The idea of allowing people to choose whether or not they want Kinect with Xbox One will lead to more games, says Microsoft’s European boss Phil Harrison.
Microsoft thinks the new Xbox One package sans Kinect, which launches in June will boost sales for the system.
Harrison in chatting with OXM , said “Fundamentally that is good for opening up the Xbox One ecosystem – the more consumers who buy Xbox One, it’s a virtuous cycle for more developers to make and more consumers to play games, and that is what we’re committed to achieving and continuing.”
He also mentioned that Microsoft still remains “committed to Kinect as the premium way to experience the Xbox One vision”, and observed that more than 80 percent of Kinect Xbox One users are active.
That cycle he talked about seems to be working so far, as GameStop has seen increased interest in consumers due to the cheaper, Kinect-free console, as reported by GameSpot.
“I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores with our reservation program as well as dialogue with PowerUp Rewards [members that] there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” the firm’s president Tony Bartel said in a financial call recently.
The Xbox One continues to lag behind the PS4 every month in sales, but with the drop in price it should be able to narrow the gap and have more games come to the console.
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