Gamers seem to like paying less for their Xbox One and not getting a Kinect

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The Xbox One sold twice as many units in June compared to May. Although the full figures haven’t been made public, Microsoft specifically mentions the Kinect-less Xbox One offering as part of the reason for their improved sales. The Xbox One units without Kinect are $399 at retail, putting it on equal price footing with the PlayStation 4. Dropping $100 from the price of the console resonated with consumers, at least for the month of June.

Can Microsoft keep up the momentum into the holidays? The company seems to think that having critically acclaimed previews at E3 is an indicator that the Xbox One will find success during the latter half of 2014.

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