In June, Microsoft began selling Xbox One without Kinect for $399. A very smart decision that has allowed console sales to increase substantially. At the time of the announcement, Microsoft also promised that they would be releasing Kinect as a standalone product sometime in the near future. We now know when and how much you’ll have to cough up to get technologically advanced camera.
The standalone Kinect will hit store shelves on October 7 at $149.99 and will come bundled with code to download Dance Central Spotlight on Xbox One. The removal of Kinect from the standard Xbox One has benefited Microsoft in the long-run with sales for the platform doubling, and apparently there’s still demand for the device.