All E3 was a buzz about the various announcements, one of which was the official unveiling of Kinect (previously known as Project Natal). While Microsoft is holding the pricing close to their chest until a later date, you can now pre-order Kinect
It will never sell! If they try to sell it for $149 it will fail! People don't like console add-on's ! Sound Familiar? Crow doesn't taste so good does it people? It's lighting up sales charts and if it wasn't for the new, sleek, slim, sexy Xbox 360S, Kinect would be number 1 all over. Where's Move at again? ahhh yeah bottom of the list. Slap slap slap slap slap
well im guessing from the preorders...YOUR WRONG!
its only: $149.99 BUT IT QUALIFIES FOR: this item ships for FREE with SUPER SAVER SHIPPING O and buy it with Kinect Sports for only: Price For Both: $209.98
How did I get 2 disagrees when I listed facts. How can you disagree with facts? Anyways I am still not going to pre order this
Oh, just so you know. If you ever complain about getting disagrees on N4G and fill out another comment bubble, people will will disagree with you even more just for the hell of it. I know i did. Anyway, when is Kinect coming out? If it's cheap enough, or i find a $99 arcade 360 i might get another one just to play Dead Rising 1 again.
Wow Edit: Crapgamer, I've read your comment(slowly this time) and I think you're confused...no?
Is that sarcasm? People are pre-ordering this and it's selling like hotcakes.
If it's not selling?! What is your definition of "pre-order"?!
Pre order= Not sold yet A pre order can be canceled, so take it easy on the disagree. The item is not sold untill shipped to the custumer. If im wrong, please comment...
Personally I won't be pre-ordering : From Kotaku here http://kotaku.com/5565777/x... "UPDATE: A Microsoft spokesperson told me after the publication of this article that the company is certain that Kinect gesture control will work for movies, ESPN and other "entertainment" features before the sensor is launched. As I originally reported, that is not an implemented feature yet. The spokesperson was not able to provide any update on the Kinect's tolerance of a person who sits while playing games." So the only thing that looked mildly amusing for 10 mins - the media control stuff - is also not working (yet), and even if working, may not work sitting down.... So what we saw as MS's output from E3, is a bunch of choreographed vids. I think a lot of pre-orders will be cancelled or a lot of people will have bought something they don't use. r.
Sadly it will sell just as the Wii did. I hope that Microsoft sticks to hardcore though. From the looks of it, it's garnished completely for the casual gamers. --Edit-- For the disagreer(s), what game is hardcore for the Kinect?
People are missing your sarcasm. Note the disagrees.
alot of people are about to be disapointed i guess they think alot of new games will come to it till then im good on it
There are that many people who would be sold on something that does not work. Yes I was at E3 and no Kinect did not work. It does lag really bad. And I'm not talking about a 1/100 of a second I am talking about 1/2-1 second lag. If you ended up playing halo or any core game with this everyone would just suck. There are not going to be any core games, not even a 1:1 star wars game because the latency is god awful. My Avatar continuously seemed to think I had jumped when I was only standing.
Where does the $149 come from? Are Amazon guessing this?? Way to cause confusion
Seriously, I got flamed because I didn't have the perfect prices and added tax i'll fix that lets look at Natal. Natal 150+taxes13% = 169.99 Or 40- (PSEYE)=Motion Control Games. 50+50 (Dual moves)- 50 if only needing one. 30- (Nunchuck) --- 120-170!!! :(! Taxes+13% 135-192!!!!! Move is the better deal depending on which games you are playing and if you have PS eye (No one on my friends list does). But comeon, thats too much to shell out for a controller, the price better decrease! Natal should of been 50 dollars to compete properly with the likes of Wii.
Both of these options are expensive if you ask me. How many people really have the PSEye? Move is really only the better deal if you only have one person playing. If you have a friend with you then you need to shell out for that second player. I think that both Microsoft and Sony are crazy with these prices. At least with Wii the motion control came with it. For games like Brawl you could pick up a Gamecube controller for $15 from Gamestop if you wanted some classic control.
Dont forget that we still have to buy a compatible game for them. They'll probably sell those games around $40-$60 depending if it's casual or hardcore. I only need to get one move and a nunchuck.
