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Kinect Sensor becomes the highest selling accessory of 2010

The Microsoft X-Box Kinect Sensor ($149.99, 4 stars) was propped up by a cardboard box placed behind a 46-inch plasma TV. Why? Microsoft, the company that created the Kinect, recommends that the sensor be placed two to six feet above the floor—and the closer to six the better. Since I didn’t have shelving above my HDTV and drilling holes into my drywall wasn’t an option, my choices were limited. One of them is PDP’s TV Mount for Kinect ($39.99 list), which has adjustable arms that screw into the VESA holes found in the back of most flat-panels (typically used for mounting the set on a wall).

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GenericUserName4960d ago

There's just no spinning it, Sony were right, Microsoft have hit a major wall with kinect, a major wall made out of CA$H

Game-ur4960d ago

Meanwhile, in the real world MS stock keeps falling

Mustang300C20124960d ago

You hurt fanboy you. Thats why you have one bubble.

TheOldOne4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

*Kinect Sensor becomes the highest selling accessory of 2010 in America only*

Fixed.

For the last bloody time, America=/= the world.

Misleading title.

deadreckoning6664959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

"Meanwhile, in the real world MS stock keeps falling"

WOW...mentioning stocks on N4G...thats pretty low. I don't think this is the right website for you...maybe Marketwatch would be better.

aviator1894959d ago

@Game-ur
Actually, since the release of Kinect, their stock has risen 2% this year. While that may not be a significant amount, it's still a rise nonetheless and it's not in a "free-fall" as you're suggesting.

Mystogan4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

@Game-ur

Lol @ ''stock keeps falling'' on a gaming site.

BTW its not ''falling'' its just not like it used to be and it actually rose this year i believe. If you wanna be all fanboy about it, its still higher then sony's stock

feelintheflow4959d ago

Actually stock price is not what you should be looking at. IT is market cap. That is the number of shares available on the open market times the price of the stock. Apple just passed MS last year, but there are very few companies that do, and most don't even compare. I don't think MS is having any financial problems. Making billions of dollars per quarter is not bad.

AAACE54959d ago

It was crazy! I went to several stores over the past few days and I kept hearing people talk about Kinect!

Toys R us had an old guy trying to figure out if it came with a game and a younger couple asking about it. Walmart had 2-3 people buying it while I was in electronics for about 5 minutes. Target had a group of about 8 middle aged ladies asking about it and the girl worker just raved about how much fun it was and how bad she wanted one. Best buy had people playing it and talking about how they could have parties with it and such.

The only place that didn't have people asking about it much was Gamestop! I've heard a person here and there asking about it over the past few weeks, but not much more than that. But then again, most people who shop at GS would have bought it already if they wanted it.

I was starting to think Kinect would do poorly with sales. But it seems like everytime I go back to a store, their stock of Kinect gets' smaller and smaller.

I guess all that advertising is starting to pay off!

UnwanteDreamz4959d ago

"WOW...mentioning stocks on N4G...thats pretty low. I don't think this is the right website for you...maybe Marketwatch would be better"

Says the guy all over the sales article. Maybe the article doesn't belong here but mentioning stocks in a slaes related article seems pretty logical. Are you mad because he plays this stupid game better than you?

vanquisher4959d ago

If we want to talk sales then stocks are fair game, or is it inconvenient for some here.

By the way MS stock is in a 52 week low.

ct034959d ago

So you're making up random crap now? Does this look like a 52 week low to you?

http://finance.yahoo.com/ec...

vanquisher4959d ago

It is low and falling, that’s what the red color means.

Kurylo3d4959d ago

Judging by the stock report... it looks like its rising to me.

Armyntt4959d ago

Actually Game-ur. 16DEC09 M$ was trading at 30.10/share with a volume of 55,737,800 shares totalling 1,677,707,480 trillion dollars. Then currently its at 27.62/share with a volume of 64,070,500 totalling 1,769,627,210 trillion dollars. Just saying. These numbers could be spun in a trillion different ways itself. So in essence yes the price per stock has fallen but there is more people willing to buy it at 27 than at 31. BTW for those ignorant to all this, the volume did not go up because M$ decided to release more stock. Cause eack stock is a piece of ownership in M$ and M$ has not relinquished anymore of its company to be bought in quite some time. Just saying.

Perjoss4959d ago

MS stock is falling??

that's it, i'm never playing another game on the xbox360 ever again!

why didn't someone mention this sooner??

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Christopher4959d ago

Yes, no spinning a comparison that's about as hard to understand as comparing it to car sales.

Wii Fit has sold ~6.5m this year. Each of those comes with the Wii Fit balance board accessory. Does this not count in comparison to Kinect?

All this article is doing is taking the 'might be highest selling' articles and making it a definitive statement without any proof.

Of course, who here really cares about that when they just want to discuss the extremes. Either Kinect is the best thing ever or it sucks, there is no middle ground for some reason.

Christopher4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

Of course, we could also just read the article and see how far this site has slipped:

"According to data compiled by NPD, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the best-selling game console in November."

"The Xbox 360 had five of the 10 best-selling accessories on the month, with the Kinect landing at number one."

"Microsoft launched the Kinect on November 4, and had sold 2.5 million units by the end of the month – twice the initial selling rate of Apple’s (Nasdaq:AAPL) iPad. In just one month, the Kinect is already the top-selling accessory in terms of dollar sales on a year-to- date basis."

