Word from Microsoft itself is that dropping Kinect has seen Xbox One sales "more than double". Jesus. If you've not already got one, has the camera-free version tempted you?
You've got to wonder what the mood must be at Microsoft HQ with quotes like this on its News Wire:
"Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong spike in interest in our Xbox One console options, including the new $399 offering, and the amazing lineup of games announced during E3. Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double* in the US, compared to sales in May, and solid growth in Xbox 360 sales."
Okay, it's not really the Kinect's fault more an issue of price, but to see such a simple tweak - something that most people were clamoring for all the time - have such a profound impact must be a sobering consideration.
So, who's getting one?