Updated: 25/11/2013 14:30 | By Ben Griffin & editors, MSN Tech
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As we mentioned earlier, the Kinect 2.0 is a clever gadget. While we already miss the Wall-E-esque look of the old Kinect, Kinect 2.0 does bring a much more powerful sensor to the table that can track up to six players at once. Because not everyone has their Xbox in a barn, you may be pleased to know it can work effectively in a smaller area. The only downside is Kinect 2.0 must be plugged in to the Xbox One at all times, but it can be disabled within settings if you are bothered about privacy.

Sony's PlayStation Camera is a relatively unknown entity, which means it's probably akin to the Kinect 1.0 and the old PlayStation Eye accessory found on the PS3. It will undoubtedly track movement and act as a perfectly good camera, but don't expect Kinect 2.0's level of motion tracking prowess.

When using the Xbox One, Kinect 2.0 must be plugged in at all times but it can be disabled within settings if you are bothered.

The Xbox One will come with Kinect in the box, you’ll have to fork out an extra £49 for the PlayStation Camera.

Check out our Xbox One review
And then take a look at our PlayStation 4 review

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