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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 216d ago | news

You Can Get an Xbox One with Kinect for $399 Right Now

CraveOnline: "Are you waiting for the Xbox One kinect-less $399 SKU to drop before you invest in Microsoft's latest console? Why do that if you can pay the same price and get a Kinect?" (Xbox One)

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TheDevil15inallofus  +   216d ago
You hear that? It's the sound of death knell......
Clown_Syndr0me  +   216d ago
If Xbox One failed that would be a terrible thing. Xbox and Playstation have evolved alot over the last few years as they are constantly pushing each other forward, competing for that top spot.

If new features, great sales etc come to one console the other is forced to act.

Imagine if there was only one good console on the market, why should they offer great deals? Why should they release constant updates and improvements?

Xbox and Playstation need each other.

@Konsoru I know they come and go, but I don't know of a time there was only one console on the market.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   216d ago
Console makers have been coming and going since the start of this business. If Microsoft or Sony went out of business, the console market will still go on.

I'm sure people felt the same way about Atari and Sega.
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InTheLab  +   216d ago
I don't believe that. Who pushed the PS2 and PS1? It certainly wasn't Xbox.

Someone will fill the void should Xbox fold but playstation only needs competition to show why it's better than the competition.
Pogmathoin  +   216d ago
Considering PS1 and 2 were out before xbox, your point is useless, PS4 is a direct result of 360.... Forced Sony to talk to developers and fanbase....... But no doubt you will deny deny deny........
RockmanII7  +   216d ago
Yea because Nintendo 64 didn't push the PS1 and Gamecube+Xbox didn't push the PS2, right?
darx  +   216d ago
Sony will be out before MS if that day was to come.
Boody-Bandit  +   216d ago
You know I keep hearing this
"Sony will be out before MS if that day was to come."

from some members of this site. Sony's gaming division is profitable. You don't hear anyone at Sony talking about selling off or getting out of the gaming industry. The same can't be said about MS. Their shareholders have been complaining for years they want out of the gaming industry.

Why is that? Because MS is still in the red (billions) from their gaming division. They have never recouped what they invested and they are still throwing money to the wind this generation.

Regardless of your companies financial situation. You can only throw money at a division not recouping the investment for so long until the plug is pulled. The only way Sony leaves the gaming industry is if Sony themselves go bankrupt. That's not going to happen any time soon. On the other hand if MS doesn't turn things around soon you will start seeing more and more articles about their shareholders unrest.

On topic:
This is the move, Xbox One with Kinect for $399, MS should've made instead of a SKU without Kinect. I think that might've made a significant impact. XBOX ONE without Kinect for $399 wont cause much of a dent. You could get an X1 with Kinect and TitanFall included for $449 and that didn't sell much. I think MS is missing a real option here yet again.

1 step forward 2 steps back is what appears they have been doing since the X1 was announced. They need to go for it 110% and not keep taken half measures.
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kreate  +   216d ago
u know ...
in some ways, its better to deal with microsoft.

if microsoft decides to drop the xbox division.
i could picture apple coming in and competing.
and with companies like apple, they'll probably sue sony for patent infringment and take them out just so they can dominate the market with apple console.

something about rectangle shapes and rounded corners .... just saying.

lets just keep the PSx1-u for now.
adorie  +   216d ago
Sounds like the clearance of existing bundles to me.
Bigpappy  +   216d ago
I don't think so. This is just one store. M$ has not said they will discontinue the Kinect bundle, they just said they will introduce a Kinect-less sku at a lower price to give buyers a choice.

They just show 5 in stock and are in-store only.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   216d ago
In for one.
No_Limit  +   216d ago
Actually, only a small percentage of people can get this deal as the company that is running the sales is doing it in-store only and there are only around 25 stores available in a few select States.
HollywoodLA  +   216d ago
Can't.. I maxed out my credit card. Also, no games really worth spending that much on, considering I already have a PS4.

Maybe when gears comes out, maybe Halo.
HugoDrax  +   216d ago
Dead Rising 3?
Forza5?
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare?
Killer Instinct?
Titanfall?
Ryse?
XBOX Fitness?
Peggle 2?

choose your poison :-)....
JohnJ  +   216d ago
I don't know why Ryse got so much hate, I really enjoyed it.
- gripping story
- interesting characters
- amazing character models
- breathtaking locations/graphics
- solid fun gameplay
Bit in the short side campaign wise but would absolutely buy Ryse 2 if it came out.
Alex_Boro  +   216d ago
All the other games are cool but did he really just say Xbox Fitness? Lmfao wtf?
TheFallenAngel  +   216d ago
Except for forza, all those games are mediocre. Dead rising 3 is ok, I enjoyed it.
Titanfall is not great
Ryse lol
Killer instinct. Haven't played it but my brother says it's mediocre
HollywoodLA  +   216d ago
I disagree and very much dislike the timed exclusivity of games like PVZ. That game will go multiplat, just as Peggle2.

