The Co-op Podcast #88: Is the Kinect-less Xbox One a Bad Business Decision?

Gary Swaby at The Koalition writes: Microsoft has revealed that you'll be able to purchase the Kinect device separately for $150 come this October. This means that if you own a Kinect free Xbox One and wish to purchase a Kinect later on, you'll actually be spending more money than if you just brought the Xbox One and Kinect in the first place.

To an extent this is understandable, but the uneducated consumers may fall into the trap of spending more money than they need to in the long run. So with this in mind, was the idea to remove Kinect a bad idea to begin with? Should Microsoft have issued a price drop on the original Xbox One with Kinect package and taken a hit on profits for a while? Many of us believe that Microsoft should have stuck to their guns and supported the Xbox One with Kinect, but what do you think?

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