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Xbox One and Kinect will never be sold separately says Microsoft


We've heard it before, but it seems that Microsoft is determined to convince consumers that Xbox One, will never be sold without a Kinect.

Speaking in a recent interview with CVG, corporate VP Phil Harrison told the site that "they are not separate systems. 

"An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem."

Harrison added that as a current Xbox One owner, it's a "very magical experience" to power up the console via voice command and have it load his profile.

"It makes you think about your relationship with technology in a slightly different way," Harrison said. "It's personal. It makes you think, I wish more devices would do this."

Do you wish more devices could power-up by you speaking to them? Would you like to talk to your toaster or microwave? Is it the future? Will Microsoft eventually perform a huge U-Turn? Let us know your thoughts.

Edited On 22 Aug, 2013

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Dead 3 years ago
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Bindiana 3 years ago
They are giving such mixed messages with Kinect. This is could be there downfall as the console is always going to be more expensive because it has to have a kinect with it.
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ASC 3 years ago
They are pretty determined not to u-turn on this one. They want to have 100% installed userbase - and advertise this to their developers when they try and get them to put kinect controls in their games. If they were likely to change this i think they would already, rather than go including a high selling game such as Fifa to provide value to the high console cost.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
As soon as they say it will be sold without Kinect their preorders will drop because people will wait for the non kinect edition.
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
This is why they are losing real gamers; plus with the inclusion of Fifa... I mean no offence to gamers among you that do play it but generally its not real gamers that play Fifa..
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
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pastyman72 3 years ago
Can we assume that the Kinect itself will be sold seperately? If not, it'll be an expensive replacement if the Kinect breaks or becomes faulty over time. Replacing the Kinect itself would be far cheaper than buying a whole system.
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pastyman72 3 years ago
That's exactly what I was thinking, Pyroloveridge.......... Terracotta indeed!
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Or look at it the other way if your console breaks or red rings or whatever the new common problem with console will be is that you will have to pay for Kinect again so will have 2 kinects and made to pay more then you have to in order to replace your console.
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ASC 3 years ago
I think it would be a mistake if they didn't sell the kinect separately. though they may not right away as its always included so shouldn't be many separate sales, and many early problems would be covered on warranty. The only problem people may have is if it takes damage which would not be covered by warranty (hitting it with a hammer maybe) before it goes on sale seperately
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If you say so Microsoft. I give it a year
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Oliver 3 years ago
more people play fifa in the uk than any other game. http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/fifa-13-overtakes-black-ops-ii-to-regain-uk-sales-crown/0120225
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
More people buy Justin Biebers turds than real music too Oliver.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Fifa and COD have got the Neds and Chavs on their side
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RTLF 3 years ago
Neds?
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Scottish chavs.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_(Scottish)
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zomg bbq 3 years ago
Hardcore gamers? PS4? Have a laugh. Most PS3/4 players are (unfortunately) the kind of trolls that people see wandering onto every website possible, trying to piss on everyone's fire. Why do most tournaments take place on pc or xbox I wonder? Because that's what most GAMERS play on. Playstation fans are recreational and heavy casual at best. Fortunately for them, they have trolls as Sony execs, who come out with comments designed to stoke fires which are really starting to get stale. What I find most hilarious is that now the tides have turned, the trolls are trying to force people to believe that Sony isn't on the back foot. Microsoft have played everyone with the DRM Reversal and no mandatory kinect announcements and its working. To get the same experience on Ps4 as you do on xbox one you have to pay more. Ps4 doesn't come with the camera, it costs extra. Then you factor in FIFA and hey presto, Sonys machine now actually costs more than microsofts. Drive club is effectively Killer Instinct, so don't pull that one. Suck it up playstation fans, unless Sony pulls off something big I don't see you winning the initial console sales war.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Your not biased in the slightest are you?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Seeing as most RPGs are on Playstation then xbox I would say playstation is the hardcore console COD and FIFA arent hardcore games and thats all microsoft care about.
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Samka 3 years ago
/sigh/ fanboy trolls. not sure why some people can't accept that people just like different consoles/what they're used to. and zomg, what do you classify as a 'hardcore gamer'? someone who plays FPS/Fifa regularly? I don't think so.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
all down to insecurities about the size of their manhood I'm sure.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I hate the term "Hardcore Gamer" but if I had to choose a meaning for it, it would be: A person who loves and plays lots of different kinds of games, regardless of time spent playing said games".
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RTLF 3 years ago
zomg = trolling about trolling
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The question is: Who is the real troll?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Dont we need to call Scooby Doo to find the real troll?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You call Scooby Doo and the gang while I call Detective Conan
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Well that's me never getting one then.
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Whitey 3 years ago
People like to throw "hardcore gamer" and "casual gamer" around, but what exactly is the difference? We're all just gamers are we not?
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
