It wasn’t too long ago that Microsoft announced an Xbox One without Kinect for purchase at a cheaper price. The price for consumers was announced to be $399, $100 cheaper than the Kinect-included Xbox One and the same price as a Playstation 4. This move by Microsoft is largely assumed to be a competitive move to combat the then-cheaper PS4.
Fast forward about a month later and the Xbox One option without Kinect is now available through Microsoft‘s store or just about any gaming retailer. On the day of the biggest gaming event all year, we can surely expect Microsoft to at least mention the new price point at their E3 2014 press conference.
Gamers who have waited for the option to purchase an Xbox One because of the hefty price tag may feel the need to buy one now. It will be interesting to see if this will allow Microsoft to catch up to Sony‘s Playstation 4 sales.