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Kinect-free Xbox One Flies Off Shelves

Posted by Wayne Davies

"It's a huge win" says GameStop

Last month we reported that Microsoft would be releasing a new Kinect-less Xbox One SKU and that the unit would go on sale on June 9th, the day before E3, at a cheaper price point.

Now, the Kinect-less Xbox One is on the shelves and according to Bob Puzon, GameStop senior vice president of merchandising, they are flying off the shelves:

"They went on sale in GameStop yesterday (June 9th) and these things started to fly off the shelve. It's a huge win and a huge opportunity for us."

Despite the new £350 Xbox One not coming with Kinect bundled in the box, Microsoft are still committed to selling the camera as a standalone item later this year, "that'll be interesting to see how many of those folks come back and buy the Kinect." Puzon added.

No sales figures have been released, but following the system's launch at the end of last year, Microsoft has sold 3 million Xbox One consoles worldwide. This new Kinect-less unit, along with Microsoft's impressive performance at E3 will only push those sales further.

For all the latest news on the Kinect-less Xbox One, keep it locked right here, on Pure Xbox.

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User Comments (4)

hydeks

#1

hydeks said:

I know someone that works at my local Ebgames and he said that they sold more Kinect-less Xbox One on monday then they did kinect xbox ones at launch, which didnt really surprise me at all lol I plan to buy this bundle too very soon. Sorry Microsoft, but I could careless about Kinect :-P

JaxonH

#2

JaxonH said:

Yep, just got mine and set up my account 10 minutes ago! My Wii U/3DS NNID was taken, and so was my PS4/Vita PSN ID. So I had to come up with a new Gamer Tag ID (never owned an Xbox before).

TasukiStaff

#3

Tasuki said:

Not surprising. If I get the money this is the one I would get.

Gamer83

#4

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

What games did you get with it? Or are you holding out for something? I was thinking about getting an Xbox One this week with a bunch of unused trade credit I have, but I'm going back and forth between getting it now and just letting it sit there or wait until November and get it with the Master Chief Collection.

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