Kinect sells one million units in 10 days

By Jos ยท 12 replies
Nov 16, 2010
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  1. Microsoft has announced its hands-free motion controller Kinect just broke the 1 million units sold milestone. Not bad for an Xbox 360 accessory that costs almost as much as the console itself. The $150 camera device landed on U.S. store shelves just ten days ago and Europe on November 10, while a launch in Asia and Japan is scheduled for later this month. According to the company, by the holiday season, Kinect will be available in 60,000 retailers in 38 countries and it is already on pace to break the five million mark by the end of the year. Seems like motion control is here to stay.

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  2. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

    awesome, now at least some xbox users will get a little exercise.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +855

    These will be collecting dust in 6 months.
  4. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    i see some interest from dev's
    if that interest grows, this will become a killer bee for Apple's i[board][table] or whatever i-comes in the near future

    Minority Report style?
    thats sounds more like Jean Michele Jar to me ;)
  5. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    that would be pretty fun, Wii elements with better graphics fianally!
  6. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    While I'm not a big fan or Microsoft, xbox or motion gaming in general, seriously no buttons, the kinect has so much potential. I'm excited to see the open source community is already hacking this thing to pieces. Open source drivers in a week? Give it a few months and these drivers will be better than Microsoft's. This "gaming" device can be a complete game changer for the way we interface with computers on a daily basis.
  7. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

    There probably several games that lend them to this device. Track and field, bowling ...

    But do not think it would work for dungeon crawling or fps games. How do you turn a corner, select and cast a spell, how will it detect you pulling the trigger on your 12 gauge pump shotgun...

    As someone else already said "These will be collecting dust in 6 months."
  8. Hargert

    Hargert TS Rookie

    There is no rule that the kinect can not be used with a control as well. So gears of war with a gun controller. Casting a spell can be done with the motion controls as well. This is a new technology and it will take time for people to come up with good ways to do things. Think back at the controller for the atari and compare that to the controllers of todays game systems.
  9. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Yeah because(honest and probably quite accurate stereotype ahead) most 360 users are fat, lazy, unhealthy Call of Duty lovers hahaha, I'm very sure I'll be 'hated' for this =P

    I think the only good game for Kinect right now is Dance central and that's just ONE decent, responsive game up until around Christmas... wake up Microsoft xbox and get some really unique games =/
  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    cant wait for starwars to come out in 2011 for kinect ill probably hold off until the prices drop to buy one ^^
  11. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    I thought MS wanted people to use in on there PCs anyway...
  12. Why would they release these products in other countries first? Why should other countries get the benefit of using the product first, especially when Microsoft is a US company.
  13. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Waiting for PC.... launch..

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