Mike Nichols, a Microsoft marketing executive, has stated that the “vast majority” of Xbox One owners that also have a Kinect still use the voice-and-motion device on a regular basis.
Nichols did not provide an exact number of Kinects that have been sold. Nichols did go on to say that people who own a Kinect use the device often, but they do not use it for gaming.
“I can say that the people with Kinect still make up a very, very sizasble portion and that those people do use it quite frequently,” Nichols said, “Less for games, but a lot more for biometric sign-in and user interface.”
After originally launching the Xbox One back in November of 2013, Microsoft started selling Xbox Ones without a Kinect for $150 cheaper than the originally released consoles.
In the future Microsoft will be adding a Cortana voice search in a Xbox One update that will be available to users who have a Kinect. Nichols declined to comment on future Kinect games.