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.
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