Standalone Kinect for Xbox One release date set for October

UPDATE: 129.99 in the UK, bundled with Dance Central Spotlight.

UPDATE 28/8/14 10.40am: The Xbox One Kinect sensor will cost 129.99 in the UK when it launches on 7th October, Microsoft has confirmed to Eurogamer.

Just as in North America, the gadget will come bundled with Dance Central: Spotlight.

Alternatively, you can get a second-hand Xbox One Kinect for 25 at CEX.

ORIGINAL STORY 27/8/14 5.30pm: When Microsoft decided it would sell Xbox Ones without Kinect, people wondered when the motion-sensing peripheral would become available a la carte for those who would rather pick it up later on. Now, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One version of Kinect will be available as a standalone product on 7th October.

Well, it's only sort of a standalone product, as it will instead be bundled with a code for Dance Central: Spotlight for a total of $149.99 (about 90).

Microsoft noted in its announcement that Xbox One sales have doubled since it decided to sell the console at a lower price point sans-Kinect, though sales with Kinect have also picked up lately too.

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