying to make as much noise as possible adding to the NPD noise being turned up due to Sony's weak offerings and lack of spotlight right now. Like he knew that info in that neogaf statement as if somebody from MSFT told him that. LMAO CBOAT is not an insider, CBOAT is a ghost account the Neogaf mods use to troll XBOX. Neogaf members were on to CBOAT and and the folks using the CBOAT account made up a bunch of rumors to distract gamers and media. MSFT said no over and over again and CBAOT reappears after NPD to spread more BS LOL. MSFT will not split up the fanbase the price drop will come from somewhere else or they will take a hit.
Sometimes I'm not even sure you know what your going on about.... I didn't mean the CBOAT, I meant your constant negativity towards Sony..... There is also a certain irony in the fact you point out an account that trolls... and another note, I don't know whether you noticed, Microsoft already split their fan base, it happened in May 2013.....
"Sony's weak offerings and lack of spotlight" - Those weak offerings are obviously not that bad and it just shows multi-plats are king if they are pulling ahead now with *weak offerings* what happens when they drop the bombs? Loooool lack of spotlight i think that bubble of yours needs more light. Edit - @TKCMuzzer I know. It's fun can't help it :p. @MorePowerOfGreen "CBOAT is not an insider" - But Mistermediax's insider is real lmaoooo even though he has never been right nefore. If I had to guess it you are probably mistermediax himself.
Don't bother, your just wasting your breath... @ Kayant I know , sometimes opportunities are hard to pass up....
I like the latest one from Mister X media that says 128MB of ESRAM. It's hilarious because the size required for that amount would be huge and completely unrealistic.
Enjoy them numbers Green, you deserve them. Look guys, mr Green has been around here for years, originally as Power Of Green...he's also had several other accounts that were all banned. This is my second account as I closed my original a few year ago. Also, Misterxmedia posts here as iMad. They are both crackpots and it's hilarious to read! It's a cult, no more no less....but yes, the latest esram/2 layer stuff is bordering on clinically insane!
Lol all your Xbox buddies who didn't even want the kinect will feel shafted for sure!
Hey LessPowerOfGreen please go humour us in the latest NPD sales and VGCharts articles for January sales. It may even be as humorous as what you just posted. Really the results speaks for itself so maybe it's time for some quiet time and private reconciliation and reminiscence with yourself and maybe then realise reality of the gaming scene. Maybe buy a console and play some games, the 360 may be a good start I can recommend for you. It will be very cheap "previously loved and cared for(2nd hand) and a lot of games are available cheaply. It should keep you busy for a while at least. This would be a good joke if it was not in reality so sad!
Why does it bother you so much if it were true? A lower price point would be more appealing to consumers.
Because then there will be less incentive for developers to make use of Kinect. If everyone has Kinect then there is no need to worry about how many consumers they're actually targeting.
You must have clicked on the wrong website we are not on the brainwashed mister x media blog here that spreads "news" of a fake insider. You know that guy who talks about that secret sauce and that it's all tactic from MS to make the console look weaker and not telling devs about the true power of the console and the stacked chip.
Spin it brother!
Will microsoft really do that? They spent millions on kinect and redoing the controller. But they have a lot of catching up to do. What if Sony drops the price? What will MS do?
This WILL happen. Oh my goodness.
If people buy 800 tablets then price is not an issue for xbox its the console itself
Give me the white Xbox with one TB HDD, blue-ray drive and Kinect included for 400 and you got a sale from me MS.
Pretty much as expected. E3 pricedrop if the numbers are still bad.
180 degrees of separation confimned! This could damage Microsoft even more, because now you're showing a complete lack of confidence in your own product as well as telling consumers that Kinects wasn't needed at all, even tho on many occasions you said it was! What would happen as far as the snap feature, skype, facial recognition? Because those features would become useless without Kinect. The Xbox1 would essentially become the PS4 underpowered little brother! And even buying Kinects separate would pose problems for Microsoft because of pricing; too much no one buys it! Too low a price, Microsoft stands to lose exorbitant amounts of money. This is what happens with poor planning, all in an attempt to try to overshadow the competitor.
It will need to be cheaper than PS4 to have a chance at a comeback. $400 for the more gaming-centric ps4 will keep X1 at bay for a while yet.
Exactly, $400 is still too much for the weaker console with cheaper and less powerful RAM and GPU. With Kinect gone, the cheaper hardware of the Xbone should allow for a price lower than PS4, at say $350.
I would think that would annoy the first day buyers especially if they feel like that was forced on.
