Kinect will retail at a profit, Don Mattrick, Microsoft’s interactive entertainment boss, has told the New York Times.
Kinect will satisfy the core. Kevin Butler can't find a good joke. And now.... Kinect will sell for a profit. Says mattrick... says Mattrick....
Yeah, Im gonna pick one up for my Son.
Yeah a console forcing the online social connectivity experience. I want my child on webcam too... /s = blantant sarcasm.
stop being a douche. you act like the 360 doesn't have any parental controls, NEWS FLASH, all the current gen consoles have them. if you're such a "concerned" parent, then take a few minutes out of your busy "i'm a hater" schedule and set them up.
I understand your concern for your child but cams and personal responsibility have been around a long time. Look'em up.
For $150 get your son something cool.
An eyetoy? I'm sorry I couldn't resist, lol.
They have this new toy. It's called "Bigfoot". It's a generic name, but kids love the thing! I do too! It's hilarious! It's only $100 too! :)
It'll need too, the R&D costs, outragous marketing budget, they'll need to start covering those from day 1. Obviously it's hoped that Kinect will also elevate console sales but, they have a lot of money to claw back before this thing is in the black.
Why do I care about profit? "THIS JUST IN, COCAINE IS PROFITABLE" omg like everyone buy cocaine guys, i hear its profitable...
not a drug addict or pusher...errrr..I hope.
I dunno why do you care? You cared enough to come into an article that includes the word PROFIT in it just to let everyone know you don't care. Rock on!
When was the last time Microsoft sold something at a loss?
i think the original Xbox. they need to gather money form live in order to make profit
The 360 at launch was sold at a loss. Took 2 years to get into a profitable/break even state.
I have no doubt every Kinect sold is pure profit,.. it should cost 40 usd max bdw,..
Kinect will sell because of the "it's different" factor. Then when they set it up, families will realize that the coffee table can't be in front of the couch.
i rather buy a product that wasnt a profit, somethin like the ps3 u know
For $150? Point me in that direction.
no shit, at $150 Microsoft is gonna make a killing off idiots this Christmas. I'll spend my hard earn cash somewhere else.
I wonder what the ban days would be if I came into a Move article and called everyone idiots who bought it? Why does this sh*t seem to fly in the XBox section? I like to read PC, PS3 and 360 news on this site. But I can't get through the comment section of a lot of 360 articles without being called a name or having my country of origin insulted. What gives here? I thought we are gamers first? Kinect is a GAME peripheral and if you don't like it fine but don't call others names.
I love how angry Kinect makes Sony fans Funny Thanks for the disagrees guys, it makes my 20 minutes here at N4G each day that much more fun
I am a 360 fan and Kinect doesn't make me angry but I'm not happy about it either. Why? Because MS is dumping billions into this venture instead of games for it's core audience or next gen hardware. I want new IP's and improved sequels, not a toy for grandma and soccer moms.
If you are keeping it "honest" like your bio says. Let's be honest here then. Gaming isn't about you, it isn't about me it is about these companies creating devices to make money. That is HONEST, what you said sounds like a spoiled kid who wants everything his way. How many new IP's are enough? Was the fact that MS announced Codename Kingdoms at E3 mean anything? Is that not enough? How about Gears 3 looking spectacular and much better than both 1 and 2? Is that not enough either? Maybe Mattrick should call you up and filter everything through you? You want real and honest? Let's not play pretend about this BUSINESS. The core is flattening out and sorry fellas you think you are everything to gaming but the Wii proved you wrong. You are actually a minority compared to the massive casual market. How can you not expect MS, Sony and Ninty to go after that? They are trying to grow gaming. Every little kid playing Kinect is a potential core gamer in the future. Why not pull them into Xbox young and get them using the brand? Nintendo has done that with a whole generation.
they're doing it all wrong, they should sell it at a loss for 4 years first.
A glorified webcam sold at 220 usd(in sweden) is going to be profitable? Well im going to have to agree on this one. You people give microsoft far to less credit, when people figure out this crap doesnt work microsoft will have made millions of dollars, and in a business thats all that matters. And just to clarify, i despised the eyetoy as a kid and im not particulary found of the wiimote.
We had a kid, about 8 or 9, come in the store, and he wanted to convince his mom to buy the kinect. She asked him what it was. He said "YOU are the CONTROLLER!" and struck a pose. So she asks. "Okay, what is it." "You ARE the controller!" "Okay son, what IS it?" "YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER!" "... What does it do." "You are the controller." "What do you do with it?" "YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER!" This went on, and essentially, the kid wants it because of the advertising buzz. disagreed if u are a justin biber fan
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