"Why do most tournaments take place on pc or xbox I wonder?" - What tournaments are those? At EVO they only play on PS3s these days... and when some Microsoft exec came out to talk about Killer Instinct at this year's tournament he got booed as I recall. Though that could just have been because they were confused as to why he was talking about a racing game at EVO... I mean, your post does seem to be saying Killer Instinct is a racing game from the looks of it.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Both opponents have now weighed in, let battle of the fantards commence ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Casual Gamer is something along the lines of "Use gaming as something to waste time on,only play one or two genres/games (COD & Fifa) & don't necessarily love gaming"
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
People who comment on the type of people that play games need to get a grip.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Who is that directed to Whyte?
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Now we just need Nox to prance around in a bikini with a round card in his hands
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Whitey 3 years ago
To be honest, I wouldn't really class CoD as a casual game.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Really, doesn't get much more casual than CoD, maybe Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja, but that's about it.
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Whitey 3 years ago
"A casual gamer is someone who schedules the game around their life, while a hardcore gamer schedules their life around the game." - TotalBiscuit
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Whitey 3 years ago
I see casual games as like Knack, Rayman, Guitar Hero, FIFA, Caste crashers and other arcade games, and so on.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Totalbiscuit? Never heard of them, they don't sound qualified to comment on anything other than biscuits though.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
You have a very skewed perspective Whitey, I think we've already covered this multiple times.
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Whitey 3 years ago
TotalBiscuit is a British PC gamer on YouTube who does loads of gameplay videos, reviews and so on.
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Whitey 3 years ago
CoD has world-wide tournaments and so on, no casual game would go that far.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
While I respect TB that's not the the only definition of a casual gamer nowadays. + how does COD, Fifa and the likes not fit into that category? That's how most players play it. Oh and Tootell mate, you couldn't afford me
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
How can you not of heard of The Cynical Brit Gloria?
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
by that definition im a 'casual' gamer. yeah, right. sure. not saying im proud of it, but i have clocked a HELL of a lot of hours of gameplay.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Well I've put over 1600 hours into a game that's not even a year old, so guessing I'm "hardcore" or just sad :)
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Maybe if he'd used the name cynical brit I may have done Nox, not big on searching the internet for anything biscuit related though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The way I view it your a "Casual Gamer" if you don't love gaming and use it as a means to waste time, your a "Hardcore Gamer" If you love gaming and you make time to game.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Surely if worldwide competitions and lots of hours means none casual then Fifa shouldn't be on that casual list.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Cynical Brit is more his company than his persona now
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
its a shame that things like LIVE and PSN dont publically track hours played, and my raptr account ballsed up big time.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I wouldn't know, I spend more time gaming than looking at gaming related shit on the internet.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Are talking about APB Whitey? If so then the game is more than a year old
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Whitey 3 years ago
Gloria is definitely hardcore gamer then.
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Whitey 3 years ago
LoL I only have like 100 hours on APB. I'm talking about Guild Wars 2, though it's almost a year old now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well to be fair TB/Cynical Brit is more on the PC Gaming side of things
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I'm hardcore everything Whitey ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
182 to be precise
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh snap Gloria
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Whitey 3 years ago
You should play APB, it's pretty good, and it's free.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I remember the inception of Hardcore back in the day.
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
time to go home and crack on with saints row 4 then!
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Whitey 3 years ago
Even hardcore BreakDancer?
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Before that, I'm a right old fogey.
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Whitey 3 years ago
I mean are you a hardcore breakdancer, seeing as you said you're hardcore everything :)
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Not now, I am an old fogey after all, maybe pull off a double headspin these days. I meant more that everything I do is hardcore.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Curious now how you make cups of tea, bet it's pretty hardcore stuff.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I make a top cuppa.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I looked into playing it but I would rather continue playing Tales of Vesperia. Also I don't know what kind of game it is
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Whitey 3 years ago
It's basically an MMO version of GTA and Saints Row. You can play either a criminal or enforcer and the customisation is top notch, better than any game I've played. Though it's entirely PVP, which can put some people off.
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NICHOLA 3 years ago
@zomg bbq - clearly you have no grasp on tournament ethics in video games, EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world runs almost all games on PS3 for performance consistency. They even used the Dreamcast for Marvel vs Capcom 2 up until 2009. And Killer Instinct was booed at it's presentation this year, in a country where the Xbox is generally favored nationwide. It's nothing to do with "lulz ps3 is just a glorified blu-ray player blu-ray isn't for gaems". Competitive gaming goes far and beyond your interpretation of part-time TEOs using 2007 arcade model 360s for games with a relatively weak learning-curve like Feefa, Cod and chips etc. in the UK because they couldn't be bothered to shell out £300 a pop for multiple PS3 setups.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I agree with half of what you said Nichola
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
How long until Microsoft pull a 180 on this?

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