Kinect connect rate outstrips Sony PS3 Move
Analyst outs sell-through stats
Microsoft shipped around 8m Kinect Xbox add-ons during 2010, trouncing its earlier forecast of 5m units.
An impressive performance, perhaps, until you see the next number provided, like the above, by market watcher IHS iSuppli: those shipments led to over-the-counter sales of 6.36m Kinects.
So, as of the start of January this year, there were rather a lot - 1.64m - Kinects sitting in retailers' warehouses and on shop shelves.
Still, the total sold is more than a million units higher than the 5.23m PlayStation Move accessories, Sony has said were bought by consumers up to the end of 2010.
Considering the fact that one PS3 can play host to more than one Move controller, IHS iSuppli analyst Piers Harding-Rolls said he estimates only 4.26m Sony consoles were capable of playing Move games during that period - 2.1m fewer than the number of Kinect-connected Xbox 360s.
Move was launched a month ahead of Kinect. But lest you think these figures are all about the relative merits of the two products, it's telling that IHS iSuppli clearly thinks Microsoft's "heavy marketing investment" had a lot to do with it.
Sony's implicitly much lower promotional spend "showed in sales", Harding-Rolls concludes.
Whether Sony thought its offering was strong enough on its own merits, or it decided Microsoft's alternative would fail to deliver, it was seemingly too cocky to spend enough money pushing its product. It may not make the same mistake next time. ®
it's no surprise this, surely. whilst the playstation move is a blatant copy of the Wiimote (which is a double shame after putting down the Wii so much after it came out), whereas the kinect is something truly new (not to mention it works far, far better then the alternatives). the kinect will render your body in 3D, something that's impossible with the move controllers. Microsoft has been very smart by doing this, they've come up with something that can do everything the Wiimote/move controllers can do and much more, it's a far superior product.
please read up
either read up properly about it or please keep your gob shut.
1: it has another dimension as it can tell distance to the tv. so you can move towards the tv and it knows. this adds a whole extra dimension to games as you can physically move towards/away from the action etc. racquet sports are much better when the system knows where you are on that plane.
2: it is vastly more precise than the wiimote
3: the wii was a toy with graphics from the 90s. with the move you get pretty decent ps3 graphics and a much more usable controller. seriously man, give it a try on something like killzone3. its a blast. i have been hammering people using console pads. the sports games are also vastly superior to anything i have played on the wii
everyone knows FPS on consoles suck due to the limitations of console pads. this actually enables people to play without all kinds of assists and the sharpshooter gun is really fun to use
im not a fanboy - im 36. but i do know what i find fun and i can tell its much better than the wii (which was fad and i have since sold mine)
Kinnect Attach Rate
I'd be interested to know what the attach rate is with the connect (the amount of kinect games to units i mean)
I bought a kinect on boxing day. It was fun but i haven't played it for a while now. I'm too lazy to jump around with any kind of frequancy I've discovered.
They'll BOTH be in the trash bin by next December. Or stored in the "forgotten" stuff next to the Dance Dance Revolution pad, the Lifeline diadem and the Karaoke microphone. Probably joined by the Guitar Hero controller by then...
"but be clear that nintendo took from sony - not the other way round"
You have no reason to stick up for Sony based on my post, I haven't attacked them. I never said Sony ripped off Nintendo. I said it looks like it. I'm aware of Eye Toy.
I don't care who did it first, and I doubt most of the casual gamers that have bought the Wii, and who Sony hope will buy the Move care either.
Nintendo made it popular, and it looks like Sony are late to the party. They might not be late, and a simple Google search might prove it, if anyone cares to look into it. But I don't think most people do.