Xbox One is more interesting without Kinect, says GameStop

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft’s decision to remove mandatory Kinect from its Xbox One console bundles appears to be paying off, according to american retailer GameStop.


We’ve got a full report on Microsoft’s Xbox One Kinect u-turn, along with details of its new $399 console bundle which launches June 9.

Speaking with IGN, GameStop president Tony Bartel told investors at a recent briefing, “I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores [that] there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop

“The good news for us is we’ll sell a lot more units and that means there will be more [Xbox One] units out there to put software on.”

Just last week, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison said that the new Kinect-less Xbox One will see more developers flock to the console, which he reckons will result in more games.

Do you think he’s right?