kinect 2.5 million units sold in 25 days

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Found 30th Nov 2010
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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.

adafruit.com/blo…rs/

singularityhub.com/201…eo/

techland.com/201…ng/

techgage.com/new…ts/

sixhat.net/mic…tml

engadget.com/201…nd/

Anyone on here tried any of the things above ?


Edited by: "dontasciime" 2nd Dec 2010


Considering that the Xbox 360 itself has sold over 50 million units … 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.

Not that impressive if its true that the spent $1/2 billion on marketing it...

ei8hty5ive

Not that impressive if its true that the spent $1/2 billion on marketing … 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.

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...and take note of how many Kinect for Xbox 360 units are traded-in or … ...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.

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.

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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.


dontasciime

No not yet or even ever but I'm simply not paying that kind of money for … 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 :lolThose 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.

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How's it Gonna respond to broad Geordie though :lol

dontasciime

How's it Gonna respond to broad Geordie though :lol



Aye Pet.

BFN,

fp.
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