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Is the Xbox 360 Kinect 'Going the Way of the Dodo'?

ZDNet: Is Microsoft Kinect motion controller for the Xbox is ‘going the way of the dodo’ because motion control is a ‘passing phase’?

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gamingdroid1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

I highly doubt it!

Quality games are starting to come out, the console bundle seems to still sell like hotcakes and the technology applies to many other areas, not just gaming.

Motion gaming will never disappear, it just needs more time to incubate and this might seem like a stretch right now, but might take over from controllers.

Hard to believe, but keyboard/mouse is better than controllers, yet controller prevailed for other reasons. Will we see history repeat itself in one or two decades?

At a minimum I think controllers and motion control will live side by side.

kikizoo1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

"Hard to believe, but keyboard/mouse is better than controllers,"

not for most of the games...

but you are right, motion gaming will never disappear, it's a great things for sports, party games, fps, rts (for move only)...but kinect is limited for real gaming.

"nd have yet to play a single game for the Move besides Sports Champions and the demo disk that was included. The device failed to meet my expectations, as did many others as well. SONY hyped the Move more than they have supported it. What a shame."

what a shame for your lies fnaboy pretending having a ps3 : tons of games are playables with moves, and greats ones (like R3, killzone3, mag, heayvy rain, etc etc) so stop spreading craps ignorant fanboy.

"his site has a majority of SONY fans. PC fans are the largest minority, while Xbox fans are one of the smallest. Of course the Move is more popular in this corner of the interwebs."

lol, fanboyz point of view, always believing they are in the largest minority when the reality is more powerfull then their delusional dreams...just accept the fact that if the games are better, if the hardware is better, if the sales are better, if the motion controler is better, you have more gamers adopting it, and defending it when liars and trolls are writting bullcraps.

"It's possible that Kinect may eventually go the way of the PS Move - which would equal two failures. We'll just have to wait and see."

yeah sure, failure, poor pathetic troll...it's the best motion controler, usefull for real gamers, and games, so stop pretending craps (every months we have new real good games to play with it, unlike some others gimmicks)

Autodidactdystopia1777d ago

Before you know it it'll be about mind controlled games.

nahh i think it will find its audience IF quality titles start being released.

BlindGuardian1777d ago

motion gaming won't fail but Kinect will

which could only mean good news for real gamers

Grimhammer001777d ago

They mean no...more like going out like a dream, castaway of fad-dom. 

Godmars2901777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Not when it was given a large amount lead/promo time and modders have done more with it than professional game devs. That its main hook of being "controller free" is falling apart.

It and Move only exist because of the popularity generated by the Wii - and the Wii has failed.

Edit:
"How has the Wii failed"

NO one is buying games for it unless their Nintendo. The casual market they went after hasn't supported it. The approach they're taking with the Wii U says as much.

gamingdroid1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

How has the Wii failed when it has sold and enjoyed by almost as many people as Xbox 360 and PS3 combined?

I think hardcore gamers want it to fail, but Wii was and is a monstrous success.

zero_gamer1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

"It and Move only exist because of the popularity generated by the Wii - and the Wii has failed."

How are the Move sales coming along? Oh right, nobody cares about it.

@Godmars290's reply

You're not factoring in how many Move purchasers have purchased more than one wand, right? The Kinect only needs to be purchased once in most cases. Many Move users bought at least two wands as some games allow you to use two simultaneously, or some games have multiplayer and each player needs a Move controller each.

Also I don't believe SONY's numbers are actually sales. I'd sooner believe they're shipped than sold. A GameStop location (if not all locations, I don't shop there) has slashed the pricing of the Move by 50% the MSRP. The store is simply struggling with the damn thing they cannot clear their stock. Why? Because no significant number of gamers are interested in the Move. The games are lackluster, SONY has been supporting the device significantly less than they say they do, and lastly, it is overpriced.

Seriously, I purchased the Move back in Holiday 2010 and have yet to play a single game for the Move besides Sports Champions and the demo disk that was included. The device failed to meet my expectations, as did many others as well. SONY hyped the Move more than they have supported it. What a shame.

Godmars2901777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Anyone talking about Kinect sales after it hit 10 million? Pretty sure Move was at 8 million around the same time.

Honestly, the EU or the TGS sould have been when they brought sales numbers but I did hear anything.

GameScrub1777d ago

I love kinect!

Gunstring hero, Nightmare rise and ninja fruit really add to the fun!

Really cool games to be honest.

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