Kinect spokesman Kudo Tsunoda tells Gamasutra that the device is on track to sell millions this holiday thanks to its abilty to enable deep gameplay and attract a wide audience, in a new interview from the Tokyo Game Show floor.
Did he really say that?
Microsoft are always attacking other platforms/technology... Tsk tsk.
Really? The iPad? Really?! REALLLY?!!! ahHAHAHAHA!!! Kudo's delusional.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHAAAAAAAHAHA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH HHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAHAH AHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DID HE JUST FUCKING SAY THAT?! HA!
Kudo Tsunoda has got to be one of the biggest douchebags in the industry. Not just for this comment (which is douchey enough), but just in general, he looks and talks like a complete clown.
more than the iPad? *googles iPad Sales* http://www.guardian.co.uk/b... "Apple sells two million iPads in less than 2 months" so...kinect will sell more than 2 million units in less than two months?! REALLY?! wow...this will backfire...HARD =| + why iPad? what does kinect have to do with the iPad? or is it MS grudge with Apple?
there are lots and lots of things i hate about apple but they do sell seriously desirable products..
bjornber - it won't come back to bite them because no journalist has the balls to ever question Microsoft on the fud they flood the "media" with.
The iPad is 3-4 times the price of Kinect so yes it may very well sell more. But what is the point of such a comparison? They are not competing products. If he wants to make a point he should be comparing Kinect sales versus PS Move or the Wii.
This tops the list of the most ignorant, arrogant and delusional thing they have said since they entered the gaming industry. When is MS going to stop caring about numbers and start caring about putting out quality games and focusing on new studio support, whether they build or purchase them, instead of DLC, timed exclusives, exclusive content and outrageous marketing campaigns? It appears this is ALL they care about, numbers.
And then count them all as sold just like the 360 numbers. I like my 360 but the MS PR spin is absolutely insane at times. I really wish someone with time (a real journalist) would sit down and get to the bottom of all the numbers thrown around by all three companies to get a true picture of sales and usage across the three consoles. I know it's likely not possible because to get to the true numbers you'd need to know such minutiae as, how many were actually purchased (not shipped) across the planet - not an easy task considering places not reporting sales numbers (like Wal-Mart if I'm not mistaken). How many were replacements for banned/broken consoles - affecting the 360/PS3 numbers more than the Wii. And as a side note, how many are actually still in use and not sitting in a closet or a Gamestop used shelf, which would affect all three but probably more Wii. A pipe dream I know but I'd really love to know the truth for all of them.
No matter what you think of the iPad, you can't deny it sells. It is already in the millions, prob go past ALL of 360 "Sales" (aka shipment numbers) by mid-next year, especially with the introduction of a second-gen model everyone has been waiting for. If he thinks Kinect & 360 will outsell iPad, just, there are no words for how stupid he is.
This Kinect spokesman Kudo Tsunoda really takes the cake for PR BS. First he says Kinect has 1:1 tracking when no game or demo has even come close to showing that. Then, he says Kinect Adventures is a "core" game. Now, he's comparing a $150 device with something that starts at around $600 and goes much higher. What BS will come out of his mouth next?
I can't believe he said that.....I personally think Ipad's (or any tablet PC) are pointless might as well have a proper Laptop and my phone but what he fails to realise Apple has a following like no other industry.... They are seen in the public as style and innovation (the last one is a little odd since they steal ideas from others and call it there own)..... The Majority on this site who are 360 fanboys are saying they are not getting it so if there following can't conform then who is going to buy it straight away......I hate Microsoft for doing this stop saying your better than everyone else is really annoying and very cocky......A good business strategy is to be liked by the consumer and by saying BS things like this isn't helping......Even Apple cred took a dive when they said everyone has signal issues...... @Agent-86 I know I am expecting him to say next that it can control fighter planes form the living room also at the same time it makes a coffee for you
what drugs is he taking because i want some of what it is?
Hahaha stupid pills probably.
Lol I doubt it will. But im sure in the home market it will have similar numbers selling to the Ipad, it might not beat it. But theres a chance it will be close. I doubt im gonna buy the move of kinect, Im a hardcore gamer. I did walk into a local game store today and I asked the manager how many of the kinect and move's have been pre-ordered. He said the list has almost 500 on each. So there is interest, and this is a pretty small store. The question for many people is is there point in buying these add ons if they already have the Wii? Most people have 2 out of the 3 consoles. Wii+ 360 or Wii + PS3, Ive got the 360 and ps3, Im not a fan of the Wii. Im a hardcore gamer
There are no American troops in Baghdad.
always good for a laugh
Someday save this quote. Somehow I think it will come in hand someday... ...when MS admit to kinect being a huge fail.
I'd be willing to say he may very well be right. Microsoft is putting a lot of money into marketing Kinect. No, I don't believe in Kinect or want one....at least not right now. Hell, I don't know. No one does or will until release.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA AAAAaaaaaaa oh wait he is being serious!
Wow. That is one hell of a comment. I don't know how well the ipad is doing but...Jeez. Somtimes it's just better to keep comments to yourself. ya know?
just 15 feet or more
Thats like saying: - My 82 yr old grandma is going to outrun Usain Bolt. In the sense of making stupid statements. Ofc Kinect will outsell Ipad lolz..
