Wal-Mart Stores Inc. this week began holding pre-order sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 at its online division.
A month after E3, with no announced price, and Kinect is still charting well on Amazon and GameStop. Something is exciting people about kinect. A few core gamers might be buying it. Based on the lack of the same enthusiasm for the Move, shown by the pre-order numbers I am seeing, I have to conclude that The casuals (Kid, Moms, Girls and the fitness crowd), are already learning about Kinect and choosing it over the Move. I could only see this becoming more of a problem for Sony as M$ start to have live demo's as they are doing next week with Macy's clothing store in the US. If Wal-Mart demo this thing in their stores, it will create a mob scene and garranty that you would not be abloe to walk into a store and buy a Kinect for months after release. I don't know how many M$ will have at launch, but they will not be enough.
or Pre-Recorded videos with actors pretending? Also, You seem to love the "Pre-order numbers" but what if Microsoft comes out and says its $200? Then I doubt those "Pre-order numbers" mean anything. And if your all about sales and the casuals then I can only assume your main console of choice is the Wii right? Or do you only care about the casuals when Microsoft tries to please them? I'm a gamer, I don't play casual games on the Wii, 360, or PS3. (yes I own all 3) Fortunately for most of us you can get GOOD non-casual games AKA Hardcore games on the Wii(few), 360, PS3, and MOVE. Unfortunately Kinect has shown NOTHING for anyone but casuals. And sure if you only care about sales then thats great but for the rest of us who want to play GAMES, its not very appealing.
What does your comment have to do with people actually pre-ordering it and wanting it?
Although I'm a hardcore gamer, I enjoy casual games from time to time with the family. What is wrong with casual games? Sure I want some hardcore games with Kinect, but I'm kind of glad it isn't just tacked on as an afterthought. I'm more excited about the technology and it's possibilities so yes, I'm very much excited about Kinect. But since you are such a heavy gamer, and only play GAMES, I'm sure casuals games aren't good enough for you!
It's really the Justin Bieber tour advertisements: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Wow I didnt know they had started promotion for Kinect already and more so with Bieber ?! Damn I dont see how it can flop especially if they promote Dance Central, the only Kinect game I find pretty cool.
Its a dance game where you actually have to dance :) personally not my cup of tea, I'm more of a Rock Band person, but hat off to them, other dance games dont really care what you do with your arms.
"other dance games dont really care what you do with your arms. " or your legs, body head.... you know, your whole body! Certain things Kinect just works really well, others not so much. I'm interested in that snow boarding game coming out in January? The Star Wars game looks fantastic too. Wish the had a full body tracking fighting game First/Third Person View!
problem is, will justin bieber move those things... you do know that naked women, don't sell more things to men...they just watch at the women, don't read the message... (but yeah, we're not with adults here, so in the end, it'll move those anyway ^^) But will coca cola move Playstation Moves? ^^
@Bigpappy ...are you on the Kinect promotional team? You are sounding like an MS PR guy..so lame.
I wish. I love the product and I see how big and impact it will have in an out of the gaming world. You "hardcore" can screem and cry all you want, but there are a lot of people out there in the real world who want to have fun too. Yeah. So I love Kinect and you hate it. This does not mean that one of us has to die. We can co-exist. But if that doesn't work for you. Well, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Nice cut scene. Very appropiate.
It may have been more appropriate for something a little bit bigger and more epic than Kinect. But I guess everyone's got their own tastes. Nothing wrong with that. We'll see. Hope it does well in the market.
excellent cut scene. Shit indeed just got real.
Sales skyrocket in 3...2....1
Wal-Mart is almost too perfect. Sony better get the jump and put MOVE in their first.
problem with MOVE is everyone thinks it's just a wii copy. Kinect is brand new (forget EyeToy - no one even knows wtf it is). So Sony needs to train sales people to show off MOVE rather than just leave controllers attached to a glass.
"problem with MOVE is everyone thinks it's just a wii copy." That's a proble with peoples misconceptions not with the product itself.
Eye toy did sell 10 million units
But if M$ puts Kinect in stores for testeing before the Move gets to the shelves, they will take a lot of casual sales away from Sony.
I hope they take ALL of the casual sales from Sony. The fewer dance and party games on PS3 the better.
i will go try it at walmart shit will be poppin it will be so crowded and sell through the roof once they demo it. every time parents go shopping w kids the kids look at games and toys when they see it and try it then show theyre mom and she tries it and sees yoga and fitness its over. i better pre order one before they sell out. i dont care what people say it looks fun and thats what games are supposed to be about. the ufc trainer looks dope to learn some moves and workout(gotta make up for time on the couch gamin i like to stay fit)
price will determine if it flops or not? its worth about $50 thats the price point where i might consider buying it
I think this deal will get the casual market: http://www.kotaku.com.au/20...
That deal won't include Kinect so depending on the final price it will be alot more all together.
I think the kinect can wait for me. MS has not shown me anything worth the cash at the moment IMO. But i got my PS Move bundle and navi controller preordered cant wait :)
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