People spoke out about the high price of Xbox One and Microsoft listened. On June 9th, Microsoft is giving people the option to buy an Xbox One without Kinect for $399. This will be a new option and the Kinect bundle will continue to be sold as well. They will be releasing a standalone Kinect peripheral for people who wish to purchase it separately from the console.
Microsoft will also be dropping the Xbox Live Gold requirement for apps such as Hulu, Netflix and other entertainment apps so you can watch all your favorite TV shows and movies without the need for an Xbox Live subscription.