GameStop President Tony Bartel noted an increased interest for Microsoft’s Xbox One following the hardware manufacturer’s recent decision to change course and package the console without the Kinect camera peripheral. “I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores with our reservation program as well as the dialog to Power-Up Rewards that there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” Bartel said during the company’s earnings call this week.
GameStop has seen increased interest in the Xbox One following Microsoft‘s announcement of a price cut for the console, the retailer’s president said on a financial earnings call yesterday. “I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores [that] there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” GameStop president Tony Bartel said. “The good news for us is… we’ll sell a lot more units. “And that means there will be more [Xbox One] units out there to put software on.” Microsoft announced it will begin shipping the Xbox One without Kinect nine days ago. The console’s alternate price point brings it down to the PlayStation 4’s, at $399 USD, £349, 399 Euros and $499 AUD starting June 9, and comes as a result of user feedback. But the company plans on continuing to promote the accessory as usual.