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Microsoft to offer Kinect-less Xbox at lower price

Published on May 14, 2014 2:08 AM
 
Microsoft said Tuesday it would sell a reduced-price version of its Xbox One console without the Kinect motion detection system. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Microsoft said Tuesday it would sell a reduced-price version of its Xbox One console without the Kinect motion detection system.

The move comes with Microsoft locked in a tough battle with Sony, which has been leading the game console market with its next-generation PlayStation 4.

The Xbox One without Kinect will be sold starting June 9 for US$399 (S$499), the same price as the PS4, according to a blog post by Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division.

"Your feedback matters to us and it shapes the products and services we build," Spender said, adding that the console will still "deliver access to the best blockbuster games" and a range of other content.

 
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