If this actually comes to pass: - to everyone who was indoctrinated by Microsoft, constantly saying things like "Kinect is integrated into the system! It cannot be removed! Are you stupid?! Kinect is Microsoft's VISION! It's the future!" I wanna say---ahh screw it. Reality proved my point for me. See ya, Kinect. We hardly knew ya.
Isn't this the same guy who said titanfall alpha is final textures and that it would run in 720p? I feel like they would cut the price before they cut Kinect
Honest question all those who bought an X1 at launch how would you feel this if it;s ttrue??Seems like it would be a big slap to early adopters.
don't think they would mind at all. they're used to being the guinea pigs.
I kinda already got a Kinectless Xbox One-- the damned thing broke, (Kinect not connected error), the second day I owned it. It shipped out this morning & I'll be without a Kinect for a while now. I'm disappointed about this to say the least--doh!
Desperate time calls for desperate measures. The NPD figures are just so damning!
i know alot of guys who refused to upgrade to an xbx one cos of the 499 price tag,if this turns out true,i would love to see how it affects sales besides it would be 399 in us and 359 in uk (with a game included)...damn i hope the white version is released too.
Microsoft said they would never do this, that the Kinect is an integral part of the Xbone. It's not like Microsoft never did a 180 on its "essential" policies...
They have to make the dashboard 100% less awful, too. Drop all the convoluted nonsense, along with the Kinect and the price, and I might consider getting one. Wouldn't hurt to have both consoles. Microsoft could release a game I wanna play eventually.
It is really rather telling that 90% of the comments on this are from PS4 fan boys. Quite simply 3 months sales is not anywhere near enough of an indicator to remove the Kinect even if the sales were poor which they are not. The console is selling at record numbers, the game attach rate is excellent, and they are not selling the console at a loss. There is simply zero reason to remove the Kinect. Here is a scenario for you: The web has been assaulted with nothing but positives for the Xbox for several weeks now i.e improved SDK, games moving towards graphical parity, developers coming out and saying there will be very little real difference in the games, TitanFall hype coming out the wazoo, TitanFall Beta just started to much acclaim, console sales are still good even though we are in the worst part of the year for sales, Halo 2, 3, and 4 are coming to Xbox One, indies aer coming out saying [email protected] is great, etc. Meanwhile the PS4 has had little in the way of good news for several weeks now. Infamous is coming but it has not been very hyped (I personally think it will be a great game), lots of negative articles about PSNow, and The Order 1886, and just a general lack of any really exciting news. Sounds like a really good time to me for a nasty rumor about the Xbox to appear in a lame attempt deflate the hyped spirits of Xbox owners and attempt to scare of potential Xbox One buyers by rumoring a cheaper Kinectless version. And the PS fan boys claim that Xbox fans are the masters of spin. Absolutely the most hilarious, desperate, and sad pile of bologna I have read yet. Whatever keeps you exited girls. Your beloved PS4 certainly doesn't seem to be able to keep your attention. ROFLMFAO this is better than comedy central.
Come to think of it, why are Sony fans here? There presence only proves just how popular the Xbox One is. Just look at how little comments get left in the Playstation zone articles. Playstation 4 fans don't even like their own home, so they go stinking up the Xbox One zone. Shame on you.
Options are nice but the kinect is awesome especially with xbox fitness I just wanna see more insanity or p90x on there. Xbox one go to titanfall !!!!
They really need to just drop the price to $399 and leave everything in.
$400 still to much for an under powered console relative to PS4. Should come in at $350 without Kinect since it has cheaper and weaker memory and GPU compared to PS4.
face it there will never be a kinectless X1.... maybe a disc less but nothing without X1
Awesome. They supposedly designed a console around Kinect and made it integral to the design but now they are dropping it. Microsoft is a shining example of conviction and follow through this generation.
"CBOAT: Xbox One Kinectless For 400 By Summer" This is not and can not be true. What a slap in the face to all the X1 buyers at launch. So now I guess game devs really are not going to be making any great must have games that you'll need a spy cam for. Geewiz if this is true then it's just one lie after another from Microsoft. Next they'll remove the disk drive so the xbots will buy digital games.
what if Phill Harrison was CBOAT??? he did work for sony once before. it could be the old trojan horse.
Desperate MS? Take the skin off of a rotten banana. It's still a rotten banana.
If Microsoft does this then they will infuriate a ton of early adopters. I was expecting them to drop the price but not do it by ecluding Kinect from ghe package.
I wonder who needs an "insider" to know it. Price cut is necessary. SONY did it too with ps3 after few months. I doubt that they will put away the kinect.
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