Kombo: Gamers of all sorts really liked the name "Natal." Well, at least that's what everyone thought... but in this case, everyone was wrong. According to Microsoft's Albert Penello, Kinect won over Natal by a "landslide" in a survey which pitted the names against one another.
Not only did Natal roll off of varied tongues, it also was a unique title. On the other hand, Kinect feels too pleasant and fastidious. As much as we adapted to the Natal name, Natal was never planned to be the final title. "Well, you know, we launched it as a code name," explained Microsoft's Penello in an interview with Industry Gamers. Should it have been more than just a code name, though?