Poll: Should Microsoft Bother Selling Xbox One’s Kinect Separately?

Earlier this month, Microsoft gave consumers the option to buy the Xbox One without the Kinect for $399, a C-note of savings.  Since then, GameStop reported a significant uptick in Xbox One sales.

This fall, Microsoft is expected to sell the Xbox One's Kinect separately.  That way, gamers who indulged in the cheaper sku won't miss out on the plethora modest number* of Kinect games available.  Awesome games like… Uh…


Well, the Kinect enables voice commands and Minority Report-style hand-waving that allows you to perform all the actions you can already do more quickly, easily and accurately with controller buttons.

Crap.  I'm not selling the Kinect very well, am I?

Oh well.  What do you think readers?  Should Microsoft even bother selling the Kinect separately?  Vote in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.  The results will be revealed on the next episode of Super Podcast Action Committee where I make my much anticipated return!

And if that wasn't awesome enough, I'll teach you the correct way to pronounce the last name of Kotaku's Jason Schreier!

*Actually, "modest number" may have been a bit too generous.  "Pitifully small handful" might be more accurate.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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