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Xbox One is more interesting without Kinect, says GameStop

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

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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?

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