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Xbox One Kinect stand-alone to hit the market October 6 for $149

Ever since Microsoft decoupled the Kinect sensor from the Xbox One, the one lingering question was when would they sell it as a stand-alone unit? Offering an Xbox One without the Kinect sensor made financial sense in Microsoft's struggle against Sony, but it does not mean that people may never want to want to buy the Kinect at a later point. Until now though, there was no option to do so.

Windows Phone Central has now learned that Microsoft is planning to sell the stand-alone Kinect sensor for $149 beginning on or around October 6. The timing is ideal as it leads well into the holiday season in the US and other countries, making the add-on an excellent gift for those who already own an Xbox One without the next-gen accessory.

Presumably, you should be able to pick up the stand-alone version from stores like Best Buy, Target, and Microsoft, just like buying an Xbox console. Regional availability for the stand-alone Kinect is not known at this time, though the US market is definitely the first to get it.

Microsoft took a gamble with a $499 price mark for the Xbox One with Kinect sensor bundle when compared to the Sony PlayStation 4 assessed at $399. Priced equally, sans Kinect, and early numbers reflect the Xbox One recouping some lost ground, although it remains to be seen if Microsoft's console can ever catch up to – let alone surpass – Sony.

Have you bought out an Xbox One without Kinect?

 

http://www.wpcentral.com/xbox-one-kinect-stand-alone-october-149



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Nehh I will pass, the Kinect doesn't really interest me anyway, specially not for PC

       

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Absolutely amazing considering people seriously thought the Kinect cost almost as much to make as the Xbox One itself.

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$150?????? Wat????

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I don't know if this is greed or a clever trick to make people buy the bundle.

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That is a rip off if I ever saw one, pay $50 extra if you pick up kinect later



Baalzamon said:
Absolutely amazing considering people seriously thought the Kinect cost almost as much to make as the Xbox One itself.

I have never seen anyone making this claim. In fact it was revealed a long time ago that production cost for Kinect is around $75.



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Xevross said:

That is a rip off if I ever saw one, pay $50 extra if you pick up kinect later


Isn't that the point of all bundles? Together they cost less than buying seperately. Its pretty common. 



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vivster said:
Baalzamon said:
Absolutely amazing considering people seriously thought the Kinect cost almost as much to make as the Xbox One itself.

I have never seen anyone making this claim. In fact it was revealed a long time ago that production cost for Kinect is around $75.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-07-15-kinect-costs-almost-as-much-as-xbox-one-to-make-says-dev

I've seen numerous people acting like this was a given fact.



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jlmurph2 said:
Xevross said:

That is a rip off if I ever saw one, pay $50 extra if you pick up kinect later


Isn't that the point of all bundles? Together they cost less than buying seperately. Its pretty common. 


A lot of bundles cost exactly the same if you buy the content seperately.