Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft, has labeled Kinect the "fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history".
Good for MS, but not good for hardcore. it seems like Xbox 360 is turning into a Wii
lets see some new games please
what is hardcore nowadays? both 360 and ps3 are dominated by casual gamers. You don't believe me? go look up the best selling game for each system and you'll have your answer. CoD is as casual as they come.
@B-Real206 - Let's be for real and at least be a 360 owner before try and act like you care about 360 games.
@livinwitbias Is the idea that a 360 owner might not like Kinect that hard to grasp for you? I along with many 360 owners don't care for it. I'd much rather see more games instead of MS gloating about how great a peripheral I will never buy is doing. It becomes even more frustrating when you consider the fact that it is selling so well, and there are record profits yet MS is continuing to ignore its dedicated hardcore gaming fanbase that has been with them from the start. MS doesn't just announce games a month before release, they do it well in advance. If you think there is going to be some secret flood of games unleashed on 360 owners at E3 you are off your rocker.
Kinect is the 'fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history'- Microsoft... SO what???????????????
I love how some of you put so much importance into videogames instead of just enjoying the games you like. I find it so funny how some of you talk like you are going through a mid-life crisis about this whole I am hardcore casual crap. It is just games and somehow you have issues with some of us that simply accept that. People it is time to grow up. If you have this much issue about Move or Kinect or exclusive and mutliplatform then you have more problems then worrying about a direction whatever game company is going.
@livinwitbias Troll that. It's a question that needs to be asked. Sorry if your hurt http://twitpic.com/3up94d http://twitpic.com/3up9jj I OWN: PS1 XBox Dreamcast SNES NES TG16 Saturn Genesis PS3 PSP DS og GameCube...purple :) I am far from a troll, though I do have a preference. You can hate me all you want I have been gaming for 20+ years. Don't mind the mess it's my back room.
Really? The fastest? "Microsoft posts better-than-expected profit; shares flat as investors worry about PC weakness" http://www.reuters.com/arti...
Don't let Parapraxis XBL gamer tag fool you. I don't think people interested in Kinect for positive reasons care what Sony leaning gamers think. Reading some of these comments makes me feel sorry for PS3 fanboys. I read comments with Sony loyalist pretending to speak for 360 fans to PS3 fans calling consumers stupid sheep basically WoW. Even Sony came out saying they can't believe kinects success with its price point. In reality they were saying we were wrong about Kinect even we were fooled by our own PS3 fanboys.
LMAO Parapraxis has been on N4G 24/7 Look at his history.
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MS: Kinect is fastest selling consumer electronics device in history!
What is wrong with this picture?
Actually Parapraxis, I was basing my comment on his fake as 360 gamertag that he has in his bio that doesn't exist and according to XBL has never existed.
I can care less who like Kinect and who doesn't but I hate fake ass trolls as much as the next guy.
@B-Real206 I still think you're a troll. Also, there is no excuse for the mess.
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See how I did that?
@livinwitbias not quite sure what sight you used to look up my gamer tag try xboxgamertag.com My gamer score is pretty low but again not a troll. Looking at your history all you do is call other people trolls. Just because it doesn't fit your ideals doesn't mean a person is a troll. I asked a valid question if anything you seem butthurt because there doesn't seem to be a clear cut answer. I have no reason to lie the pic is legit nice try hating
Her show is basically a very well disguised advert for whatever product/idas. She's absolutely one of the greatest business minds in America. She's a poor black girl raised by a single mother on welfare, yet, despite all the odds, she turned herself into a millionaire by age 32 when taking her talk show nationwide back in the 80s. Now her yearly income is about a quarter of a billion. No exaggeration.
Tinasumsum: you're also trolling. what does that make you?
If you mean that we're getting games of Wii quality like the Last Story ,Dragon Quest X and Monster Hunter Tri?If so bring on the Wii guys.
