Microsoft’s Chris Lewis has said the key to Kinect’s success is “getting people in front of the technology and experiencing it”.
Yes it is.
Consoles have been sold greenberg hasnt lied but just hasnt been completely forth coming in explaining those 45million consoles were sold to retailers. Micsrosofts financial report clearly states 44 million sold to retailers (shipped).click on the performance tab on their report and it clearly explains,i believe they need to be more open and switch to consoles sold to consumers like nintendo and sony then we wont get contradicting numbers and have to listen to greenburg spinning everything. Love 360 hate their childish execs
but we still want your money i mean didnt we just give ya a price hike on live if thats not love what is? you know the worst part is they screwed their real fanbase for kinect and its going ta flop so bad the ms gaming division will be shut down.
Deleted comment Clearly was wrong for not jumping on the bandwagon with sales numbers when the article wasn't targeted towards sales. Have a nice day haha
how can they screw their fanbase with kinect? You really believe there would never EVER be any content a core gamer would like to use kinect for? Passing judgment on the first set of titles is crazy. These are not meant to wow the core in any way. They are showing the basic fundamentals of kinect. Thinking there wont be core content for kinect is like thinking move will replace DS3 as the new standard control for playstation.
Wasn't it already established last week when jack was caught lying about sold move numbers that all companies report " SHIPPED TO RETAILER". Yet you still acting like only MS is the only one doing this. Yet every sonyfanboy said Sony does the samething. Now your acting like that went out the window less than two weeks ago.
@Vega, Jack wasn't lying. Sony and Nintendo report consoles sold to consumers but ALL peripherals by everyone are reported as sold (shipped) to retailers.
so now it means sold when sony sell ps3 to cunsumers but sony means shipped when the sell move to retailers. ok that sounds like bullshit but ok
Correction. Troll police isn't commenting he is adding nothing but his usual troll followed by his dupe account and BFF in Kinect trolling rroded.. On Topic: Of course it isn't and has been said from the beginning. The hater-aid/FUD spreading crowd are the ones spreading the idea MS is abandoning the core. Because the launch titles are aimed to broaden the appeal, it puts little kids into a panic that they are not the center of attention. But fear not little babies you will have your core games too.
it is funny. the closer it gets to launch the more insecure people become. What do they really have to fear?
I like how all 3 of you act like Kinect is some part of your gang, and he's coming up with something big... Also you can look at my previous comments if you want. I'm concerned about them leaving the focus of things just like how Nintendo did when they released the Wii.
Really? Then why are the launch titles all aimed at the casual? Why aren't there any plans to update any current "core" games to work with kinect?
...deep breath. Microsoft is a business and they are going about this the right way. They are aiming for the casuals first. They dont want to confuse their market with Kinect plus controller and hardcore we have all seen before games. They re aiming for fun easy casual games. Expect hardcore games announced and working at E3 2011. By that time enough of the casuals will know what Kinect is. Hardcore games wont then confuse Microsofts message. Show a mum the Move and she will shake head and say a black Wii controller thingy. Show a mum Kinect and she will have mouth wide open and say oh wow. By the way, im not saying which is better or nothing, im just saying this is the responses Im seeing from clueless casuals. Great for Microsoft.
You waste your breath on this guy.. But +bub for well said just continue owning the haters. The disagrees only represent their failing..
i'm no mum, but when i first saw kinect, the first thing that popped into my head was "wtf is this thing?" and when i saw a demo of it in action i thought "lag-tastic". i'll be waiting to see if they drop some hardcore games next year in hopes that it's got less lag then.
Until "mum" sees the price tag and says oh no. It won't be about moms, it will be about kids asking mom for it, over and over again, until the mom caves in and whips out the credit card. Move is geared towards more "standard" gamer, but they're advertising it like it's Wii knock off. Their commercials show mom and grandpa playing golf, ping-pong, etc... Wrong, wrong, wrong... and they don't even point out the main different between it and Wii (the camera).
My MUM loved playing move. My MOM will probably be buying Move for her granddaughter.