Funny thing is according to an interview with Don on GTTV its gonna be REALLY cheap, this is a cut I read on a forum: Geoff - "ok, are we gonna like the price though?" Don - "uhhh, I think you are gonna ..really like the price" Geoff - "are we gonna be surprised at how low it is?" Don - "uh, we sat through the other competitors press breifings and people were very please with our position, I like being with Microsoft this holiday. Link: http://www.gametrailers.com... at about 12:30 mins I think
Link or it didn't happen! Edit: You redeemed yourself with the link, but that "Don" is a VP of MS. Anyway, I wonder if Blur will end up backwards compatible with Kinect? I saw the little ad was taking a jab at Mario Kart. Oh, and the Asian chick dancing...Hot!!! I bet she's the bomb in the sack, lol.
I like the guy but he seems really confident that MS will smash Sony this holiday season, I suppose it all depends on how much they want to put Kinect out for!
It depends on what games will support it properly and how useful it will be while playing said game.
casuals wiil eat this and move up
That's the point.
even if this did sell fanboys dont see the point. question isnt if its gonna sell, its will it work with hardcore games. we all can see from the wii's success that if the company sells tons it doesnt mean that an onslaught of games for the gamer will come. no its simple stupid games that will sell and people will eat them up. kinect will fail the gamer not the market. MS knows how to lie to its consumers and advertise so that might work, but for the smart person who knows it doesnt work *the gamer* they wont buy it.....well besides the fanboy
BestSellers list doesnt equal top preorder list which it is NO WHERE on the best selling top 100 list.
LOL at your misguided excuse. This is almost as bad as posting a link to Amazon in the UK like another PS3 fanboy in another article trying to prove low demand when only GAME in the UK is/was doing Kinect pre-orders(at the time)
It is the new real next gen control solution and there is nothing like it on the planet Of course everyone would buy it, it was expected Funny that all Sony could do, was come up with another Wii mote which is so last gen and dated by now And Kinect is mainly used in hardcore games like Fable 3, Milo, MGS Rising, Forza 4, Star Wars, First Child of Eden, etc and that is just for starters and only a glimpse of the future I will 100% buy it the day Fable 3 hits the market, or with Kinectimals that seems great, then will play all those other hardcore games that will arrive soon after
The new real next gen control solution? Didn't the Eye Toy come out like 6 years ago?
and since when can eyetoy do what kinect can do it cant. You need to buy an add on i.e move kinect scans full body. I like the look of move and will probably buy it but it not as good as kinect theres far more potential for microsofts machine like ive said in previous messsages in time devs will get used to the tech and then the skys the limit.
It just shows that people are stupid
Save some trolling for the holidays guys. You'll need it.
You're very rude. And Soda is correct. They'll be lots of trolling when all these big games/ accessories hit. The fanboys are going to have an overload.
It will be a sad day for gaming when Kinect becomes this popular. It is even sadder that xbots need to cling to the sales of a shitty camera to justify the lack of games 360 is getting.
crackdown 2, gears 3, halo reach, an exclusive from crytech,forza 4, fable 3, and a hell of alot of multiplats which if im not mistaken the ps3 doesnt have that many more exclusives. Even sony them selves have said exclusives are going to be a thing of the past get over it.
i'll just laugh at everyone who will own it if they find out that this thing doesn't work really well. cause as far as i know, microsoft is not good at hardware. but who knows? i might be wrong.
It could be another Tony Hawk Ride (gag). We'll have to wait and try it for ourselves to make a proper judgement. I won't be buying it myself however. Not big on the motion controls.
It's not lighting up any sales charts. Morons 35 - 45 who own 360's are getting Kinect because they think it's for hardcore gaming. I know about five of them. We have 12 pre-orders for the Move bundle at my GameStop. 0 Kinect. Edit: Hardcore Sony troll? Lol. I haven't been called that in years. Live - JakeIsHollywood I just think Move is a better technology. Everyone does. You're spending $150 on this thing? Why?
wow a hardcore sony troll like ur self works at gamestop thats scary i bet you cringe every time a 360 is sold huh. You might as well quit because youll be cringing alot these coming months
Kinect is on fire im buying mines day one for the family. Its amazing even with all the bashing from sony trolls kinect is still dominating especially over that wii HD gimmick crap called move. Minority report was such a cool movie people cant wait to experience that coolness first hand only possible on kinect
well look at that....and i think i heard people saying kinect will fail.
