On November 22, 2013, Microsoft launched the Xbox One in 13 territories. Every single unit sold included a Kinect camera (with installed microphones). Three of those territories still do not have access to voice commands.
Hard cold fact is the majority of Xbone features are unavailable outside the US. Can't sell something like that and expect great sales. Even gwg on 360 requires a VPN to some xbox users outside the US.
Bu..bu..but xbone is only in 13 countries lmaoooo! At least, get voice commands to all those 13 countries first. Lol.
I wont buy x1 untill they get ride of Kinect or make a great game for it. I still remember when I bought ps move for PS heros and got disappointed, not gonna get hyped for a gimmick again.
crazy ah! been waiting since launch for this…..and they are about to launch it in more countries. The really harsh part is that if you turn your location to the US it works fine but you get locked out of the store.
They aren't missing much
This is definitely the area ms has the most work to do, feature sets outside the US do not have the same value. Luckily I live in the USA, but if I didn't I would be much more reluctant to buy a X1.
Wouldn't be so bad if the Kinect was an optional purchase.
This is why the console is not appealing in other markets. It's not just voice commands, but the TV input doesn't work in many countries
this is one of the many reasons its not selling so well over the older consoles. it has a kinect that many dont like or what that dont support most/many languages. not to mention the hole TV thing, we have only ONE channel over here that support the Kinect functions and that one is boring as hell. not even going to start with them not having hardware in the stores either.
Lack of content is going to kill Kinect. I love Kinect for what it does but it may be time to admit that Kinect is not doing anything to really help the Xbox One.
I don't really get that argument to be honest. Kinect is used throughout the OS including in games. I use Kinect to open games, switch games, multitask with games, start parties, accept party invites, record game clips, broadcast on twitch. Also Kinect does a lot of little things we don't even see such as monitor controller to preserve battery life, switch controller layouts if you pick up a different controller, changing volume, turning on and off the TV etc. I can see how people don't all like motion games, but to say Kinect isn't being utilized seems pretty silly.
Kinext 2 is a total failure. Everybody that was supporting it is gone from MS. Notice that nobody left has made one peep about Kinect2, even Spencer. It is LOL to see so many MS smug faces just keeping their lips pursed together to not say one thing about Kinect2. If there has been any gesture controlled title, it isn't being advertised. Even Titanflail failed to use Kinect2. Rare was supposed to have become essentially a Kinect2 dev, and all you can hear in that direction is crickets chirping. The only ones that seem to be supporting it is some US xbox fanbois because they would feel stupid for buying XBO otherwise.
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