Microsoft store confirms 6ft of space needed to play Kinect

Posting on official Microsoft Kinect site appears to confirm that you do need 6ft of space to play Kinect.

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-MD-4819d ago

Not too bad I suppose. Can't play this in my room as I only have about 4 feet of space between my tv and my bed though.

Conloles4819d ago

I need 1500 Feet because thats how far I'm keeping Kinect away from my Xbox

Chaostar4819d ago

At least your trolling is kinda funny here :P

OT: I have the space just not the energy.

nycredude4819d ago

I think it is 6 feet per person right?

GWAVE4819d ago

6 feet actually means 7-10 feet. If you are moving back and forth you will need the extra room. Also, it's not like you're going to stand right up against your furniture. You'll want that extra room. So, six feet is the absolute minimum.

$150 dollars. Two-player only. A lot less precise than Natal showed. A lot of lag. And nothing but shovelware being tech-demoed.

Yep. Gamers should rush out and get this! "Oh, shut up GWAVE. Kinect isn't being aimed at you." Yeah, I forgot. That's why people were so forgiving and understanding when Wii Fit and Brain Age started to slam the market, right?

Cold 20004819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

6 feet = 1m82

Thats WAY MORE than ok. And I think thats kind of the advised distance you're supposed to have between yourself and the TV.

nycredude4819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

Why did I get disagree? How the fuck are you going to fit two idiots in a 6 feet area flailing around and not have them both run into each other and poking each others eyes out?! Seriously... It obvious this is the bare minimum amount of space needed for probably one person.

Conloles Help me out here! WTF!?

36T4819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

Gwave. Why do you care so much about Kinect? You post in every single article and you're usually one of the first. Why don't you make a crap load of flyers and hand them out in the streets? Gwave is on a mission people!

Conloles. You need 1500 feet to keep Kinect away from your Xbox but you can't stay out of Kinect articles? lmao @ u! PM me that gamertag of yours. I gotta check out all those games you're playing.

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King_of _the_Casuals4819d ago

That's not to bad for most places in the US and Europe. It's just Japan and Big cities like NY where this will be an issue.

Game13a13y4819d ago

wow, every negative rumors about Kinect turned out to be true
-6 ft clearance, checked
-no sitting down to play, checked
-$150 price point, checked
-cannot support 4 players, checked
-need to operate in bright atmosphere, checked
-no hardcore game support, checked

so much fail even before its official release...

Dread4819d ago

It will sell like hot cakes checked
sony move is a copy of the wiimote and no one is interested in the thing checked
you are a troll checked

GodHandDee4819d ago

If you think Sony Move is a copy go check up on the demos and the tech behind it..nothing like the wii..just because two things look the same doesn't make one a copy
And plenty of people are interested in it, including me, cuz it actually gives me games that I like, not ones made for the quick buck or looking like an idiot jumping around, check
Telling others trolls but being a troll yourself is a sad sad notion: check

acky14819d ago

no 'game13a13y' seems right with what he said. and yet so does 'dread', well his first sentence anyway...which is a scary thought for the human race - people will buy anything if it is marketed correctly.

LoydX-mas4819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

-6ft clearance, check
-no sitting down to play, which games?
-$150 price point, check
-cannot support 4 players, proof?
-need to operate in bright atmoshpere, it has infrared camera so that is incorrect.
-no hardcore game support, so you have inside info on upcoming games and NONE of them will be hardcore? Right.

@acky1^^^ It sure it a good thing we have PS3 fanboys here on N4G to "educate" the stupid humans who don't buy the way they want us to, isn't it?

Game13a13y4819d ago

at least i'm not speaking out of my air hole from behind like you did.

scar-leg4819d ago

It can't support 4 ACTIVE players. It can recognise 6 players at a time but will only track 2 of them. If you want proof here it is:


Go to "Technical Details" at the bottom.

PS360_374819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )


I really like the potential of move with Hardcore games,but the Move is a Wii copy. Maybe not the exact tech, but at the end of the day it does the SAME thing as a WiiMote but with more precision.

I still really like it and will be purchasing it, but I'm not going to call it something it isn't.

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Game13a13y4819d ago

what hardcore game that you seem to know about that is in development? Milo? as of this moment, we have heard nothing hardcore about Kinect, only a bunch of wii rip-off games for causals. MS has said it themselves too, they are trying to target the causal audience with Kinect, unlike Move, which we have seen many hardcore game support already. so please, give us facts or don't assume Kinect to be some amazing thing without seeing anything.

absolutecarnage4819d ago

hey show me one game that move has that you can play 4 players at the same time, oh wait you can't!!!!! because think about it each average person arm spand is 6 ft, . So basically to play Move 4 players you would need almost 24 ft of room

Why o why4819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

i think its time for you to have a break from n4g...check

nothing more ironic than a fanboy calling out a fanboy. 'It will sell like hotcakes'...What a stupid anti gaming comment. Like that somehow makes it enjoyable....pity you couldn't say anything positive about kinect from a gaming perspective ...sad

Anyway ill let the games do all the talking NOT the haters or defenders so time will tell

'It will sell like hot cakes checked'

lmao, good luck with that game patcher.

my first comment shows i feel there's nothing wrong with the space needed so dont label me as some blind hater or some other BS im just saying you're acting like the people you dislike.

Guitardr854819d ago

You mean just like kinect is a copy of the playstation eye??? In case you forgot, the eye did come out on the PS2.

Garnett4819d ago

Dont forget you cant be black either..


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sid4gamerfreak4819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

6ft of space...

This is gonna flop so bad thats it not even funny..

man i actually feel bad for 360 fanboys now, they have absolutely nothing to defend their beloved console and microsoft anymore

kinect is a joke i hope casuals dont fall in for the hype

i guess the only person wholl play the kinect games with passion will be that girl justin bieber...

EDIT: Oh wait, I just saw omegas comment..man u make me laugh so hard...keep trolling

FragMnTagM4819d ago

with the 6ft of space. People who are actually working and paying rent for their own place, or own their own home will not have a problem.

America isn't Hong Kong, houses tend to have space in the living rooms here.

Independent_Charles4819d ago

i would of been able to play this if i didnt have a bed lol. but knowing my perants they will get this for my younger braithers and sisters at xmas. thats the 4 gb bundle. i can see that selling a lot.

Independent_Charles4819d ago

no dought i got the disagree cause i said i see xbox selling well over xmas.

J-Smith4819d ago

yeah it will be six-feet under next year to LoL

Bzone244819d ago

Maybe the next time you use the line it will be funny. Don't give up on your dreams of that line being funny.


tinybigman4819d ago

Reconfirms me not buying this piece of crap camera, and the shovelware games that go with it.

P1NKY4819d ago (Edited 4819d ago )

I think Kinect will only work in people front rooms, but then most people have sofa's with coffee tables in the middle of the room so you would still have to move stuff around. I think MS should try and improve the cameras view angle to shorten the distance required.


That's not what I meant. Obviously you don't want to rule anyone out, that's why I said they should try and improve the view angle of the camera so that you don't have to stand as far back but it will still pick up most people.

Anyway it was just an idea. Considering the optimal distance you have to be from the camera is roughly the length of a bed. (With some room to move forward and backwards)

Kinect will probably be fine in America but in most other countries space can be a problem unless you re-arrange your largest room. Sometimes that's not enough.