Greenberg Sure Kinect Launch will Beat Wii

Doesn't see device shifting in droves upon launch

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Greenberg Sure Kinect Launch will Beat Wii
The Chief of Staff for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, Aaron Greenberg has been talking review scores, and Microsoft's Kinect versus Sony's Playstation Move.

In the interview Greenberg was asked how important the review scores would be for Kinect's release titles. He responded in classic Greenberg style:

"I don't know how reviewers will grade those games because they're so unique and so different to what the reviewers have played with controllers. We'd love to see great reviews but I don't think you'll see the same type of correlation between reviews and actual sales of the game, would be my guess."

The Microsoft executive was also quizzed on comments made by Don Mattrick, the president of the Interactive Entertainment Business group. Mattrick had been quoted as saying that Kinect will sell 3m units over the Christmas period.

Greenberg responded, "We haven't given any projections beyond this holiday, but this will be the largest launch we've ever had as a business. We'll definitely sell more sensors than the Wii sold when it launched or the Xbox 360 sold when it launched."

Greenberg was also asked for his opinion on the Sony's Playstation Move. Staggeringly, he's quite complimentary: "Move is just a different approach to the market. We're thinking about Kinect as a key component to the platform, and what they've done with Move...

First off, it's a great product and the reviews seem to be pretty favourable. But they've targeted it purely to existing owners. They've said you can decide whether you want to play existing titles on the platform, like SOCOM, with the controller or with Move."

Source: Eurogamer


a 29 Oct 2010 12:32
I am sure Kinect and Move will both be good, Nintendo's domination of that paticular market is at an end now. I will probably get move for my ps3, the quality of software for ps3 now is really good.
With all the money Nintendo is sitting on from its recent rise from the ashes though I am sure they are already on to phase 2 of their console strategy and I for one cant wait to see what they have up their sleeve.
deleted 29 Oct 2010 15:50

agreed, no one expected 3D pre rumour we all expected more motion sensing and touch pads etc, so the crazy and genius minds at ninty will have some surprises i am sure.
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capone_adam 29 Oct 2010 20:13
Article Reader 1 Nov 2010 23:39
"More than wii"
lol Fail!!
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