Submitted by Kors 1678d ago | news

Kinect will sell more units then at Wii launch, says Greenberg

VG247: Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg is confident Kinect will sell. The man thinks it’ll sell more then Wii did at its launch four years ago, after all. (Aaron Greenberg, Kinect, Xbox 360)

GTmonster  +   1678d ago
how is he comparing kinect to wii?
Kinect is an accessory. Pretty desperate tbh.
ryuzu  +   1678d ago
Well the Wii was difficult to get hold of and that strangled sales at launch and for about 18 months afterward.

The Kinect is supposedly difficult to get hold of unless you're in the Oprah audience - once Kinect launches this site is News 4 Granma's lol.

NoLongerHere  +   1678d ago
So basically he says that Wii audience = Kinect audience. :)
ct03  +   1678d ago
Of course it's the same audience as the Wii. That's not much of a secret.
sikbeta  +   1678d ago
Oh... the hyping machine started already... lol... he labeled kinect as a wii kind of add-on... confirming endless line-up of shovelware for x360 owners, maybe?
r1sh12  +   1678d ago
either MS or Sony are likely to eat heavily into wii sales.
Both have an accessory to rival the wii's casual audience, the difference is how many people will buy a console for the accessory?
We know many people will buy the accessory for the console, but that will not be the deciding factor for who gets the most sales this holiday.
If people do not have a wii yet, its time to but the xbox 360 or ps3
Spydiggity  +   1678d ago
it is a BOLD statement. but i'm not sure what's "desperate" about it. please explain
PS360fanboy  +   1678d ago
It won't sell more than the Wii. If I recall it, it was the most successful console launch of all time.
Anon1974  +   1678d ago
So Greenberg thinks that Kinect will sell more units than the Wii. To put that into perspective - if the Wii suddenly stopped selling tomorrow, the 360 in the next few years would have to sell a Kinect to every single consumer who had ever bought a 360, plus sell an extra 30 million 360's and sell a Kinect to every single one of those customers as well.

"Time to wake up. Put your shoes on, we're at grandma's"
He's dreaming.
Spydiggity  +   1678d ago
he didn't say more than the wii... he said more than the wii launch. still seems unlikely...but not impossible
yoghurt  +   1678d ago
kinect is an acessory, surely it will sell more?
Ilikegames76  +   1678d ago
It's an accessory,
an expensive accessory, almost the same price as the Wii. The BS that sprout out of this man's mouth is really astounding.
sikbeta  +   1678d ago
Accesories/Add-ons/peripherals don't massively wide-spread easily, the only exception is the Guitar Hero stuff for the PS2 and so on, everything else don't even reach 1/3 of the actual number of consoles sold to consumers... so, Mr hype is being very optimistic here... well, maybe with $500 million ad campaign, it may come true...
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RememberThe357  +   1678d ago
Oh well now
They went and got my hopes up. Thats bog talk, they must like what they're seeing from the preorders.
nygamer28  +   1678d ago
i hate to say this but theres a slight chance
foker  +   1678d ago
I will be shell-shocked if this sells 1 million lifetime,.. But people are stupid,.. so Im shell-shocked I guess,..
timmyrulz  +   1678d ago
Ok then, I will be buying Kinect because my 3 year old daughter is looking forward to playing kinectimals, does that make me stupid for wanting to see my little girl happy?
Not everyone wants to play shooters and what have you
rekof  +   1678d ago
No,.. It is your child and your money,.. Would get her something more complex interaction-wise but then again I really don't know what 3year old can do,..I get out when it comes to that stage, because I am a pussy or have a real problem with trust in women's minds,..I think child is a blessing though,..
So I guess Kinect might be perfect for her bro,.. but children are quite smart,..
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nickjkl  +   1678d ago
timmy i woulnt recommend that shes since shes 3 years old 2 years younger before she turns 5 and forgets everything i would reccomend some cheap entertainment since you dont know exactly how interested she will be in it after she gets it
JackBNimble  +   1678d ago
Don't be surprised if she plays with the box more then kinect.... after all she is only 3.

Oh By the way, I would never let kids play video games that are that young, it could turn into a nasty habit and you may regret it.

