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Old 01-28-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
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Microsoft Sold 8 Million Kinects In 60 Days



Microsoft earnings just got released prematurely 10 minutes before market close, and aside from growing revenues 5% in the 2nd quarter to $19.9 Billion, the company’s slides reveal some impressive growth numbers for their Entertainment and Devices devision, which generated $3.7 in revenue this quarter versus $2.4 last year, and sold 8 million Kinects, a motion controller for the Xbox 360, in the two months since its launch.

All in all division revenue is up 55% this quarter. Included in this number are sales of Xbox 360, the Kinect, the Zune and Windows Phone 7. Xbox Live memberships grew 30% and Xbox 360 console unit sales were up 21%, making“the world’s fastest growing game console” according to Microsoft. For those of you that have given up on Microsoft understanding consumer electronics, its increasing dominance in the gaming and device sector is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Microsoft CFO Peter Klein about the division’s success,

“We are enthusiastic about the consumer response to our holiday lineup of products, including the launch of Kinect. The 8 million units of Kinect sensors sold in just 60 days far exceeded our expectations. The pace of business spending, combined with strong consumer demand, led to another quarter of operating margin expansion and solid earnings per share growth.”
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:24 AM   #2
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Awesome fighures... But Kinect, I just don't see the pull. At least the Wii had Wii Sports and Zelda. Still great news.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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yeah, probably won't buy until some major fps/tps/rpg start making it a necessity
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:17 AM   #4
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I am guessing bill gate purchases made two third of the figure
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:32 AM   #5
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crappy news
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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I bought a Kinect. It's cool, but the games out right now are amusing at best, with not much depth.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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To be honest, they just did a very good marketing campaign because theres no rational reason to own a kinect.
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What Nem said. Kinects had a great marketing campaign. I heard it everywhere and I know many who bought it. I have little reason to own one at the moment.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:51 PM   #9
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I own one, and currently like it better than the Wii for the party game atmosphere. Feels more like doing the activity rather than exploiting the controller.

That said, it needs to start coming out with more titles that showcase why it is more capable of motion control than the Wii, or at least different.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:57 PM   #10
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I'm considering it just the mrs stops hassling me for Dance Central and Child of Eden is supposed to be out in a few weeks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:48 PM   #11
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I'm considering it just the mrs stops hassling me for Dance Central and Child of Eden is supposed to be out in a few weeks.
Do you have a hard release date on Child of Eden? Gamestop now has it listed for June. ;-(
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:58 AM   #12
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Game and Gamestation both say 11th Feb.

http://www.game.co.uk/Games/Xbox-360...=Child+of+eden

http://www.gamestation.co.uk/gs/chil...ld%20of%20Eden
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #13
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Amazon UK has the release date as April 1, 2011, while both Amazon and Gamestop here in the US has it as June 14, 2011. Hopefully it's sooner than later.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:34 PM   #14
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I hope it is next month.

Played Kinect for the first time today, enjoyed Dance Central, Joyride sucks and Kinect Adventures was good fun for a while.

I was suprised at how easy it is to set up and how space and lighting weren't an issue at all. I'd heard scare stories in the media about the amount if room you need but I worked just fine with about 6-8ft of space.
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