ebay server will crash
Move has better casual games than Kinect already though...and it's cheaper. Why would someone own Kinect over Move? That simply makes no sense. Oh wait... I told everyone the American media would get ahold of Kinect and promote it. Then, the mindless sheep I call "my fellow Americans" will go out and buy it. Called it. People that have experienced both Kinect and Move have said Move is a much better way to game. Look at any article! Polow - You can do the Minority Report thing with just the PlayStation Eye. Ever hear of Operation: Creature Feature? It did it two years ago. Stop trolling. You have no idea what you're talking about.
It's amazing how blind some people are when there's proof right on their faces. If i saw Move like what Kinect is doing it right now, i'd curse it to hell for trying to sell us gamers BS.
Kinect fake E3 Stage Demonstration. (All recorded video + People mimicking the gameplay) Kinect can't track sitting player. Kinect's Delay time. Kinect's Overpricing (software either). I wish they will fix this problem but....now it's just another fail investment from MS , but it's still selling likes hot cakes. They really don't know that it's broken , do they ? :P
They showed the Sports game that scans the women into the game. It was not fake and if you watched that and still say this you are a fanboy. -It wasnt that impressive anyway!
That type of mechanism in those games has nothing compared to what MS exaggerated about what Kinect's capable of. Where have all the gameplay from the ads gone ? IGN and several medias confirm that sitting player cannot be fully tracked by Kinect. It depends on the developers and MS told them to focus on making game for standing players. As well as navigating in the Kinect Menu, you have to stand up everytime for fluent tracking. BTW , the pre-recorded Kinect show on e3 stage mimicking is true. http://i48.tinypic.com/epk4... I would save my $150 (if it's the real price) for a new xbox instead.
Couldnt it just be Natals 'quality' tracking,, that gif is hardly conclusive its boarder-line. Regardless even if it was; alot wasnt, the poster tired to stretch any possible fact far further than it should of been.
you can't move your feet or you will throw off the calibration. Move has to recalibrate every time you change mini games. And the calibration takes longer than the wii. http://www.podtrac.com/pts/...
Double post , sorry TwT
Hmm, it seems that MS pre-record Natal games works for a hype. Move shows allready the real gameplay instead of pre-recorderd crap from MS. Are those people so stupid those days?
im sure is all M$ doing pre ordering millions to make it look like a success UBER FAIL
Many PS3 fans say it's just an PSEye. The PSEye can be found for less than $40. Natal may have better firmware and have some added features, but the equipment is very similar. The ZCam, 3DV's camera was going to be sold two years ago for less than $100. http://cnettv.cnet.com/3dv-... There's not much difference between the Z-Cam and Natal and Microsoft bought that company for only 35 million. MS has said it will be an impulse buy and $150 is not impulse for most. I would bet it will be $80 on the high end, but most likely $60. Like with consoles in the beginning, MS isn't looking for profits from Natal. They're looking for market-share. And if pre-orders are any indication, they will get that market-share at $60 or $80 after people were interested at $150. It's like going to buy an item and the guy tells you it's $150. He then says "You're a nice guy so I'll make you a deal. I'll give it to you for $80". You weren't sure at first, but now you think you're getting the deal of the century and immediately buy. The whole time he might be making a little profit at $80. And compared to the competition, it is a deal.
The Z-Cam is only one depth sensing camera. Where as Natal has that and a normal RGB camera and multi-array microphone. So it's going to cost a bit more. Notice the 3 camera's on the front of Kinect? Cost's quite a bit to fabricate that amount of silicone. Not to mention Microsoft's general inflation on it's products, like their ridiculously overpriced hard drives for the 360, compared to what you can buy online.
http://web.archive.org/web/... This is old 3DV info on the Z-Cam. It's been around longer than I thought. I remember MS commenting that it was based on old technology. None of the tech is new. The quality of the software is the key. I would bet that if iSupply did a teardown, there wouldn't be more than $50 worth of parts. It may be made up of high quality parts, but old tech none the less. And removing the processor was smart, it saved money. But now future generations of the Xbox can make Natal even more powerful.
ms forcing their workers to buy it or get fired.
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