Friday, November 19, 2010

Kinect Sees In 3D, Microsoft Sees In Green [Update]


Microsoft has hoped to pick up the motion controlled game craze right where Nintendo left off with the Wii. So far it looks like they have actually made their first craze. After just 10 days from its launch on Nov 4th, Microsoft has reported 1 million Kinects sold. Hmm, Microsoft and craze. Those are 2 words that most people don't quite imagine being in the same sentence. They seem to be taking pages from both Nintendo and Apple Corp here, delivering all the flash of a new iPad with the cutesy UI and branding of Nintendo's Wii. Although there hasn't been gameplay from a single "gamer's game" shown except maybe Child of Eden, the hardware itself seems to deliver on many levels. Its the kind of device that this site was created for. Now that it seems to be a big ticket holiday seller, I think the chances are actually good of getting some good official software from developers.

Note, the poster of that Youtube video obviously isn't a fan of Always Sunny.

Update: Microsoft has now announced that 2.5 million units have been sold in the first 25 days. Thats 100,000 a day, for those keeping count.

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