Analysts predict Kinect sales at 4 million

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Guild McCommunist, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    I dunno. I doubt it. But only time will tell.
  2. Theraima

    Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

    Jan 4, 2009
    Oh come on, that wont happen in the next four quarters of a year.. And then, if lucky, it may happen some day.
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    I dont think it'll even do half that this year. Seems like people have moved on from motion control and want more traditional games. Even Nintendo are stepping up to that this year.
  4. Revolution [9]

    Revolution [9] GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 27, 2010
    United States
    People are getting sick of the motion-control gimmick after the Wii, IMHO. Even when the Wii came out, people would just sit down and flick their wrist to use the Wii remote. Kinect will just be seen as another attempt of popularizing motion controls. And OMFG, it's expensive.
  5. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Hey, you don't flick your wrists on the Kinect, now you just wave around like a bigger retard.

    But yeah, I find many people who buy a Wii for their family end up buying it, playing it for a bit, then never touching it again. Wii Sports and what not seem fun for a bit but soon lose their novelty. And most families who buy Wii games are too retarded to actually dive deep enough into the catalog to find more hardcore games that are actually fun (like MadWorld or No More Heroes) for the seasoned gamers. I don't think families will rush out to buy a $400 Kinect bundle and I don't think people who already own a Xbox want motion controls on it (especially when they're as incredibly limited as this). Honestly, if they made it like the Move so it could actually be usable beyond a few gimmicky games, then it may sell. For now though, it's overpriced and a huge novelty that will probably lose appeal in a week.
  6. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    I'd be willing to get one, but as the launch games for it stand right now not one damn game they have shown interests me in the slightest. I like the tech inside it and it could be used for so much more, just seems that M$ toned down the launch titles to appeal more to the "casual crowd".
  7. Phr3d13

    Phr3d13 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 6, 2010
    United States
    Xbox 360 players seem to gravitate towards sports titles and fps games, imo. and i also get the impression that they'd rather use a controller they're used to, which is why 360 and xbox controllers are almost identical. if people wanted to get up they'd get a wii + fit bundle. anyone agree?
  8. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2004
    Why bother when for $50 more you can just get a Wii. If you wish, throw in a copy of Brawl and a USB hard drive and you can get all the games you want for under $350.
  9. Thoob

    Thoob LOLmonade.

    May 28, 2009
    I'd be surprised if it sells 4,000 never mind 4 million.
  10. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I like motion-controls [​IMG] Hopefully it be on there more powerful console with more hardcore games called SWII aka Super Wii [​IMG]

    I guess natal may have a chance at 2 million?
  11. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    not gonna happen! i can tell you right now no one wants this in australia and usa doesn't seem to really care about it either. only people who have shown any interest so far is europe. i don't know what japan thinks of it but if it's anything like this:
    than it won't sell there either!
    Sebastian is an idiot prob paid by M$ to say this it also costs nearly as much as the friggin xbox!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  12. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    i was at a bar a couple weeks ago and this one guy was totally doing the dance routine from the E3 presentation. it was totally lol.

    i can imagine i can look forward to some synchronized dance moves from random xbox nerds.
  13. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    My brother works at gamestation, and he thinks that the Kinect will have a buttload of sales during the christmas season, and then a lot of returns/trade ins when it's over.

    I honestly think that's possible.
  14. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 26, 2010
    No worse than people singing on a Microphone Lips, SingStar style.

    It only takes a few second on Youtube to find one...
  15. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    I would eat my hat (all of them) if they managed to sell that many in A SINGLE FUCKING QUARTER of the year.

    Sure, launch day sells maybe high (I might get one if I find 150 dollars on the ground [​IMG]) but I don't see much of a life for it. :/
  16. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    I highly doubt it's gonna take off; the Wii has probably satiated the public's appetite for motion play. It's turning into a gimmick now.
  17. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Nintendo: We've revolutionised the gaming industry, with our new motion controlled console, the Wii!
    Ooh, let's get that!

    Years later...
    Microsoft: We've stolen developed our own motion control system, the Kinect! We'll charge through the nose for an add-on, or you can buy a new console and get that too!
    ...Well, uh... :|

    [​IMG] I am seriously interested in seeing how many units this does actually sell.
  18. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    That's bullshit.
    Kinect is not going to sell that much. People who wanted motion controls would have purchased a Wii already.
  19. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Upstate NY
    1 million at most. its a novelty and will die off quick...there are only so many games you can make with it. they need to have an ace up their sleeve. something we don't know about yet.
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