Advanced sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect for Xbox 360 ranked as the top-selling game product at Toys R Us Inc.'s online division amid high demand.
it's to be expected, casual gamers will eat this up.
I don`t know what would make anyone think that. Buttonless gaming has NEVER worked out well. Has anyone played Seaman for the Dreamcast? Or the Eyetoy? Conceptually it`s sounds great, but hasn`t ever actually worked well or caught on with the general gaming population.
Yeah but you can't just write it off because it hasn't worked in the past.
So a kid's toy is popular at a toy store. Hmmm. Controller-free gaming is a gimmick. It's sounds about as fun as penetration-free sex.
Positive Xbox 360 news makes GWAVE angry. lol
And you know all about penetration free sex, your friend mr five finger shuffle keeps tellin everyone
Wasn't Toy's R Us selling Kinect for $90? I've been seeing lots of comments from people saying they pre ordered from them for that price.
so is this news before or after T-rus pulled the promotional deal of $89 for Kinect?
well....there's a sucker born everyday
Well, the saying is "there's a sucker born every minute" and MS surely knows how to market to suckers.
I think that 3D Movies ( havnt seen games yet so i wont judge those) and the Wii are gimicks for the most part. Look how well those two things are doing... Edit: Just to clarify my point, I said that they are gimicks for the most part... most 3D movies and Wii games ARE crap. There are really only a handfull of either that are great. Regardless, It seems that things that could be deemed gimmicks still sell quite well.
Yep... just as i suspected.... casual will eat this. In spite of the price (witch is high) it's getting lot of hype and publicity. Microsoft would sell much more if it was less then $100.
It reads like an ad for Kinect, and interestingly I don't even see on the Toy's R Us page where Kinect is the head of anything. There's a video games customer favorite chart but the PSP game Kingdom hearts and Fifa Soccer on the PS3 are both ahead of Kinect. Anyway, I call BS on this whole article. You can't tell me that Kinect has more preorders than Halo: Reach or Starcraft 2 for example. Without any numbers to back this up this should be moved to the rumors section.
this is more brainwashing bullsh!t for the gullible internet readers LoL
If one thing I've noticed with the Kinect, it's that it scares the [email protected] out of Sony fanboys. Why else would they be on every Kinect article trying to trash it??? If you don't like it....just don't buy it and let it be. you're constant attention to it only brings it more attention. Like the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity.
That deal for 40% off must have helped to get a lot of people get kinected. But mostly every retailer selling Kinect has it in the charts and it still got months before release and the ad campaign starts. @MariaHelFutura It wasn't for Kinect specifically I believe it was for ALL accessories and worked with Kinect.
40% off and it hasn`t released yet? @edit. Oh, I should bought some more controllers for my PS3 and 360.
do you play games?
I have wondered the same thing about him and many other fanboys on this site.
It's odd because Kinect doesn't really appeal to any of the core gamers that visit this site. And yet you have die hard xbox fans that are willing to look past the limitations of controller less gaming and even look past the library of casual release titles. I just don't get it... At least Move games use Move as an alternative controller, making it optional and allowing it to be patched into older games that you may already own (LBP for example).
@D4RkNIKON I agree...Its fanboys being fanboys and there is no other explanation. At the same time you have people on the other side of the fence who look past who MS is actually targeting for Kinect. Wii had limitations at release that hardcore gamers like you and me cringed at but casual gamers didn't care about. I definitely do not like Kinect and will not be getting it, but for the casual crowd I am definitely not surprised if Kinect outsells Move. Bottom line, I'm taking Kinect for what it really is. An attempt to sway the casual gamers to buy a 360.
Why did u only ask OMEGA that question? Why not ask GWAVE who is always trolling 360 articles the same thing. You can rip on OMEGA all you want but at least when he trolls he tends to do it in the 360 section. GWAVE and the PS3 trolls are always in the 360 section with nothing but negative comments.
By now, I'm pretty sure you work at Microsoft. You think you could hook me up with some free MS points? I'm serious. XBL Gamertag: TEFL0N_D0N_81. Been on it since 2005.
I just looked at the product page, and it says that it comes with some exclusive levels for Kinect Adventures and a couple other exclusive things.
where's the link to the actual list?
http://www.toysrus.com/shop... At the bottome of the page, "customer favorites". As of the time I looked at it, Kinect is actually #4. Right after the "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2" Strategy guide. Edit: Looked again. It is #4 on Customer Favorites, but there is also a "Top Sellers" list, on which kinect does NOT even appear in the top 49. That list might not show pre-orders, but i don't know where this article is getting its information becuase it's not fitting what I see on ToysRUs.com.
exactly. i couldn't find it either...
Where move lol and people actually believe move will be more successful then kinect.
they mean critically and in the quality of games, not sales.
I call BS!
Good for MS, bad for core 360 gamers.
