Xbox One Doubles Sales Without Kinect. Do You Want One Yet?

By Leon Hurley on at

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?