Launch titles are casual for two reasons, #1 Just like with move any game made from the ground up for a QUALITY motion control HARDCORE title is going to take time...hell even AAA core games spend years in development= IN OTHER WORDS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE EASIEST/TAKE LESS TIME TO MAKE. #2 The main reason for bringing motion controls to 360 and ps3 is to capture the casual fanbase that made the wii the hardware sales leader this gen, casuals WANT easy pick & up and play games. They are not going to play an RPG for 20-30hrs leveling up with motion controls no matter how well its implemented, lol they just want to play bowling at a party and be done= IN OTHER WORDS CASUALS DON'T GIVE A DAMM ABOUT GAMES WITH ALOT OF DEPTH(typical gameplay experience we like). The good news is we can enjoy both types of experiences/games, as long as its FUN.
take any game from your collection and ask yourself "how am I gonna play this game without a controller"... well, I guess the devs did the same and decided to leave the current games as they are: good with a controller
"He also believes within the next five years, the console will sell just as many units as its first five years (42 million)" 42 million?? WTF? Didnt Greenburg say 45 mil? "Kinect is not about moving from core to the broad" Really??
Didn't the PS2 sell a shitload right after the 4 year mark? Maybe MS is planning on making a major price cut/ revision. It sounds impossible, but Sony made it happen with the PS2, so MS might be trying to duplicate that kind of success.
nyahaha, he said 'broad'
Given that they're now focusing on soccer mom's, Freudian slip perhaps?
kinect is about looking like idiots while playing so-called "kinect games".
Just for clarification, what was your previous account? Because it says here you joined like a day ago, but most people would agree that you've been here longer.
Oh, so you've chosen not to respond? That's the same behavior Number 47 exhibits when I ask him what his previous account was. He never responds to it. Hmmm.
What he says is true - that Kinect is not trying to move the core to the broad. They are trying to get a slice of that Wii market pie, just like Sony with the Move. They could care less about the core moving over to this product. They are looking for new customers that are not core gamers. The concern with core gamers that enjoy sophisticated, more advanced games is that they are just going to abondon the big budget sophisticated games, and just focus on cheaply made motion control party games. Why wouldn't a business pursue that, if it is easier money to make?
"He also believes within the next five years, the console will sell just as many units as its first five years (42 million)" That makes it two of Microsofts employee's stating 42 million and Greenburg trolling with the 44 million figure. That's definitely shipped. 42 million is most likely the amount actually sold through.
That's not a quote from him though is it.
Kinect is not about “moving from the core to the broad”... we'd never call your mom a broad.
I'm looking forward to next Wednesday when I pick my kinect up. I know alot of ppl on this site hate kinect for one reason or another but I ain't like every one else. I am a big fan of new tech from mobiles games pcs ect and I've liked what I've seen from MS this year they have really uped there game with everything. Windows 7 office 2010 home server the new Xbox and windows phone 7 all work really well and are very smooth and easy to use too. Because of this I am interested in kinect I know it dose not have any core 360 games like halo forza fable ect but is this not a good move by them as ps and 360 fan boys have been going on with them selfs about new ips ect for the 360 and also it only has fps games and MS are now showing its not just for fps games it will also be good for the family to play and offer something different than the ps3 and Wii.im not saying this as a fan boy or because I hate the Wii n ps3 as i have them too and like what they offer me as it offers different things to the 360. As a gamer i don't want all the 3 consoles to offer the same things as each other because there would be no point of having 3 consoles on the market we needs MS Nintendo and Sony to keep offering new devices games hardware software updates and services so the other companys keep there game up too.
psst.... have you seen YOUR GAMES..... it speaks clearly your target audience... none of which I would call core or hard core gamers Kinect is gonna sell well, so just dont put out bs. You are not gonnna convert core or hardcore gamers NOW.. MAYBE next year, but not now.. Or I would have gladly purchased one look at your advertising Opra and Eleen (or whatever her name is) this is NOT a bash of Kinect or its games...
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