Microsoft Corporation unbundles Kinect from Xbox One

Written by Associated Press | Los Angeles | Updated: May 14 2014, 03:18am hrs
Xbox OneThe new price of $399 begins June 9. Reuters
In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corporation says it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price.

The new price of $399 begins June 9.

Microsoft says it is also allowing entertainment apps like Netflix to be used without having to pay for an Xbox Live Gold membership, which costs $60 a year.

The membership will continue to be required for multiplayer games but will also provide discounts on games and free games.