Xbox One X Has Made The Kinect Adapter Surge in Sales

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The launch of the Xbox One X brought 4K resolutions and immense updates both in terms of size and quality, but it also caused the Xbox Kinect adapter accessory to quickly climb in popularity.

For Xbox One owners who were happily using the Kinect with their base console and only recently upgraded to the Xbox One X, you might not have even known you’d need an adapter. With the release of the Xbox One S, the adapter was necessary for using the Kinect, but purchasing the upgraded console would come with a free adapter to continue using the Kinect.

The free adapter program was discontinued with the release of the Xbox One X, but Microsoft did make it known leading up to the launch that there wouldn’t be an adapter included with the most recent console. Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg tweeted a response to a user’s question about the Xbox Kinect adapter and said that the program wouldn’t continue, but it many Xbox One X buyers didn’t catch the news.

Since the console was released, the Xbox Kinect adapter has climbed the ranks through certain retailers such as Amazon. First noticed by On MSFT, the Xbox Kinect adapter jumped up to a spot in the top 100 list of Amazon’s Video Games category above games like Star Wars Battlefront II and consoles. It previously went as high as the No. 34 spot within the Video Games Accessories list, but it’s now dropped down to No. 50 as of the time that this was written.

If you don’t have a Kinect adapter to use with your Xbox One X, it’s not exactly cheap to get one now, either. It runs for $70 on Amazon, but some Xbox owners are reporting that they’ve found it for less at their local retailers such as GameStop. Going from being able to talk to your Xbox and issue voice commands to dead silence is compelling long-time Xbox owners to seek out the Xbox Kinect adapter.

The Kinect itself was discontinued just last month when it was announced that Microsoft would no longer be manufacturing the Kinect, but you should still be able to find the adapter if you’re up for a search and spending a bit more than its original price.

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ChatPosted:

Personally was never really into this, I hated when people used it on xbox etc, but was something you'd have to deal with haha

BarclayPosted:

UnknownTalent I enjoyed the kinect for simple task turning my Xbox on and off and just talking to my teammates without putting on those annoying/hefty headsets all the time... sad seeing it being discontinued, but I guess it was a failure for most.

My question is what will happen to the companies that depend on the Kinect with games that are concetrated on those. Like Dance Central or Just Dance


Guessing you were "that guy" who used his Kinect as a mic so everyone in the party could enjoy his dog barking, music playing and whatever else. They were useless as a mic except for turning your Xbox on like you said

RepBanditPosted:

Maggardo Kinda shocks me. I hate the Kinect, and I thought the 99% of Xbox One owners hated it too.

I am with you on this, I didn't think people actually bought these anymore. I thought it was a failed product by Microsoft.

-SilkyPosted:

Not a big fan of the Kinect and never have been since it's release as it just feels like a quick afterthought.
Glad they didn't try to bring it back with this console.

xGSxCoachPosted:

Great piece of equipment. Lacking in follow through. Free games such as 1vs100 should have been brought back to make it have an impact t on the player base forced to purchase one. #ogxbone

MaggardoPosted:

Kinda shocks me. I hate the Kinect, and I thought the 99% of Xbox One owners hated it too.

UnknownTalentPosted:

I enjoyed the kinect for simple task turning my Xbox on and off and just talking to my teammates without putting on those annoying/hefty headsets all the time... sad seeing it being discontinued, but I guess it was a failure for most.

My question is what will happen to the companies that depend on the Kinect with games that are concetrated on those. Like Dance Central or Just Dance

DecyPosted:

Might not be down the the X.. it might just be down the the fact that it was a failure and now that its discontinued everyone's getting them.

StarJayPosted:

I never honestly got into those games that use it..