Xbox One Dev: "Kinect Costs Almost As Much As The Console"
Posted on Tuesday, July 16 @ 16:58:38 PST by Nicholas Tan
An App developer for Xbox One in an anonymous AMA on Reddit, which took place last Saturday, fielded questions on the console's hardware, digital sharing, marketing, and Kinect. That last subject revealed an important comparison that supports the ever growing feeling that we are subsidizing the Kinect with a purchase of the console:
That's a hefty price to pay. To be extremely conservative on what "almost as much" means, the Kinect then costs at least $200 and the console itself costs $300 out of the $499 asking price. The purpose, despite the added cost, is to make the Kinect standard-issue:
But best of all his responses is an anecdote of the ground perception the Xbox One had at E3:
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