Some people were skeptical about their goal and how Kinect would be received by the target audience, but I am really not surprised with the results. I was reading about their revenue posting, and I couldn't help but think Kinect was a huge part of that for their year end. The advertising campaign, their attitude towards the product, and their recent behavior (Xbox is a "Family" product) really shows that they've had a specific goal with the future of their brand from the start. Seems like things went exactly the way they wanted. But to be honest, for me, this whole motion craze blew over. I'm right back to playing games with my controller like nothing ever happened. Such a big thing in the industry, yet I'm not even affected by it. I'm slightly disappointed with how the craze promised all this revolutionary games and how all these big devs were working on all these games, yet things have been pretty quiet.
season 5 was disappointing worst season right after 3
Yeah season 3 was meh.. Starting season 4 tomorrow :)
yea 4s great imo but 1 set the standard too high lol
I just started watching Dexter, almost finished season 1. It is pretty awesome so far.
It gets even better trust me!
"I'm slightly disappointed with how the craze promised all this revolutionary games and how all these big devs were working on all these games, yet things have been pretty quiet." So the product has been out for barely three months, and you were apparently expecting major games out already. It takes practically a minimum of 18-months to create a game now a days with known input methods, yet you want developers to deliver more games in less time for an unknown input method? That doesn't seem entirely fair nor logical.
Um you don't think developers have had 18 months to make games for it?
Lets see, WE've known about it for at least 15 months. Maybe developers, gasp, even knew about it, before we did?
They have easily had enough time to produce one core game, at least even preview one. But nothing yet.
I'll agree with you on the "more games will come out" thing, but to be honest, both the Move and Kinect pretty much have died as far as marketing goes.
During Christmas I saw a Kinect commercial or a Burger King Commercial (giving away a kinect) EVERY hour. Now I see like 1 of them a week. Not too mention there haven't been too many game announcements for either peripheral lately. Most likely they are waiting for GDC or E3, but it's left kind of a dead-zone in both the peripherals ATM.
"Um you don't think developers have had 18 months to make games for it?" I vaguely remember that at E3 2009, MS mentioned dev kits were going out to developers. That's barely 18-months, if you had resources to spare. Even the popular Dance Central was created in 12 months. So to answer you question, no I don't think the vast majority of developers have had dev kits for 18-months. With that said, even 18-months is relatively little time to come up with quality title. With that said, the decision to support basically an entire new platform isn't something you do without some trust the product will be successful so it is entirely possible people are taking a wait and see approach. With that said, there have been numerous titles been announced for Kinect coming out this year already. So what's the deal about the b!tchin?
true, season 5 sucked
Wasn't this posted already?
Only a couple dozen times.
Whoa.This got through quality control.
What quality control
He meant "Fanboys' quality control" :D
http://n4g.com/news/689447/... We've heard this before and to be honest if I never read another sales boast article again I'd be very happy.
It must suck for someone to force you to click on these sales artilces and read them.
Completely misunderstood. I only clicked on this article to report it for duplication. My point was it would be nice to just have actual news instead of scrolling through and endless sea of regurgitated PR crap.
Until the 3DS......an you can bet nintendo wont be spending 500m to put its name on cereal boxes.
Great. Skittles the franchise incoming. Thank god 2011 has the PS3.
Thank God 2011 has the PC
Yeah yeah you sold a lot. Where the games? Wii sold a lot too but no one would ever trade his or hers 360 for Ps3 for a Wii. As of now all you sold a lot of are dust collectors. *watches disagrees comes in*
Sounds like kinect is struggling for some positive buzz. Maybe they should spend another 500 million paying customers to talk about how much they enjoy kinect to create a buzz.
They meant shipped. :)
it doesnt matter .. no real gamer cares about this.. u can keep going the casual way MS.. we dont want u here and honestly.. probably 500000000 million shoes were sold this year... what do we care? the same for kinect
Oh...some1 from MICROSHIT says this. Weird. LMFAO!! all my friends who have shitbox says it sucks and lags bad.
