XBox One which will be discounted at 6pm local time on Thanksgiving day is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
Kevork Djansezian—Reuters

Xbox One Just Got Cheaper

Jun 09, 2014

The Xbox One is getting its first price cut in the United States Monday. Microsoft’s newest video game console is now selling for $399, a $100 drop from its initial price of $499.

The price drop is the result of Microsoft unbundling Kinect, the motion-sensing camera, from the Xbox One. Microsoft had touted Kinect as an essential part of the Xbox experience, but sluggish sales forced the company to unbundle the device to lower the Xbox One’s price (Kinect is still available on its own for $100). Sony’s PlayStation 4, which also retails for $399, has been handily beating the Xbox One in sales since the start of the year.

The Xbox One already had its price slashed in Europe earlier this year. The latest cut comes as Microsoft is expected to announce a wide range of new titles for the console at this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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