Xbox One Stand-Alone Kinect to Release on October 6 for $149 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 August 2014 / 5,623 Views

Microsoft released a stand-alone Xbox One in June of this year for $399. There has been no word when Microsoft would release a stand-alone Kinect to compliment the stand-alone Xbox One, until now.

Microsoft is planning to release the stand-alone Kinect on October 6 for $149, according to Windows Phone Central. That is just in time for the holiday season and gives people who bought an Xbox One without a Kinect an option to buy one later.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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FujiokaMidori (on 27 August 2014)

Why do they keep making Kinect? Don't they get it? Don't they understand that simply nobody gives two damns about their garbage?

NobleTeam360 (on 27 August 2014)

To expensive, should of been 99.

Ganoncrotch (on 27 August 2014)

Can get X1 Kinects here in Ireland already in every pawn/2nd hand shop in town for around 20-30euros mark.

mertyville (on 27 August 2014)

still a rip off

Mr.Playstation (on 27 August 2014)

Hopefully no idiot will buy it. If they really want the kinect just buy the 499 dollar console with kinect.

r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 27 August 2014) when M$ releases the kinect 2.0 solo don't expect pre-owned prices to go up especially when the kinect .20 is reselling for just £25 $41.40, i think M$ need's a reality check.

r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 27 August 2014)

So M$ takes out kinect and charges $100 less to match the PS4 but then releases the kinect separately for $149 making the complete console cost $549, that's more than the XB1 cost at launch, id hope that was a typo for Microsoft's sake as Sony's PS4 camera only cost's $49!

OmegaRed421 (on 27 August 2014)

Last I knew the PS Camera went from $59 to $69. The Kinect specs are quite a bit above it so it could never compare in price. They also know more than just One users will be buying it like they did with the original so why not make a profit?

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r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 27 August 2014)

search me where you got $69.99 from as newegg sell the PS4 camera for $49, would be wise for you to do your research first before posting nonsense "They also know more than just One users will be buying it like they did with the original so why not make a profit?" why did they drop it and make a non kinect XB1 bundle!, there is a difference between making a profit and ripping people off, charging $50 more than the cost of the launch XB1 (if you include the current kinectless XB1 console) is ripping people off, if anything this will drive sales even further away from kinect rather than appealing to people, im pretty sure most people will figure out the kinect 2.0 at $149.99 is a blatant ripoff and just search the preowned market for kinect cameras that many didn't want in the first place like in the UK where a kinect 2.0 camera is sold for just £25! im really certain people are going to say thank you to Microsoft for ripping them off yet again.

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