Microsoft Stops Production of the Kinect Adapter for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

Microsoft Stops Production of the Kinect Adapter for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 January 2018 / 1,643 Views

Microsoft has stopped production of the Kinect Adapter that was required to connect the Xbox One Kinect to an Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Windows device.

"After careful consideration, we decided to stop manufacturing the Xbox Kinect Adapter to focus attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming accessories across Xbox One and Windows 10," a Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon.


The adapter was available for free to Xbox One S owners who upgraded from an Xbox One. However, that ended in March 2017. The adapter was then available for $39.99. 

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PhatChips (on 03 January 2018)

Good riddance. The way they advertised the Xbox One X, there's no room for Kinect.

Goddbless (on 03 January 2018)

The problem is Microsoft has no middle ground. They either push something hard or it's discontinued. It's a shame because I'm sure they put a lot of R&D into creating the Kinect. It's funny that I broke out the 360 for Christmas and we had a blast playing Kinect Sports and Dance Central.

Knitemare (on 03 January 2018)

They tried to shove the accesory down our throats at first... Being said that, its sad that we as gamers/consumers were not ready for accepting that "new" tech (which for me, it was a very good addition for the console, even if I dont plan on getting one). It was good, but guess it was badly advertised.

LivingMetal (on 04 January 2018)