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Microsoft will sell Xbox One with no Kinect for $399 on June 9

Microsoft wants to give consumers an option, removes the Kinect from its Xbox One bundle, available on June 9 for $399.

Published Tue, May 13 2014 3:16 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Microsoft is set to release the Xbox One without the Kindle bundled in, available on June 9 with a $399 price tag. The company also is shaking things up so Live Gold subscription will no longer be necessary for access to Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus - and also won't be necessary for OneGuide, Internet Explorer, or other premium services.

Microsoft will sell Xbox One with no Kinect for $399 on June 9 | TweakTown.com

Microsoft still believes the Xbox One game console bundled with Kinect offers gamers "the best experience," though understands that a cheaper solution must be made available to customers. However, the $399 price point puts it on the same level of the Sony PlayStation 4 game console, which continues to outsell the Xbox One worldwide.

Just a few days ago, research group IDC predicted Microsoft would unbundle the Xbox One and Kinect by 2015, as Microsoft continues to try and compete with Sony.

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