Microsoft cuts Xbox One with Kinect price by $50, now $449

Xbox One complete system (console, kinect, and controller)

Microsoft had such a great success on Xbox One sales through its price cut promotion during the holiday season that after raising the price back up again, the company lowered it again permanently. However, the price cut only included the Xbox One model without Kinect, and today the company is announcing that it will be temporary dropping the price of the Xbox One console with Kinect.

Starting February 8th and until the 21st, customers can grab an Xbox One bundled with Kinect for $449, which translate on $50 saving. As marked, the promotional offer will run for only two weeks.

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Although, chances are that you will not play many Kinect games, the Kinect voice commands to control the console are fantastic. It’s so convenient to simply say “Xbox: Turn on” to start the console hands-free, and Kinect will even come in handy when you use Skype, by far this is the best experience for video chatting with your friends and family.

The promotional offer is available only in the United States, on retailers such as Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Microsoft Store, and Amazon. If the Xbox One with Kinect is not your thing, keep in mind that you can still grab the Kinectless version of the console for $349.

On another related news, Microsoft is also discounting its 12-months Xbox Live Gold subscription to $39.99 of its $59.99 regular price. The deal is available on many online stores including, Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and Amazon. We’ve seen such a price reduction before, so it’s likely that this promotion is also temporary.