Microsoft have announced a shocking turn around in their vision of the Xbox One by offering a Kinect-free SKU with a lower price point of £349.99.
Despite only in February saying that there was no plans to remove the Kinect, stating that they “believe Kinect is an absolutely integral part of the Xbox One experience“, it seems that public uncertainty over the device and the associated higher cost of the console has led Microsoft to revise that viewpoint.
By offering a lower price point of £349.99, Microsoft have now repositioned the Xbox One as an equally priced alternative to the Sony Playstation 4. Since the launch of the two new consoles, the higher initial price of the Xbox One has been widely discussed as a factor behind the lower sales of Microsoft’s console.
Does this price drop make you feel more inclined to pick up an Xbox One? Does the removal of Kinect make it a more viable proposition for you? Do you own the Xbox One with Kinect and worry that the accessory will now go the way of it’s predecessor? Or as you still undecided about the console? Let us know in the comments below.