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Microsoft Offers Xbox One Without Kinect for US$399

posted on 2014-05-13 12:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Latest console now offered at same price as PlayStation 4

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it will begin offering its latest game console, the Xbox One, without the Kinect peripheral for US$399 on June 9 "in all markets where Xbox One is sold." That brings the Xbox One's price down to the same level as its main competitor, the Sony PlayStation 4.

Microsoft added that it will offer "popular entertainment apps" to all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners, even those without an active Xbox Live Gold membership. Starting in June, a Gold membership will earn free games as well as discounts on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox One originally launched with the bundled Kinect on November 21 for US$499. The Xbox One will ship in Japan on September 4, and 48 game makers registered to offer titles for the console. As of last month, Microsoft reported that it shipped five million Xbox One consoles worldwide.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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