Microsoft shipped an astronomical 8 million Kinect game system units in the past two months, leading one Wall Street analyst to declare that Nintendo's dominance in video-game consoles is over.
Kinect, a motion-sensor system for Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360 video game console, is just the latest challenge to Nintendo (NTDOY), which has seen its shipments stumble in 2010. During the first half of its fiscal year, Wii shipments fell nearly 14% to 4.97 million units. And some analysts expect that trend to continue through 2012.
"It's not like Nintendo is going to go broke anytime soon, but its days of dominance are over," Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter says.