NowGamer: Kinect's measure of appeal was partially revealed today in a 100 person NowGamer ad-hoc survey.
I think 25% is a pretty good amount; that's 10m 360 owners. More than enough.
Same as PS2 Eyetoy.They'd be happy with that(I think It was 10.5 million for Eyetoy).PS2 had a much larger install base.
i read somewhere that eyetoy sold 4 million, which i thought was pretty good considering what it was
I had an Eyetoy, it was cool for the time, just like some stuff about Kinect looks quite good now. But the difference was, I think Eyetoy's price was around £40 or the cost of one standard game - Kinect is £130, far more expensive and I just can't justify spending that much when they haven't shown any games that interest me yet. Dance Central is the only game they've shown that looks like it's truly taking advantage of Kinect, isn't tacked on and isn't a minigame collection or shovelware.
I will buy 2, one for me and 1 for my cousin
And has no idea what business is. "75% of 360 owners wont buy Kinect": YOU IDIOTS AT NOW GAMER! This means, 25% of "EXISTING 360 OWNERS" will buy connect: *That's 10,250,000 potential day 1 buyers!* As a result of that, that's exceeding expected sales of 3million this holiday season. This isn't counting "NEW" sales from non 360 owners. You know, people are so set on creating bad internet press by bashing Kinect on this site its ridiculous.
And don't count double (multiple) console owners.
"A NowGamer survey, conducted this morning among 100 Xbox 360 owners via Twitter" really?....via Twitter?....and among 100 360 owners? and this classifies the entire userbase for 75%? epic fail
So thats 10ml Kinects if you are going to generalize and thats not even including the new 360 owners which would will likely be the bulk of the purchases. Edit: Actually when you look at it this way not many current 360 even need to buy it for it to succeed. 1ml is more than enough for this year and the rest will likely be new owners, about 2ml. So it could easily sell 3ml this year.
I totally agree. It's an interesting figure, but higher than I thought it would be. I call it a success.
He cares about sales too much to be a gamer. Edit: lol at troll below. I'm a PC Gamer you retard
You care to much about defending Sony to be a gamer. PC gamer that post this stupid crap? Gun_Senshi PS3 Can do these overlooked features Cure Cancers Catch Pedophiles Works with Any USB Keyboard Works with Any USB Mouse Works with any Mic Works with any USB Webcam Has a dictionary Can use Instant Messaging form MSN to Yahoo 30 Hours of gaming use battery life on DS3 #12 Cure Cancers...really, and your not a PS3 fanboy? lol if you say so.
JB shut down! Tag'im and bag'im, he's done.
No one mentioned PS3, you fanboy, leave it to you to try start a flame war...
@Johnny_Bravo I believe they are referring to "Folding at Home" http://folding.stanford.edu... So while a PS3 hasn't cured cancer yet, it just might. The PS3 can be set to run this code when it's idle and could possibly contribute to a cure for cancer.
Let's say I'm a publisher I want to make a game so I go off and find a developer and one of the employees asks should we make it for Natal. So I do the math If I make it NOT support Natal I have a market of 40 million If I make it support Natal and a controller I have a market of 40 million but then what's the real point of having Natal if the games add minor features because they can't add major features because that'd make the game unbalanced especially for multiplayer If I make it support Natal I have a market of according to 3 million. and THE ONLY benefit it the fact I won't be competing against other games like Halo, Black Ops or Gears 3. So... which would you choose? 40 million, 40 million but with barely any Natal support or 3 million. And let's not all forget the simple fact of the matter that developers KNOW the controller, they do not know Natal so you can expect a longer development time, higher costs and extra training to make a good one. PLUS without Natal support I could easily make a PS3 and and PC port which makes it 100 million. I choose the NO Natal support and have the largest piece of the cake which is 100 million, so you choose 100 million possible buyer or 3 million.
Are you deaf and blind? why are you still defending MS's stupid mistake? if you take a quick look at any gaming forum on any gaming site you'll see that many many gamers are outraged at the way MS have priced Kinect. STOP ACTING LIKE YOU WORK FOR MICROSOFT YOU DUMB SH1T!!
"A NowGamer survey, conducted this morning among 100 Xbox 360 owners via Twitter" Only 100 people ? @ jimmins : It's cool to make this kind of survey but I don't think that 100 people enough.
