Almost a year has gone by since the Xbox One was first revealed and we have seen Microsoft reverse a lot of its decisions originally announced at last years E3 and press conference. Originally the Xbox One was slated to have a DRM feature that would require users to check in once every twenty-four hours in order to use the device. The DRM would allow users to share content with ten close friends digitally but would allow only two users to use the physical disc. This idea would be reversed after an outraged community complained to an existential amount. If the Xbox Live community had understood the policy correctly they would have been for it, who honestly is unable to connect to the internet at least once a day.
The DRM policy was quickly reversed, but Microsoft would hold steadfast with selling the Kinect with the Xbox One making the sale price one hundred dollars for expensive than its competitors PlayStation 4. The Xbox One would be listed at $499.99 dollars compared to the PS4’s 399.99. Microsoft believed that the community would be willing to pay one hundred dollars more for the Xbox One with Kinect under the idea that the Kinect would become the center point of Microsoft’s gaming console allowing users to have a smother interface and hands free experience with their Xbox One.
Sadly for Microsoft, the Kinect centered aspect of the Xbox One has put them behind in sales compared to their competitors. Although Titanfall continues to be the top-selling game of this current console generation Xbox One’s are falling vastly behind in sales compared to the PlayStation 4. With new management comes new ideas and decisions and Phil Spencer has decided that the Kinect needs to go in-order to keep up with the sales of the PlayStation 4. Will the Xbox One’s reduced price help it with sales? We will just have to wait and find out. The Xbox One without the Kinect will be available for purchase for $399.99 starting June 9th.
Xbox One for $399.99 without Kinect