SG: With the Xbox Kinect and Sony’s Move making it’s way into peoples homes in the next few weeks, people will be wondering which console add-on will come out on top. Here is why I, Frawlz, think the Kinect will be the new Wii for the new year.
too expensive and not Nintendo.
Wii is the new Wii... For at least a year, until Wii 2 comes out.
Nice article, but i think Kincet can't be compared to the Wii.
It has the appeal and is catering to the same audience. There's also the fact that the games, advertising, and the product itself were no doubt inspired by the wii. I think it's only logical to compare them.
I'd also like to know why you think it can't be compared to the Wii. They seem similar enough, as does the target audience.
It is the year 2010. Not 2006. The wii back then came out at $250 as i remember with competition at $400 and $600. Kinetic is still a $150 add on and not bundle like the wii. Motion control was new back then to the masses. Not anymore.
but I still think that the idea Kinect is trying to sell will at least be perceived as new, even if it isn't. Not to mention, Microsoft has the biggest market muscle, and they'll probably get people(even people who are tired of motion controls) to buy into the hype.
Kinect and Wii are completely different.
if it does good then good can come out of it. if it has these problems that alot of people are talking about it will be a big fail after the 1st month because people will see its ads and say wow then go home with it and say wtf it doesnt work like the ads .. so i hope nothing for video games fail but if this does because of ms and there smoke and mirrors then good for them they would deserve every bit of hell given to them ... i have one preordered and im crossing fingers its all fixed and working good . i have the move and i love it the hell with fanboys and open the gates of heaven to gamers for life ...
But the initial buyers (probably) won't know how the device performs, and if they can get a significant amount of people to buy it day one, more will follow(regardless of quality). Simply because a lot people are sheep and wouldn't be caught dead without the latest trend.(These are the people MS are aiming at with all the celebrity endorsements.) PS: I do agree that, if it is just smoke and mirrors, MS deserves for Kinect to flop. But who would be dumb enough to release a product that didn't at least 'sorta' deliver on it's promises in this day and age? If Microsoft are actually going to release the product, I'm pretty sure it's at least similar to what was advertised. I doubt you'll be too disappointed.
So many Kinect articles trying to build hype... Kinect must first prove itself. At the moment it is more expensive than the Wii, the games are more expensive, and it is not more accurate than the Wii. It also have very few titles compared to the Wii. That is a tall order to overcome to displace the Wii. The first month of sales should be good due to the hype, by month two reality will set in, and by month three we will know if it is sustainable or if it is a flash in the pan.
M$ can kiss my........
... mom wherever they want? On topic : Yeah, whatever.
Kinect will never be the new wii.....Simple answer, do microsoft have big popular faces to get their games off the shelves and into peoples houses? nope That alone will cripple them, not to mention I could buy 2 wiis for the price of the 360 and kinect combo....easy choice really
wii 2 aint hitting next year. You cant even disagree. Next year is the wiis biggest year pikmen 3,zelda, xenoblade in america dragon quest X, last story in japan thats a huge year. And what does this guy know about the wii 2? Hes speaking out of his ass With the 3ds next year nintendo isnt releasing new console hardware
Move is making it's way to the SHELVES
Its going to be successfull.The haters will have to get used to that
So people can't dislike anything successful? You must love Justin Beiber then. You're assuming Kinect will remain in the long run. I think this is unlikely. (eouh yeah, i'm just a "hater")
Definitely nothing wrong with disliking but it will be funny to watch it slaughter Move on day one. Yeah I admit to me Move sucks and will never be nothing but an optional controller but just like you I have every right to dislike. Guess I'm a hater too? :P
Seriously bro? Do you have to play sales? I agree that Kinect will be a success, but what do you gain from the sales personally? Do they make the experience better? Translation: stop being lame. @Sweeper Yeah I definitely agree with that some people are in denial(by thinking kinect will flop). Though I also believe things wouldn't be any different if Sony were releasing kinect and MS were releasing Move. You'd have a group people saying it sucks and an opposite group of people hyping it up.
Wanna bet that Move will still be here in 2-3 years? Wanna bet that Sony will still support it well after all that time? Wanna bet that they will offer it as a bundle with the PS4? Move is here to stay because it offers an advantage to games in one way or another. Kinect doesn't, and this will only become clearer over time.
Please record a video clip of you playing Kinect to show how proud you are of that product.
does my monkey humping a football count? and what is the prize?
It's already being written off as a failure across the board, dude. Everybody hates Kinect.
The title pretty much sums up how I feel. Kinect will probably be a big hit, but i'm not sure how long it'll last. edit:pathetic trolls are pathetic,and that goes for both sides
for mii better is wii :)
have become wiinised now that kinetic is focusing and trying to become the next wii. Pathetic really.
Kinect doesnt even compare to wii. Simply because Wii works and Kinect doesnt.
Nintendo's fanbase made the wii. The xbox fanbase, other than hardcore fanboys, wont even bat an eyelash at it
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