Microsoft sees 5m sales of new Kinect controller

first_img Show Comments ▼ Microsoft sees 5m sales of new Kinect controller KCS-content whatsapp Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:04 pm MICROSOFT is expecting to sell 5m of its new controller-free Kinect gaming systems this holiday shopping season, potentially adding $750m to the software company’s revenue this quarter.The $150 device, which plugs into Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console and allows users to play games simply by using gestures and voice commands, goes on sale at midnight in 30,000 stores across the United States.Microsoft is hoping to challenge Sony Corp’s Move and Nintendo Co’s Wii in the expanding motion-based gaming market.The company forecast 3m Kinect sales, but a Microsoft executive then raised the projection to 5m later.There will be midnight events at 5,000 US stores to mark the launch of the new product, which Microsoft hopes will reinvigorate the $60bn global video game market, which has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Overall, more than 30,000 US stores will sell Kinect, including branches of Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop and online at Amazon.com. It goes on sale on 10 November in Europe and 18 November in Asia. center_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapplast_img

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