For everyone who complained about the Xbox One being too expensive, Microsoft has heard your belly-aching.

Microsoft has announced that a new $400 Xbox One (£350 in UK) is coming June 9 that will not include the Kinect. Additionally, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will no longer require a Live Gold subscription to access streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, HBO Go, OneGuide, Internet Explorer, and Skype.

There will still be some services that are exclusive to Live Gold subscribers (of course) , including online multiplayer, the “Games with Gold” program, cloud game saves, and Game DVR. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Games with Gold, Live Gold subscribers will receive an additional free Xbox 360 game in June. Additionally, Microsoft announced that both “Games with Gold” and “Deals with Gold” will come to the Xbox One in June.

The cheaper Xbox One model will allow Microsoft to match the $399 PS4 on price, along with removing the nearly required $60 yearly fee that raised the Xbox One’s total cost of ownership if you wanted to own the console AND have the ability to use it’s many apps.

The sold separately Playstation Camera goes for around 60 dollars. No word as to what the Kinect may cost to purchase separately but being that the technology is slightly more advanced than the PS-Eye, I’m pretty sure it’ll also be more expensive.

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