Microsoft to sell Xbox One without Kinect and enables entertainment apps without payment
May 27, 2014
Microsoft, one of the greatest tech giants has been quite in news from last few days due to its very special Xbox One. With a massive success and response for its Xbox from the masses around the world, Microsoft is ready to start selling Xbox One in the market. Fans of Xbox are desperately waiting for the retail availability of Xbox One. The Kinect Sensor of Microsoft has been quite in news for a controversial debate on its bundling with Xbox One. In order to stabilize the situation, Microsoft had recently publicized about a turn around that would be made with respect to Kinect Sensor. Microsoft declared to sell and place its Xbox One without Kinect Sensor. Understanding the pressure from both ends i.e. competitors and consumers, Microsoft decided to lower the pricing of its Xbox One without selling it along with its Kinect sensor. With PlayStation 4 competing aggressively in the market, Microsoft planned and decided to launch its Xbox One to beat the competition.
The console of Microsoft, Xbox One without a Kinect Sensor would be available in the retail market from June 9th of this year. With a competitive price bracket of around $399, Xbox One has strived to bring down the pricing in sync of Playstation4. Fortunately, the consumers can definitely purchase the Kinect Sensor separately as well. In order to add more functionality and bring a spice of entertainment in life, consumers can happily avail Kinect Sensors in retail segment. Kinect Sensor can well adjust and be compatible with any cheap or high end version of this system. Currently, Microsoft has not revealed the pricing of Kinect Sensor by it is all ready to be launched in this fall season for countries in Northern Hemisphere.
Ever since, Microsoft announced about its Xbox One, it indeed faced a tough year throughout. This next generation console had to face tough controversies and competition from products present around. The evergreen online policy of Microsoft was reversed to virtual gaming after it launched its Xbox. It was indeed difficult for Microsoft to convince the masses about the important and integrity of a Kinect sensor for its new Xbox One. Also pricing was a mega issue for Microsoft. Also, with a higher price than PlayStation 4, it became difficult for Microsoft to convince its capabilities above the market dominant PlayStation 4.
Unfortunately, even if Microsoft is ready to sell the Kinect sensor separately, yet it claims the Xbox One system equipped with a Kinect Sensor together is way superior, competitive, affordable and functional than the one available without Kinect Sensor. With the launch of Kinect Sensor in the month of November last year, media and other promotional platforms flooded effective and perfect reviews about Kinect sensor. Still it was considered as a not so important offering for playing games and accessing other entertainment elements while operating Xbox One. Also, pricing of Kinect Sensor was termed to be quite higher than the other sensors available in market.
Happy news for Microsoft Xbox users was also announced along with this announcement. Microsoft announced that Xbox, Xbox One and Xbox 360 users would not require a Kinect sensor more importantly from now. The users accessed the entertainment apps like Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, etc… with the help of this sensor. Also they had to enroll and pay for Xbox Live Gold Membership. But from now on, the users can access these entertainment apps even if they have paid the amount or not.