The Kinect has been a financially questionable device for Microsoft up till now. Microsoft has found a way to sell Kinect to millions of teenage girls.. or boys with the help of none other than young singing star, Justin Bieber.
ok get real who's going to buy anything because of him? if he is the reason you dug into your wallets/purses for kinec you are a sad person @guitarded77 - that sounds like the sad truth
Legions of 12 year old girls fueled by hormonal rage marching to a craptastic soundtrack... do not piss them off my friend, they are more dangerous than Nazi zombies.
I accidentally pressed the disagree button, but you pretty much hit the nail on the head. He will be a great marketing tool, especially with him posting things on Kinect over Twitter.
@Alpha I was wondering where my bubbles went to.
Teen pop icons have not yet proven themselves capable of selling something in droves. They've probably proven the opposite, in fact. Case in point, we have yet to see any Hannah Montana, Spongebob, or movie-related game top any Top 10 sales charts.
the sad thing is that its going to happen i am sure all what MS needs to do is get him to tweet or say "Buy it" and all those poor people will fall for it
lol so true @alpha soon gonna have to widen your comment bar to fit all those bubbles lol.
I'm guessing M$ offered him more $$$ than he's made for this endorsement.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... the beginning of this video made me finally realize that the 360 is the 'cool' console of this generation...
The extremely scary truth. I'm not sure where the world is going when so many are talking about vampires that sparkle in daylight and Bieber... it scares me to think what the next thing will be.
How many 8 year old girls are going to get their parents to buy $400/450 worth of hardware just because Bieber promotes it? Actually, I'm not sure I even want to know.
She will buy it... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
i personally dont even give a damn.. but that is marketing right there..i cant lie.
You nailed it! Tell my 11 year or 14 year old daughters that Justin Bieber is insignificant and you'll be one sorry Daddy. Not my cup of tea but then again my parents weren't too keen on a band called KISS (who really aren't that good). How'd that work out for them?
Boy bands, metrosexual teen pop stars, yada yada yada. All colossal crap. The apocalypse must be close. Eventually God is going to simply decide there's no room on His green earth for this kind of abomination.
Here's what I'm not buying: Anything Justin Beaver is trying to sell me.
LOL @ disagree buying kinect because of justin bieber is not sad or what guitarded77 said does not sound like the sad truth...some times i feel like greenringoflife i know he has a hardcore following of disagree'ers @Alpha-Male22 your not angry cause i went to sleep while play MAG are you? lol jokes and never mind @Blaze929 - 3,294,072 O_O whats this world coming to his not exactley the best young talent but wooi thats alot still his doing his thing so i rate him but i don't rate people buying somthing thats not in his field because of him thats just silly what else is disturbing is how many more people are following him since you posted that comment
rofl he gained 1000 more in just 25 minutes!? wtf
Desperate times ahead
dude i am stoned and that made me laugh so hard.. nice one have a bubble.
The guy has 3,294,072 followers on Twitter ALONE. That's not even including all his other acts that people can recognize him from. http://twitter.com/justinbi... Just him being associated with Xbox and Kinect will at least enlighten A LOT of people to Xbox 360 and Kinect even if they don't buy it. Bieber says Kinect is cool and go out and buy that and a Xbox 360, all his raging teen girl fans will do so and that's no doubt in my mind. Like a fucking cult. Dude is no doubt a tool for Microsoft but sure is an effective one.
This is sad but true. Little tweens tickle their vaginas to the sound of Kustin Beiber (horrible I know) but like you said, if he says its "cool" then they need to be "cool" to and run out and buy it. Smart business move for MS, but sure it one hell of a corny one.