Yeah, it will be interesting to see Microsoft totally looses focus after Gears 3 and the hardcore take a back seat to the casual. Somehow I doubt it because I don't think they are going to sell nearly as many Kinects as they have 360s.
Its definitely something to worry when comparing Kinect to what Nintendo did with the Wii. I think the difference is the fact that the hardware of the system was not sacrificed to make Kinect possible. In order for Nintendo to please the casual gamers they needed to cut back on hardware costs to which lead to the GameCube like graphics and non-HD.In my opinion, this is what killed any type of serious hardcore following. I know the 360 hardware doesn't match up with PS3 hardware, but MS isn't losing any capability that they already had with the 360.
I'm still getting Halo: Reach, Gears of War 3 and Fable 3, am I not? Are you trying to scare us into thinking "M$" will ruin their core games by putting Kinect support into everything, like Sony are doing with Socom, Killzone, Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet2 etc? If you think they are that clueless then think again. Sony on the other hand are known for failing when it comes to peripherals, and judging by the obvious huge buzz and demand for Kinect I think they are in for a very rough holiday season. Halo: Reach and the Star Wars(!) game for Kinect will make sure of that. @StarScream4Ever - You sound like an elitist hippie who's pissed because you will never have the money, women or fame that Bieber will be treated to. "-Been active in environmental issues by organizing public forums" Admit it, you just clicked on a button to join one of those hypocritic aid groups on facebook just to show everyone what a great person you are? It's cute how you defended yourself by posting your CV though. "stupidity, self-interest, and lack of common sense" In the words of "Crazy" Ken: Fiveninetynine dorrah!!! Get third job fo Praystation!!! *glowing red eyes*
that star wars game u on about, prerenderd vid with actor you mean?
Go pop a soda.
figures... its gonna sell that is certain i just hope the wait b4 hardcore titles come out wont be long
Justin Beiber. -_- God help us all...
Why do you hate Justin Beiber so much? I am not a fan of his music but from the things I heard of him he seems to be on the right track for his age. His songs dont sound bad and just by watching youtube I can see that he has millions of girl fans dieing for him - not to mention that he can retire and never work a day in his life if he wants. How old are you and what have you done with your life compare to Justin?
-I'm 21 -Current undergrad in international relationship/theology @ UCLA -I've travel to countries such as Thailand and Laos and work with local communities to help improve education and promote soccer. -Been active in environmental issues by organizing public forums And so on and so on. And to answer why I dislike Beiber? Simple: I dislike any person whether celebs or working person who simply shown stupidity, self-interest, and lack of common sense. Do I think he's gonna help MS brings in more $$$ becuz of him promoting Kinect? No. I know young kids are going to ask their parents to buy for them anyways. SO troll, what have you done with your short life?
Lol, ridiculous. Unfortunately, this crap and the dildo, I mean Move, will be way more successful than any sane person would want them to be.
Wait I thought Toys r us preorders don't matter. When we heard that the Move preorders were good in Toys r us the 360 people said it wasn't important. So now that it's Kinect it's important now? I need to go check the rules of the fanboy hand book again. And BTW R2D2, you are a liar. Omega has been seen many times on Move articles trolling and making negative comments. Don't defend him.
360 men/women. You have been given your orders. Now go get that piece of tech you've never wanted, does not work and costs too much. Enjoy. Seriously though, if you want it that bad, go get it. Please be advised it does not work.
a controller can be used, like the PS3 pad Good luck with the baseless childish bashing now when 360 has 100.000.000 users, half of whick will be casuals that turned hardcore, you will still wonder where that came from The best part is that 360 has its biggest hardcore game lineup ever in 2010-2011, so everyone wins
The minor technical error on Toys R Us's part was selling the package for $89 ($96 for some after tax). This should show Microsoft that at that price point it would sell like hot cakes. Toys R Us has yet to address the issue after it corrected the problem stating that pre-order were not allowed to use the 40% off code. However, people...such as myself...have yet to hear any attempt to cancel the order at that price. I hope they honor it! UPDATE: Right as I sent this I got an email stating the problem and that my order was cancelled. They credited me with $10 for a future purchase which can be used toward the Kinect pre-order. Oh well
100.000.000 users labwarrior? Really? So where are they going to get these people? Most 360 owners already hate the thing, Wii and PS3 owners have the Wii-mote and the Move and aren't going to buy it. No one without a family isn't going to touch it. You can also rule out self conscious teens, middle aged men and the elderly, not to mention people who can't use their legs. Then there is the fact that Move is coming out 2 months before the Kinect to steal a big chunk of non gamers hardcore and casuals away from the Kinect with GT5 and LBP2 and a whole mess of Move games to sweeten the deal with Killzone 3, Socom and Sorcery coming soon. So where are they getting100.000.000 people from again? Oh and using the controller along with the Kinect makes it like the Move and not at all revolutionary.
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