Is enough for rule of thumb.
A hundred is enough for Family Fortunes but not really any proper study.
Family Fortunes? Sounds like a weird Euro version of Family Fued.
I'm not interested, ecspecially not at that price.
I think Kinect isn't targeted to the hardcore (most of the people who one one now) I think it's targeted to the casuals, and if any hardcore gamers want to buy it, good for them; but know that Kinect may never be the focus of a hardcore game.
25 sales so far.. not bad.
Day 1 buy.
Hacker, according to your disagrees, you will NOT be buying it day 1!
I have zero interest in Natal (Kinect sound wrong) and most of the people complaining about the price have zero interest as well. Then why do you guys comment on every Natal article.
but the other 25% are here on N4G
So 100 people is enough to gauge the opinion of 40 million?
Surveys never work since they don’t ask the whole fan base its usually 2000 people they ask but this one........is only 100 i can see they went the extra mile for them numbers using 100 people as an accurate representation of 40 million pfff what a joke (nd yes im pfff'ing this artical!)
I won't be buying it. I also won't be buying Move. I do have a Wii but it doesn't get used much. We'll see where motion controls are in 3 years then I'll decide whether to take them seriously or not.
I have to agree, motion control are no good for the games I play. My Wii also hardly ever gets used.
Now that you think about it, are people more interested in kinect itself or the games it will have? I think the games for kinect (by far) are really uninteresting.
i will buy it if it support windows 7 but of course after price drop
Well i dont this its the 75% of current 360 owners that MS is targeting with Kinect so the survey is kind of pointless at this moment in time
360 owners are hard-core gamers. I don't think there will be any good hard-core games for Kinect any time soon
75% would mean that hopefully that 3million in sales doesn't happen this fall.
Kinect will fail and PS Move should do better. But what do I know, casual gamers are retards and would spend money for Kinect. I spent over $150 just so I can play Rockband/Guitar Hero, but for Kinect I'm not even considering it anymore. Only game that looks fun is Dance Central, and that might be on the PS Move. PS Move over Kinect on every level.
I think it's obvious Move is a better GAME CONTROLLER but Kinect will sell more due to media fuss and misinformation.I see it as new Balance board.Everyone wants one and 6 months later most gather dust. Move will sell less but get more genuine usage from those that get it. That's my prediction.
75% of xbox all owners = 30 million people. Seriously tho, this article is trying to get hits via the kinetic hate train. 100 people surveyed out of 40 million xbox owners?.. -_-
100 people? Come on now...
I do not know anyone on my Live list who is remotely interested about it...but than again, we are playing full fledged online games, not the kick the ballie game
I think every rabid 360 fanboy is going to buy kinect simply because it is new. Look at how many people said they would not buy COD and MW map packs, but in the end they bought them like crazy. Kinect will be no differant. Just like the Wii, millions will be sold only to sit idely of shelves of proud owners. PS I havent turned my Wii on since X-mas.
Agreed. My Wii just sits there, well my kids watch Netflix on it, but I don't see Kinect or Move been anything more than dust collectors after the novelty wears off.
The more important survey should be how many non 360 owners will now buy a 360 because of Kinect and I'm guessing tons.
I was on the fence before the pricing, now the price has come I will not be buying. At $99 they would have had me as a Kinect customer, mainly for my kids, but at that price my kids can stick with the Wii. It's not just the device itself, it's the pricing of the games. No way are the Kinect games worth almost, if not the same as say buying say Halo Reach. Most of the games shown at E3 should be packaged together for $59 I do see MS dropping the price of the standalone to $99 before or at E3 2011 though. As it is I think Kinect will be the HD DVD of motion control.
Seems like the 360 fanboys here act like babes (Most of them), anyways I won't buy Kinect until the price is lower. Heck Move is much cheaper than this and that will help sells.
The survey is misleading - most of the people buying Kinect wouldn't care enough about the gaming industry to bother visiting game sites.
Don't blame them, Kinect sucks.
I think it is all about price. The games are priced too high for the quality and entertainment value. The system is price slightly too high. I think the original price idea of $100 or $120 would be better than $150. The games from developers will be full retail price but the mini games included should be like $30 at most. Possibly sports bundles could be more because they include lots of fun games.
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