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It looks like the recently announced “Kinect’less” Xbox One is increasing interest in the platform.

Gamespot report that GameStop, a leading videogames retailer, is already benefiting from the cheaper Xbox One announcement.

GameStop president Tony Bartel claimed in a financial call that the company is seeing “stronger demand” for the Xbox One since the price-drop announcement.

“I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores with our reservation program that there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” Bartel said.

“And that means there will be more [Xbox One] units out there to put software on.”

It’s not just retailers that a praising the move, both Ubisoft and Take-Two have welcomed the move. The publishers reckon it should help more Xbox One units enter the market. The new-gen market has to date seen the Playstation 4 move more units worldwide than the Xbox One.

The new $399 [around R 4 200] Xbox One launches in June in the States. The Xbox One will launch in South Africa in September, although it’s unclear what version(s) will be available at launch.