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News Microsoft's Kinect sells 2.5 million in 26 days

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. exceededgoku

    exceededgoku New Member

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    Genuinely surprised by this as I literally have no interest in this Kinect whatsoever. However, I do understand that approaching christmas this is perhaps the perfect thing to get your kid along with a new xbox. Well done to Microsoft here!
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    amazing stuff in hacking community. not surprised since it's a wonderful piece of engineering.
     
  4. Aracos

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    Spelling mistake: "in our full KNNECT review"
    Second last line.
     
  5. Unknownsock

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    But just like the Wii, how much will people play it after Christmas?

    Also i believe sales do not represent quality nor functionality.
    Marketing is a powerful tool.
     
  6. cool_dude

    cool_dude Active Member

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    awesome, should knock the wii out... :)
     
  7. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    its a great system... BUT SORT IT OUT SO IT WORKS FOR STREAMING!!!!
     
  8. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't rock my boat...woohoo, we're selling the eyetoy.

    WII's can't be doing too bad, there still isnÄt a bundle out there that comes with what's needed for TWO players :grr:
    A WII, two double controllers, + 2 precision-enhancement plugins...ist that such a strange request?:confused:
     
  9. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    Well if you want a full controller, you are looking at £70 (Wiimote + nunchuck + motion plus)
     
  10. mastorofpuppetz

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    As in crap you mean? Laggy, limited, the tech pit falls of this tech are well documented. Strong initial sales do not equal quality, I think thats obvious.
     
  11. mrbens

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    2,500,000 x £129.99 = £324,975,000!! :D

    or £12,499,038 per day!

    I'm in the wrong business lol
     
  12. mi1ez

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    But how much of that is due to the hardware of the Kinect, and how much down to the hardware of the 360?
     
  13. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    I think the kinnect is a great piece of tech - kids love it, wife loves it etc....

    you might as well argue that consoles are crummy because of the game pads lag - looking at you ps3 pad ... or say that wireless mice are rubbish due to lag.... he says from his pc with wired mouse and keyboard taking another headshot.
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i haven't seen any of those thing in actual gameplay.

    im talking about hacks. 3D scanning, web browsing concept. Project Natal, the bit of hardware, as really opened up people's imaginnation. the hardware is great.
     
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    urgh. a significant portion of the problems with the kinect come from the fact that the firmware and software need to be better optimized, not because the hardware is particularly lacking. MS is promising solutions--I'd have to search for the link to their statement again.

    Personally, I say props to them for being innovative and taking a HUGE financial risk with a major, rather expensive peripheral. And then they opened it up to hackers (admittedly, after a change of heart).

    Hopefully this whole thing is going to be a self-reciprocating cycle. If this sells enough units, then more third parties are going to produce quality games, then MS will be willing to invest more into making it better, Kinect gets better, more people buy the product, even more third parties get involved, etc, etc, ad infinitum.
     
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    Ah. Also, it's fun. A couple of games are a little laggy, but on the whole they're hugely enjoyable. True, it's not for everyone, but as a "core" (God, i hate that term) gamer, I've found myself playing Kinect Adventures more over the past week than Black Ops.
     
  17. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    I too enjoy looking like a muppet when playing videogames.
     
  18. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    They're really advertising everywhere, they want everyone to become part of their brain-dead Xzombie-legion.
    Didn't really realize how bad it was until a saw literally a whole comic in the Donald Duck magazine devoted to Kinect. We have been subscribed for 10 years now I believe, but I've never seen such shameful advertising before. What has the world beco-ALL HAIL TO THE KINECT
     
  19. mastorofpuppetz

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    500 million on advertising, yet selling no faster then MOVE and sony's 2.5 million advertising. This si why I am not a fan of MS, they literally just throw money around, make no forst party games., spend gross amounts on advertising.
     
  20. Skiddywinks

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    Move = 1 million in one month
    Kinect = 2.5 million in 26 days.

    Let's just hope this means a lot of developers feel the need to really embrace the technology and do something successful and innovative, rather than millions more Wii shovelware games being put in to development.
     
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