Since when is the MARKETING of a device more important than the product? It's amazing how people have utterly forgotten how to be consumers. The last few generations are not nearly as smart or savvy as our parents and grandparents were when it came to shopping. My grandparents would subscribe to American newsletters and magazines, monitor and collect coupons, wait for the exchange rate to rise, then drive to Buffalo (we're Canadian) and - with a sensible budget - scoop every deal that they could. That is frugality and consumer sense. "Sure we need it, but we don't need it 'now'", Anne (my gran) would always tell me. Now, all you need is some love child of KD Lang and Aston Kutcher (that's what always comes into my mind when I see the kid) telling us how fun Kinect is and millions rush out to buy the device. And yes parents are just as irresponsible in catering to the bleating children's wishes in these instances. I don't know when it happened, but I had a paper-route and worked in a convenience store as a young man and if I wanted to buy something, I SAVED. Most kids these days get whatever cash they need as an "allowance". There is a sickening cycle of MARKETING (with Celebrities' willing or unwilling endorsements - i.e. Ipad, the coolest thing on the planet since all the celebs have since been photographed with one) > NEED > INSTANT GRATIFICATION > GET > REPEAT. It's an ouroboros of brainless consumer activity and greed. Only thing we should be doing is saving our cash, watching the market and asking: "Will this product suit me?" "Is it worthy of my cash?" (Ignore what Justin Bieber says, he's paid to say nice things.) "Do I need this?" (Again, pay no heed to what the pre-pubescent boy who looks like a lesbian says, it is irrelevant.) /end rant (and while I might have come off as "old-manish", I'm only 31 :P)
Hooking up with MTV is huge. Many people are saying the MTV dance game will be the killer app. I don't know about that but I know it will move some 360's and Kinect. It seems Sony has stepped on MTV's toes some how. M$ has thrown alot of time and money at MTV...it is starting to pay off. That dance game will sell millions all over the world. M$ needs to keep the price of Kinect down some how. If the price is right, they will sell as many as they can make. They also need to bring the PC community into the whole thing and tie Kinect to the 100+++ million windows 7 consumers. Why M$ is dragging their feet on this is beyond stupid. Share a little M$!!! Third party apps will make or break Kinect. I don't think the killer app will be seen until M$ works on the software more. This thing is still in it's infancy. The next gen of games for Kinect will shock and awe ( see vid )...meaning 2011 and beyond. M$ and Sony claim to have some surprises at GDC...Hmmm...can't wait. Love that Sorcery game from Sony. I can't believe how good that game plays and looks. Sony needs something like that at launch. I wasn't expecting that. The best game Sony had at E3. Nintendo must of freaked when they say that...lol BTW guys, its all advertising. Sony is in a deal with Coke to plaster PS3 logo's all over there products...same thing.
I thought I was the only one wondering what happened to the kids these days
One of the best and most throughout comment I have read on N4G, well bubbles to you Sir. So sad but spot on true!
this video pretty much sums up the definition of the xbox360. all lasers, lights, smoke and mirrors.... weak performance, lol. it's insane how many people get tricked into buying products just be the advertisement.
He should be supporting Playstation Move because that's the only way he'll even own a some balls
Unless they are trying to sell it to 13 year old girls this d-bag won't be selling anything.
Justin Bieber just needs to cut his tiny nuts off and join Ciruqe De Soleil or whatever the fu*k that gayfest's name is. So he or she can most likely promote it better at Gamescom or next E3.
sony doesnt need no celebs they have KB
Guys whos Justin Breiber? Seriously I dont no guy.He looks GAY to me.
That's popular because his balls haven't dropped so he sounds just like all of his fans(13 year old girls).
For the most part I like both of you'll neutrality in discussions bubbles to both of you. OT; I do have a question. Us as consumers, are we that ni'eve to allow an wet behind the ears, simalac breathed child dictate how we determine the value of a poduct? Or do us as consumers still have some form of consumer sensibilities? I would like to believe the latter, but who knows.
He? you mean that human in the pic is a Pen1s equipped human being?! This is the first time I saw 'him' andI thought that's a girl I am serious :/
His fans alone will no doubt buy this because he said so. That's fact. Edit: All he has to do is say "Buy kinect because I'm buying one, too. Hope to see you online" That alone will make all his fans get one because of that sentence right thee.
He had to have someone to teach how to walk properly, how can he possibly sell a games add-on the requires what basically amounts to dancing?
Why is an adopted girl trying to sell kinect? She should go back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich!!
MS getting micro-soft with justin beiber lol
ahahahahha.. u lot are killin me.
MS has gone casual.
