When motion-controlled games come to mind, typically the next thing that follows is the Nintendo Wii console. It has not been that way for a while, however. Something bigger is in place, and that something is the new Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing video game program. The Kinect console promises exciting brand new games with an enhanced improvement to the Xbox 360 gaming experience, and parent and children alike are pouring into stores hoping to get their hands on the brand new video game system.
Kinect sales hit 2.5 million, and still growing
On Monday, Microsoft announced that over the Black Friday weekend, the company were able to reach a whopping total of 2.5 million Kinect systems sold — just 25 days after launching. The business is expecting to reach its goal of selling 5 million units through the holiday season.
“We are thrilled about the consumer response to Kinect,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, “and are working hard with our retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments of Kinect to restock shelves as fast as possible to keep up with demand.”
Kinect is sold in 38 countries at more than 60,000 stores.
All about the way the Microsoft Kinect works
The Microsoft Kinect is cool because you don't need controllers. Say goodbye to buying new controllers every time one breaks. With the Kinect system, you can turn your Xbox 360 into a voice-activated console. It can do more than that though. Along with voice activation, the console comes with video capturing and facial recognition. It could be used for everything from selecting preferred TV shows to creating digital artwork. If you are a fan of Xbox Live, you’re going to love the new Kinect motion-sensing console even more. Multiple friends can be involved with a webcam chat using the microphones and cameras. The Xbox Live experience gets even better.
Positive Kinect reviews and sales
Numerous enjoy the Microsoft Kinect one of the most because your body is the controller. This is unlike the Wii and PlayStation Move. Many believe the motion-sensing console is the next big thing in the world of video games, and Kinect reviews and sales are certainly reflecting that notion.