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[GE] Microsoft pleased about Xbox One price, “absolutely believe in Kinect”

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There also aren’t any plans to change the price by removing Kinect:

“We still absolutely believe in Kinect. It’s a core part of the architecture. Frankly, it’s really critical that you build it as something that’s always there, always part of the platform. So that game creators, experience creators can know they can rely on it. And you, the user, that there’s always a consistent experience. That it’s not just an accessory.”


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http://gamingeverything.com/51224/microsoft-pleased-about-xbox-one-price-absolutely-believe-in-kinect/



your ideas about a price cut by removing kinect isn't happening smile.gif
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Consistency is key, but i know for a goddamn fact the kinect does not add $100 to the total price. That's just MS price gouging. If anything, It probably only adds less than $10 to the bill of materials! And it's already being bundled. This price isn't justified whatsoever. If the damn thing costed $520-525, then it'd be a hell of a lot more convincing buy.
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It's a media device, especially how they demo the device when it was introduced.
Gamers don't need that. Kinect isn't needed to play Madden, COD, Forza, BF4, Halo etc. They need to find a way to hit the $399 price point.

Give us two consoles, with or without.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 6/20/13 at 4:41am
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

It's a media device, especially how they demo the device when it was introduced.
Gamers don't need that. Kinect isn't needed to play Madden, COD, Forza, BF4, Halo etc. They need to find a way to hit the $399 price point.

Give us two consoles, with or without.

They will not drop the Kinect as they need it. MS has converted into the "big data" philosophy (the same which google, facebook, etc follow) and Kinect is their ticket to kingdoms come. They don't care to watch you in your undies playing, what they do care, however, is taking note every time you say a keyword that hits the tick-box, then they can make a personalized profile for you and then they can sell you intimately personalized advertisements and that is how they make their money, that is also why they are pushing so hard for the online connection so hard. They will know after only a little while if you are straight or gay, cat-person or dog person, if you prefer blondes or brunettes or if you have any particular phobia (the end of the world, zombie apocalypse or just spiders) and knowing all that they can and will sell you stuff.
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What they CAN do is drop the price to $450. That will put it at an even playing field with the PS4 in terms of hardware. Sure the Kinect is slightly better than the PS Eye but hardware wise, its hardly any different. 1 2MP camera vs 2 1MP cameras. Use that as a selling point rather than make gamers focus on the $100 difference. That or release a Kinect version for $450 and a non kinect version for $ 400 and watch as customers realize you actually need the kinect in games just like how they did with the 360 and the original hard drive.

You've got to either 1) ease gamers into something you want them to do or 2) make them come up with the conclusion themselves.
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They can leave the price at $500. Doubt that'd change. But they should offset the pain with an included year for Xbox Live Gold, or a game, or a headset, or extra controller. At least include the damn HDMI cables!
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Not sure why so many are complaining about the price. IIRC, the 360 released at 400 for the base and 500 for the upgrade and I believe the PS3 released at 500 base and 600 for the upgrade. Both systems at these prices were sold out for months. Sure Sony is releasing cheaper this time, but I would assume MS is trying to work on the same premise as their last launch.
    
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The always connected Kinect is the last thing that is stopping me from getting an XBone. I just do not want that piece of hard ware and i am not willing to spend extra money on it.
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Not sure why so many are complaining about the price. IIRC, the 360 released at 400 for the base and 500 for the upgrade and I believe the PS3 released at 500 base and 600 for the upgrade. Both systems at these prices were sold out for months. Sure Sony is releasing cheaper this time, but I would assume MS is trying to work on the same premise as their last launch.

Back when i bought my original Xbox, I got 3 games (project gotham, halo, Oddworld, and 2 controllers) for $500. Seriously, one of the best most memorable Christmas of my childhood. tongue.gif

$500 bucks to bring you the entire experience isn't much compared to $500 GPU's that only enhances an experience. (i can't speak for multi-monitor setups though, I'm sure it's a different experience all together)
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