I am a parent also and this is just my opinion.
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Moentjers  +   1678d ago
wow, I have an almost 3 year old, congratz if you can keep her interested for more than 15' a day !
visualb  +   1678d ago
surely your not stupid for wanting to make your daughter happy
but surely you can make her happy without buying her a 150 dollar peripheral?

say, loads of stuffed toys, a new doll house?

if you have a 3 year old you'll know how quickly kids jsut forget stuff...wonder how long she'll forget about kinectimals?

either way, do as you wish, just feel a 150 dollar peripheral isn't NECESSARY to make a 3 year old happy.
RIP_Weazel  +   1678d ago
Yeah for the common sense parenting thread! How could you justify spending that amount of money?!
"because my 3 year old daughter is looking forward to playing kinectimals, does that make me stupid for wanting to see my little girl happy?" Yup.
My two and a half year old is happy if I take her to the park, bake stuff, do painting, etc,etc. Quality time dude. Save the games till she's old enough to want to do her own thing, and have a bit of space.
*kudos for the disagree - I realise now that to be a real parent, I just need to spend obscene amounts of money on transient tat that won't contribute to her development beyond making her a spoilt brat. Thanks Dr.Spock. You're so wise.
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Sarcasm  +   1678d ago
LOL *sigh* That Aaron Greenberg...

Sure knows how to make us laugh and making people want to punch him in the face.
nygamer28  +   1678d ago
cause he said it will sale more then the wii launch...that PR talk,all companys do it,take some anger management dude
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120FPS  +   1678d ago
What? so you want to punch him in the face because he is doing the job he is paid for, to promote the goods that his company is selling?

your attitude, fanboyish idealism and stupidity makes me want to punch you in the face
Sarcasm  +   1677d ago
lol 120fps, you'll have to get through me and my springfield xd before you get a chance to throw a punch.
radphil  +   1678d ago
He's saying that the build up that Nintendo had for years in which helped them sell a new system is at the equivalence of an accessory for an already released system?

I don't even know where to begin. I mean there's cockiness, and then there's this. I know he's PR and all, but really...
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TroyAndAbed  +   1678d ago

Nobody bought Kinect when the Wii launched.
TroyAndAbed  +   1678d ago
One problem. Most people still have NO idea what Kinect is.
Malice-Flare  +   1678d ago
people who watched Oprah, Ellen and Jon Stewart do...
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1678d ago
They have an idea, but I doubt the majority know what Kinect REALLY is.

And they won't until it's too late.
dkgshiz  +   1678d ago
Only Soccer moms watch those shows.
Besides for Jon Stewart.
Fishy Fingers  +   1678d ago
Not sure how many the Wii sold and I assume he's talking US. But you wouldn't make the claim with decent estimates from pre-order numbers and the like so it will be close at the very least.

Strange though to compare it to the Wii rather than the 360 itself, but it points to Kinecr main goal, taking the casual market.
ct03  +   1678d ago
The 360 had slower sales than the Wii.
After 8 days, the Wii had sold 600,000 units in the US. 360 managed a bit more than half that figure.
darkvenom  +   1678d ago
got a huge lead,just have to wait and see if move or kinect can knock the wii down.
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StitchJones  +   1678d ago
Hahahahahaha that's funny. Oh wait, that article was supposed to be serious???
Sugreev2001  +   1678d ago
Ah Sycophants....Microsoft has them in spades.
Titanz  +   1678d ago
Its a battle between Move and Kinect
Consumers can buy a Wii(With 2games,Nunchuk and Wii-mote with motionplus built-in) with everthing they need bundled in for motion play.

PS3 and Microsoft also have motion bundles, but they're more expensive.

Its obvious that both the companies will break into Nintendo's causal market, but which of the 2 will actually benefit for the better sales?

The majority of people believe it'll be Move(This site is N4PS3 gamers, hello!), but its all about the people who "don't play games", and Kinect might seem more appealing to them.
alb1899  +   1678d ago
They know how to spray 500million to sell a product, they know they have a good product otherwise they won't spent all this money......so a good product+500millions marketing+Holliday season=sales that you never imagine!
asyouburn  +   1678d ago
a good product
sells itself. if it was so great, why do they need a 500 mil marketing push?
N4OGs  +   1678d ago
they dont have a good product they have idiots they know that will buy anything u tell them to
thats why they spent almost abillionon all this bs. If you buy this crap then its game over all we will have next year is gear 3 and kinect crap so stop the bs hype and stop buying this junk.
Leathersoup  +   1678d ago
If you're just going to write what the other site had written for a title please use Copy and Paste. I hate to be a grammar nazi but it looks like the person who put the title up on this article is the one attempting to commit genocide on the English language.
dionnysus  +   1678d ago
love that enthusiasm!
btk  +   1678d ago
At $150 a Kinect? Not so sure of this. But hey - I don't expect Greenberg will say:
"We know the product is crap and we expect low sales"

He is just doing his job. Still think at $150 it is not going to sell very well though.

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