How much would you pay for a standalone Xbox One Kinect?
UPDATE: Microsoft has dated and priced the Xbox One Kinect sensor for the UK, announcing that it will cost £129,99 and launch on 7 October.
It will also come bundled with Dance Central: Spotlight, and ten free tracks to party too.
It’s worth pointing out that if you’re still on the fence regarding whether you want Kinect or not, it’s still cheaper to buy the Xbox One bundle that includes the sensor out right than it is to buy the sensor separately at a later date.
Following a morning of rumours, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One Kinect peripheral will be made available to purchase separately in North America from 7 October 2014, for $149.99.
Honestly, we thought Microsoft had quietly swept Kinect under the rug. After the divisive camera went through yet another Microsoft conference without a mention – not to mention the announcement of three Kinect-less Xbox One bundles at Gamescom – it looked like it had been all but forgotten.
Still this October you’ll be able to pick Kinect up if you’re currently without one, and it’ll also come bundled with a digital copy of Dance Central Spotlight with 10 tracks included.
“We’re excited to offer you more choices for purchasing Xbox One – with Kinect, without Kinect for $399, bundled with games like Madden NFL 15 or Sunset Overdrive, or by adding the standalone Kinect sensor at a later date,” says Microsoft. “It’s a great time to choose which Xbox One option works best for you as we look toward the exciting new game launches coming in the months ahead.”
No UK date or pricing has been announced, with online chatter suggesting a standalone Kinect might not reach our shores before the end of 2014. But if you’re desperate, we hear CEX is flogging them for £25 each. Kinect honestly makes navigating and using the Xbox One’s features easier, and you can’t complain for that sort of price. It’s your call!