Microsoft launching $399 Kinect-free Xbox One

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Starting June 9, Microsoft (MSFT +0.8%) will sell the Xbox One at a $100 discount to customers willing to forgo a Kinect sensor.

Microsoft's move allows it to price the One on par with the PlayStation 4 (SNE +1.1%), which has easily outsold the One since both consoles launched last November. But consumers who opt for the cheaper bundle also have to do without an accessory that's tightly integrated with many of the One's games and services, as well as its core UI.

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