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Microsoft Drops Xbox One with Kinect Price to $449 for 2 Weeks - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 February 2015 / 5,411 Views

Microsoft earlier this dropped announced they dropped the price of the Kinect-less Xbox One SKU to $349 as a special promotion. Microsoft has now announced the price of the Kinect Xbox One SKU has been dropped by $50 to $449.

The Kinect Xbox One SKU sales runs from February 8 to February 21. The sale will be available at most major retailers including Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Toys R Us, Target, and Microsoft Stores.


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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Ryng (on 09 February 2015)

Usually when MS make this price cut, XBO sell really bad... I still remember the -100$ dropped annunced on May, and the terribile April NPD. For not cont October... imo, Prepare for a Doom NPD for XBO in January. Outsold by PS4 by a Huge margin.

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darkenergy Ryng (on 09 February 2015)

Not sure if it's by a huge margin but it should do better than last year.

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Nuvendil (on 09 February 2015)

Look Microsoft, just take a page from Atari's playbook and burry those Kinects under a parking lot.

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Aura7541 (on 09 February 2015)

I'm curious as to why Microsoft waited until now to cut the price of the Kinect bundle. Why didn't they just do that when they price cut from the Assassin's Creed SKU?

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averagegamer515 Aura7541 (on 09 February 2015)

Attempting to win February NPD so they don't start out losing the first two months of the year.

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averagegamer515 (on 09 February 2015)

To me this says X1 lost the January NPD and to combat the whole "MS cant win when its not a holiday" they're lowering the price the last two weeks of February to try and boost the February NPD lol. Can't wait to see it not work

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gtcarro (on 10 February 2015)

Microsoft is desperate...

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Shiken (on 09 February 2015)

I do not really see this doing much...

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wyluzuj (on 10 February 2015)

desperate times call for desperate measures

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FujiokaMidori (on 09 February 2015)

XBOX One with what???

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thismeintiel (on 09 February 2015)

This probably means two things. One, January sales weren't too impressive. And two, the reports of mass overstocking is true and MS is just trying to help stores get rid of unsold stock. Probably why its only for two weeks. Of course, I don't think this will help sales that much. For that, they would need to drop the price to $399.

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wyluzuj (on 10 February 2015)

desperate times call for desperate measures

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Jimbo1337 (on 09 February 2015)

Why wouldn't you just get the Assassins Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect for $35 more? O.o

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Insidb (on 09 February 2015)

I'm not sure they want to do this, given the last "temporary" price cut fallout; many users on here seem pretty perturbed by the oscillating console cost.

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NuckinFutz2014 (on 09 February 2015)

Why would anyone care about this now??? They've already pushed the $350 version to death pretty much saying Kinect is now irrelevant. The reason to want Kinect is what now exactly even at a discount?

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Captain_Tom (on 09 February 2015)

Is should be $450 at the most lol. In fact I would just drop it to $400 and try to get rid of them. 95% of people only want the $350 SKU anyways.

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Chazore (on 09 February 2015)

Hopefully that should work out for them.

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kljesta64 (on 09 February 2015)

testing the grounds ?

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assclown (on 09 February 2015)

sorry MS i dont bite for that (fake deal) i wait went price rach 299$ and new splim xbox 1 come out. (but thx for trying)

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Chazore (on 10 February 2015)

Comments section with all the negative comments have all got more thumbs up than any of the "congrats" or "good" type comments, it's obvious this section isn't moderated and gives fans biased from other platforms free reign to become dicks.

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super6646 (on 09 February 2015)

This price should be permanent, as well as 349 w/o kinect. It'd allow xbox to beat PS (in the US).

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Kerotan super6646 (on 09 February 2015)

Not for 10 months of the year it wouldn't

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super6646 super6646 (on 09 February 2015)

And I get downed 2 for simply stating something positive for Xbox. I didn't say WW. WW is for PS4, but NA and the UK will go to Xbox.

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Roronaa_chan super6646 (on 09 February 2015)

Er, no. 400 PS4 vs 350 XB1 = PS4 wins.

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Chazore super6646 (on 10 February 2015)

This just proves how toxic and uneeded the thumb system is.

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