This is really sad. Consumers are just getting more and more stupid and will always buy what they are told the most. But, that's been going on for ages. Politics, religion, products. Whatever let's me not have to think too hard and is right in my face.
First Nintendo, now MS...Sony is our last hope. But it's inevitable they will have to try and go more casual as well to keep up.
I'm not feeling good about the future in gaming.
People really are just becoming more stupid. Kinect is the equivalent of Bieber, Glee, and Desperate Housewives all rolled into one. It's the stupid mainstream bunch that don't decide what they personally like, but instead are told what they like by marketing and what's popular. The future of gaming? Shyeah, right! More like a great marketing guise for a shallow product and an equally shallow audience. If casual is the future of gaming, I'm not feeling good about it either.
Congrats to Microsoft, though this is like my third time saying so in a related article. I know I definitely enjoy my kinect and Xbox 360. I personally will never complain about games being casual or anything else, I own all the consoles (there sure cheap enough for pretty much everyone to own them all by now) This approach allows me to play whatever I want. Videogames as a whole is something casual and fun, so I don't buy into buzz words. Do hardcore gamers headbang and mosh pit while playing? Do they use a sweatband and drink Gatorade? I mean these little debates are dumb. Just game, it's all for fun. Some people take it far too seriously.
Great for MS and hopefully great for gamers. Personally I don't like all this waiting for E3 stuff anymore. Just show some games already and get me excited.
Swear I read this article on here yesterday...
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So a few gaming segment of n4g dont like kinect and think the world over the new generation growing up into teens and young adults will jump into battlefield or COD franchise? There are millions of kids ready to jump into gaming and parents are tired of waggling their wiis so whats the next best evolution? Kinect.
I as a hardcore gamer dont like the idea but have to accept the fact that's it's done what pet toy and any previous gimick has not done it.
I've read some people playing Black and white on pc using Kinect so it will be pretty amazing how you can play realtime strategy games or chess etc.
Give it up for Kinnect.
this is like, when you go to get some weed ,you dont give the guy the money first and then wait ,if you do that you will never see him again.You all pay first now you are waiting the 18months it take to make a decent game.
you just been kinect!!
LOL ya need a new dealer ha ha.
Shovelware minigames at full price coming in by the truckload for XB360 owners this year...
tamagotchi says hi m$
americans buy trash. yeah, i live in america so i know this. the kinect is great for GUI manipulation but what else????
MS saying that "Kinect is the fastest selling consumer electronic ever". So, they ignore everything that Nintendo has sold in the past years, right? The Wii, Wii mote, Wii pad( the sitting thing, whatever), etc. Kinect is good, but not THE best thing around. I can't play any other game that's not Kinect ONLY games. How about Gears or Halo, MS? How about Fable, Crackdown or ANY MS exclusive game? You know, how about NBA 2K11? It has Move support. Why not Kinect support? Plus, who's gonna play after a long day of work.....SITTING DOWN with Kinect? Still, people buy it because they can see themselves dancing or doing stupid moves on their TVs. Move didn't sell much because is a "Wii clone" and maybe because of it's marketing, but, you can play other games that are not Move only games. You can even play multiplatform games with it. Still, Kinect is the "fastest sell". I SAY it's the "stupidest sell". Stupid people are taking over the gaming world...and it's scary. If there's a MS exclusive game, that is not Kinect only, that you can use with the Kinect, I apologize in advance. If not, MS, you're full of it. If MS what's to sell it "faster", MAKE HALO, GEARS OR EVEN TRON THE GAME, compatible with Kinect. Stupid people.......WTH...
Congrats...for trying to become a Wii with the Kinect. You too Sony....
It's too bad Xbox 360 has little to no exclusives in 2009-2011. -__- So, out of the tons of money Microsoft got from XBL members in 2011 the only things their giving the hardcore gamers are timed exclusive COD map packs, Kinect crap, Gears of War 3, and Forza 4. Really? (Face Palm.) It just goes to show you that just because you pay for a service it doesn't mean your getting a lot for your money. :)
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