The season for deals and offers is here and Microsoft also has something to give. Major Nelson announced on his blog that Microsoft will be offering limited-time discounts on Xbox One with Kinect Bundle and Standalone Kinect for Xbox One.
He revealed that the recently-made-available Xbox One with Kinect Bundle that includes Xbox One 500GB console, Kinect for Xbox One and full-game downloads of Dance Central Spotlight, Kinect Sports Rivals and Zoo Tycoon will be discounted in the US, Canada and Mexico. It is being offered at $399 in the US.
The Standalone Kinect for Xbox One unit will also be discounted for a limited-time in the US, Canada and Mexico. It is being offered at $99 in US.
Xbox One with Kinect Bundle and Standalone Kinect for Xbox One unit will be available not only at Microsoft Store but also at Amazon, Best Buy and Target.
He revealed that currently, about half of Xbox One owners use Kinect. He said the owners of the Kinect sensor have had a high level of customer satisfaction.
He further revealed that Microsoft will release Cortana personal assistant on Xbox One in 2016.
The owners of Kinect use the unit to issue voice commands, wake up their TV or Xbox One, automatic recognition, enables them to do multi-taking, connects with Skype and Twitch via Xbox One, the players become the controllers via their body and voice.