Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week discounted Microsoft Corp.’s Kinect for Xbox 360 to under $100 in a new sales initiative.
This week, the Kinect sensor with Kinect Adventures holds a a sale price of $99.99, $20 below the $119.99 MSRP.
Microsoft in Oct. recorded a 24 percent decline in Xbox 360 revenue from the year prior to $418 million. A total of 1.7 million Xbox 360 units shipped in the first quarter, down from 2.3 million units shipped the year prior. Xbox 360 hardware market share increased to 49 percent from 47 percent in the quarter.
In the Entertainment and Devices division, which includes the Xbox business, income fell to $19 million from $340 million one year prior.