Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has claimed that Microsoft's Kinect is "no different to Wii" - in terms of the audience the platform holder is trying to attract with the device.
Which is not a compliment.
The Move is more an advancement of the Wii, Kinetic is more like the Eyetoy.
more chance of them getting the wii crowd than sony has with MOVE.
Sad to see how SE has now become MSs do-boy
@thewrathman So, you're accepting this and want to support kinect cos it has a "possibility" [Slightly/ Minimal in reality] to get the wii crowd, you're basically supporting Shovelware Gaming in your Console of Choice, just to see if there is at least a Minor probability for MS to get Money from the wii crowd?, because, lets be real here, MS can't focus on 2 sides at the same time without First Party Devs and by Relying on Third Party Devs, everything will end up with Loads of Shovelware Gaming
out of all the lame comments above, you only saw a need to challenge the wrathman's comment? sigh... Anyone feel a need to comment on how misleading the lame ass title is? I think a better more interesting title would have been: Square Enix: Technology Announced By Big Three, Not The Most Essential Parts Of The Console Technology. But then again that title wouldn't draw the anti-Microsoft slant required for N4G.
They're on that good shit over there. lol But he is right. MS is putting out Kinect to attract the Wii demographic.
Exactly, with casual games as the main type of games for the Kinect, its obvious that MS is going after NIntendo instead of Sony with this one.
Well, they're both last gen hardware.
i honestly can't tell if that's supposed to be a compliment or an insult
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I agree that it's being marketed to the same audience, but I see it as being a critical misstep as a concept- how many people are going to enjoy having to constantly move about whilst playing? And for how long? These are the questions whose answers will make or break the Kinnect.
With kinect are dancing games Possibly highschool musical the computer game And m$ will lose all of their core gamers
Why, does pluging in the Kinect stop the controler from working? ;)
"frankly, these are not the most essential parts of the console technology. The key parts of the console technology are Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and WiiWare" At least the man knows where the real gamers are. "The true battle among these things is taking place very quietly. We will see the results of that battle two or three years from now". The free PSN will give others the choice to charge for online play if their games are exclusive, something Live won't allow.
if that is not enough to turn off the 360 users who are hyping up this tech I don't know what is, enjoy your mini games collection when it comes, it feels like wii carnival games all over again.... at least with the wiiremote it support's core games as well, that is probably why wii is such a success if it was not for 1st party titles, the wii would have died off due to poor 3rd party software sales from bad games, but zelda, mario and metriod are too good to miss out on. the move will be a long term success as it also supports core games as well as casual games, it may not sell like wiiremotes but it will definitely last longer than kinect which will get one load of sales to begin with and then die down (just like the original eyetoy did)
A kid that had to convince their parent to spend $250 because they wanted to play Wii Sports, now has to convince their parents to spend at around $500 to play a dance game. $300 - Console $150 - Kinect (give or take) $60 - Dance Central Good luck MS.
I'd tell my kid to go download some music. Parents get scammed a lot today.
I believe there will be a Kinect + 360 bundle retailing for $299 So not quite 500$ ;) Still the main problem I see is finding any truly new experiences with Kinect, it seems like a fairly limited device. With that being said, out of the 2 new controllers coming to market, Kinect is making much more of a buzz than Move. I worry most about Kinect not delivering for casual gamers. I can easily foresee many people running out to buy this, getting it home and playing 1 or 2 games with it getting bored and/or exhausted and then putting it away under the shelf to collect dust.
Our Wii is for party games. I have yet to see one game that would make me want to buy Kinetic...and I fear since MS removed the chip from the camera, and having to tax my launch 360 from what they say 10%, for another burn up Move, not that into, but at least there are GAMES I play which can be used with move...
both rubbish then
Which may as well become hardcore gamers later Kinect will laos have 100x better use in hardcore games than any last gen tech like Wii
One of the main things grabbing non-gamers' attention about Kinect is the lack of a user interface. No buttons required. I highly doubt any games that will work with Kinect are going to inspire somebody who fears the complexity of a controller to go "oh wow, now just imagine what I could do with a controller.." Sadly, I think grandma will remain a casual gamer. :)
Everyone thinks that the Move is more like the Wii because of the way it looks but if you look carefully at the games, the motions you make and the way they are marketing the device, you realize that Microsoft is actually following Nintendo more closely then Sony is
urr, actually with the whole sports pack that move showed, it was like a wii-sports resort++. I dunno Im not sure what he is getting at though. I mean even sony is trying to get a wider audience.
Thee Problem is SONY isn't even really trying to win over the expanded audience. The move is over hyped right now simply because it is SONY. Once they get to try this thing out it will be forgotten and most developers are waiting to see the game sales. It will be alot easier to develop for the Wii m+ and get a game selling rather than dumbing youur game down for the move or kinect yet having to pay way more for dev cost. Hey but the jury is out.
Which is why i wont be buying one. I already have a Wii and dont play it.... :/
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