To Catch PlayStation 4, Xbox One Gets Cheaper and Drops Kinect

Xbox One Photograph by Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

After Microsoft announced the $499 price for the new Xbox One to gasps, followed by shocked silence, from a live audience at E3 last June, the company has tried its best to persuade gamers that the price would prove a bargain. They would want to shell out $100 more than the price of Sony’s rival PlayStation 4 to have Microsoft’s Kinect motion and voice sensor, which accounts for the steeper price.

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