Some early adopters of the Xbox One have taken to the internet to complain that they paid an extra $100 for a Kinect Sensor that they didn’t want, and are calling for compensation from Microsoft. Microsoft’s response to possible compensation is simple:
No. As with many first generation products, the offerings can be expected to change and evolve over time. Kinect remains an integral part of our vision. Xbox One is better with Kinect, making games, TV and entertainment come alive with premium experiences.
Honestly, I think this is completely fair. As with all significant technology launches, early adoption is always a risk. You will always pay a higher price than people who purchase the product later, and the company owes you nothing if they make changes. If you wanted a lower price and no Kinect, you shouldn’t have purchased an Xbox One at launch. The same can be said for PlayStation 4.
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