WELL BAM! there it is: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
What the fack does kinect have to do with the ipad?? lol this clearly deserves the award for the "most retarded statement of the week" (maybe even month, we'll see!)
How about his statements about the Kinect having 1:1 tracking or Kinect Adventures is a "core" game. This guy has a habit of absurd statements.
haha indeed! I am waiting for his next statement: "Kinect sales will blow away watermellon sales!" lol
or the sales of the bible?
This comment is gonna be embarrassing for his children's, children's children.
iPad even at its ridiculous pricepoint sold like gangbusters. Come on Kudo. Lets be real. Edit- This is my favorite part: "The Xbox 360 is already selling better than the Wii and Sony right now. Kinect's really just going to boost that to a whole new level." Wha? Are we talking worldwide, or...aah whatever, we know ur just talking US.
I think his point was that iPad sold 3 million units in 3 months and he thinks the Kinect will sell 3 million between launch and Xmas. Even if it does, it's an absolutely ridiculous statement and comparison to make. The iPad starts at around $600 and goes up to $1,000 depending on the model. The moron is trying to compare that with a device that's only $150. Well, duh....I hope it sells better.
BTW, Xbox is outselling the PS3 world-wide at the moment. Just saying.
xbox has been outselling the ps3 for the last months worldwide bar japan
Wow, this guy really is delusional. He'd better pray that Apple doesn't enter the console wars, because if (when) they do, Microsoft is gonna be the first company in their cross-hairs.
They will not do it.....They have realised that they can get more money by releasing small games on the Iphone for cheap...... The console goes against that....but then again Apple is cocky enough considering they believe the laptops are worth that much
take a look at this from the interview. - Tsunoda says that he expects Kinect to appeal to a very wide audience, but one that values great gameplay, not gimmicks.
Ya, that's another laughable statement. I fail to see how Kinect can be incorporated into a "core" game without it being a gimmick. At best, you could throw a grenade in a shooter or have head tracking in racing game. However, Kinect only "core" games will probably be limited to "on-rails" experiences because of the limitations of camera based games.
""The preorders have been really strong. As far as what we're looking at for Holiday, this is going to be stuff that'll blow away any of the sales you've seen with iPad," says Tsunoda, when asked what he though about the device's chances of success." woooooooo We will see.
MSFT PR are the best.... OF THE WORST.
whoa really? >.>
It appears that MS's addicted on the same type of drug the double rainbow guy was was on when he filmed his famous video. So remember not to give any "skittles" lol ^^
Hey...tons of people have been asking about Kinect at GameStop. I have NO idea what is possessing these people to want it.
Apple are like: "WTF is Kinect?? Oh a toy? Well we don't make toys..." ;)
It's nice to dream isn't it Tsunoda.
I think he is right I dont think it will take long for Kinect to hit 3 Million sales as much as this site hates kinect MS are doing everything right about getting the product into the none gamers homes and have shown some new core games for Kinect to show that they are not dropping this side of the 360. All of Apples stuff is far from the best on the Market but they push it in the right direction and have a good pr team if you have this then sales will pick up. Look at what the IPhone 4 dose compared to the HTC devices and specs wise the HTC devices walk all over the Iphone but because they way they Market the phone it sells millions this is all what MS are doing. Sony need to look at Apple and MS for there PR team and say this is waht we should be doing to get sales up. People who are seeing the Move adds on the TV are going its the same as the Wii and twice the price because they dont care what is in side of the tech its what is put in front o them where in a way kinect is like the wii and Move but because of the way ms are advertising it it looks totaly different and the price works for it too. You may disagree with me but PS is the main power of sales have a good pr system you will get good sales fact of the business world.
I think he may be right.Xbox fanboys seem to be stupid enough to but it out of spite to people who think it looks pants. I have Move now and I will say this.It't better than Wii,very accurate and reliable. I bet 360 fans on here end up talking sales with pride and not the gaming ability of the device.Sales are the most important thing,not playing games. We can see that from the defence of MS "3 exclusives worth a damn a year"defended on here by their excessively loyal fans.
would say anything different?
No, it won't. Maybe initial sales like first month or two, but 2-3 million a month every month, not happening.
I dont want this to happen. But would it not be funny if Move outsold kinect even with microsoft's crazy advertising budget?
It would be funny but I cant see this happening Move has the PS3 core backing it but 90% of them already have a ps3 Kinect will start to move the wii owners to the device as it is different to Move and wii. I hope all 3 do well I prefer what MS are doing with Kinect over the ps move but to keep this gen as good as it has been we we need all 3 to sell well thats what pushes each company to keep bring out amazing games.
You are delusional. Kinect is offering less that Wii and costs more than Move. Why the heck would anyone buy this? I think it is already dawning on many that Kinect might not do very well at retail at all. All except of course the XBox fanatics and MS PR.
Oh - so now it is not competing with Wii or PS3 Move anymore. What next - Kinect will low Ford away?
Wow! I'm not much on Apple products but this comment was ridiculous!
So Kinect will be - Portable - Run Office Applications - Have Internet Browser - Have eBook reader - Have a build-in screen How do MS PR come up with these comparisons?
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