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kinect 2.5 million units sold in 25 days

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6y, 5d agoPosted 6 years, 5 days ago
Lot$ of do$h
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#1
2.5 million kinect units sold in 25 days

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3746/111410kinectdollarsigns.jpg


If I decide I want one then they would need to drop the price to £49.99 with Kinectamals

Far too dear as it stands but sales figures are seemingly good. I suspect most will just be attracting dust after the novelty has worn off.

Exploiting the hardware for non xbox 360 use will probably account for a lot more sales if things keep progressing on this front.

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/11/04/the-open-kinect-project-the-ok-prize-get-1000-bounty-for-kinect-for-xbox-360-open-source-drivers/

http://singularityhub.com/2010/11/17/hacked-irobot-uses-xbox-kinect-to-see-the-world-obey-your-commands-video/

http://techland.com/2010/11/26/top-five-uses-for-your-kinect-besides-gaming/

http://techgage.com/news/microsoft_supportive_of_open-source_kinect_projects/

http://www.sixhat.net/microsoft-kinect-projects.html

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/29/two-kinects-join-forces-to-create-better-3d-video-blow-our-mind/

Anyone on here tried any of the things above ?



Edited By: dontasciime on Dec 02, 2010 00:05: 2>4
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Considering that the Xbox 360 itself has sold over 50 million units worldwide (as of December 2010), that means that one in five Xbox users has purchased a Kinect sensor, which is just another outstanding, almost unbelievable statistic.


That's if 50 million Xbox's were still working.
#4
Not that impressive if its true that the spent $1/2 billion on marketing it...
#5
ei8hty5ive
Not that impressive if its true that the spent $1/2 billion on marketing it...

...and take note of how many Kinect for Xbox 360 units are traded-in or sold pre-owned within a month of the release date.

Did the 2.5 million include bundles where "Kinect" was included regardless of whether the purchaser wanted it or not?

Statistics aside, I have enjoyed playing "Joy Ride" & the football game in "Kinect Sports".

Anybody else have any recommendations?


BFN,

fp.
#6
fanpages
ei8hty5ive
Not that impressive if its true that the spent $1/2 billion on marketing it...
...and take note of how many Kinect for Xbox 360 units are traded-in or sold pre-owned within a month of the release date.Did the 2.5 million include bundles where "Kinect" was included regardless of whether the purchaser wanted it or not?Statistics aside, I have enjoyed playing "Joy Ride" & the football game in "Kinect Sports".Anybody else have any recommendations?BFN,fp.

Yes don't buy one till it's £49.99 and includes 1 or 2 games.
#7
dontasciime
Yes don't buy one till it's £49.99 and includes 1 or 2 games.

I'll grant you it is perhaps too expensive for the most casual of players. I was reluctant to buy & in retrospect if it had not been purchasing as a gift for one of my family I would have waited for the price to fall.

I was also dubious about the interaction with the unit & what it could offer in terms of a gaming experience.

However, that was soon dismissed once I started playing. Great fun (especially in a family environment). How the same set of games (available at present) would be relevant to somebody living alone &/or without much social interaction other than online gaming is debatable.

Even though you do not have your own unit, have you tried playing anything on a "Kinect" demonstration in-store or at somebody else's home?

BFN,

fp.
#8
No not yet or even ever but I'm simply not paying that kind of money for 640x480 VGA . However If I can make the 360 switch off by sticking my 2 fingers up at the camera, I'll reconsider :lol

Those I have spoken to, say the delay in with regards to the interaction put them off.

I cannot comment whether they are accurate but this is 5 or 6 people who have mentioned the same thing, this being 5 or 6 people on different systems with different environments in use to demonstrate the hardware.

If everyone else that uses it enjoys it then all is good.
#9
dontasciime
No not yet or even ever but I'm simply not paying that kind of money for 640x480 VGA . However If I can make the 360 switch off by sticking my 2 fingers up at the camera, I'll reconsider :lol

Those I have spoken to, say the delay in with regards to the interaction put them off.

I cannot comment whether they are accurate but this is 5 or 6 people who have mentioned the same thing, this being 5 or 6 people on different systems with different environments in use to demonstrate the hardware.

If everyone else that uses it enjoys it then all is good.


I suppose it depends on your expectations. If you understand how the technology works & do not expect a near-instantaneous interaction then you will not be disappointed.

If you are expecting some form of interaction as portrayed in a Science Fiction film set 40 years in the future then you are going to be disappointed.

I was impressed with the voice recognition.

My kids have a different regional accent to me & we were all understood perfectly without 'training' the software.

BFN,

fp.
#10
How's it Gonna respond to broad Geordie though :lol
#11
dontasciime
How's it Gonna respond to broad Geordie though :lol


Aye Pet.

BFN,

fp.

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