Microsoft must be pushing the limits of their production plants as they are promising they will have more Kinect stock than with any other Xbox launch. A Microsoft spokesman told MCV that they are working hard to meet the demand.
How do people find websites like these? Are they make specifically for N4G or are these legit gaming sites that I've just never heard of?
90% of them are made specifically for n4g.
sadly yes, think it's als about time n4g gets a seperate (xbox360)kinect channel.
Kinect is so overrated...
Well, they seem properly sourcing their stuff. Really cool website, loads of Kinect stuff.
Are there Returns department geared up for the flood yet? This madness for the so-called "casual" gaming is funny. They really are going to have to give it their all for this holiday season. After this the buying frenzy is over the reality will set in and it will be a hard sell as consumers will have had first hand experience with this overpriced EyeToy. Those who really want a Kinect will just have to wait for a week after launch and pick one up at bargain price on eBay.
They will have tons of kinects out by christmas, and they will all sell like hot cakes!
No... no they will not! Why you ask? Because hot cakes taste good, kinect does not!
Christmas is going to be huge for MS this year. Just look what they did last month, now we have the biggest shopping season coming up. Is that better?
This will be the best holidays ever for Microsoft and probably the best ever for Xbox Brand... Maybe only when Xbox 720 hits Ms can see an holidays as good as this year... so only on 2013.
And yet all that money will be used to continue to support the Kinect cause rather than on games for people like yourself. It's a shame when a the best thing a console base has to look forward to is monthly NPD rather than platform defining game releases. You sound like a cheerleader. Kudos to MS if they get the sales but chill lol you're not getting a single penny of them.
You say he sounds like a cheerleader? Than what do you think you sound like, an angry (and very frightened insecure) PS3 fanboy maybe? I would rather listen to the positive rantings of a cheerleader, than listen to yet another "butthurt" PS3 fanboy go on about how everything Microsoft is evil, fails and sucks.
I would like to see you logical connection between what Optical_Matrix said and him being a ps3 fan. I mean shouldnt disliking causual stuff like kinect make him a true gamer? And not caring about sales also make him more of a true gamer? And you call him a fanboy, isnt the definition of a fanboy one who doesnt listen to reason? Well youre fitting that description pretty well yourself right now.
Lol why would I be insecure? It's not as if MS sales are gonna stop Sony from releasing PS3 games that I want, or from Nintendo from releasing all the Wii and DS games I want. So no I'm not insecure. I would be more inclined to be insecure if Nintendo and Sony stopped releasing games and Microsoft had a flood of core titles coming. But as you very well know, it's the complete opposite case. I'm just saying that I don't see why you'd cheer on for sales when they're not gonna have any impact on your gaming experience apart from less hardcore titles and more casual shovelware. I've already seen it happen with my Wii, I don't want the same to happen to other systems. Your insecurity is detailed by the fact at not ONE point in my post did I mention anything about the PS3, Sony, Microsoft sucking, or Microsoft being evil. Grow up
"I would like to see you logical connection between what Optical_Matrix said and him being a ps3 fan." -Well just look at his statement, he much like ALL fanboys assumes he knows what a company he does NOT work for will do: "all that money will be used to continue to support the Kinect cause rather than on games for people like yourself" -How does he know this, he doesn't he's just spouting the talking points/FUD he heard on n4g, same as the other n4g trolls who try to tell 360 owners that we should hate kinect because if its successful its going to take away from hardcore games, fortunately he's not dev and just like ALL the random n4g fanboys before him the logic of his claim fails in the face of reality: #1 360 software sales this gen prove that even with the success of wii's dominate hardware sales, hardcore gaming is where the money is why would "greedy" micro not want this to continue? #2 It's not impossible to branch out and try to appeal to more people, if micro can grab at least a portion of the demographic who made wii a hit and also continue to build on its hardcore success then they'll have even larger hardware sales to go along with their chart leading software sales= that would make much more sense than assuming micro wants to quit hardcore gaming. lol, do you really believe that BS? #3 The 360 is in its stride its very successful with plenty of momentum. To suggest that micro will not continue to bring core games is just fanboy talk, this year has been great despite their focus on getting kinect out, next year of course theres Gears3, XCom, Gray Matter, Forza 4, The First Templar, Secret World, Kingdom((Crytek) go ahead look them up on IGN or whatever, also of course there will be great multiplats to play with exclusive DLC, great XBL games and other announcements etc. -And yes Strikepackage Bravo is right, its sooo much better to be a cheerleader than a hater, following something you hate with such intensity speaks volumes about ones INSECURITY. "And not caring about sales also make him more of a true gamer?" -lol, what are you 10, there's no definition of a "true gamer" but I'd be willing to guess it has nothing to do with whether or not you are very interested in sales, in fact just stop the BS "I dont care about sales" campaign waged by the sony folks ONLY because their console of choice is behind, it mattered in the ps2 days, it mattered when ps3 was thought to fly off store shelves prior to launch, it mattered when the ps3 slim launched and it will always matter to "true gamers" because we are the 1% who follow ALL facets of the gaming industry otherwise we'd just be playing games instead of discussing them and the sales threads would be empty. JOY
@Jokes...yeah mate. There's a difference between discussing sales and riding their dick as if they truly matter to you. I'm all up for discussing sales but I was only adding my own constructive argument to the table. And obviously, because it didn't agree with your opinion, I must be a fanboy. Grow up breh.
