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Standalone Xbox One Kinect available October 7 for $149.99

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Posted on August 27, 2014 AT 11:04am

Microsoft has announced that a standalone version of the Xbox One Kinect will be available at retailers starting October 7—nearly four full months after the company started selling a Kinect-free model of their newest console.

The accessory will retail for $149.99 and include a code to download Dance Central Spotlight, the latest entry in Harmonix’s popular dancing franchise that’s slated to launch on September 2 . For the math-challenged among you, that means buying the system and Kinect separately will cost you around $50 more than if you got them bundled together—or $40 more, if you factor in Spotlight‘s $10 price tag.

Of course, Microsoft also launched the UBS 3.0/Windows compatible version of the sensor for $199.99 in July, so things could certainly be worse.

Regardless, there should be—at least potentially—a sizable market for this standalone Kinect. Microsoft announced that the unbundled Xbox One had more than doubled the console’s sales in its first month of availability, and none of the recently announced bundles coming later this year will include the accessory.

 

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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