@tuxfool: I don't know, giving you options and trying to take over your living room are two different things in my opinion. Also unless you're really strapped for cash, in which case you probably shouldn't be spending money on a video game console anyway, then I don't see why anyone would buy the XB1 without the Kinect. Even if you don't want to play Kinect games it does seem like it's part of the package.
I have one without the Kinect, before the UI update it was pretty nightmarish to get around the system but they fixed most of that, now if only the settings menu wasn't hard to get to/not complete shit.
But honestly I could care less the Kinect just isn't very good. And yes I was strapped for cash but I'd rather spend that 100 bucks on a game and lunch.
@hassun: Poor swery? He made a deal to launch a very japanese game on a very american console. Anyone could have seen that one coming...it was sent out to die by Microsoft and I hope Swery at least got paid in moneybags.
It still sucks though. I'm pretty sure "no marketing support whatsoever" was not part of the deal.