That broken link sure proved a lot.
lol I love how you're getting slammed with disagrees for posting the exact same thing Sony is doing. But no, it's only sad if Microsoft does it. EDIT: @Millionaire works for me
sony is forbidden?
lol forbidden link! lmao. @ProA007 yeah but thats a psp, aren't those aimed at kids? its not the actual big console. go google something else, lol.
Evidence fail XD
Didn't you guys know? Sony is calling the Hannah Montana PSP bundle the future of video games. It's as big as a new console launch. It's an innovative revolution in gaming. Your body is the controller! You are the Batman! I might be getting a little carried away here. Kinda like you, AridSpider/ProA007.
i want nothing to do with kinect if justin beiber is here!
I would not buy anything from Ms now I hate JB he is a puff
Its scary to think that Kinect is still just under half a year away and MS is already doing things like that circus act, jimmy fallon, time square and this. Just imagine how crazy it will get when oct/nov arrives. MS will stop at nothing to ensure Kinect is HUGE
then whether it is functional (as intended for core gamers, via E3 2009) or will fulfill your personal needs as a gamer. Honestly, you're the worst type of fanboy. A blind, ignorant, marketing puppet with no sense or regard as to how he spends his money. I hope that you enjoy whatever Justin Bieber cooking/ dancing/ singing shovelware that get's vomited out (I'm sure something with his brand is in the works, contractual marketing rarely involves a single gig). The sad, sad part, is that you will probably convince yourself that it is AAA material. You're not a gamer, you're just lost. The only reason why I like responding to you, on occasion, is because it makes me feel so startlingly normal in comparison.
Chris, you are a funny guy, (and totally rational I might add) it is refreshing to read your comments. It is also fascinating to me that on this site I see only a handful of people I would have labeled as hardcore 360 fanatics still act like such..I think Microsoft's alarming fervor and zeal to pursue the Casuals at any cost has acted as a wakeup call and now those that only like Mass effect, Gears, Fable, Lost Odyssey (get it MS Hardcore exclusives) finally realize that all the talk til now was BS. Really, MS only cares about overall numbers and now they think that they can nab the entire Wii market to make up for abandoning their REAL audience. I don't know about you, but that sounds like stupendous arrogance to me.
... Short of selling it at a reasonable pice. Which is what will ultimately make it fail, or at least fall much shorter than it could go. The ones willing to spend 150 dollars on a single device on top of the price of a console (not even counting the games) are mostly core gamers, and kinect simply offers nothing to core gamers despite some feeble attempts from some questionable sites like Kotaku to make it look "cool".
I've got a Bieber, and the only prescription... is less Bieber.
Baby baby baby lmao.
sony has kevin butler,marcus rivers,justin timberlake,payton manning advertising for products......microsoft has justin beiber
when Microsoft saw Marcus rivers, they said,'team lets ripoff, that is what we do' gtsentry @ stupid girls, they never gonna have sex with him anyway some one give me more bubbles, i wanna talk more shit about him xD
Yeah, but Justin Beiber might be as big as all of those guys combined! 0_0 Don't underestimate Justin Beiber's fanbase.
true,for the first time in history theres going tu be a line of girls infront of gamestop
Wait minute. Justin Beiber might be bigger than who? I'll give you Butler and Rivers. But think really hard about the biggest names on the planet right now. I'm sure you'll remember who Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning are. Especially Timberlake. Where do you think Beiber's act came from?
Doesn't really effect me one way or the other, but I am sure he will help push the item to a certain kind of crowd. It isn't the type of crowd here at N4G that is for certain.
nuff said, don't you think?
ROLF this kid is on drug........ what is his next album gonna be "MY KINECT?"
Has just withered away. Really, Justin Bieber? This just lets me know that they need more gimmicks to ensure sells. It seems that Microsoft cannot produce this by demonstrating the actual ability of the device. So instead of promising demos and cool games to go with Kinect, we get more bought star power in the form of Justin Bieber... simply LAME.
I hope he gets killed by a revolving door next time not just hit it.
Joke or no Joke. Never wish death upon anyone friend.
as much as it saddens me to say this. this kid is the M.J of my daughters generation. If he promotes it; it's gonna sell just because of him. that is the sad truth. If it's not called "the sims" my daughter doesn't usually care too much but even she's keeping up on kinect news because of this guy.