This USB adapter is Microsoft’s final admission that Kinect failed

Microsoft had a bold vision for its Xbox One console that involved its Kinect accessory. While the Kinect for Xbox 360 was one of the most popular game console accessories of all time, a bundled Kinect with the Xbox One introduced a $100 price premium over the PS4 competition. Despite switching course and unbundling the Kinect, Microsoft hasn’t recovered yet in the games console battle, with reports suggesting it has sold 20 million Xbox One consoles vs. Sony’s 40 million PS4 shipments.

Microsoft unveiled a new Xbox One S console yesterday, and it’s 40 percent smaller with a Bluetooth controller. It looks great, and it’s arguably the console Microsoft should have shipped originally. While it looks Surface-inspired, sources familiar with…

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