Microsoft reckons the release of Xbox 360 motion-sensor Kinect will be the "biggest platform launch ever". The confident predictions go on: Microsoft thinks Kinect will be the biggest home electronics launch of 2010.
Seeing as the other one came a little too late (will probably be deleted aswell) i'll just the post same thing over here. ----------------------------- - I want to hear this from someone from outside of MS please.
I want to hear this from someone from outside of MS, Sony, and Nintendo please.
I agree I don't see what all the fuss 's about However Move is incredible imo
*prepares for aggressive launch marketing campaign*
For MS, it probably is. They are really, really vested in Kinect and are going to throw massive amounts of $ to make consumers aware.
as a neutral gamer, this seems like just complete bull. I will buy Kinect when it's $80 max for Suda51's game, not anytime sooner.
I think M$ numbers are a little low. They have 40+ million systems out in the wild, 25 million are registered on XBL. Is it hard to believe 3 million of those users will be interested in Kinect. How about new buyers??? None of the casual gamers on the Wii/PS3 interested in any of the casual games being offered by M$??? I think Kinect has the POTENTIAL to be a smash hit. The $299 4gb 360 S is priced competitively and could be a runaway hit. Having said that, the campaign is just getting started and November is when things really start to heat up. If Kinect completely bombs, then there will be no doubt about a 2012 launch of the next Xbox. BTW...launching anything the same month that COD: Black ops is launching is a risky proposition. Black Ops is gonna suck the air and money out of the competition this holiday.
That's like saying launching anything in the same month as Halo is crazy.... we will see, we will see!
It looks like shite..... no gameplay for any of there casualish hardcorish games. Fable III kinect features were perm canceled Its a casual machine
To be fair those 5 games were announced yesterday.
Yeah that was a nice announcement. But I've still not seen anything to convince me that Kinect works as advertised and promised. A couple of those 5 games look great, and couold potentially push me towards buying Kinect - but if the tech isn't there to back it up then forget it. For every dollar spent on advertising MS could have spent it on perfecting the tech. It's a classic smoke and mirrors campaign from MS!
From what I have seen from all the games shops in the UK and from the none core gamers it will be a big hit here in the UK I know quite a few people getting it on day one or for xmas.Also with the games MS announced yesterday they have just shown the core gamers that they are not putting this as a none gamer device but what they wanted to get across on release is it will open up the 360 to the none gamers and be a simple device to use once they have got that word out you will start to see the more advanced and complex games come out over xmas. As for black Ops this is classed as a core game and it will not affect Kinect sales on release but I also dont think the game will be as big (on the 360 any way) as MW2 was because of what has happened with the company's over the last 12 months as well as games like reach and MOH being release too.
dont even have any exclusives, platform launch lmao
there are a huge amount of kinect exclusives on launch. They are all casual games but they are all exclusives
i get disagrees for a fact? interesting
Lets rather rephrase - Unique games. All the games showed so far is just some old EyeToy and Wii games made by another publisher. Nothing that says - "I have never seen this before" or "This is a very unique and new way to play this game" If the release PacMan with new maze and call it KinectPac it would be exclusive - but who would want to pick up a $150 peripheral for a game that you can play on your cellphone, PC or even Internet Browser? The Kinect games so far is so generic and blatant copies that people don't even see it as exclusive.
All my life I've never cared about the platform a game was on,, I just cared about the games themselves. From what ive seen with kinect, It definitely has potential to be something great in terms of adding something new, but I dont see any benefit for actual hardcore games for it to be implemented on. Ive already tried to`figure out how Kinect would be used for games that I play. The only thing I can think of is adding immersion of some kind. Still the lack of buttons seems to me that to play a AAA game your still gonna need a controller of some type. I dont see how this is a big step in gaming at all if thats the case.
This is starting to become embarassing.
It became embarrassing a long time ago...
If it beats the Wii Launch ill believe you. Its kinda hard to believe it will though.
I just don't see this happening on a large scale, and while I personally have no desire to try either the kinect or move, I certainly don't think I'd buy the one that makes me pay to play non-mmo games online and then might ban me if they think my name or city is offensive O.o Just my opinion. Either way, I too will wait and see what gamers I actually know (not 'strangers') think of this stuff after launch, marketing is always biased one way or the other and there's a million ways to market a product.
i reckon when all they have is halo and fable kinect needs to do something for them or they'll be screwed. poor MS their just a one trick pony and yet people still follow them blindly, remind me again just how they have any fans? oh yeah Halo...lol
launch is gonna suck
I do not know ANYONE who is buying Kin... thats between real life and my Live bud list..... I can see it being a item for Xmas for the kiddies I ask MS based upon what, clearly not the crap titles you have shown... show me a REAL game and a price drop and than you got me interest and to be fair I was gonna buy Move since its RE ready, but after reading how it works... gonna pass on that also for now
You know it will sell quite well this year... biggest platform launch ever though? WOW. That's a bit TOO confident. I'm hoping the 3DS comes out worldwide this year, I think everyone has that on their Christmas/birthday list.
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seems spencer was talking about holidays not biggest launch in general
Ok....M$ I'm not into cults....so I won't be drinking your kool-aid! Have fun Kinect Drones and Justin Beiber fan girls/boys.
^ nail on the head target audience, with the shovelware they are pushing with Kin
well im not a halo fan but seriously all yall knows nothing but to trash talk the KINECT well having played around with kinect im very impressed on what it can do right now and what possibly can do for us 360 owners in the future wait im us halo lovers if thats what you want to call us smh at the unimformed gamers but in the end all yall who crying this that i know for a fact that half yall in here and on any other articles on kinect yall will be buying one sooner or later
Do they not teach punctuation in school anymore? Jesus son, re-read that post and tell me it doesnt at least need a comma.
And Halo:Reach was a bigger launch than CoD:MW and will be bigger than CoD:BO ... MS loves to talk crap.
When you can't even get xbox owners to step outside their comfort zone to buy something like Alan Wake for $60, how you going to get them to pay $150 for the camera and $40-60 a game? If they are going for the Wii casuals who don't already own an xbox, then they have the entry fee WAY too high (Xbox+Kinect+Games) compared to Wii. Plus a lot of the Wii casual people only bought a Wii cause it was a fad. Now it's sitting there collecting dust, they are not going to buy another, more expensive toy that they don't need.