All this is is twisting the numbers to make your product look the best. Top-selling accessory in terms of dollar sales on a year-to-date basis? Well, yeah, especially when you're including the total dollar amounts of the accessory bundled with the console in that pricing.

I really hate how people use statistics in this industry. It should be illegal and they should just be forced to provide how much they've sold and not twisting the numbers to make them look better than practically any product out there that can compete.

And, no, it's not just Microsoft.

Sony claims largest percentage growth in software sales in October, when Microsoft still sold more software overall but had a drop in sales since the previous month was a massive gain due to the release of Halo: Reach.

Apple has constantly promoted that they're the best selling tablet device out there, yet they ignore the prime competitors comprised of netbooks which sell way more than the iPad.

I hope many of you really see what this type of news is doing, which is nothing good for the industry and everything bad for it. It's the misuse of information. It's an attempt to market a product all over again.

UnwanteDreamz4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

Thank you cgoodno!

The second of your comments is why I think it is stupid to play the sales game if you are into gaming. You can spin this stuff so many ways it seems to take focus off of what is important to gamers. Quality games and game systems. If you like something and it is selling well I'm not saying you can't think that is a good thing but why focus so much on it?

gamingdroid4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

@cgoodno

"Wii Fit has sold ~6.5m this year. Each of those comes with the Wii Fit balance board accessory. Does this not count in comparison to Kinect? "

Actually, Wii Fit has been on the market all year long while Kinect has been what 6-weeks? So yes, in terms of the headline it is incorrect. It should read "Kinect Sensor becomes the FASTEST selling accessory of 2010."

Keep in mind that these are amateur sites.

"I hope many of you really see what this type of news is doing, which is nothing good for the industry and everything bad for it. It's the misuse of information. It's an attempt to market a product all over again."

Statistics is just another way of marketing, because it all depends on what ruler you use for the comparison.

With that said, I think there is a place for statistics and analysis and make sure you do your own analysis and look at the source!

Skewed statistics affects all types of industry so I don't think it affects gaming more than other industries.

@UnwanteDreamz

"Quality games and game systems."

The problem with gaming now is that it is turning into basically Hollywood. Some of the game critics are now bashing popular games based on sale while promoting niche games.

It's no different than Academy Award Nominee/Winners. Most of the time, I don't really enjoy those movies and they put me to sleep. Hey it won all these awards right? It is a quality movie? Maybe for them, not for me.

I enjoy quality games and quality games to me are the likes of Mass Effect, Halo, Gears of War, Ninja Gaiden, Call of Duty, Mini Ninja (believe it or not, I immensely enjoyed that game), Mario Party, Wii Sports, Kinect Sports, Starcraft 2, Splinter Cell, Alan Wake and the list goes on... i.e. games that are enjoyable! It doesn't have to have blood, shooting, racing or backed by a big budget.

ct034959d ago

<<Wii Fit has sold ~6.5m this year. Each of those comes with the Wii Fit balance board accessory. Does this not count in comparison to Kinect?>>

The NPD quote talked about "best selling accessory in terms of dollar revenue". How much is that Wii Fit balance board worth? Probably nowhere near the $150 that Kinect costs.

Christopher4959d ago (Edited 4959d ago )

***It should read "Kinect Sensor becomes the FASTEST selling accessory of 2010."***

Not this article. This article only says highest selling.

***With that said, I think there is a place for statistics and analysis and make sure you do your own analysis and look at the source!***

I think there's a place for statistics that aren't used solely as marketing ploys. Sales statistics definitely don't belong on N4G in this day and age. Just leads to more inane console comparisons.

***The NPD quote talked about "best selling accessory in terms of dollar revenue". How much is that Wii Fit balance board worth? Probably nowhere near the $150 that Kinect costs.***

Yeah, got that. Read my second post.

gamingdroid4959d ago

"Not this article. This article only says highest selling."

What I meant was that if the article wanted to make such an article, that should be the title and content.

"I think there's a place for statistics that aren't used solely as marketing ploys. Sales statistics definitely don't belong on N4G in this day and age. Just leads to more inane console comparisons."

You are right, a place for statistics that aren't used solely as marketing ploy would be nice. Unfortunately, this site is a user voted site full of fanboys. You wouldn't expect anything else.

Also, admittedly I'm always curious enough to click on the link myself... so I got no-one else to blame!

Christopher4959d ago

***Also, admittedly I'm always curious enough to click on the link myself... so I got no-one else to blame! ***

Hehe. Ditto.

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VINNIEPAZ4959d ago

"Meanwhile, in the real world MS stock keeps falling"

WOW A new fanboy low. LMMFAO, did the Sony fanboys really resort to STOCK insults?

L M M F A O sad....

Koolno4959d ago

The new "low" is people searching for false "news" on non-gamers sites, just to say "Yesss we win...for once", they just forget the most important thing, like always : the game quality, the game variety.

"sales sales sales" (but only in america, because others country give them bad health...like their library)

ReBurn4959d ago

I can't vouch for the accuracy of the statement. But it is pretty funny.

LiL T4959d ago

Funy how the people disagreeing with Game-ur are the same people that use sales as a quality indicator.