"I must be a fanboy. Grow up breh" -No, you are a fanboy because you talk out of your azz like all fanboys do. I gave a very reasonable response point for point why everything you said was BS. You don't counter with a logical reply but instead respond with cursing and name calling...so yeah we both know who needs to "Grow up breh". JOY
I think we got another E.T on our hands (will, hardware wise this time)
courtesy to common belief the wii actually have some excellent games.
it's 'contrary' and 'popular' and 'has'
I can really see the kinect going the route of the move by adding a navagation controller, who wants to play a fps with no controller...thats just silly.
Looks like MS is going to win holiday season again :)
I find your name ironic, because i have to install every 360 game to prevent my games from getting destroyed and not getting tinnitus. While on my ps3 ive only had to install 3 games.
360 installs are optional
don't you mean Foxxcon working hard to build the device in China
just sitting back and waiting for Foxxcon to build crap in China, PS3 would not have had "shortages" a few months back, and would not have launched late in several territories at its release. It takes a lot of logistics and coordinating to get these things to launch on time and able to meet demand. The reason 360 launched with a world wide simultaneous release, and Sony could not, is because Microsoft understands this. Perhaps Sony does just sit back and wait for foxxcon to pump out crap. But clearly, as usual, Microsoft is putting a little more effort into satisfying the customer.
id rather wait a year than deal with a defect product.
I thought santa's elves made the presents? :O >:(
evidently not. at least the news could have been broken a little more sensitively
Anybody remember the Sega Activator???? I thought not, it was a motion controller that was $150. You used your body control the game. It was advertised to death, selling fun....only problem is it didn't work nearly at all.....sound familiar???
Pre ordered it the day after the impressive E3 performance. Cant wait! Midnight launch!.
did we watch the same e3?
That was the one, I said all along I loved Microsoft's show. They were the one's who were going to make money right away off their E3 show and with Slim sales and Kinect Pre Orders, Reach, Fable 3 ect... They have done well. I loved the interface, the voice commands, hand movement detection ect.. Kinect looks like a lot of fun. I'm guessing at least a couple million other people think so as well. I see a good launch for Kinect.
(although that doesnt mean anything to me, as that doesnt affect me) the hands free dashboard looks cool and all, but my 360 pad works just fine (and wasnt 150 dollars) most of, if not all, the games shown were casual stuff. im sure it has a market somewhere, but nothing i personally was interested in. you must have kids or something
hate to inform you but e3 was all smoke and mirrors for kinect
in the world then "Core gamers" by far. So if Microsoft can attract casual gamers and get even a small % of the 42+ million current 360 owners on board they will be fine.
but its not like you go home after a hard day at work, and tell your wife, "honey, it warms my heart to know that msoft has 42 million consoles sold". no, its more like you get home and say "i wonder what game i'll get into tonight" i can tell you it sure as hell wont be kinectimals, or kinect adventures EDIT and ther are more casual gamers in the world, but core gamers buy more software
I'm not a fanboy or anything, I could care less about consoles sold, I prefer the 360, but own all three and pre ordered Kinect off the possible future implications. I also think it'll be a blast to have some friends over and pop a few beers open and have some fun. XBL is also an interesting aspect, because those games can be played online as well.
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