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Will there be a $399 Kinect-free SKU?

Yes, in 2014 70 44.87%
 
Yes, in 2015 23 14.74%
 
Yes, but not for a long-ass time 19 12.18%
 
No 43 27.56%
 
Total:155

Microsoft is going to have to find a way to bring Xbone price down to $400. It's not going to be able to stay competitive at its current price. So they either need to slash the price down and sell the system at a loss or sell the Kinect separate. Which I don't see them going the taking a loss route. Which I see possibly as early as E3 a kinectless bundle being a announced. They are in a tough situation with it since it use to be a add on if you wanted it. Which help drive casual to the system since it looked cool. Now that the made it a requirement. Do casual really want to pay $500 for this new systems. The die hard Xbox fans are the ones buying the system right now, those people are going to start drying up and the issue of over priced plus unpopular Kinect will start catching up. Plus people still think Microsoft has the policy on used games and always on. And people are nervous to buy it since they think Microsoft will re-implement those policies.If they were smart. They'd make a kinect bundle with Kinect sport and a kinectless bundle.



     

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The Xbox Brand has never been the Market Leader, so I doubt a kinectless SKU will arrive before peak sales. It would only happen if Xb1 lost significant 360 marketshare. The will definitely do it eventually because they aren't Nintendo.



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Want a kinect-less SKU, easy, just trade the kinect in when you buy your XB1



JLC215 said:
Want a kinect-less SKU, easy, just trade the kinect in when you buy your XB1

Who would buy it? It only works with an X1 and everyone that owns an X1 already has a kinect, 



    

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kidvizious said:
DJEVOLVE said:
Not going to happen. They will cut the price of xbox with kinect before getting rid of it.


Well if they cut the price to $399 equal to PS4 I will definatley buy it. That's a price you can't beat if it includes Kinect.


I'm sure they will and understand that this is important to success of sales.



DJEVOLVE said:
kidvizious said:
DJEVOLVE said:
Not going to happen. They will cut the price of xbox with kinect before getting rid of it.


Well if they cut the price to $399 equal to PS4 I will definatley buy it. That's a price you can't beat if it includes Kinect.


I'm sure they will and understand that this is important to success of sales.

I doubt Microsoft cares enough about the sales to drop the price of Xbox 1 with the Kinect and take a loss. But they might do it, I'd say 37% chance. Eventually, they will release a kinectless SKU but not because of any sales gap so definetly not this year.



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d21lewis said:
This topic....why hasn't anyone ever thought of this before? Also, why hasn't anyone ever asked if there would be a Wii U skew with no Game Pad?

I've seen quite a few theads about a gamepad-less Wii U bundle.



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    d21lewis said:
    This topic....why hasn't anyone ever thought of this before? Also, why hasn't anyone ever asked if there would be a Wii U skew with no Game Pad?

    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=178494&page=1#

    or is that sarcasm...Its really hard to tell over the internet



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