Microsoft has commenced the selling of its Xbox One console without the Kinect sensor for $399.99 (£349.99) through its own stores in the UK and US. A similar configuration is expected to go on sale in other markets later today, bringing the rather controversial move by Microsoft to many gamers around the world. The company is looking to tackle Sony's lead in the console war by offering skeleton bundles at more affordable price points.
The unfortunate situation for many is now consumers are able to pick up the console at a competitive price, while early birds had to fork out for both the sensor and console itself in available bundles. That said, we've thoroughly enjoyed using the Kinect sensor, but the terrible outcome of this move is that Kinect is effectively dead.
At least cheaper bundles are available, just in case you'd rather grab the console and get loaded in Titanfall.