Forza? ...don't care. Drive Club and Gran Turismo.

Dead Rising 3? It might be fun, but not $500+ fun.

Killer Instinct? ..don't care, never played the nintnedo ones.

Titanfall? Sequel is going multiplat, I can wait.

Ryse? ...don't care.

XBOX Fitne... Dude... come on! ...come on! ..come on...
HugoDrax  +   216d ago
@HollywoodLA

Forza5? Good sim....... Gran Turismo? We will be playing GT Prologue before we get a full PS4 Gran Turismo game unfortunately.

Dead Rising 3? It's fun, but there is the alternate Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition. That's definitely not $400+ fun. H1Z1? not enough info at the moment, it looks to be a DayZ knock off.

Killer Instinct? better than the alternate of INJUSTICE

Titanfall? Just like Titanfall 1 was multiplat? If MS pay, it will stay. If you enjoy shooters, then I would suggest giving Titanfall a try.

Ryse? What other gladiator games have been released? Don't say Spartacus and don't say GOD OF WAR. As of now, this is the only game to play in that genre.

Xbox Fitness? hahahahaha I know, I just had to say it lol.

Regardless, everyone has their preference. I play XB1 and PS4.

Example, I bought Trials Fusion yesterday on my XB1 because I have more friends who have that game on XB1 than I do PS4. Although, the PS4 version of Trials Fusion is sharper than the XB1 counterpart. I switched the input back and forth to compare the two. PS4 Trials Fusion wins that battle.
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LordDhampire  +   216d ago
Yeah hugo, out of all the titles you juat atated dead rising and titanfall are the only ones worth anything, and since I own a gaming PC titanfall out, especially for how bored I get with it quick.
Kakashi Hatake  +   216d ago
TitanFall and PVZ is on 360... The only thing I would say interests me is Dead Rising 3.
xDHAV0K24x  +   216d ago
Max curse of the brotherhood (free next month)
super time force
Lawboy2  +   216d ago
@ alex boro

Xbox fitness is really intense seriously...I must have been really out of shape
DoubleM70  +   216d ago
Yes the shit is dope and they give you basically $100 dollars worth of videos to use. People wouldn't know this because microsoft don't advertise like they should.
Lawboy2  +   216d ago
@ double m70

I agree I was suprised
Clown_Syndr0me  +   216d ago
Xbox fitness is the bomb, never seen it advertised but its actually really good.
HugoDrax  +   216d ago
It definitely is really intense! I've done a few workouts from INSANITY and P90X. It's amazing how the Kinect 2.0 recognizes your vitals from your performance workout.

Maybe Microsoft will advertise Xbox Fitness more in the future, once they begin to market their console to the casual audience. As of now, their focus has to be on the hardcore audience.
HaveAsandwich  +   216d ago
i'll give you $250....
MysticStrummer  +   216d ago
Throw in a sandwich.
HaveAsandwich  +   216d ago
done.
Software_Lover  +   216d ago
........ I actually live about 30 minutes from one of these stores plus I have the cash on hand :)

*now back to reality*

:( the wife will not go for it. All of my cash on hand is for our vacation next week. Hopefully this deal will still be on when I get back because I'm sure I will have more than $400 left.
No_Limit  +   216d ago
LOL, do what I do, have a secret videogame fund set aside and when asked where you get your new toy, just say you won it in a contest or something.
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Software_Lover  +   216d ago
rofl INGENIUS
The_devils_chum  +   216d ago
No thanks i have a ps4, dvr, and a cable box. I have no need for what ever that thing is.
Kingoftherodeo  +   216d ago
then why come on here to tell us what you already have?
JonnyBigBoss  +   216d ago
Why would you even post this?

I can't imagine how self-centered you are.
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Elit3Nick  +   216d ago
Unless that's not him on his profile pic, that's proof enough...
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christocolus  +   216d ago
@Devil

Why do you love trolling xbox articles?
christocolus  +   216d ago
Why do you love trolling xbox articles? Do you secretly want an xbox one?
LightDiego  +   216d ago
But, but, according to a lot of gaming sites that's a bad thing and Kinect is revolutionary.
I don't have the money right now, but if Microsoft wants to give me a Xbox One for free, just PM me, you give me the device for free and i will buy the games for years to come, sounds like a investment.
Grimhammer00  +   216d ago
And? No thx.
Geekman  +   216d ago
You didn't have to comment, dude.
Geekman  +   216d ago
Good deal, I guess. You don't have to pay an extra hundred bucks to say "Xbox, On!"
DaGamingKing  +   216d ago
True, but saying those commands are great. In contrast, why are gamers on PS4 buying the camera add on in droves? Are they using it just for speech commands?

People do see value in kinect even if it serves purely as a alternative form of input commands.
Agent_hitman  +   216d ago
If I were one of the shareholders of Microsoft I will be more scared to hear that.. Selling the hardware at a loss almost 50%..

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